WorthPlaying writes: "Although most licensed video games based on movies are not worth one's time, the first Cars game, which was released at the same time as the Pixar movie of the same name, was kid-friendly, fun and definitely worth taking for a spin by children and adults alike. The follow-up title, Cars: Mater-National Championship, looks to continue that trend. Both Cars games were developed by Rainbow Studios, who have developed the MX racing series and Mat Hoffman Pro BMX, so they definitely know how to make racing games.
There are three different modes of gameplay in Mater-National Championship: story mode, arcade mode and versus mode. The story mode is set up just like the first Cars title and is sort of a sandbox game. It opens with Mater introducing the town of Radiator Springs and issuing an invitation for vehicles from different countries to participate in the town's international racing contest. This continues the story from the previous game, where they invited characters from around the globe to test their mettle and race against the Cars cast."