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Cars Mater-National Championship is a racing video game developed by Rainbow Studios and published by THQ for Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Game Boy Advance and Wii, released on October 29, 2007. It is the sequel to the 2006 video game Cars, which was based on the Cars film from Pixar. In 2009, a sequel called Cars Race-O-Rama was released. This is the last Pixar game to be released on Game Boy Advance.

Cars Mater-National Championship
Cars - Mater-National Championship.jpg
Developer(s)Rainbow Studios (PS2, Win, X360)
Tantalus Interactive (DS & GBA)
Incinerator Studios (PS3 & Wii)
Publisher(s)THQ
SeriesCars
Platform(s)Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Game Boy Advance, Wii
ReleaseXbox 360
  • NA: October 29, 2007
  • EU: November 16, 2007
  • AU: November 29, 2007
Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS & PlayStation 2
  • NA: October 29, 2007
  • EU: November 23, 2007
  • AU: November 29, 2007
PlayStation 3
  • NA: October 29, 2007
  • AU: November 29, 2007[1]
  • EU: November 30, 2007
Game Boy Advance
  • NA: November 12, 2007
  • AU: November 29, 2007
Wii
  • NA: November 12, 2007
  • AU: January 24, 2008
  • EU: February 8, 2008
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player

GameplayEdit

The game is set in the Cars world of Radiator Springs, and the game about the first ever Mater-National race, held in Radiator Springs by Lightning McQueen. There are some new characters that are in the game. The game features different-looking playing areas, and Radiator Springs, Ornament Valley, and Tailfin Pass have all been updated. In Radiator Springs, new roads have been added. In Ornament Valley, an airport and several new rock formations have been added. In Tailfin Pass, the roads have been completely revamped. In all three playing areas, some of the roads have been blocked off and can only be played in races.

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ReceptionEdit

Cars Mater-National has received average reviews from critics upon the release. PSXExtreme gave this game a 7.0, praising the better audio, but criticized the graphics. IGN rated the Nintendo DS version of the game 6.8/10.0, calling it "cute" and "kid-friendly" but never made into 5th gear. Metacritic aggregate scores for the Nintendo DS version 69/100, the Xbox 360 version 58/100, the PlayStation 3 version 63/100, and the PlayStation 2 version 67/100.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-08-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link): Games Release Schedule, 04/09/07

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