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80 (Dec 09, 2006)
Toll gemachte Wii-Umsetzung des Pixar-Kinohits. Besonders jüngere Spieler freuen sich auf eine offene Spielwelt die viele Stunden Spielspaß bringt. Abgesehen von der Steuerung handelt es sich um eine etwas aufpolierte 1:1 Gamecube Version. Ein doppelter Kauf zahlt sich also auf keinen Fall aus!
Ich muss sagen ich war sehr überrascht, wie gut sich Cars präsentiert und bin erfreut, dass nicht jedes Lizenzspiel eine Softwaregurke ist. Gerade für jüngere Rennspielfreunde und Fans von Pixars neuem Animationsstreifen kann man hier eine fast uneingeschränkte Kaufempfehlung geben. Schade nur, dass der Storymodus so monoton und die Spielgrafik in den weitesten Teilen so unspektakulär ausgefallen sind. Denn für ein kurzweiliges Rennspiel ohne großes Tamtam macht Cars seine Sache dank des locker-flockigen Gameplays gut. Wer aber ein wirklich abwechslungsreicheres und vor allem anspruchsvolleres Rennspiel mit wirklich guter Fahrphysik sucht, der sollte noch ein wenig auf den Hoffnungsträger Excite Truck im Februar warten.
Lawrence (Dec 12, 2006)
I can see this title being a lot of fun for young fans of the film that aren’t familiar with more advanced racing games. The story mode offers a lot of gameplay and features characters kids are sure to enjoy. For gamers familiar with the speed and thrills of something like Burnout or Mario Kart, however, it just doesn’t offer anything new at all. Recommended for the 12 and under crowd, but more seasoned gamers should steer clear.
If you're a fan of the movie, it's worth at least a rental, and possibly a purchase. However, you might already own it on another system -- if so, you can ignore this version. Small kids might also enjoy it. Otherwise, it's probably not worth your time.
Cars is a game that's not only fun for players, it's beneficial to the industry. It's easy to understand mechanics, inviting world, and friendly demeanor makes this a shining example of everything the industry can do right. It's almost a shame the younger set will be the majority playing this one.
Game Chronicles (Mar 01, 2007)
Cars is quite simply one of the best movie-to-game conversions in the history of the sketchy genre. I wasn't expecting much more beyond a straight port from the other systems and that is exactly what I got with the Wii. The graphics aren't as good but they don't disappoint either. And while Rainbow put in a valiant attempt to add motion control they messed up with a bad and non-configurable default control scheme when it came to the button assignments. Despite these minor glitches, Cars is just plain fun to play, with races, exploration, and even some tactical stealth puzzles, making this truly a game for all ages. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, Cars is a fun diversion for Wii gamers and a hint of things to come for the racing genre.
GameSpot (Dec 05, 2006)
What does detract from the Wii game a bit is that it happens to cost $20 more than its Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube cousins. If the Wii happens to be the only system in your household, Cars is a worthwhile interpretation of the film that's perhaps best suited for a younger kid but still holds some appeal for older fans of the film. But if you do own another platform that the game happens to be available for, the cheaper price tag and less intrusive minigame controls make it a better option than the Wii version.
IGN (Nov 27, 2006)
Our suggestion; pass this one up and grab Excite Truck if you’re down for some awesome Wii racing, or go with Cars for GameCube, as it’s essentially the same game from top to bottom.
Overall, Cars is an honorable attempt at converting a children's movie property into a working racing game. The developers had the right ideas in place, they just weren't executed as well as they could have been. The open environment serves little purpose other than going from point A to point B, the controls (supposedly the Wii's strongest asset) are difficult to get acclimated with and the tractor tipping (while cute) is both frustrating and not very fun. I would cautiously give a thumbs up for parents to buy this for their kids, as long as they can get acquainted with the controls.
FOK!games (Jan 10, 2007)
Cars is duidelijk gericht op de jongere gamer. De races zijn allemaal vrij eenvoudig te winnen en het Disney sfeertje komt prima over. Dit komt mede doordat Cars er gewoon goed verzorgd uitziet, ook al komt het niet in de buurt van een Mario Kart: Double Dash (die, ondanks dat het een Cube-game is, er toch beter uitziet). De besturing in Cars is uitstekend uitgewerkt en dit belooft veel voor de toekomstige race-games op de Wii.
Extreme Gamer (Jan 27, 2007)
Cars for the Nintendo Wii brings out the fun factor of using the Wii remote while driving along with all the elements to make the game as enjoyable as the movie. Although, Cars has been released for all the other consoles it might be the most fun on the Wii given the motion sensitive controls. Keep in mind Cars is a turtle compared to the rabbit-like Excite Truck, so if you have a need for speed look elsewhere. If you're fine with a shell and four legs, Cars is a fun light hearted game that can be enjoyed by all ages.
60 (2006)
CARS est un jeu sympathique et qui devrait surtout plaire aux plus jeunes. Néanmoins cette version Wii est trop proche de ses comparses et le conduite est parfois trop approximative.
GameSpy (Dec 12, 2006)
Cars on Wii does a lot right: It looks good, it's clever and upbeat, and it's well-balanced for the target audience. The remote just doesn't add much to what's already come out on other platforms, and in fact brings down the overall game in some areas. This is the last console to get Cars, and that's the place it finishes in as well.
NintendoWorldReport (Dec 21, 2006)
Cars features a truly huge game world with dozens of racing events and mini-games, so there is plenty to do. The presentation is also nice, with good-looking character models and lots of voice acting from the movie's stars, including Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, and yes, Larry the Cable Guy. There is plenty of bonus content, such as high-quality video clips from the movie. All of these things would make the game easy to recommend except that the racing gameplay at its core is simply too frustrating, the controls too inconsistent, and the races far too long.
Video Game Generation (Jan 14, 2007)
If you have a young one that’s still a Cars fan, and you haven’t picked up another version of the game for him or her yet (with the possible exception of the ultra-simple PC version), then this makes a decent purchase when looked at on its own. However, given the less than ideal Wii Remote & Nunchuk support I recommend the GameCube version, which can of course be played on the Wii and is a better value at $20 cheaper.
49 (Sep 11, 2006)
Auf den ersten Blick schreit alles nach einem feinen Konsolentitel, der den Einzelrennen des Handhelds überlegen ist: Freies Herumfahren, Minispiele sowie Filmschnipsel klingen nach viel Spaß. Ist es aber nicht. Denn das Erkunden von Radiator Springs dient lediglich zum Verknüpfen der Rennen und die langweiligen Minispiele ziehen das Spiel unnötig in die Länge. Was bleibt ist das hübsche Äußere, hervorragende Zwischensequenzen sowie abwechslungsreiche, wenn auch wenig fordernde Rennen.
45 (Dec 12, 2006)
Alors que Cars avait surpris par bien des aspects sur consoles 128 bits, la version Wii n'offre pas les mêmes sensations. Tout comme la mouture Xbox 360, cette dernière adaptation en date remplit le minimum syndical (l'utilisation de la Wiimote pour contrôler le véhicule) mais la conduite est peu évidente. Au bout du compte, on s'énerve plus qu'on ne s'amuse et on aura tôt fait d'attendre la sortie du film en DVD, beaucoup plus rigolo et immersif que ce produit mal fini.