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An awesome game for the whole family!
on October 19, 2010
My kids caught the commercial for Tall Tales on Disney Channel, and immediately wanted the game. We've already played for a few hours and are about halfway through the Tall Tales cartoons. It's neat how the game takes you through the story for each of Mater's Tall Tales: Mater the Greater, Rescue Squad Mater, Unidentified Flying Mater, El Materdor, Tokyo Mater, and Monster Truck Mater. The game actually uses Pixar's footage for the story scenes, so you get high quality video of Mater and Lightning McQueen. The developers also put dozens of cutscenes everywhere in the game with the same Pixar quality, so you get plenty of time with all the characters from Cars. As you go through the stories, you play party games based on what's going on with the story at that particular time; really cool!
The games themselves are addicting, because anyone can pick up the controller and play right along. You get a huge mix of racing games, shooting games, flying games, and games that take advantage of the Wii controller's motion feature. So far, I've noticed about 10 different styles of gameplay, and we're only halfway through!
So one of the best features in the game is the car creator. You get to make your own car to use as a character in the minigames. You'll earn coins to buy stuff for you car, like new paint jobs, tires and wheels, decals, and even stuff like hats and glasses! There are 5 or 6 car styles to choose from (I picked the sports car). I'm working towards buying one of those huge car spoilers that you see in the Cars movie; the one that the street racing car has.
My kids and I are having a lot of fun with the game, and I think it's safe to say that any family with kids between 6-12 will have a blast with this game. Obviously, it's very safe for all ages, as there is nothing offensive in the game. It's definitely a "must buy" in my book (plus, I'm a Larry the Cable Guy fan, and the game uses his voice in the both the story cutscenes and during the minigames). Hope this helps your decision to buy this one. Have fun!