Hot Wheels Carcade Review (Mattel)

What It Is

The Hot Wheels Carcade brings vehicle play to arcade games for a fun racing challenge. This tabletop game is inspired by classic skee-ball and pinball play. The Carcade includes one Hot Wheels car that you load into the launching arm. Turn on the Carcade motor, and use the trigger to aim and launch the car up the ramp. Try to hit the blinking targets in order to score points before time is up. After about 40 seconds, a top ramp will drop down, and if you can launch your car up that ramp, you score bonus points. Kids can play with the Carcade solo or challenge a friend to see who can get the best score. Lights and sounds play as kids launch the cars. Additional Hot Wheels cars are sold separately.

Is It Fun?

This is a really cool action-packed set that merges car play with arcade games. Kids will love aiming and launching their Hot Wheels cars at the targets in this fast-paced game. We definitely think that kids will want to add more Hot Wheels cars to this set, especially because it's fun to see how different cars perform on the Carcade.

Who It’s For

The Hot Wheels Carcade is for ages 5 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Three AA and four D batteries are required but not included.

Sometimes the cars get jammed in the launching arm, but you can easily lift up the clear cover on the arm to fix the jam.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AA & 4 D batteries required