Review: Super Toy Racers

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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.

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Pros:

  • Tutorial section.
  • 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 .
  • Support wii motes and pro controller.
  • Controls are well placed.
  • Better performance on game pad.
  • Off screen support.
  • 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.
  • Control layout on loading screens.

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Cons:

  • No proper touchscreen implementation menus for example.
  • No online share for tracks.
  • Big screen playing feels a bit shaky and suffers from tearing and slowdown.
  • Off screen you lose lap counter, position and turbo bar.
  • D-pad on game-pad can’t be used for steering.
  • 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.

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In Summary, It is a decent little game for the most part and like so many on Wii U it is better with friends. Its not quite up there with Mario Kart but it does scratch the racing itch. It starts off as a slow typical racing game, Once you get unlocks, and get the crazy top end cars then it elevates from typical to brilliant. The performance on the big screen is noticable and is a shame but I spend most of my Wii U gaming on the game pad so it doesnt bother me as much as some. The game is also available on Steam and unfortunately its the superior version. It has online racing, constant updates and you can share tracks etc online. If the Wii U version had online then this may have a better appeal to gamers. That said this is an average game with a few glimpses of brilliance.

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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