The Terrain Twister was fun to test, and being able to drive right into water and keep on going was a real treat. The video really says it all -- what you see is what you get. If you like how it looks there, you'll like owning one. The controls really are somewhat complicated, but learning them is like learning to ride a bike. Once you get over the initial learning hurdle, you'll be good to go forever.
For the kids out there (and their Dads) who are looking for something more rough, rugged and still packed with coolness, Hot Wheels has re-released the Terrain Twister (originally produced by Tyco years ago). The Hot Wheels RC Terrain Twister is a large car that zips through all terrain – grass, mud, water, sand, snow…pretty much anything you can imagine, the Terrain Twister can handle.
Man, I always knew that wheels were over rated, I just never had the proof to back up my argument. Now, the Terrain Twister clearly shows that wheels are really no match for giant pontoons with corkscrew-shaped threads! There is something bizarrely fun about driving the Terrain Twister over trees, mud, grass and yes, even into a pool. We tried to come up with a terrain that would stop the Terrain Twister and oddly we found only one…smooth floors. The Terrain Twister loves it rough and tough, those pontoons need something to grab on. On a very smooth wood floor, the Terrain Twister had some problems moving around. But really, if you give a kid the Terrain Twister, the last thing he will want to do is drive it on smooth surfaces.
There are some drawbacks to making a wheel free car. For one, it can be hard to drive straight and accurately navigate a course when running on spinning torpedoes. Side to side was no problem for the Terrain Twister, but going forward and accurately turning is a bit of a challenge. Of course, when you have a car that can drive over anything, you don’t really need to worry much about staying on the course. The kids had a blast driving the Terrain Twister all over the yard, into a pool and tormenting the dogs.
Hot Wheels Remote Control Terrain Twister Vehicle - Green