Nickelodeon Kart Racers12 critics
9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
While Nickelodeon Kart Racers’ provides plenty of content and has smart references that integrate well with some very solid racing, the poor visuals and botched battle mode leave plenty to be desired. If you accept the game for what it is there’s definitely some fun to be had but its shortcomings are jarring enough to require some substantial blinders.
Fairly decent handling isn't nearly enough to save Nickelodeon Kart Racers. Even if you ignore the squandered potential of a game featuring the network's biggest cartoon stars, this is a shallow racing game that underwhelms at every turn. Tracks have some nice details but aren't particularly imaginative, the presentation largely falls flat, and the whole thing feels undercooked. If you're a die-hard fan, it might be worth a look, but it's hard to recommend this to anyone else.
Since the title doesn't even attempt to hide its shortcomings, it feels like its creators are perhaps aware that parents might not read up on the title's shortcomings before purchasing it for their child, safe in the knowledge that it's a recognisable brand. That, if true, is something to really take issue with. Thankfully, the world is full of people with a conscience, who will deter folk from this monstrosity and tell them to go play Mario Kart instead.
For all his quirks, Spongebob Squarepants and his friends are far from boring, but this game has managed to make them so. There's a distinct lack of personality on show here, and it's not only repetitive and uninteresting, but it's also everything we've seen before. That's without mentioning the awful boat racing and the lack of online multiplayer. We'd advise you to steer clear, whether you're a Nickelodeon fan or not.
No online multiplayer, oddly narrow selection of properties, a lack of characters and imagery from the shows they used along with oddities like no voice work make it hard to recommend, there’s the nugget of a great kart racer in here but it all feels so half-hearted. A real shame.
Let us step in for a conclusion. This is the first review on PSU where we’ve asked one of our children to write it to provide a different perspective. After all, it’s children who will be playing the game and it gives those parents thinking of picking it up an honest opinion that isn’t tainted by years of playing brilliant Mario Kart racers!
As far as kart racers go, Nickelodeon Kart Racers is a disappointing case of missed opportunity. Nickelodeon, as a brand, is rich with properties though barely any are appropriately handled here too, with a roster that's quite frankly anemic. Instead, Nickelodeon Kart Racers offers some serviceable kart racing that's ultimately devoid of any personality. Some kids who don't know any better will find some enjoyment here, but most probably won't.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers es uno de los peores juegos de kart que hemos jugado nunca. Un burdo intento de sacar tajada de la popularidad de unos personajes a los que no se les sabe sacar provecho en ningún momento. Sus fallos son innumerables, comenzando por una jugabilidad lenta, aburrida y poco equilibrada, continuando con un apartado audiovisual sacado de nuestras peores pesadillas y terminando con un diseño de circuitos incapaz de ofrecer algo mínimamente divertido.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers es un intento de Mario Kart que sin embargo no acaba de estar a la altura. Con circuitos poco inspirados, una pequeña selección de personajes, un diseño pobre y algunas discutibles decisiones de diseño que incluso pueden inducir mareos, el juego no está a la altura.
Statt eines Original-Soundtracks gibt es wirres MIDI-Geklimper, das Fahrverhalten wirkt ähnlich plump wie die veraltete Grafik – und trotz allem muss man manchmal sogar mit Rucklern leben. Darüber hinaus spult das Spiel das typische Programm einer lustlosen Mario-Kart-Kopie ab, wobei nicht mal kleine Besonderheiten wie Verwandlungen oder der Turbo-Schleim verhindern konnten, dass mir ständig die Augen zufielen.