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.
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.
The development of this game is very vague, however, there are some pointers to the development history.
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.
The graphics in some screenshots are outstanding, however, this could easily just be the XBox 360 version.
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.
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)
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.
Each game mode is different.
Run a 3 lap race. The 1st car to cross the finish line wins.
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.
Hit as many cars you can with rockets before the time runs out. Score enough points to win.
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
Xbox 360,PlayStation 2,Wii & PC
|Car Name||Game Version||Actual Version||Comparison||In all formats?||Unlock?||Speed||Acceleration||Handling||Charge|
|Brutalistic||Same as 2007 Treasure Hunt version, except for the wheels||Yes||Available at start||4||3||4||4|
|SpecTyte||Same as 2006 Realm Series version||Yes||Available at start||3||5||5||2|
|Covelight||Same as 2006 Acceleron Series version||Yes||Available at start||5||5||2||3|
|Rapid Transit||Same as 2006 Bone Blazers version||Yes||Available at start||4||4||6||3|
|Off Track||Same as 2006 Off Road Warriors 5-Pack version, except for the wheels||No||Available at start||2||5||4||4|
|Mid Drift||Same as 2006 Drift Kings version||No||Available at start||3||3||5||4|
|Bully Goat||Same as 2006 V-Drop Track Set version||Yes||Available at start||2||3||5||5|
|Cool One||Same as 2006 Urban 5-Pack version||Yes||Available at start||4||2||4||5|
|Sooo Fast||Same as 2005 Heat Fleet II 5-Pack version||Yes||Available at start||5||5||1||4|
|Jack Hammer||Same as 2006 Realm Series version||Yes||Available at start||1||5||4||5|
|MST Suzuka||Same as 2005 White Heat Series version||No||Available at start||3||5||3||4|
|Formul8r||Same as 2007 Hot Wheels Racing Series version||Yes||Available at start||2||5||3||5|
|Rockster||Same as 2006 Hot Trucks 5-Pack version, except for the wheels||Yes||Available at start||4||3||5||5|
|Chicane||Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Team Colors Series version||Yes||Available at start||5||3||3||4|
|Hot Wheels Drift King 24/Seven||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||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||Same as 2005 White Heat Series version||No||Come 3rd Or Higher In Attic Tournament Of Turbo Mode||6||6||5||5|
|16 Angels||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||Same as 2006 Drift Kings Series version||Yes||Collect All Flames In Turbo Mode||6||6||7||7|
|Muscle Tone||Same as 2006 Terrordactyl 5-Pack version||Yes||Come 2nd Or Higher In Bedroom Tournament Of Nitro Mode||6||7||7||7|
|Bone Shaker||Same as 2006 New Models version||Yes||Come 2nd Or Higher In Mini Golf Tournament Of Nitro Mode||8||6||6||8|
|Battle Spec||Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Series version||Yes||Come 2nd Or Higher In Attic Tournament Of Nitro Mode||8||9||6||6|
|Nitro Door Slammer||Same as 2007 New Models version||No||Come 2nd Or Higher In Bowling Ally Tournament Of Nitro Mode||7||8||8||7|
|Da Kar||Same as 2006 Off Road Warriors 5-Pack version||No||Collect All Flames In Nitro Mode||8||8||8||8|
|Hollowback||Same as 2005 AcceleRacers Metal Maniacs version||Yes||Come 1st In Bedroom Tournament Of Inferno Mode||9||8||9||7|
|Dieselboy||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||Same as 2006 Acceleron Series version||Yes||Come 1st In Attic Tournament Of Inferno Mode||9||9||10||8|
|Power Bomb||Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Team Colors Series version||???||Come 1st In Bowling Alley Tournament Of Inferno Mode||9||9||10||10|
|Speed Bump||Same as 2006 V-Drop Track Set version||No||Collect All Flames In Inferno Mode||10||10||10||10|
|Shadow MkII||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
|Car Name||Game Version||Actual Version||Comparison||Car Replaces|
|Fandango||Same as 2006 Sci-Fi Hiway 5-Pack version||Off Track|
|Vandetta||Same as 2006 X-Raycers 5-Pack version||Mid_Drift|
|Rapid Transit||Same as 2005 Heat Fleet II 5-Pack version||MS-T Suzuka|
|Drift 24/Seven||Same as 2007 Drift Kings Series version||N.A|
|Burlesque||Same as 2006 X-Raycers 5-Pack version||Phantom Racer|
|Synkro||Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Team Colors Series version||Nitro Doorslammer|
|Vulture||Same as 2006 Sci-Fi Hiway 5-Pack version||Da'Kar|
|Carbide||Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Team Colors Series version||Power Bomb|
|Power Bomb||Same as 2006 AcceleRacers Team Colors Series version||Speed Bump|
- Spine Buster's name misnamed Spin Buster in DS Version