M&M's Kart Racing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
M&M's Kart Racing
M&M's Kart Racing.PNG
Developer(s) Frontline Studios
Publisher(s)
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, Wii
Release date(s) Nintendo Wii
  • NA October 25, 2007
  • AUS November 29, 2007
  • EU April 25, 2008
Nintendo DS
  • NA March 24, 2008
  • PAL April 25, 2008
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Wii Optical Disc, 128-Megabit cartridge

M&M's Kart Racing is a video game of the racing genre for the Nintendo DS and Wii video game consoles based on the M&M's license and developed by Frontline Studios. It was the fifth of the six M&M's video games. The game allows players to play one of M&M's characters in fifteen race environments (despite the package claiming ten).

Gameplay[edit]

M&M's Kart Racing is a kart racing game in which the player controls one of the selectable characters who race in karts in different race tracks that vary in shape and theme.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Wii) 22.50%[1][2]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot (DS)2/10
IGN (DS)3/10 (Wii) 2.5
GameZone (DS)2/10

M&M's Kart Racing was critically panned upon release. It has a GameRankings score of 22.50% and 22.33% for the Wii and DS versions respectively.[1][2]

IGN gave the DS version 3/10 and the Wii version 2.5/10 citing that "commercial mascots make terrible videogames" and that the game "barely uses the license at all".[3][4] GameSpot gave the DS version 2/10 stating that the game "could put you off M&M's for life".[5] GameSpot also awarded the game "Flat-out Worst Game" award in GameSpot's "Best and Worst of 2008" awards. GameZone also panned it, giving it 2/10. The game was also awarded the lowest-rated kart game by Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2011, stating that the game's nearest "rival" was Shrek Swamp Kart Speedway, the latter of which has a GameRankings score of 26.40%, 3.9% more than M&M's Kart Racing.[6]

Gameplay footage of the game was featured as Joystiq's "Today's most hilariously atrocious video",[7] stating that the gameplay footage "is a true testament to the wrong way to build a kart racer".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GameRankings Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "GameRankings DS". GameRankings. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "IGN DS". IGN. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "IGN Wii". IGN. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "GameSpot review". GameSpot. 4 November 2008. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2011. Guinness. 2011. p. 80. 
  7. ^ ""Today's most hilariously atrocious video": M&M's Kart Racing on Joystiq.com". Retrieved 2007-11-17. 

External links[edit]