What It Is
Apptivity: Hot Wheels is an app toy and game that uses Hot Wheels app vehicles as the controller for a series of racing games found in the corresponding Hot Wheels app. The Hot Wheels app vehicles look just like plastic Hot Wheels vehicles but they have conductive plastic nobs on the bottom that allow the vehicles to communicate with the app on an iPad.
Why It’s Fun
Am I the only one who used to imagine a world on the rug when I played with Hot Wheels? I have a feeling most kids did and that's what makes this app toy so much fun. Kids get to drive their Hot Wheels vehicles through an imaginary world that has been brought to life on the iPad. Even the game's menu screen involves driving the car over roads that connect the various mini-games and areas. Those games all involve driving the cars through different courses in different racing challenges.
Who It’s For
This is a great toy and game for Hot Wheels fans, ages four to seven.
What To Be Aware Of
There are three different games in the app and each has multiple levels. You have to maintain pressure on the car in order to keep it connected to the game. This can take a little getting used to but once figured out, it's easy to play.