As a child, do you recall all of the cool Hot Wheels toys? As a child, I remember having a lot of Hot Wheels stuff, along with various racing tracks. I absolutely loved watching my toy cars as they zoomed up and down the speed way. Yes, the 90’s was a good time for toys – during this time, we saw a lot of toy car collisions, explosions and slow-mo.
Now, there’s Mattel that is moving forward and helping kids keep up with their imagination. With a new “toy” called “Hot Wheels Augmoto Augmented Reality Racing,” children will be able to go deeper into their imagination and see what their Hot Wheels look like. Of course, taking us all back to our childhood, we will once again, see a whole lot of explosions and collisions.
The company actually just got done celebrating Hot Wheels’ 50th anniversary …it’s hard to believe Hot Wheels has been around for 50 whole years already, isn’t it? Along with offering new interconnected Rocket League-themed and Hot Wheels City arena, they are also offering Augmoto. Augmoto is an AR racing track.
Playing with the Hot Wheels Augmoto Augmented Reality Racing
Children are going to have a blast when it comes time to play with this “toy.” Two players can use iPads that are connected via Bluetooth in order to control the cars actions. At the time of writing this review, I’m not sure whether or not an Android tablet can be used, but I do know an iPad can be used.
The car will need to complete 30 laps, but you will need to keep in mind that the car will have a limited amount of charge, so you will need to decide how long and when to fuel up and make pit stops, or when to shoot your weapon at your opponent. When you shoot a weapon at your opponent, it will slow them down.
Augmoto’s Cars Move Automatically
Yes, Augmoto’s cars move on their own, but you will need to keep a close eye on the AR interface. As the power levels drop, so will your speed. Also, what I really like about this “toy” is that you have to make frequent pit stops just like in real racing. Along with all of that, you will also be the one to decide when to go for a loop. Before you get the hang of it, surely you’re going to have some accidents.
At the time of writing this review, the AR racing track was still in development. It is set to come out sometime between September and December. When it does hit the market, it will retail at $120, which is pretty good considering everything it can do.