Review: Super Toy Racers (Xbox One)

Super Toy Cars is a tabletop arcade combat racing game featuring fast and cool looking cars, impressive tracks made of everyday objects and a bunch of power-ups that will let you destroy your opposition.

Super Toy Cars (1)

Pros:

  • Graphics look great with a lot of work gone into making the reflections as real as possible. Levels have a lot more detail to them than the previous game
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Tutorial section.
  • Gameplay is a mix between Micro Machines and Mario Kart.
  • Has its own achievement list.
  • Full stats section.
  • Track editor make your own levels.Which is really easy to use, and extremely powerful with you being able to change everything and anything..
  • Quick race and career options .
  • Controls are simple to use.
  • Mini map.
  • Can look around and behind .
  • Big selection of power ups.
  • Handling is very arcadey.
  • Turbo bar fills up as you play.
  • Collect coins in game to buy upgrades\new cars.
  • Jumps and drifts will build your boost bar.
  • Replay function.
  • Brilliant levels and weather effects . Go from toy boxes in bedrooms to outside racing at night. Rain looks good.
  • Drift mechanic. You can opt for a handbrake then slide it round or you can hold the button down to drift. Either way builds up your turbo meter.
  • Good sfx
  • Unlock new paints\items as you play.
  • Championships have different race types like time trial, racing, elimination.
  • Shortcuts to find and use.
  • Fast loading between races.
  • Auto respawn for crashes. Or you can set it to a button press.
  • Upgrade choices are good with Turbo, tires, brakes, weight reduction in there. It has a wealth of options most would be seeing a Gran Turismo or Rally game.
  • Gameplay is better with upgraded cars.The game performs so much better with speed and more aggressive AI.

Super Toy Cars (7)

Cons:

  • No online share for tracks.
  • Big screen playing feels a bit shaky and suffers from tearing and slowdown.
  • Indie rock style ost which may not be to everyone’s taste.
  • Can’t fire behind you.
  • easy to get stuck to AI racers. and you will always come out of it sideways or spun around. Its really unfair.
  • Hitting the wall even slightly will cause you to spin out or auto re spawn.

Super Toy Cars (6)

Super Toy Cars makes its way onto Xbox One after first appearing on Wii U. The changes aside from the obvious are that the graphics have been vastly improved up on. Cars handle a lot better than before and levels now have more detail in them. It is a fun little game to play from time to time and the unlock/reward system is very well paced with the game itself so you never feel under powered or over powered. It still has a few detection issues and lacks a few simple functions that games in this genre have as standard like shooting behind you or the fact that hitting in a wall is not the end of your race. That said it is a lot of fun with friends and like I say it all looks a lot better and performs well overall. In short its a fun game but a few slight niggles stop it becoming anything more than a casual fun game.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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