Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure Review (VTech)

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EDITOR'S REVIEW
OVERALL EDITOR'S RATING:
What It Is

Go on a treasure hunt with the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure. This track set comes with a motorized freight train that will chug around the track through tunnels and up hills all on its own. And there is a lot of track to chug around. The whole track set is more than 4.5 feet wide when set up following the instructions. You can create your own configurations, too. Plus, it has nine SmartPoint locations, and when the freight train rides over one of these SmartPoints, kids will hear fun phrases (“Here I go!”, “Head to the gold mine!”), music, train sound effects, and more.

Off the track, kids can press the train's light-up button to hear more phrases, music, and tunes. It will tell kids its name (“I'm Forrest. I'm a fabulous freight train!”), talk about the letter “F” (“'F' is for freight train!”), and sing three sing-along songs. There are more than 45 songs, melodies, sounds, and phrases for kids to discover with the train both on and off the track.

The train is motorized, but if kids want to push the train around the track themselves, just flip the switch to manual mode.

Kids can also play with the track set's other features. Pretend to mine for gold in the mountain by hammering the three shape sorter blocks through the mineshaft using the mine hammer. Each piece will roll down the mountain where it can be loaded onto the train. As the train pushes through the gate in front of the mountain, a shape sorter block will be released into the cargo car. Or wait for the cargo car to pass under the mineshaft and try to hammer the shape sorter blocks onto it. The gold mine also includes rotating gears and a crane for moving the shapes around. 

The track and the train are compatible with other Go! Go! Smart Wheels and Go! Go! Smart Animals playsets and vehicles, which are sold separately.

Is It Fun?
This track set will really be a lot of fun, engaging little kids in pretend play, helping develop fine motor skills, and introducing them to first words through all the phrases and music. Because the train and the track pieces are large and chunky, they are easy for small hands to hold, which makes this a nice first train set for even the youngest train conductor.
Who It’s For
The Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure is for ages 1–5. It's a nice first train set for little kids, as well as a nice addition to a Go! Go! Smart Wheels toy collection.
What To Be Aware Of

The train comes with three AAA batteries, which power the in-store try-me features. It's recommended that you replace them before you play for best results.

Assembly was a little difficult because the instructions are in black and white, and that makes it difficult to see which piece needs to be used. We used the pictures on the box as reference while assembling this track set. It took us 20 minutes to do.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Medium Difficulty


    3 AAA batteries required