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Hot Wheels: Beat That! is a racing video game released in September 2007 and based on the Hot Wheels toy line that was manufactured by Mattel. The game was developed by Eutechnyx and published by Activision. It was released for Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and Wii. The game was planned for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance, but these releases were cancelled.

Gameplay

The game features 3 events of racing in single player, 31 authentically modeled vehicles and 2 unplayable vehicles, two-player gameplay, competitive weaponry and power-ups. The player proceeds to race through a bedroom, mini golf, attic and a bowling alley. New events and cars can be unlocked by winning an event or achieving the 2 secondary goals for each event.

Development

The development of this game is very vague, however, there are some pointers to the development history.

Stunts

Stunts in the game, (jumping, drifting, drafting) were once just called "Stunts" these were most likely replaced for more stunt based challenges, such as drifting for 50,000 points.

Unused Music (Sort of)

This game has a few unused tracks in the files, one is the Wii's T-Rex rush. This can lead to some interesting speculation as to what actually happened here. There is something else, 1 track in each zone shares a song. However, the arenas get unique songs. It is possible that, before release, each 1 of these tracks (Floorboard Frenzy, Underwater Washout, Science Speedway, Ten Pin Tearaway) were intended to have the songs of the arena in the corresponding zone. Some evidence towards this is the Attic Arena's song, which sounds like it should go with Science Speedway. There has also been a completely unused attic song, and the Wii's bowling alley arena found in the files.

Graphics

The graphics in some screenshots are outstanding, however, this could easily just be the XBox 360 version.

HUD

The HUD was drastically different in some builds. The speedometer was very different, in one build, it went from yellow to red, in another, it went from red to green, in the latest build, it was blue like the final game. In early builds, there was an FPS counter overlapping the lap counter. The map in two builds show red opponents in a green player. In a later build, it shows a green player and white opponents, which is very similar to the map in the final, where there is a yellow/brow player, and white opponents. In early builds, the map is also on the top, while the Hot Wheels logo is on the bottom.

Map Differences

The actual map that you race on is different in a beta screenshot. In it, the first loop in floorboard frenzy is not a fork loop, but a single loop. (It is a single loop on the DS version, however)

Vehicles

A few vehicles are seen in game but missing, such as Furiosity and what appears to be either Whip Creamer II or CUL8R. There is a glitch you can do to turn off the music in beat that. However, in the bedroom, there is actually a beat that plays from the speakers. This could either mean they reused the beat from Bassline, if it was intended to be in the game, or they planned to put it in Battle Spec. Of course, as well, the beat could have been simply intended for those speakers.

Game Modes

Each game mode is different.

Quick Race

Run a 3 lap race. The 1st car to cross the finish line wins.

Elimination Racing

In this race, there is a countdown timer. When the timer reaches zero, the car in last place is eliminated.

The timer resets and begins counting down again. This continues until 1 car is remaining.

Rampage

Hit as many cars you can with rockets before the time runs out. Score enough points to win.

Tournament

Run through a series of of races to earn points to win the tournament.

Placing higher in a race allows you to earn more points

Position Point(s)
1st +12
2nd +10
3rd +8
4th +6
5th +4
6th +2
7th +1
8th +0

Cars

Xbox 360,PlayStation 2,Wii & PC

Car Name Game Version Actual Version Comparison In all formats? Unlock? Speed Acceleration Handling Charge
Brutalistic
HWBTBrutalistic
BrutalisticCustom
Same as 2007 Treasure Hunt version, except for the wheels Yes Available at start 4 3 4 4
SpecTyte
HWBTSpectyte
Spectyte
Same as 2006 Realm Series version Yes Available at start 3 5 5 2
Rapid Transit
HWBTRapidTransit
RapidTransit06BB
Same as 2006 Bone Blazers version Yes Available at start 4 4 6 3
Off Track
HWBTOffTrack
OffTrack06ORW5Pk
Same as 2006 Off Road Warriors 5-Pack version, except for the wheels No Available at start 2 5 4 4
Mid Drift
HWBTMidDrift
MidDrift06DK
Same as 2006 Drift Kings version No Available at start 3 3 5 4
Bully Goat
HWBTBullyGoat
BullyGoat06VDrop
Same as 2006 V-Drop Track Set version Yes Available at start 2 3 5 5
Cool-One
HWBTCoolOne
Cool-One - 5-Pack
Same as 2006 Urban 5-Pack version Yes Available at start 4 2 4 5
Sooo Fast
HWBTSoooFast
SoooFast05HFII
Same as 2005 Heat Fleet II 5-Pack version Yes Available at start 5 5 1 4
Jack Hammer
HWBTJackHammer
JackHammer06Realm
Same as 2006 Realm Series version Yes Available at start 1 5 4 5
MST Suzuka
HWBTMSTSuzuka
MSTSuzuka06WH
Same as 2005 White Heat Series version No Available at start 3 5 3 4
Formul8r
HWBTFormul8r
Formul8r07RS
Same as 2007 Hot Wheels Racing Series version Yes Available at start 2 5 3 5
Rockster
HWBTRockster
RocksterCustom
Same as 2006 Hot Trucks 5-Pack version, except for the wheels Yes Available at start 4 3 5 5
Chicane
HWBTChicane
Chicane4BT
Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Team Colors Series version Yes Available at start 5 3 3 4
Hot Wheels Drift King 24/Seven
HWBT24Seven
24Seven07RS
Same as 2007 Hot Wheels Racing Series version Yes Come 3rd Or Higher In Bedroom Tournament Of Turbo Mode 4 4 5 5
The Demon
HWBTDemon
DemonCustom
Same as the 6th Annual Collectors Nationals version, except for the wheels (DS Version uses correct wheels) Yes Come 3rd Or Higher In Mini Golf Tournament Of Turbo Mode 6 4 4 6
Phantom Racer
HWBTPhantomRacer
PhantomRacer05WH
Same as 2005 White Heat Series version No Come 3rd Or Higher In Attic Tournament Of Turbo Mode 6 6 5 5
16 Angels
HWBT16Angels
16Angels07HF
Game version is a combination of the tampos from the 2004 First Editions version and the paint color from the 2007 Heat Fleet version Yes Come 3rd Or Higher In Bowling Alley Tournament Of Turbo Mode 6 8 7 4
Super Tsunami
HWBTSuperTsunami
SuperTsunami4BT
Same as 2006 Drift Kings Series version Yes Collect All Flames In Turbo Mode 6 6 7 7
Muscle Tone
HWBTMuscleTone
MuscleToneCustom
Same as 2006 Terrordactyl 5-Pack version Yes Come 2nd Or Higher In Bedroom Tournament Of Nitro Mode 6 7 7 7
Bone Shaker
HWBTBoneShaker
BoneShaker4BT
Same as 2006 New Models version Yes Come 2nd Or Higher In Mini Golf Tournament Of Nitro Mode 8 6 6 8
Battle Spec
HWBTBattleSpec
BattleSpec4BT
Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Series version Yes Come 2nd Or Higher In Attic Tournament Of Nitro Mode 8 9 6 6
Nitro Door Slammer
HWBTNitroDS
NitroDS07NM
Same as 2007 New Models version No Come 2nd Or Higher In Bowling Ally Tournament Of Nitro Mode 7 8 8 7
Da Kar
HWBTDaKar
DaKar06ORW5Pack
Same as 2006 Off Road Warriors 5-Pack version No Collect All Flames In Nitro Mode 8 8 8 8
Hollowback
HWBTHollowback
Hollowback05MM
Same as 2005 AcceleRacers Metal Maniacs version Yes Come 1st In Bedroom Tournament Of Inferno Mode 9 8 9 7
Dieselboy
HWBTDieselBoy
DieselboyCustom
Same as 2006 New Models version, except for the wheels Yes Come 1st In Mini Golf Tournament Of Inferno Mode 9 8 7 10
Spine Buster
HWBTSpineBuster
SpineBuster06Accel
Same as 2006 Acceleron Series version Yes Come 1st In Attic Tournament Of Inferno Mode 9 9 10 8
Power Bomb
HWBTPowerBomb
PowerBomb4BT
Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Team Colors Series version ??? Come 1st In Bowling Alley Tournament Of Inferno Mode 9 9 10 10
Speed Bump
HWBTSpeedBump
SpeedBump4BT
Same as 2006 V-Drop Track Set version No Collect All Flames In Inferno Mode 10 10 10 10
Shadow MkII
ShadowMkII
ShadowMkII05RS
Same as 2005 Hot Wheels Racing Series version Yes Press the buttons on the controller in the car selection 10 10 10 10

Note: Power Bomb's stats are different then the DS Version

Nintendo DS

Car Name Game Version Actual Version Comparison Car Replaces
Fandango
FandangoDSBeatThat
2006 Sci-Fi Hiway Fandango
Same as 2006 Sci-Fi Hiway 5-Pack version Off Track
Vandetta
VandettaDSBeatThat
Vandetta - 06 XRaycers 5-Pack
Same as 2006 X-Raycers 5-Pack version Mid_Drift
Rapid Transit
RapidTransitDSBeatThat
RapidTransitG6914
Same as 2005 Heat Fleet II 5-Pack version MS-T Suzuka
Drift 24/Seven
24SevenDSBeatThat
24SevenGreen4BT
Same as 2007 Drift Kings Series version N.A
Burlesque
BurlesqueDSBeatThat
Burlesque
Same as 2006 X-Raycers 5-Pack version Phantom Racer
Synkro
SynkroDSBeatThat
SynkroTCBlue
Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Team Colors Series version Nitro Doorslammer
Vulture
VultureDSBeatThat
Vulture4BT
Same as 2006 Sci-Fi Hiway 5-Pack version Da'Kar
Carbide
CarbideDSBeatThat
CarbideTC
Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Team Colors Series version Power Bomb
Power Bomb
PowerBombDSBeatThat
PowerBomb4BT
Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Team Colors Series version Speed Bump

Goofs

  • Spine Buster's name misnamed Spin Buster in DS Version

Links

PC Models (downloadable)

DS Sounds (downloadable)

Gallery

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