Wow this game surprised me. I actually thought it was better than the movie itself. In its simplest terms the game is Mario Kart with cooler weapons. Just let that sink in! Yet even being closely linked to the famous racing series doesn’t mean that it is all it has to offer. In addition to the combat (kart) style racing the game also feature a number of interesting modes such as hunting down enemy cars through a large arena or playing capture the flag.
The plot of the game strays away from the movie and sticks you in the role of a spy from C.H.R.O.M.E (the spy agency in the film) you start out slow building your spy car chops in training missions, but as you progress through the game, the challenges become more dangerous as well as more exciting. There is a large roster of playable character including all the stars of the film. The game also includes most of the original voices of the characters as well (except for Lightning and Finn McMissile).
The thing that struck me was how easy it was pick up and play. The game supports up to 4 players (unfortunately no online play) playing at the same time and with the added feature of being able to drop in or drop out at any point during the game. As this is primarily a children’s game the controls are easy to understand and put to use. Fortunately, there are some additional skills and tricks that add a good amount of depth to the game as well. These tricks include flips and spins, driving on two wheels as well as driving backwards. You are also able to side swipe cars off the track in addition to the machine guns, bombs etc.