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Mattel Apptivity Packs: Hot Wheels

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PRODUCT: Mattel Apptivity Packs: Hot Wheels ( )Mattel Hot Whels Power Rev

DESCRIPTION: A range of 1:64 scale Hot Wheels vehicles with anti-scratch technology, which interact with a free downloadable app when placed on the surface of an iPad to turn it into a racetrack. Includes multiple levels and three games. There are four cars to choose from: Power Rev, Bone Shaker, Yur So Fast, and Drift King. Pack includes 1 x Hot Wheels car and free downloadable app (from the AppStore). Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: Toy-maker Mattel has introduced the Apptivity Hot Wheels game as the latest gaming experience for the tech-savvy family and we've been fortunate enough to test-drive the newest iPad accessory.

With the app downloaded direct from the Appstore I grudgingly handed my iPad to my seven year old son for some hands-on gameplay that I am assured will not scratch the screen. Within five minutes he was racing Power Rev, one of the four cars available to collect, around the Hot Wheels Top Secret Test Facility and exploring the 3 mission environments located within different hangars. 

Mattel Hot Wheels ApptivityIt wasn't long before I felt the compulsion to join in, such is my competitive streak and we took it in turns to try and unlock the additional search and blast, long jump and race circuit challenges while earning credits to spend on unique car upgrades.

Undoubtedly, the long jump missions were our favourite and the ability to launch our car into the stratosphere and beyond became an important task for the next three consecutive evenings!

I was impressed at the quality of gameplay and the receptive interaction between car and tablet, but at an average retail price of £15 it may be a while before we look at growing our car collection. Great however for keeping kids entertained wherever you are!

BAD POINTS: Quite pricey for one Apptivity pack.

PRICE: Approx. £15 per Apptivity pack


Available from Amazon and Argos 


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