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Hot Wheels Burnin' Rubber ships for GBA

by Jonathan Metts - November 20, 2001, 3:07 pm EST
Source: THQ Press Release

THQ's newest GBA racing game has shipped to stores, and yes, it includes a battery to save your game.

Burnin' Rubber is the first Hot Wheels game from THQ, but certainly isn't the company's first racing title on Game Boy Advance. Players will be able to race over 25 Hot Wheels cars through 16 tracks, and you can upgrade and customize each car. There is also a two-player feature in which you can race against a friend with your customized ride. Here's the full press release from THQ:


Top-Selling Toy to Make its Game Boy Advance Debut

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif. November 20, 2001 THQ Inc. (NASDAQ NMS: THQI) and Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) today announced the release of Hot Wheels Burnin' Rubber for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance system. Hot Wheels Burnin' Rubber takes the power, performance, speed, and attitude of Hot Wheels to the handheld system and is now available at retail outlets nationwide.

"THQ could not be happier to be combining the successful Hot Wheels brand with the wildly popular Game Boy Advance system," stated Mike Rubinelli, Vice President, Product Development, THQ. "Hot Wheels Burnin' Rubber will provide Hot Wheels fans everywhere, the opportunity to customize and upgrade their favorite cars and immerse themselves in an exhilarating handheld racing experience."

"We are thrilled to be bringing Hot Wheels to life on the Game Boy Advance," said Amy Boylan, senior vice president of Boys/Entertainment, New Media at Mattel. "The world's most popular toy is now available on the world's most popular handheld gaming system."

Hot Wheels Burnin' Rubber for Game Boy Advance features more than 25 authentic 2000 and 2001 Hot Wheels vehicles.

Players are able to speed around 16 different tracks and environments as they fly over jumps and whip around corners on their way to unlocking 20 hidden cars and special bonus levels.

Hot Wheels Burnin' Rubber offers gamers seven different modifications for their cars including high-powered engines, tires, suspension and exhaust.

Multi-player mode lets players go head to head against friends with their favorite modified cars.

This unique title is the first Hot Wheels game produced by THQ and includes a battery that allows players to save their games without having to use any passwords.

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