Jack DeVries writes:
"It's definitely a better decision to get Cars Mater-National over the DS prequel, but, unless the recipient is in the elementary school age bracket, it's still not recommended. The game has enough charm and movie references to be cool for major fans of the film. However, the racing is really rather basic, keeping it from being a real competitor in the racing game genre. Had there been a harder difficulty option, and had the actual racing been a little more polished, we would recommend a purchase. Instead it's only worth a test drive."