Nickelodeon Kart Racers

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Nickelodeon Kart Racers
NickKartRacers.jpeg
North American PlayStation 4 cover art
Developer(s)Bamtang Games
Publisher(s)GameMill Entertainment
Maximum Games (Europe)
SeriesNicktoons
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release
  • NA: October 23, 2018
  • EU: October 26, 2018[1]
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Nickelodeon Kart Racers is a racing video game developed by Bamtang Games and published by GameMill Entertainment in the North American release and Maximum Games in the European release. The game features Nickelodeon characters in crossover, including SpongeBob SquarePants and the Rugrats. The game was released on October 23, 2018 in North America for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Nickelodeon Kart Racers features a selection of 12 playable characters from four different Nicktoons; SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hey Arnold! and Rugrats. 24 race tracks from different locations from the shows are included in the game.[3]

It also has a co-op mode, where the player can "pull off devastating fused attacks, and local free-for-all multiplayer." The karts can be customized in the shop and power-ups can be picked up from the tracks.

Development[edit]

The game was announced in June 2018.[4][5] A trailer for the game was released on September 13, 2018.[6]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic42/100 (PS4)[7]
41/100 (NS)[8]
49/100 (XONE)[9]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Nintendo Life3/10[10]
OXM (UK)5/10[11]

The game received negative reviews from critics, according to review aggregator Metacritic.

Nintendo Life gave the game 3/10 stars, criticizing it for the lack of voice acting and the roster size which only consists of two to four characters from four different cartoons while lacking characters from other popular Nickelodeon cartoons like: The Fairly OddParents, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Invader Zim and Avatar: The Last Airbender.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nickelodeon Kart Racers (PS4)". Amazon. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-switch/games/nickelodeon-kart-racers/163553
  3. ^ "Mario Kart-Inspired Game With Nickelodeon Characters Announced". GameSpot. 2018-07-26. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  4. ^ https://www.gamestop.com/xbox-one/games/nickelodeon-kart-racers/163551
  5. ^ https://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/nickelodeon-kart-racers/163549
  6. ^ "Nickelodeon Kart Racers Announce Trailer" – via www.youtube.com.
  7. ^ "Nickelodeon Kart Racers (PlayStation 4)". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "Nickelodeon Kart Racers (Switch)". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "Nickelodeon Kart Racers (Xbox One)". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Vogel, Mitch (November 4, 2018). "Nickelodeon Kart Racers Review (Switch)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Towell, Justin. "Nickelodeon Kart Racers". Official Xbox Magazine (UK). No. 172. Future plc.