Karnaaj Rally

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Karnaaj Rally.jpg
The box art of Karnaaj Rally featuring a man with blue hair and a purple hot rod over a checkered flag.
Developer(s) Paragon 5
Publisher(s) Jaleco Entertainment
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
  • NA: November 21, 2002
Genre(s) Racing game, Vehicular combat game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Karnaaj Rally is a racing and vehicular combat game for the Game Boy Advance handheld video game console. It was released on November 21, 2002. The game was well received by critics. It was re-released on UIQ3 platforms as K-Rally in 2007.


Karnaaj Rally is a racing game in top-down perspective.

A single player quick race.


Karnaaj Rally received generally favorable reviews. It received an 8.8 "Great" rating from IGN.[1] It also obtained a "good" rating of 7.8/10 from GameSpot in which it is called "a blast to play".[2]

The title currently maintains an 80% ranking on GameRankings[3] as well as an 81 metascore out of 100 on Metacritic.[4]

Cover artwork[edit]

The box art for Karnaaj Rally was criticized by many video game reviewers and publications. It was featured in 1UP.com's feature titled "Hey Covers... You Suck!" in which it is described as "..the world's ugliest man jump[ing] in front of the camera."[5] IGN's review of the game, although very positive, states that it is "hard to ignore the crappy name and awful package design" and advises readers to "Never judge a book by its cover."[1][6]

Review controversy[edit]

Seanbaby was criticized by readers and makers of the game when in the June 2003 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly (issue 167), he reviewed the game based solely on the cover without having played the game.[7]


  1. ^ a b Harris, Craig (January 15, 2003). "Karnaaj Rally". IGN. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  2. ^ Povo, Frank (Jan 28, 2003). "Karnaaj Rally Review". GameSpot. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Karnaaj Rally - GBA". GameRankings. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Karnaaj Rally". Metacritic. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  5. ^ "Hey Covers! You Suck! 3!". 1UP.com. Ziff Davis. 2007-08-17. p. 2. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  6. ^ "AVGN: Bad Game Cover Art #17 - Karnaaj Rally (Game Boy Advance)". AVGN: Bad Game Cover Art #17 - Karnaaj Rally (Game Boy Advance). 
  7. ^ "Karnaaj Rally". Seanbaby. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-11-29.