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Platform Votes Score
GameCube 6 3.5
PlayStation 2 5 3.6
Windows 6 3.5
Combined User Score 17 3.5


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77
PlayStation 2Worth Playing (Jan, 2003)
Velocity X’s lackluster a/v presentation the fact remains: it is fun to play. And at the end of the day that is what really matters. Perhaps my affinity for all things Hot Wheels slightly clouded my judgment on the overall score, but I am confident that anyone who enjoys a good racer along the same lines as the simple-yet-entertaining Rumble Racing will get more than a few kicks out of Hot Wheels Velocity X Maximum Justice.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot (Jan 13, 2003)
For the past 10 years, Beyond Games has been quietly releasing racing games that take some liberties with the standard racing-game formula. Beyond's latest, Hot Wheels Velocity X Maximum Justice, doesn't try to break any new ground. Instead, it focuses its efforts on creating a thoroughly over-the-top arcade racing experience, and for the most part, it's quite successful. An unfortunately stuttery frame rate keeps Hot Wheels Velocity X Maximum Justice from reaching its full potential, but the game is still quite enjoyable.
69
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Jan, 2003)
Der erste Eindruck täuscht: Nach dem anfänglichen Schock wegen der grottenschlechten Aufmachung der Menüs und der lauen Soundeffekte macht das Spiel durchaus Spaß. Das Adventure ist gut und weil die Actionsequenzen gelungen sind, stört die wenig berauschende Story nicht so sehr. Leider können die vier anderen Modi da nicht mithalten: Im Challenge-Modus haben Sie zu Beginn gerade mal eine Strecke, der Rest muss durch die Karriere freigespielt werden. Auch Dragster-Fans müssen schmachten, die kurzen Sprintrennen sind nämlich eintönig und wenig motivierend. Genauso verhält es sich mit dem Battle-Mode, der nach kurzer Zeit zu wenig Neues bietet. Allerdings werden Fans schneller Stunt-Rennspiele (etwa Knight Rider oder N.I.C.E. 2) dank der schrillen und schnellen Grafik und dem actionreichen Fahrverhalten viel Freude mit diesem Spiel haben.
68
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Jan, 2003)
Einfache Steuerung, quietschbunte Levels und über 30 bekannte Hot-Wheels-Autos sprechen vor allem jüngere Zocker an. Für die Großen bietet Velocity X auf Dauer zu wenig Neues.
66
WindowsPC Action (Jan 31, 2003)
Sieht nett aus, fährt sich ordentlich und macht sofort Laune. Was will man mehr? Vielleicht eine gehörige Portion mehr Langzeitmotivation! Denn trotz zahlreicher Spielmodi hält sich die Abwechslung arg in Grenzen. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist für erfahrene Spieler zu läppisch und das Fahrgefühl bei jedem der knapp 50 Wagen gleich. Für Zwischendurch dank des Adventure-Modus ganz lustig, langfristig aber genau so spannend wie eine Inventur in der Spielwarenabteilung.
60
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Feb, 2003)
This title is like a burrito stuffed with dirt, topped with soap shavings, and wrapped in a warm leather shell. In other words, Velocity’s gameplay components don’t get any more appetizing, whether they are by themselves or mixed together. The tricks are cumbersome, the driving isn’t smooth, and the car combat comes close to threatening the word "average," but that’s about it. Younger gamers will surely like to drive up the sides of walls for items, like I did, but you know kids – they’ve got a short attention span. I doubt this will hold it for very long.
59
PlayStation 24Players.de (Jan 13, 2003)
Nette Ansätze, nicht einer davon konsequent zu Ende gedacht - das ist Hot Wheels Velocity X. Der Adventure-Modus langweilt genauso schnell wie die Challenges unfair werden. Der größte Reiz des Singleplayermodus´ ist das Aufsammeln und Hamstern von Extras, Wagen und Strecken. Doch sobald man die hat, geht dem Spiel schneller die Luft aus als einem Reifen voller Nägel. Auch der Mehrspielermodus bietet nichts, was den Rennspiel-verwöhnten PS2-Zocker länger als die üblicher Ausprobier-Viertelstunde bei Laune halten könnte. Insgesamt sind die Hot Wheels wirklich nichts Besonderes.
55
PlayStation 2Gaming Target (Feb 21, 2003)
Graphically the game holds up pretty well. Bright colorful worlds and like I said before, the cars look fantastic. It's nothing earth-shattering, but it more than adequately gets the job done. The sound is another fine, but not too exciting job. The voice acting is terrible, but what can you expect? But the crashes, engines and other sound effects all come off pretty well. Again, no surprises, just your standard set.
55
PlayStation 2GameSpy (Jan 07, 2003)
If anyone is really into racing, car combat, and the Hot Wheels line of toys, I guess there are far worse games available. Yet, being that there are tons of better vehicle-based racing and combat games that can be purchased or rented for the PS2, it's hard to recommend this game. Maybe curiosity could excuse this as being a rental, but the generic nature of the challenges, graphics and controls forces me to propose that gamers try something else.
50
GameCubeGaming Target (Dec 19, 2002)
With so much variety and so much potential, it’s sad to see just how bland this game turned out in the end. If the developers took the time and went over all the problems that were obviously present from the onset, the game just might be up there with the ranks of other arcade racers. Rent this one if you’re a big Hot Wheels fan, but otherwise save the extra cash for buying more Hot Wheels cars and play with them on your kitchen floor instead.
49
GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (Jan, 2003)
Mit Vollgas gegen die Wand – ein Fall für die Schrottpresse.
47
GameCubeIGN (Nov 18, 2002)
Hot Wheels Velocity X Maximum Justice is almost a fun game, except that its controls really hold it back and kill any enjoyment that might have been had with the game. It's too hard to keep speed in corners, or at least take them properly without crashing into the wall. There are a couple multiplayer modes, and a fairly large number of cars and weapons to unlock, but once again, the controls get in the way and you can't really enjoy using any of them. The stunts were also intended to play a large part of the game, but after seeing your car flip once or twice, that gets boring as well.
46
PlayStation 2IGN (Nov 18, 2002)
Hot Wheels Velocity X Maximum Justice is almost a fun game, except that its controls really hold it back and kill any enjoyment that might have been had with the game. It's too hard to keep speed in corners, or at least take them properly without crashing into the wall. There are a couple multiplayer modes, and a fairly large number of cars and weapons to unlock, but once again, the controls get in the way and you can't really enjoy using any of them. The stunts were also intended to play a large part of the game, but after seeing your car flip once or twice, that gets boring as well.
45
GameCubeNintendojo (2002)
I was actually really excited about this title. I had a huge collection of Hot Wheels cars when I was a kid. I must have matured during my years, because the game doesn’t feel as fun as it was to play with the cars. While the game is generally geared towards young kids, it’s still too expensive to warrant a purchase. Give the title a rent to see if you or your kids may like it, but otherwise, spend your money on forty Hot Wheels cars! It’s a much more of a worthwhile investment, to be honest.
45
PlayStation 2GameZone (Dec 17, 2002)
Diehard Hot Wheels fans will no doubt be disappointed by this game. It could have been really good, but the controls (and the framerate) are not even on part with the average PlayStation 2 racing game. Save your $40 for something else.
40
GameCubeDeaf Gamers (2002)
Generally, the game is deaf gamer friendly and there will be nothing to hamper your ability to play. There are unfortunately a few omissions, Adventure modes FMV introduction and end movie sequences, together with Max Justice's occasional in game voice samples - such as "That's got to hurt" or "Gotcha" - are not subtitled. Thankfully, the mission briefings are.
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WindowsGamesmania.de (Jan 16, 2003)
Hot Wheels Velocity X ist kein Spiel, sondern eine fleißig abgearbeitete Feature-Liste, leider ohne jeglichen Pepp und mit argen Problemen bei der Grafik-Geschwindigkeit. Die Plastikautos machen mehr Spaß.
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GameCubeneXGam (2002)
Schlampiges Rennspiel rund um die kleinen Hot Wheels. Persönlich würde ich es niemanden empfehlen - selbst wenn es bisher für Rennspiel Freunde auf dem Cube noch recht mau aussieht. Aber das Hot Wheels: Velocity X ist wirklich ein Griff ins Klo!