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Super Toy Cars Announced for the Wii U eShop

Posted by Lewis Childs

A game described as "Mario Kart meets Micro Machines"

Spanish developer Eclipse Games has recently announced that its “tabletop arcade combat” racer, Super Toy Cars, will be zooming on to the Wii U eShop in the near future. According to the developer, the title hopes to capture the essence of classic racing games such as Micro Machines, Super Off-Road and the Mario Kart series.

Super Toy Cars features 12 tracks constructed from everyday objects, with various power ups scattered around the courses which can be used to obliterate your competition – either AI opponents or up to three friends (for a total of four players) in local multiplayer. There are also 16 cars to be collected throughout the game that each handle uniquely, as well as being upgradable. Career mode comprises of 5 different types of events, which apparently aren't just limited to races, offering a total of 48 events to take part in. The title also has an in-game track editor, although it has not been confirmed if these can be shared online.

The PC version of the game features online multiplayer for up to eight players, but there's currently no sign of this being implemented into the Wii U release.

Right now a beta of Super Toys Cars is available for PC on Steam Early Access for $6.99, although a date and price for the Wii U eShop version has not yet been set.

Below is a teaser trailer that Eclipse Games stress is “not the final trailer”:

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cornishlee said:

Anything that resembles Micro Machines gets my attention. As an almost exclusively single-player game player these days though, I wonder if it has much to offer me.



PJR0cks said:

well with the upcoming MK8 I don't see this doing so well in the eShop, not that you can compare the games much but still.



Daz-brum said:

Got the pc games i hope they sort out the handling it is still fun game to play.



ToniK said:

This COULD be fun but obviously needs polishing. I've been interested in that TNT Racers in eShop but according to reviews there is something wrong with it, don't know exactly what but it's kept me away from it.



shaneoh said:

Looks wicked, will probably be a day 1 purchase (and I am not a big fan of racing games)



MeddlingIdiot said:

@Shiryu The track builder will be in the Wii U release, but it isn't clear whether or not the sharing of tracks will be possible, like it is in the PC version.



ricklongo said:

Games like this instantly have my attention. Huge fan of both franchises, so it sounds promising. Let's hope they deliver.



dkxcalibur said:

I'll have my eyes on this because I loved Micro Machines as a kid and Kart is the champion when it comes to arcade racing.



sinalefa said:

So can it be played with a bird view or behind the car camera? I would play with the music off, though. I used to do that on Crazy Taxi.



OorWullie said:

I love these kind of games but this just looks like a clone of TTR Racing on Android (which is surprisingly great) but with poorer graphics.



MeddlingIdiot said:

@sinalefa When I read the press release I initially thought it would be a birds-eye view racer like Micro Machines. Looking at the trailer is seems to be a behind the car view, although it would be nice to have the option between the two. Maybe a top down view on the GamePad (a la Mario Kart DS second screen but expanded) and the behind the car view on the TV? One can dream I suppose...



sinalefa said:


I asked the question because at 0:35 there is a part where the race is seen from above, although the rest of the trailer showcases the behind the car perspective. Your idea sounds interesting too.



MeddlingIdiot said:

@sinalefa It seemed to me that the view from above was possibly from a race replay video, as there's also a few views of oncoming of cars. I'm merely speculating though, as it's not 100% clear which parts are in-game footage. There's meant to be another trailer being made soon, so hopefully we'll have more answers then.



Action51 said:

Looks fun, but a little rough around the edges. It could use some sharper textures.

Overall though, I like these kids of arcade/stunt racers, especially when they have vans and other non-traditional racing vehicles.



bofis said:

Hard to be enticed by racing games that are not Mario Kart 8 at this point, but looking forward to your review of it in case it's surprisingly great



SKTTR said:

Having my eye on everything that's racing, especially "fun racers". The trailer looks promising enough.

Wii U eShop racing games TNT Racers and F1 Race Stars are actually pretty fun racers (I got them very cheap while on sale) for local multiplayer (with plenty missions for 1p as well).

I recently got back to Excite Truck on Wii, and while that one is useless for multiplayer, it's the best solo racing experience still, but everybody knows that, right? It's been 8 years and still nothing to top it.



TheRealThanos said:

They stress that this is "not the final trailer". As well they should, because this looks more like Wiiware than something for the Wii U. Besides that it looks like a carbon copy of Hot Wheels Beat That! on the Wii which was only mildly entertaining, although it certainly looked miles better than this game:
@SKTTR @MeddlingIdiot I second the Excite Truck comment. Still an absolute example of fun and entertainment.



element187 said:

Wii U version doesn't have online multiplayer, no sale.

I'm sorry but I never get a chance to play local multiplayer, so this title would be completely worthless to me. Singleplayer racing games aren't very fun. Put it online and even the most dull of racers is instantly exciting with active competition added to the mix.



unrandomsam said:

Doesn't look much like Micro Machines to me. (Closest I have seen recently is Little Racers Street which is ok.

@SKTTR I think I prefer Excitebots: Trick Racing. (Imported it at the same time as I got my USA Wii as it was below the threshold for import duty). I prefer both to Mario Kart Wii though certainly.



Alpha2797 said:

Looks fun, I'll need a review first but I think I may end up getting it anyways considering the fact that I loved the Micro Machine and TNT Racer games.



K-Gamer said:

Game must have online to help sale. This actually looks very cool but needs to be no more than $30.00 with online.



OorWullie said:

@MeddlingIdiot Seeing as it's a clone (albeit more uglier) of TTR Racing on Android,it will likely have an option for behind the car and birds eye view ala Micro Machine that can be changed at anytime during the race



markybbop said:

would only buy if it had online multiplayer, there isnt many people out there who does local multiplayer, they need to get with the times



AshFoxX said:

@markybbop Who says? Everyone I know that plays video games always love local multiplayer. My wife and I are always playing local together, and my friends regularly visit to play together in the living room. If anything, it's rare for me to play a game online, and when I do its usually with people I usually play local with too when they aren't over at my house.

The day that local multiplayer gets removed indefinitely is the day I stop buying new games.



gingerbeardman said:

@TheRealThanos @MeddlingIdiot @SKTTR around this time last year I played Excite Truck from start to finish (including Diamond Cup) in a weekend. Much easier than my first time, I suspect due to being far more familiar with the wiimote.

Would love a Wii U version.

Excite Bots was good, but a bit too crazy for me. I also love Mario Kart Wii.



TheRealThanos said:

@gingerbeardman Man, if that would happen, I would be throwing money that I don't even have at the screen, that is how much I would like an Excite Truck remake or follow up in HD. I really had a hell of a good time with that game.
@Imagamerboi I suspect no one, at least no one in their right mind, that is. Excite Truck however, definitely is the exception to the rule, as far as I am concerned...



Blue_Yoshi said:

Looks like an indie game, that's for certain. Definitely nowhere close to being finished.

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