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Cars Lightning Speed Kid’s Race Car Game

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Race across the world of Cars as Lightning McQueen’s new protégé. Do you have what it takes to race against the best?

  • Collect lightning bolt tokens to bolster your speed in critical moments of the race.
  • Earn money and make several cosmetic and performance upgrades.
  • Race across five different countries in a campaign spanning 32 different race tracks.





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Cars Lightning Speed Racing Game for Kids Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Gain needed speed by taking lightning bolt tokens. Win races in various tournaments across the globe. Customize your vehicle avatar with money collected from toolboxes during races.

  • Starting the Game
    • As soon as the game loads, an opening animation featuring Lightning McQueen plays.
    • Toggle the game’s audio by selecting the red sound button on the upper right corner of the screen.
    • Click on the play button to proceed.
    • Start off by selecting a three-letter name.
      • Your initials will work fine for this purpose.
    • The interactive tutorial will begin shortly.
      • In tutorial mode, you will play a brief race against Lightning McQueen.
    • Once you’ve passed through the tutorial, you will proceed to the game proper.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Use the mouse and left click on items to navigate.
      • Use the arrow keys to move left and right
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Although this game might work on mobile devices, it was primarily designed for desktop computers with a connected keyboard.
  • Game Play
    • Interactive tutorial
      • After selecting your name, you will start with a friendly training race against Lightning McQueen
      • Lightning will briefly introduce you to the basics of the game.
      • As you race, he will interrupt the game to teach you the basic principles of each race.
        • Navigation
          • Your car automatically moves forward.
          • Move side to side to avoid obstacles and stay on the road.
        • Boost
          • Collect lightning bolts and just keep driving to earn a boost.
          • A boost will give you immense speed for a brief time.
          • Collecting boosts is essential to beating the top two races, which include Lightning McQueen himself.
        • Obstacles
          • Hitting obstacles such as road blocks will slow you down and diminish your boost.
        • Race placement
          • Your placement in the race rankings is displayed on the top left corner of the screen.
      • Note that there are game play elements that will only come to play in actual races. Like Doc Hudson before him, he won’t tell you all the tricks.
        • These include puddles, which impede navigation by blocking your view.
        • Driving off of the road will also slow you down considerably.
      • You can replay the tutorial at any time by selecting the pause button and selecting the traffic cone button.
    • Options
      • Click on the red gear icon on the upper right corner to open the options menu.
      • The options menu includes the following controls:
        • License plate button: Change your name.
        • Speaker button: Toggle the game’s audio.
        • Traffic cone button: Start the tutorial.
        • Difficulty switch: Choose between rookie and professional.
          • Rookie mode has easier driving controls.
          • It also makes you boost faster.
    • Customization mode
      • Use this ode to customize your player character.
      • Select a vehicle model (which is free)
      • Upgrade your vehicle’s visual appearance and mechanical performance. Options include the following:
        • Paint: Changes the color of your car.
        • Stickers:
        • Engine tune-ups
        • Kits: Optimizes your car for country-specific terrain.
      • Engine tune-ups and kits have a ramping cost.
      • Your upgrades do not carry over to another car.
    • Tracks
      • The game has 20 tracks spread out over five nations (U.S.A., Brazil, Japan, Germany, and Italy)
      • Each country has 4 available track.
      • In single mode, you must race one track to unlock the next two, then play both tracks to unlock the fourth.
    • Races
      • The typical race
        • Before you begin a race, Lightning suggests equipping yourself with a themed kit for the track.
        • All races start with 9 contestants, including your character.
        • Each race has a corresponding number of laps.
        • Beat all 8 other racers to win.
      • Single Mode
        • These serve as sandbox practice races.
        • They are ideal for helping you learn the ropes
        • Single races are also a good way to make money for upgrades.
      • Career Mode
        • This is the game’s story mode.
        • Compete and win in several races spread over eight tournaments
          • Beginner’s Cup
          • Advanced Cup
          • Brazil Cup
          • Japan Cup
          • Germany Cup
          • Italy Cup
          • U.S.A. Cup
          • World Cup
        • Each tournament has 4 tracks each. Career mode has a grand total of 32 different tracks.
    • Tips
      • Don’t be too disappointed with third place, at least for the first few times.
      • Focus on collecting tool boxes for money.
        • Use this money to upgrade your car.
      • Improve your techniques in one country’s race tracks before moving onto the next.
        • Keep making improvements in Single Mode before entering Career Mode.
      • Minimize crashing and veering off the road to maintain speed.
      • Collect as many lightning tokens as possible to gain speed.
        • This becomes especially important when vying for first and second place.
        • Sometimes, you can only win a race by a nose.
  • Target Audience
    • This game is suited for older children to adults and for fans of racing games.
    • This game has no adult content.

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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