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Parents' Guide to

World of Cars Online

By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

MMO racing game for kids; starts free, but may want to buy.

Game Windows 2010
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Disney has created a very simple racing game by using the mouse to lead the car, i.e. where your mouse pointer moves, your car will follow. These controls make it simple, even when reversing or making a three-point turns. Voice-overs assist with instructions and chat limitations create a safe world for young gamers. Although not ESRB rated, Disney uses the same safety features found in their other online worlds such as Toontown Online and Pixie Hollow Online.

This is not an educational title but younger kids can still benefit from the hand-eye coordination practice, item matching, and memory games. Kids who enjoy the Cars world will be happy exploring the World of Cars Online. However, while kids can play for free, they will likely want a monthly subscription which enables them to do more in this world. Luckily, the monthly fee is reasonable at $5.95 per month.

Online interaction: With the free version, chat is limited to drop-down menu-chat (also known as Speed Chat). With a paid subscription, parents can enable Speed Chat Plus (which allows kids to type their chat - but will only allow words from a "White List"). These safeguards help to ensure that kids cannot harass or bully each other online.

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