El Chavo Kart
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|El Chavo Kart|
Cover of El Chavo Kart for Xbox 360
|Developer(s)||Efecto Studios (along with Slang)|
|Publisher(s)||Televisa Home Entertainment (in conjunction with Slang)|
|Engine||Unreal Engine 3|
|Release||February 21, 2014 (in North America)|
El Chavo Kart (Chaves Kart in Brazil) is a kart racing game developed by the companies Effecto Studios and Slang and distributed by the Slang own along with Televisa Home Entertainment for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game features all the main characters of El Chavo: The Animated Series (except the characters Jaimito and Gloria) as kart racers and its gameplay is loosely based on Mario Kart series.
El Chavo Kart includes almost all the characters of the El Chavo animated series' go-kart driving in places presented in the same. The game offers ten circuits and twelve characters. There are three game modes: Cups, Exhibition, and Challenges. In the "Cups" mode, the player can unlock characters, while at the end of "Challenges" scenarios and tracks are unlocked. The player can collect power-ups along the race which can be used to benefit himself and gain an advantage in the race. Tracks include series features and scenarios such as Azteca Stadium, the city of Acapulco and also the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Each track can be walked in the opposite direction. Tracks include alternative paths, traps and obstacles. The game features local multiplayer, which allows up to four players compete against each other simultaneously. The game features 45 trophies or achievements that can be unlocked to progress through the game.
The game was announced by Roberto Gómez Fernández, son of Mexican comedian and El Chavo del Ocho's TV series creator Roberto Gómez Bolaños known as "Chespirito", on his 85 age birthday. El Chavo Kart was produced by Slang and developed by Effecto Studios, a development team Colombian directed by Jochen Siess. The voice actors of the series made sound recordings of the voices from the characters in the game.
The game is developed with Unreal Engine 3, and features graphics that mimic the animated television series. Each character has different animations that appear in races when the player hits or jumps, or win a race. Also, the development team took more than two years to carry out, as also with the participation of about 150 people in the studio.
The Brazilian version of the game (where it is given the title Chaves Kart) features Rio de Janeiro's Corcovado as the background image on the game's cover.
El Chavo Kart was received with mixed reviews.
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