Average User Score: 8.3Jun 21, 2013Almost too slow to call a racing game. Instead of addressing the broken mechanics, Nintendo just adds more issues. Being in last place hasAlmost too slow to call a racing game. Instead of addressing the broken mechanics, Nintendo just adds more issues. Being in last place has become essentially the same as being in second. Get a power-up or two and you'll move right back to the front of the pack. Once the king of kart racing, Mario Kart's refusal to improve has left it at the back of the pack. Nintendo needs a blue shell badly. I highly recommend Sonic & Sega All-stars Racing Transformed (on anything but the 3ds). Its way faster, way more challenging and the races are frantic without having to boost all the players in the back of the pack, and punish the ones in the front.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Apr 17, 2013Fun animation and combo variety satiate at first, but by the end the poor design, shoddy controls bleed through all the charm.
The biggestFun animation and combo variety satiate at first, but by the end the poor design, shoddy controls bleed through all the charm.
The biggest mistake was mapping the dodge and plane shift buttons to the R2/L2 triggers. Both of these buttons are needed in precision mandatory platforming segments, and both fail to deliver the snappy responsiveness required that made games like super meat boy so great. There is no option to remap the controls. Besides this the animation on boss attacks are highly deceptive, both the timing of how long the hit area lasts and how big the hit area will be. Collision detection is also poor, you will often pass right through enemies with an attack and not effect them at all.
Not a lot of glitches, although after fighting Javier for the 20th time or so and finally beating him, the game stuck itself in the cut scene which forced a restart before saving the progress, took another 15 times to finally finish him off without glitching.
This is the kind of game where 5-6 hours feels too short, but because some of the issue that's really all I could tolerate by the end.… Expand