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Disney Cars Red Light Green Light
Member Name: mumto3
Disney Cars Red Light Green Light
Date: 02/12/11, updated on 02/12/11 (134 review reads)
Advantages: easy to set up - simple game - quick game - fun
Disadvantages: the voice isn't one of the characters
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.
Summary: A fun game featuring well known characters