“ Brand: Disney / Age: 3 Years+ „
My son has been a big Disney Cars fan for quite a while now and last year with his birthday money we bought him the Disney cars Red Light green Light game.
We bought the game in Toys R Us in November 2010 for £9.99. I thought the game was on offer at that time but it is still on offer now (Nov 11) at the same price. It is also available from www.amazon.co.uk for £19.99 but I have seen it selling at around £35.
The game comes in quite a big box and contains two track pieces two cars and a piston cup and plinth. The two cars that you get are Lightning Mcqueen and The King. The game requires 3 x AA batteries these are not supplied but they are easily fitted.
To set up the game you place the two cars on to their piece of track and fit the two track pieces into the piece that has the piston cup on it. The two cars must both be pulled back to the start position to start the game.
The idea of the game is to be the fastest car and win the piston cup. The race is not just a straight forward race though and you must stop and start according to the red and green lights that flash on and off. The winner is the first driver to reach the piston cup.
To play the game you press a tyre shaped button really quickly to make your car move along. As you are pressing there are lights on the piston cup that change from green to red at random and you have to stop and start your car depending on the light that is lit. There is also a voice that urges you along and chastises you if you do not stop when the red light is shown. If you try to carry on moving when the red light is lit the voice will tell you to go back to the start.
My son was only just three when we bought him this game and although this is the recommended age range he did find it a bit confusing at first. My older son was five when we got this game and he managed to put the game together without any help. There was so much excitement over the game when we first got it that the children had opened it and got it working without reading the instructions and they were getting really frustrated with it because it kept telling them to go back to the start. I read the instructions and explained the game to them and then they got the hang of it quite quickly. My three year old just wanted to get on with the race and got annoyed with all the stopping and starting.
We have had the game a year now and it is still played fairly regularly. My daughter doesn't like the game very much but I think that is due to the characters rather than the game. I think my sons like this game because they can get it out and play it with minimal setting up and no input from me. While they are playing things can get quite boisterous and sometimes the track does come apart when they get too rough but nothing has broken yet.
I think this was definitely worth the money as we have had lots of fun with it. My son is still really interested in all the Disney Cars so I imagine this game will still be played for a while yet.
I would recommend this game if you can find it at the right price. I don't think I would have paid any more than £10 for this game but appreciate that you are paying for the name.
My son got this as a Christmas present when he was 2 and he has not played with it much since. The age suitability for this toy is 3 so I think the reason for my son not playing with the toy is simply that he is too young for it still.
To play the game you need two players one to go Lightening McQueen and the other is The King and when decided you take up your position next to your chosen character. When the light which is at the end of the track on the piston cup turns green you need to continually press your steering wheel button as fast as you can to make your car go and race to the end of the track. But you need to keep an eye on the green light as when it turns red you need to stop! If you keep pressing your button you will be sent back to the start. The winner is the first to reach the end of the track and wins the Piston Cup.
The game is very easy to put together and only takes a minute to do, as its just a case of clicking the two tracks and the piston cup onto the finish line and that is the game ready to play. When your child is finished playing the game it can be took apart easy which makes it good for storing out of the way and therefore does not clutter up there room. I am unsure what price it was bought for as it was a gift but I looked it up on the Disney website and it was £19.99 which I personally think is a bit expensive for what it is.
I bought this game for my son at christmas as he is a massive fan of Disney Cars and I just knew he would love it.
I paid £30 for it which seamed quite a lot but we all know how you pay for the brand name.
The idea of the game is that you have two players and you have to race to reach the end of the line and be the one to collect the piston cup.
The game itself appeared very sturdy and well made and it was very simple to fit together, after being shown once my 4 year old son can now set it up by himself.
Each player chooses their car and the race begins. The game changes colour from green to red. When the lights are green you have to press your steering wheel button as fast as you can and move your car forward along the line, but beware! if you press your button when the lights are on green you'll be sent back to the start. Who will be the first to reach the finish line?
I thought this was a very good game for young children as it's simple to use, the rules are easy to follow and it teaches children that green means go and red means stop which is a very vital skill to learn.
I would recomend it to all parent's of young children as it's a great way to keep children occupied whilst they learn.
Disney Cars Red Light Green Light Piston Cup Race Game Lightning McQueen and The King are under starters orders, but who'll win The Piston Cup? Go when the light go green and stop when thy are red. No Cheating or it's back to the start. First to the finish takes the cup in this great Disney Cars Piston Cup Game!