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  • Summary: A new multi-player console racing game, Nickelodeon Kart Racers! Select a racer from one of your favorite Nickelodeon series, including SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy from SpongeBob SquarePants, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Arnold and HelgaA new multi-player console racing game, Nickelodeon Kart Racers! Select a racer from one of your favorite Nickelodeon series, including SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy from SpongeBob SquarePants, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Arnold and Helga from Hey Arnold!, & Angelica, Tommy and Reptar from Rugrats. Race your friends in up to 4-player local multiplayer or check out the Battle Arena for a variety of challenges.

    Features:

    * Choose a racer from 12 of the most iconic Nickelodeon series: SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats and MORE!!!

    * Race on 24 different Slimed-filled tracks including Bikini Bottom, NYC sewers, Tommy Pickle's house, Arnold's school and more!

    * Awesome Co-Op and Local Multi-Player for non-stop action the entire family will love!

    * Customizable Karts with multiple power-ups and special attacks!

    * Team-based co-op multiplayer, players can perform devastating fused attack for TONS of FUN!

    * Slime overload will have you turning you Karts into jet-ski racers!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Oct 24, 2018
    70
    Having a modern-day video game with some of the most beloved cartoon characters from our youth is certainly a novelty, and at worst, that’s exactly what Nickelodeon Kart Racers manages to be. But at best, it’s a solid entry into a rather stagnant kart racing genre. It may be lacking a bit of personality and polish, but zooming around the track as Tommy Pickles or Patrick Star is a lot of fun.
  2. Dec 3, 2018
    57
    I can’t wholeheartedly recommend spending full retail price for Nickelodeon Kart Racers. Those with children, or a really fond nostalgia for the channel and its TV shows will probably find fun and hours of gameplay here, but even with four player (local) multiplayer, there’s not enough here to really justify an approximately $50 (CAD) price tag. Nor is the game all that great. It’s simply half-decent, but surpassed my honestly low expectations and ended up being more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
  3. Oct 29, 2018
    50
    Nickelodeon: Kart Racers squanders its should-be exciting premise of combining a fun genre and beloved characters. It's a bit of a feat for a game with this sort of head start to end up so poorly. With so few characters, unattractive audiovisual design, and a Nickelodeon license that feels almost tacked on in the end, it's very hard to recommend to anyone other than families with low expectations who just want a kart racer with SpongeBob or the Ninja Turtles in it. That's a small target audience, and for the many more outside of it, Nickelodeon: Kart Racers definitely isn't worth the ride.
  4. Oct 30, 2018
    50
    While not inherently bad, Nickelodeon Kart Racers just feels a bit bland. The racing is totally fine and I had some decent races here and there when I bumped up the difficulty, but with a limited roster of characters from only four franchises, it boils down to a limited feature overall, and for 40 bucks, I would say that is a steep price to pay for something that I could be done with in about a weekend. Players looking for another kart racer and have experienced their fill of Mario Kart can find some fun here, but I would most certainly wait for a price drop. Even then, don’t go looking here for a bountiful game. There a fun one-off experience and that’s about it.
  5. Nov 7, 2018
    50
    Nickelodeon: Kart Racers is a bit all over the place. While the maps that focus on boat racing suffer from bad controls and difficulty issues, this game offers enough variety to occasionally bring a reasonably good time. The release price will be a bit steep for most, but when the game clicks together, the kart racing experience is satisfying enough to warrant a try.
  6. Nov 19, 2018
    42
    This is an bland, tasteless, and failed game with some of the greatest characters of Nickelodeon cartoons of the last decade on it. We expect this failure to not make anybody that Nickelodeon licenses have no future in games, because they are. Simply not this time.
  7. Oct 25, 2018
    21
    I cannot possibly imagine who at Nickelodeon looked at this and thought ‘Yes, that’s the kind of quality we want representing our brand’. While some track layouts are okay and character models passable, everything else here feels half-baked, lazy or downright awful. Terrible handling, poor audio, and the range of characters and their lack of characterization, collectively make a mockery of the franchises.
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  1. Nov 17, 2018
    7
    It's ok not the best racing game but I like that nickelodeon brought the classics
  2. Oct 26, 2018
    6
    The presentation side of the game isn’t perfect by any means I still enjoyed what both the visuals and sound design had to offer. There’s aThe presentation side of the game isn’t perfect by any means I still enjoyed what both the visuals and sound design had to offer. There’s a decent amount of cart parts available to you and the customisation you can do to your cart gives the game some replaybility. The game is without a doubt best enjoyed when played with family and friends because it’s more fun and exciting when played this way. I found the difficulty curve to be spot on in the game and with the three difficulty choices it means the game is accessible to gamers of all ages. Despite there being 24 tracks in the game none of them really stand out because they lack in terms of variety. I was surprised to see that there were no online components included in the game and for me this does harm the replay value of the game quite a bit. When played for long periods the game does get repetetive quite quickly so I would recommend that you play the game in short bursts. Overall my children love Nickelodeon quite a lot so when I told them about Nickelodeon Kart Racers they were quite excited. Thankfully my children enjoyed the game despite the shortcomings it suffers with and if played for short bursts there is quite a lot of fun to be had. The reason I said short bursts is because it does get repetetive quite quickly and one of the main reasons why it gets repetetive quite quickly is due to the lack of variety present in each of the tracks. Thankfully though there is variety present in other areas and I found this to especially be the case when it came to the amount of customisation we could do to our karts. Another area of the game where there’s plenty of variety is in the game’s difficulty and being able to choose between three difficulty choices not only gives the game a little bit of replaybility but it also makes itself more accessible to gamers of all ages. At the end of the day then there are better racing game’s of this ilk available to you but despite this Nickelodeon Kart Racers still gets a small recommendation from me because it can be quite a lot of fun especially when played with family and friends. Expand