High Voltage Hot Rod Show is a simple arcade racer with one goal: keep up the speed and do your best to win the race. You can keep your speed going through a variety of items placed around the track. There are paths you can hit on the ground that give you speed boost, or you can perform stunts when in the air, boosting when you hit the ground. There are also a variety of ramps littered around the course which let you fly through loops that sit in the air, providing a good bit of boost should you navigate your racer through them.
Controlling your racer can be tough at times, as the CPU doesn't like to lay down and quit too easily. They'll ram you into walls, push you out of the track boundaries when you're grabbing some air, and make it a very difficult time to get back in the lead if you've fallen behind the pack. The CPU isn't cheap, mind you, but does have a bit of a competitive spirit.
For 1,000 Wii Points, High Voltage Hot Rod Show is a pretty content-filled package. The racing itself is fun and you really get a good sense of speed when gathering boost, making it that much harder to control your racer. But, that's the fun of an arcade game such as this. If you enjoy arcade racers or classics such as Rock N' Roll Racing or RC Pro Am, then you'll get a kick out of this.
Final score: 8/10
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 512 MB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, RCA / composite, S-Video
- Weight 2.65 lb
- Released 2006-11-19