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GameCube Cover, depicting MS-T Suzuka and HW Prototype 12.

Hot Wheels Velocity X

Hot Wheels Velocity X (subtitled Maximum Justice on the PlayStation 2) is a Hot Wheels game published by THQ and developed by the now-defunct Beyond Games for GameCube, PlayStation 2, PC, and Game Boy Advance. Release year was 2002. All versions have virtually the same gameplay, excluding the GBA version which followed a different story and had different cars. This page mostly covers the non-GBA versions.

Gameplay

The game is a fairly standard racing and vehicle combat game. Every mission is timed (excluding Joyrides, and Battles if specified) and gameplay is split across five worlds - Monument City, Turbine Sands, Crankshaft Bay, Burnout Glacier, and Underworld.

The player's car is capable of stunts and turbo boosts, as well as the ability to collect and fire gadgets. Ammunition and turbo boost charge is usually acquired through stunt points and bonus point pickups.

Vehicles

Velocity X features a large roster of Hot Wheels cars, all from between 1998 and 2002. Most of them are playable, while some appear as background props or on signs. There is nearly 50 cars across all versions.

Each vehicle was measured with a specific statistic, with one possessing a mastery of each stat.

  • Speed: how fast the vehicle can go.
  • Armor: how resistant the vehicle is to damage.
  • Grip: How capable the vehicle is of making sharp turns.
  • Stunt: the car's stunting capability.

Starters

Model Name Screenshot:

Console Version

Screenshot:

GBA Version

Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Photo: Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

MS-T Suzuka
MS-T Suzuka.JPG
MS-T Suzuka VXG First Edition.PNG
2001 First Editions
Mstsuzuka.JPG
Sooo Fast
SoooFast Vx.JPG
Sooo Fast VXG.JPG
2001 First Editions
Sooo Fast white pearl 2001 First Editions.JPG
Super Tuned
Supertuned.JPG
Super Tuned VXG.JPG
2001 First Editions
28738-a.jpg
Overbored 454*
OVERBORED454.JPG
2002 First Editions
Overbored 454 2002.jpg
At-a-Tude*
AT-A-TUDE VX.JPG
Speed Blaster Series (2000)
At-A-Tude Gry.JPG
Twin Mill II*
TwinMill2.JPG
Twin Mill II Velocity X GBA.PNG
Extreme Sports Series (2001)
Twin-mill-II-2001-red.jpg

*If playing on the GameCube, must be unlocked by pairing the Game Boy Advance version.

Unlocked by Adventure

Model Name Screenshot:

Console Version

Screenshot:

GBA Version

Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Photo: Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Muscle Tone
Muscletone.JPG
2001 Mainline
Muscle tone black metallic 2001 .JPG
Hammered Coupe
Hammered coupe.JPG
Hammered Coupe Velocity X GBA Version.PNG
Console: 2000 First Editions

GBA: 2001 Treasure Hunt

Hammered Coupe Prp.JPG
Hammered Coupe - 01TH.jpg
Jaded
Jaded VX.JPG
2002 First Editions
FE Jaded.jpg
Hyper Mite
HYPERMITEVX.JPG
2002 Mainline
Hyper Mite20220226 225525.jpg
Power Pistons
Powerpistons VX.JPG
2001 Mainline
Power Pistons Org.JPG
Evil Twin
EvilTWIN Vx.JPG
Evil Twin VXG.PNG
2001 First Editions
Evil Twin Prpl.JPG
Hyperliner
Hyper Liner VX.JPG
2002 First Editions
Hyperliner - 02FE.jpg
Maelstrom
Maelstrom VX.JPG
MAELSTROM VXG.JPG
2001 First Editions
FE Maelstrom.jpg
Splittin' Image 2
Splittin Image 2 VX.JPG
Hot Wheels - Velocity X GBA Splittin Image II.PNG
Fireball 5-Pack
Fireball Splittin' Image II.jpg
Greased Lightnin'
Greased Lightnin' VX.JPG
Greased Lightnin' VXG.JPG
Console: Rod Squadron Series (2001)

GBA: No similar releases

CIMG2787.jpg
Vulture
VULTURE VX.PNG
Vulture VXG.PNG
Console: 2000 First Editions

GBA: 2001 Treasure Hunt

VulturePR5.JPG
Vulture - 01TH.jpg
Arachnorod
Arachnorod VX.JPG
Arachnorod VXG.PNG
Console: 2001 Mainline

GBA: 2000 First Editions

137 - Arachnorod China.jpg
Arachnorod.JPG
Sol-Aire CX4
Sol-Aire-CX4 Vx.JPG
Tony Hawk Skate (2000)
Sol-Aire Wht3SP.JPG
HW Prototype 12
HW Prototype 12.JPG
2002 First Editions
HW Prototype 12 Or5sp.jpg

Unlocked by Challenge

Model Name Screenshot:

Console Version

Screenshot:

GBA Version

Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Photo: Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Sho-Stopper/Seared Tuner
SearedTuner.JPG
2000 First Editions
Seared Tuner - 00FE 3SP.JPG
Surf Crate
Surf Crate VX 2.JPG
Surf Crate VXG.JPG
Console: Skateboarders 5-Pack

GBA: No similar releases

Surf Crate Slv.JPG
Krazy 8s
Krazy8s VX.JPG
KRAZY 8S VXG.PNG
2001 First Editions
Krazy 8s BluR.JPG

Unlocked by Gears in Joyride

Model Name Screenshot:

Console Version

Screenshot:

GBA Version

Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Photo: Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Flashfire
Flashfire VX.JPG
FLASHFIRE VXG.JPG
2001 Mainline
2001 Flashfire 165.jpg
Deora II
Deora 2 VX.JPG
Skateboarders 5-Pack
2001 Skateboarders 5-Pack Deora II-BBB01.jpg
Rigor Motor
RIGORMOTOR VX.JPG
Rigor Motor VXG.PNG
Skull & Crossbones Series (2001)
Rigor Motor OrgL.JPG
Shadow Jet
Shadow Jet 1.PNG
Hot Wheels - Velocity X GBA Shadow Jet 1.PNG
2001 Mainline
Shadow Jet silver.jpg
Jet Threat 3.0
Jet Threat 3.0 VX.JPG
2001 First Editions
JT3FE.jpg

Unlocked by Hidden Key

Model Name Screenshot:

Console Version

Screenshot:

GBA Version

Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Photo: Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Mega-Duty
Mega Duty.PNG
2001 First Editions
Mega-Duty Slv.JPG
Way 2 Fast
Way2fast VX.JPG
2000 Mainline
248 PR5.jpg
Lakester
Lakester VX.JPG
Lakester VXG.JPG
Rod Squadron Series (2001)
Lakester camouflage.jpg
Surfin' School Bus
Surfin' School-Bus VX.JPG
2001 First Editions
Surfin School Bus Yel.JPG
Power Rocket
Power Rocket.JPG
2001 Mainline
Power Rocket 2.jpeg

Unplayable & Removed Cars

Exclusive to Game Boy Advance

Model Name Screenshot Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Photo: Real World Counterpart

(or closest)

Hooligan
HOOLIGAN VXG.PNG
No similar releases
MX48 Turbo
MX48 Turbo 2.PNG
2000 First Editions
MX48 Turbo blue metallic 5sp 2000.JPG
Phaeton
Phaeton 2.JPG
Hot Rod Magazine Series (2000)
Phaeton Red.JPG
Phantastique
PHANTASTIQUE VXG.JPG
Logo-Motive Series (2001)
Phantastique red 2001 Loco-motive series.JPG
Purple Passion
Purple Passion VXG.JPG
Monsters Series (2001)
Passion AGENTAIR 10.jpg
Roll Cage
Roll Cage VXG.JPG
2001 Mainline
Roll Cage Red.JPG
Screamin' Hauler
SCREAMIN' HAULER VXG.PNG
Skull & Crossbones Series (2001)
Screaminhauler.jpg
Shredster
Shredster.jpg
2001 First Editions
Shredster Yelorg.JPG
The Demon
The Demon VXG.PNG
No similar releases
Vulture Roadster 2001 First Editions
Vulture Roadster R.JPG
XS-IVE (used as fire trucks in later missions)
XT-3
XT 3 Velocity X GBA.jpg
2000 Hot Wheels
XT-3 MRed.JPG

Gadgets

  • Ripper Wheels: Deploys spikes from the player's car rims and damages nearby opponents. However, this also lowers grip and can cause you to slow down when caught on something.
  • Armor Repair: Resets the vehicle's health to 100 and removes all visible damage.
  • Oil Drum: Throws a barrel of crude oil at opponents, spinning them out.
  • Laser Cannon: An extremely lethal, and accurate, blue sniper shot. Requires careful aiming.
  • Sonic Boom: A loud sound blast that sends out purple shockwaves. Deals minor damage and causes enemies to lose control.
  • Atom Blaster: Twin machine guns that fire yellow particles.
  • Freon Bomb: Explosive Freon is catapulted out of the vehicle and bounces around before exploding.
  • Energy Shield: Makes the user immune to all damage - for a short while.
  • Jet Boosters: Gives the player an uncontrollable boost in speed; also damages nearby cars.
  • Super Zapper: Fires a lightning bolt that electrocutes its target.
  • Magnet Mine: Fires a magnetic bomb that gravitates towards the nearest enemy vehicle.
  • Doom Disks: Fires three pink-trailed disks that deal out massive damage.
  • Quantum Annihilator*: The ultimate, and final weapon, a red-and-gold recolor of the Laser Cannon. Slowest to charge and costs the most ammo to shoot, but unleashes the most destructive force in the form of a slow moving, orange fireball that explodes on contact with walls and does AOE damage.
  • Only used in Mission 14, but replaces Laser Cannon with the Laser Upgrade cheat.

Adventure

The Game's 14-mission Adventure is split across all five levels of the game. It's main purpose is to tell the story of the game's world, as well as unlock cars and joyride maps.

In the PC and Console versions of the game, the story reveals the usually faceless, voiced player's driver as Max Justice, a 17 year old and son of Peter Justice, a brilliant inventor. Max's father's lab is robbed and bombed, leading Max to travel the various outlying areas of Monument City in order to hunt down a criminal gang, revealing a long and bitter past between his father and a mysterious man in the process.

Trivia

  1. The game came bundled with a special edition version of the First Editions 40 Somethin', bearing THQ and Velocity X tampos and RL5SP tires.
  2. There Is Also A Billboard Advertising Monster Jam Trucks, Showing Grave Digger And Sting.
  3. There is a list of cheats in the PlayStation 2 version that are unlocked by completing certain tasks in some challenges, e.g. unlocking all cars, all gadgets, etc.
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