In between events, players can drive around a hub world that consists of three different areas; , , and. New areas are unlocked as the story progresses. Lightning's alternate paintjobs reappear, but only in Monster Truck Races. There are five Piston Cup races, one at the end of each chapter. Lightning meets New York racers , , and. Sarge instructs Lightning in his boot camp.
When Lightning meets up with the Queens gang again at the , he finds Chick alongside them, and after a road race, Lightning playfully teases him. With the rivalry between McQueen and Hicks growing stronger, McQueen competes in more races with his friends, including a drive up to the in with Sally. Sun Valley International Raceway Lightning Chick Hicks Guenther Riley Joltsen Smasherville International Speedway Lightning Chick Hicks Aikens Riley Joltsen Los Angeles International Speedway Lightning Chick Hicks Lee Jr. Beta elements Main article: Reception Overall, the game has received positive feedback. However, when the four troublemakers flee the scene, they inform McQueen that their conflict has not been fully settled yet. The frame rate will drop while playing this mode.
There is also a variety of clips from the first movie, ranging in duration of about 30 seconds to 1 minute. From this point forward, Lightning explores Tailfin Pass more, but runs into trouble when he finds the blocking the road from him. At the oval, Doc teaches Lightning how to , and challenges him to a race immediately afterwards. Additionally, Lightning's appearance can be changed at Ramone's House of Body Art. Following their competition, the two spot watching them from a distance, and he quickly drives away after capturing their attention, making McQueen and Doc suspicious. Additionally, lectures McQueen about getting practice for the upcoming season.
While a small selection of paint schemes are available from the start of the game, the remainder must be unlocked by purchasing them with Bonus Points in the Bonus Content menu section. According to lead designer Jordan Itkowitz, the game was designed to provide additional story to those left wanting more after watching Cars. Gameplay Story Mode A cutscene from story modeThere are five chapters of the story, each one containing 5-8 events. The matter is settled with a race through the , and Lightning receives a third and final boost tank as a reward. Lightning defeats Chick in all three rounds, and manages to achieve another victory during the closing race at the.
Scanlon and confirmed that these new elements were based off of unimplemented ideas from the film. Arcade Lightning, Mater, Flo, Sarge and Ramone in an arcade raceArcade mode allows players to use any character they have unlocked so far on any event unlocked through story mode. Characters The game features 13 different playable characters, each one having their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as unique stats. In the Xbox 360 version of the game, however, all of the racers, excluding Hollister, Cortland, Joltsen, Aikens and Clarkson, have their numbers changed to match the characters that carry their sponsors in Cars. Unlocking criteria is as follows: Area Unlocking criteria Ornament Valley Earn first place in Tailfin Pass Earn first place in Abandoned Mine and connecting roads Earn third place or higher in While players take control of Lightning in the hub world and throughout the majority of the game's events, players occasionally drive as other characters, such as Tow Mater, Sally Carrera, and Sheriff.
In the Xbox 360 and Wii versions of the game, there are three additional events only playable in arcade mode: , , and. . When Mack reports the incident to Sheriff, McQueen strikes back by driving out to the Interstate and stealing his possessions back. At the , McQueen confronts Hicks on the incident, who denies any involvement. Mater wins the race and receives a boost tank as a prize, which he gives to Lightning.
The four cars are brought to the , where they claim they were hired by Hicks. After defeating Chick, Lightning challenges him to a four-race competition, with road races in Radiator Springs, Tailfin Pass, and Ornament Valley, and the final round being the final race of the Piston Cup season. McQueen arrives back in town at night, where teaches him how to drive backwards, and challenges him to a race that introduces him to , the area east of Radiator Springs. When Lightning returns to Radiator Springs, provides him with a new organic fuel, which gives Lightning the ability to. The game's prominent feature of exploration was implemented with the intention of allowing children to explore the vast world of Radiator Springs following their viewership of the film.
Characters The characters tab allows players to spend thier bonus points on new cars and paint jobs, for a certain price. After McQueen participates in off-road training with , he and Mack travel to the , where Lightning achieves another victory. Soon after, Lightning meets a group of race cars from , , who compete in practice races with McQueen, before he heads off to the to acquire his next Piston Cup victory. Road races let the player drive on tracks in Radiator Springs, Tailfin Pass and Ornament Valley, minigames allow the players to play fun games with specific objectives, and Piston Cup races are longer than road races, but with simpler tracks. Art The art option gives players the ability to purchase concept art from the developers, divided into two categories, character and environment. Chick accepts, and the event is covered by and the.
It has a variety of mini-games to choose from, as well as a few Piston Cup races. Players can explore the worlds while searching for and driving past tourists and many of 's friends. The game's story also takes place shortly after the events of the film. There are also unlockable pictures from the movie that the player can unlock and collect. When McQueen starts to leave and tells Chick he will see him at the stadium, Hicks angrily drives away, making a comment about how McQueen will only see him if he makes it to the speedway, leaving Lightning suspicious. Videos Three different categories of videos can be purchased here: deleted scenes, clips, and trailers. The console versions were powered by Rainbow Studios' engine, with the handheld versions running off of Havok.
The first Piston Cup race of the season takes place at the , where Lightning and Chick's rivalry is more intense than ever before, due to the retirement of former champion. The imprisoned Delinquent Road Hazards. In road races, players proceed through short races, each race open to a small number of contestants. It is the first video game in the , and the predecessor to. Completing and winning events will reward the player with , and there are a total of 250 to collect within the campaign. These races feature twelve laps, and a larger number of opponents. Suregrip Hollister Development Cars: The Video Game was developed and published by to be released on several different platforms.