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Build N Race - Nintendo Wii

by Zoo Games
Nintendo Wii
Everyone
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Wild and Challenging Tracks ? dizzying courses with huge jumps, massive ramps, hairpin turns, stunt blocks, tunnels, and destructible scenery
  • Track Construction ? over 1,000 different building blocks & creation tools allow the player to create an infinite number of unique tracks
  • Varied Game Modes & Race Events ? game modes include Solo Race, Time Trial, Championship, Race Challenge, and Time Challenge; within each mode, try unique game events such as Speed Lap, Style Race, Lap Knockout, and Tournament
  • Unlockable Rewards ? multiple wins, best times, and great style give players access to new tracks, vehicle parts, and trophies

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001PA0FCM
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches ; 3.7 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: August 4, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,918 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Rev your engines for a fantastic heart-pounding racing experience exclusively for Wii! Pennzoil’s BUILD’n RACE puts you in the driver’s seat on spectacular courses with insane ramps, death-defying jumps, sharp switchbacks, wild stunts, and more! But there’s more excitement than on your average race track. Players can create an unlimited amount of one-of-a-kind tracks from over 1,000 unique building blocks. Let your imagination run wild! Burn rubber in solo campaigns or against your friends on one of your original courses, or choose one of 80 exciting tracks in a variety of realistic environments. The fun doesn’t end when the checkered flag flies with Pennzoil BUILD’n RACE!

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not all it should be October 10, 2010
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Build'n Race isn't bad, but it should've been better. There are a lot of weaknesses, but it's still playable and I imagine that many will still find it a fun game.

Let's start with a basic shortcoming: there's no Internet access. There's no online play, and no ability to share any tracks that you build. For a number of gamers, that's going to be a deal-killer. You can have up to 4 players connected to your Wii, but nobody else.

Another problem is that there is only one level of play. There's no "beginner's level", and no "expert level". They classify the 60 pre-built tracks into four difficulty levels, but there's really not that much more difficult about the hardest than the easiest ones. Once you start getting control over the driving, it's pretty easy to blast through all 8 championships. In fact, it gets *easier* as you go along because you get new cars that are easier to drive.

The basic (solo) play: there are 8 championship trophies. The first 4 consist of one race on each of 7 tracks, and the last 4 consist of one race on each of 8 tracks. You're awarded points for how you finish in each race. There are 6 AI cars on the track with you, 3 right next to you at the beginning, and another 3 that always have a head-start. The point allocations for the AI cars is inconsistent -- expect the highest-placing AI car to get almost all of the highest point scores even though that particular driver didn't actually earn them.

You start with 7 tracks unlocked for the first championship; placing at least 3rd in that championship unlocks the 7 tracks for the second championship. Oddly, winning the second championship unlocks the 14 tracks for the 3rd and 4th championships.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect but at the end its a good game. May 2, 2010
By Stelupo
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a good game, however there are a few things that you might not like.
There are only two cars available when you start the game and it will take sometime to unlock the rest. Its way too easy to get stuck somewhere in the track. At that point the race is lost and you have to restart over. A way to avoid this is to limit the use of the nitro/booster. The track editor is not that simple because you have to combine the right pieces. Said that, the game has a lot of built in tracks, different challenges and the editor will increase the longevity of this game.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Build N Race game for Wii June 22, 2013
By OLT
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My son asked for this game after reading many reviews and product description. He has not been disappointed. Quote: Game is easy to use and play and great fun!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun game June 19, 2013
By planet9
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This is a fun racing game although it takes a little bit of time to get used to the controls because it is very sensitive. That said, the family enjoys playing it but especially the ability to make your own tracks! That is really cool!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Build 'n Wait May 18, 2014
I don't believe anyone would expect this game to be a thrilling racing experience, such as a Gran Turismo or Need For Speed entry; and if they do believe that, they would be incorrect. The Wii's hardware is rather limited regarding the execution of high end racing games. For a system like this, the game isn't bad from a technical standpoint considering what they have to work with. In other words, the graphics won't blow your mind, but they aren't appalling to the senses either.
This game is quite likely marketed towards children. As an adult, having played this game mostly with another adult, I can say that we both enjoyed it to some extent. Ironically, I don't believe that children will be able to fully appreciate the game's real selling point as much due to their lack of patience; that being the 'build' aspect.
The controls during gameplay are pretty on point. You're able to steer your vehicle with either the steering wheel attachment (or simply without the peripheral, holding the wiimote sideways), or with the nunchaku attached, using the analog stick to steer. I tend to prefer the analog stick, but both of these work well.
As I mentioned, the main selling point of the game is the 'build' aspect. The thought of being able to construct massive racetracks on a cheap wii game like this almost seems too good to be true. This is actually the case, though....sometimes....
One glaring problem that we kept running into randomly was that after we had spent 2+ hours constructing a racetrack, the game would crash before the track could be finalized. The track can be 'saved', but until it is 'finalized', it can't be raced on. And as I said, this happens randomly; so there is no way to predict when you'll end up creating an amazing race track or simply wasting your time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Wii game February 25, 2014
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My grandchild loved the Wii racing game, it is entertaining and educational for him to build the car and race track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good December 10, 2012
By Bob
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We ordered for our son in law. Gave it as a gift. We've not heard anything about its quality or entertainment value. So, I would conclude that it is modest in value.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Fast shipping
Bought this for my 7 year old son he sort of likes it but it is alittle bit involved probably more for adults than a 7 year old but he plays it none the less.
Published 16 months ago by Sonya L Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars Kids loved it !
Nothing to say , in my opinion is all about the kid's joy not ours but you can say we like to see them happy :)
Published 17 months ago by Eduardo
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice family game
I purchased this item for my 4 year old son that wants to be a race car driver. He likes the game because he can customize his car with different details (rims, fins) and change... Read more
Published 21 months ago by CherylDiana
2.0 out of 5 stars really weak
Man! I bought this game with very low expectations. It was cheap, I didn't know the maker. But wow is this game crappy. Read more
Published on April 13, 2012 by Mark Twain
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun Racing But There's Better
This game is pretty fun to play although I don't play it that much ( more like 1 or 2 times a month ). Read more
Published on February 29, 2012 by DiscoScribe
4.0 out of 5 stars has bugs but is still fun
major bug in the profiles. no created profile list for picking drivers in multiplayer mode. would be nice to have more options in track builder mode like zooming out to see the... Read more
Published on October 10, 2011 by S. Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth the Money!!
I got this for someone else and I guess it is ok they only have played it a few times since I got it for them. Thats why I don,t buy games for people as often as I used to.
Published on May 17, 2011 by Jeri Fortune
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