Belmar, NJ four-piece Toy Cars crafts indie-minded pop songs that both hiss and howl. On their forthcoming EP, titled Sleeping Patterns, heartland rock’s gritty boom is greeted with a goofy sensibility that churns out odes to Bjork at the same rate jaunty shout-alongs (such as that on “Stone,” streaming below) threaten to rattle the rafters of a DIY basement. The guys in Toy Cars have helped MV rev up our first guest Tracklisted, serving up a selection of favorite tracks for tour (dates ) and for multipurpose fun and introspection — much like their September 16th release.
The music is catchy, the tracks look cool, and the cars handle well enough. There is no realism involved necessarily, but then they are toy cars, so why would there be? btw, there are power ups throughout the course which give you weapons or boosts. Those add another fun element to the races.
The car is a single seater, but kids have plenty of room to tote their belongings in the boot, which is actually located at the front of the car. In the back is the lithium ion battery, whose life and charging speed is unmatched by other toy cars. The mini Tesla Model S charges in three hours and lasts all day.
I like what Super Toy Cars is going for, and I think with a few more months of development it could have become a lot more than it did, but being ostensibly finished it feels pointless to hold out hope that its problems will ever be fixed, or that it's even in a state that could be remedied with a few patches. I'm not sure if it was pushed out the door early or its developers really thought it was finished, but the end result is still a game that's in need of attention it won't receive.
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