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Build N Race - Nintendo Wii

by Zoo Games
Nintendo Wii
Everyone
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 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


Product Details

  • 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 (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,579 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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27 of 28 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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12 of 14 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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4 of 5 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice family game November 2, 2012
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
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 the color of the car by different degrees. The game is not hard to play. However, there is a learning curve especially since this game does not have a steering wheel option for play (like Mario Kart). I like the realistic looking tracks. And the classic car options for racing. Over all I'm satisfied with the purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars has bugs but is still fun October 10, 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
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 whole track. needs option to turn off commentary during races.
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3 of 4 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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