Slightly irritating, intense electronic tunes that bend and warp as you boost, but some perfectly fine engine sounds.
Wonderfully tactile cars and environments - each Hot Wheels car looks like a proper toy, with little paint chips, realistic materials, and paint jobs, all with a lovely sheen to them.
While the difficulty levels are askew, sticking the game on 'Easy' solves the problem, ensuring frustration-free fun. Handling is on exactly the right side of 'arcadey'.
A rather addictive single-player City Rumble mode with dozens of races to beat, rubs shoulders with single races, online, split-screen, and the Track Builder for a complete racing package.
A solid, if slightly uninspired trophy list, which is purely focused upon racking up wins, boost time, distance driven, cars collected, and so on. Mercifully, there’s minimal multiplayer grinding to be done.