Cars Mater-National Championship (Wii)
|Cars: Mater-National Championship|
Cars Mater-National Championship is a video game starring everyone's least-favorite Pixar character, Mater. This article will focus solely on the Wii version as it contains a lot of unused content unique just to it, as well as most of the unused content from other versions.
|This article is a work in progress.|
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
- 1 Unused Events
- 2 Unused Graphics
- 3 Unused Text
- 3.1 Unused Story Mode strings?
- 3.2 Unused menu function overviews
- 3.3 Unused language selector strings
- 3.4 Car Finder?
- 3.5 Unused character name strings
- 3.6 Unused event name strings
- 3.7 Unused cutscene names
- 3.8 Unused cutscene subtitles
- 3.9 Unused Rustbucket Races description?
- 3.10 Unused reward overview strings
- 3.11 Unknown
- 3.12 Unused Time Trial minigame instructions
- 3.13 Unused Story Mode hints
- 3.14 Early powerslide load screen tip
Earlier Ghosting Mater
Earlier versions of all seven Ghosting Mater levels are present. Six of them have been ported into the PC version and showcased. They don't differ much from the final with the exception of the arrow graphic from Cars: The Video Game still being used and the (pretty broken) presence of the structures from that game's single level of this minigame.
Earlier Radiator Springs Circuit
An earlier revision of Radiator Springs Circuit exists in the files and has been restored. It features slightly different object placement from the final and, on top of that, most objects are obviously still in the placeholder stage and also lack collision. Bessie is also present, as seen in early footage. There are also banners present on the wall of one part of the track as seen in the same footage, albeit in very early stages.
Early Wheel Well Circuit
There also exists an early version of Wheel Well Circuit, however it is much more tame than the early version of Radiator Springs Circuit. It is almost completely lacking in objects, with the exception of some usually unused arrow signs around the start of the track. Being reset after staying off-track for too long also causes a very major graphical glitch where different parts of terrain will become invisible depending on the camera angle (strangely, only during this will the aforementioned arrow signs appear). Finally, the start positioning is pretty different, being off-centre to the left and having four racers in front and only one in back, as opposed to the final's three in front and two in back. All of this can be seen in the screenshots below, where the event has been restored into the PC version.
There are two textures present in the files seemingly from an earlier demo of the game. An IGN article on a demo of the game presented at E3 2007 was recently discovered at the time of writing this, so they're thought to be perhaps from that. This makes some sense as the article states that it was a Wii demo, and Licensed by Nintendo and only Incinerator Studios' logo are present on these textures.
Unused Concept Art
Seen here are early versions of the concept art\renders of Ornament Valley Airport, Bessie, Luigi's Casa Della Tires (both the Radiator Springs and Ornament Valley and Tailfin Pass versions), Lightning's racing stadium and Red, as well as a concept render of Fred which never made it into the final game.
Blue Menus Remnants
There are several remnants of a point in the game's development where, as opposed to red, the menus were primarily blue. The game also used a slightly different logo at this point.
Early\Unused Character Icons
Several early versions of character icons remain in the files, as well as some that never went used at all.
Unused Load Screens
There exist some early takes of the different load screens in the files. Considering the similarity to one another and simplicity of the early area load screens, there's a chance that they simply could've been placeholders.
Multiple variations of what is likely the image used as a base for these load screens also exist.
There exist multiple, strange renders of a PlayStation 2 controller and an Xbox 360 controller. Purpose is ultimately unknown, however it's theorised that the developers were toying around with different artstyles for the control overviews and had these ones in mind for a while.
Early Wheelset Icons
Many unused text strings are present in the game's localisation files.
Unused Story Mode strings?
A place where you will find something new to do Where you'll find a race you have already run Here is a mini-game you have already played Go here to see a new part of the story
Visit Radiator Springs for the Mater-National! Play any unlocked race or mini-game! Challenge a friend in a race or mini-game! Select game options, see records, and more! Track and save your gameplay progress. Spend Bonus Points to unlock cars and more! If you are just starting out. For the experienced player. Are you an expert racer? Practice racing on the roads or in Rustbucket Stadium! Play any unlocked Mater-National mini-game! Head-to-head racing action! Face off in Mater-National mini-games! Adjust various game settings. Adjust volume and sound settings. Adjust in-game camera settings. View and choose your control configuration. View and choose the second player's control configuration. See your own and the all-time high scores for every event. For sneaky drivers. Our behind-the-scenes Mater-National crew. See your own personal records for each event. See the all-time best records for every event. Spend Bonus Points to unlock cars and paint jobs! Spend Bonus Points to unlock concept art and more! Spend Bonus Points to unlock video clips, scenes, and more! Check out the Rainbow Studios concept art for Cars unique to this game! Look at Rainbow Studios concept art for the environments in this game! Promo clips!
Unused language selector strings
English Français Italiano Deutsch Español Svenska Norsk Dansk Spaans SELECT LANGUAGE/VELG SPRÅK/VÆLG SPROG/VÄLJ SPRÅK
Unused character name strings
Unused event name strings
Team Relay #5 Team Relay #6 Team Relay #8 Team Relay #9 Team Relay #11 Team Relay #12 Team Relay #13 Rhythmic Rumble #1b Rhythmic Rumble #1c Rhythmic Rumble #1d Rhythmic Rumble #8 Rhythmic Rumble #9 Rhythmic Rumble #10 Time Trial Race Road Race Time Trial Stadium Race Time Trial Rustbucket Race Explore Road Races
Unused cutscene names
Private Racing Lessons Let’s Relay Race! Where’s the Auto Barn? Something for Jenny Checkin’ out the New Stadium Mater Broadcasting Live This is a Military Operation I'm not crazy, I'm Gudmund The Haunted Hook!!! The Tears of a Champion Acting Natural The Story of a New Dent Would you give me a Tour? There’s a New Guy in Town Mater Speaks Japanese Taaa-daaa! The World of Drift Racing This is Gonna be Fun Great race, Giovanni! Everybody say Hoo-boy!! Making Monster McQueen A Monster Mater! Tractor Stampede I'm allergic to ghosts! Tipping... Frank Rust Bust Golden Gas Can Frank Slash High Draulics Ghost Light James P. Sullivan Cup In a Safe Place
Unused cutscene subtitles
Uh, it feels good, Mater, thanks. Edvard was a, uh, memorable competitor. Uh, it feels good, Mater, thanks. Klaus was a, uh, memorable competitor. Mater... (Whooping noises) Thank you, Lightning. (bellowing, whooping, yelling - being a Monster) (more monster noises, Raahhh! etc) (snoring, laughing in his sleep) (mutters in sleep, followed by a giggle) (soft snoring, then big laughter followed by a snort - the snort wakes him up with a start) Whoa, you know, I was just dreamin' about doin' that very same thing. Let's go!
Unused Rustbucket Races description?
tusslin' with Mater and cousins
Unused reward overview strings
FOURTH PLACE FIFTH PLACE SIXTH PLACE SEVENTH PLACE
Unused Time Trial minigame instructions
TIME TRIAL This is a head to head race, you against yourself. Race one lap, alone on the track. All laps after that are against your best lap. Pefect your race strategy on every course! YOUR BEST LAP:
Unused Story Mode hints
When you are done here, there are more newly unlocked events in Radiator Springs When you are done here, there are more newly unlocked events in Ornament Valley When you are done here, there are more newly unlocked events in Tailfin Pass
Early powerslide load screen tip
If a powerslide turns too sharply, release until the turn straightens out, then powerslide again.
The Cars series
|Windows||Cars • Mater-National Championship • Fast As Lightning|
|Game Boy Advance||Cars • Mater-National Championship|
|Nintendo DS||Cars • Mater-National Championship • Cars 2|
|Wii||Mater-National Championship • Cars 2|
|Plug & Play||Cars 2|
|iOS, Android||Fast As Lightning • Hotshot Racing|