Hot Wheel Unleashed: Great racing fun in the world of toy lines

I don’t think I’ve been thinking about Mattel’s Hot Wheels for decades, but this year I’m planning to go around September 30th. Hot Wheel Unleashed Launched that day, arcade-style racers are no longer in control.

Milan-based milestones are known for their hardcore licensed racing simulations. Monster Energy Supercross 4 And the MotoGP franchise has the opportunity to reach out creatively with die-cast collector cars, and they don’t waste a few moments.Weekend with preview build Hot Wheel Unleashed He showed me a thrilling and balanced racing action over and over again. This is more than just a development of kart racing metaphors and power-ups on the Hot Wheels chassis. To make Hot Wheels feel like having a canon, there is enough variability in the trucks, vehicles, and the landscape surrounding them all, and you, the driver, are part of it.

Of course, trucks make sophomore’s dream come true. Again, rather than stitching a free cork bottle opener and a Ferris wheel-sized loop just for visual effects, the tracks I raced have such challenges and benefits in mind. I implemented that. For example, the cork bottle opener momentum moves into a corner rather than away from it. Trucks usually do not have guardrails. Huge loops can lead to boost pads, gaining momentum (and providing even more with the strategic use of turbo boost). It may also spit you into an unprotected hairpin turn, take your toy out of orbit, and roll into the surrounding meta-environment.

The setting itself has a big effect Hot Wheel UnleashedAesthetics of victory. What I saw had three different environments: someone’s basement, a college building, and a skyscraper under construction, after which some pre-built courses went through. For example, some course segments were temporarily compressed across a bare floor or someone’s desk before rejoining the plastic truck. In the basement, the spider is a track hazard and its web is a kind of blue shell equalizer that knocks out race leaders. In the campus setting, instead of falling off the “Applied Gravity” track and respawning, I went out on the floor, under the legs of a stool, and into the library. I’ve fallen from one part of the track to another several times, but I don’t think I’ve gained the benefits of shortcuts. Still, kart racing perfectionists will inevitably be on the lookout for such things.

Image: Milestone / Mattel

All of this complements the vehicle fleet, which shows 33 vehicles in the preview build and promised more than 60 at launch. The car’s handling, speed, and acceleration are variable and usually thumbs up on the scale to soften the raw power or help the Total Disposal stay in competition. Drag racers like Rogerd Jar, identified by a huge engine header and cutout hood, have a clutch pop start that takes advantage of acceleration, although it’s not really described. In exchange, they don’t have a lot of turbo boost. Bump Around, on the other hand, has one very long variable turbo boost that can be used to dodge lower twin mills and futuristic Exotiques. Both have a speed and handling rating of 5 out of 6. ..

Milestone states that it manufactured the world’s automobiles on a 1: 1 scale. This explains why the cumulative drift distance is measured in inches. From matt gray die-cast chrome on exhaust manifolds to the work of pearly metallic flake paint common to racers in the 1970s and 1980s, their virtuoso details nail the surface. You probably haven’t bought Hot Wheels since you visited your grandmother in 1984, but the garage properly calls each model year and series. Most are from the last decade, and some have platinum or other upgraded versions.

More importantly, after a few hours of lip snorting Hot Wheel Unleashed, I’ve never felt it completely in any car since then, and I’ve never felt it completely To The best and it. Truck hazards are subtle and dangerous, and even with the fastest car with maximum handling, the autopilot couldn’t steer. There were many crackdowns, including more sophisticated physics, as well as downforce and drift. Before we fell into the abyss of a skyscraper environment like MCEscher, we had them hone their guardrail and skateboard style.

However, even after respawning twice, he finished third in the Roller Toaster (an old-fashioned van with a few King Shin slices on his back). It’s one-sixth the speed, but it’s the longest boost in the fleet. I think it’s wonderful. Kids will probably pick their favorite by looks, and whatever it is, it’s good that it can compete. And more challenging adults try to ace everything in unorthodox vehicles.

Hot Wheel Unleashed It will be released on September 30 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.