It has managed to surprise us in a very positive way: although it has its flaws, like an unpolished audio as well as a lack of online features, it possesses a ton of content to enjoy, the progression and unlocking systems are adequate, the are new elements introduced in the oversteer and attack systems, that with some exceptions, add some uniqueness to it, and, most of all, has its own identity regarding the visual elements.
All-Star Fruit Racing is a decent enough kart racer that offers a few interesting ideas of its own but unfortunately suffers in a few areas whether it’s the awkward control scheme, confusing weapon system or even a general lack of online features. There’s fun to be had from this fruit-inspired title, sure, but perhaps a little ripening could have helped sweeten this uneven racer.
Despite its issues, All-Star racing is an original take on the kid-friendly kart racer which offers a wonderful selection of fruit themed content to keep both children and adults entertained. It might not get everything right, but it’s a beautifully juicy start.
It doesn't fully capitalize on these factors, however, as the game's theme gets repetitive too quickly, the feeling of speed is absent and loading times are way too long, which coupled with a rather mediocre soundtrack, means that this All-Star Fruit Racing does not reach the same threshold as the biggest name in kart racing games.
All-Star Fruit Racing takes a unique karting weapon system, throws it into a blender with some cute presentation ideas and an unfortunate series of technical annoyances, and ends up with a pretty mixed bag as a result. This is a competent racer, and there’s just about enough content to make you want to keep playing, but it never realises the potential that it could have had and doesn’t really stand up to the heights that other titles can offer. It’s just a little on the weak side to justify its asking price, so bear that in mind before jumping into a fruity purchase.
My first dive into the game left a really sour taste in my mouth. There was a broken AI system that simply did not allow me to get gold in any of the races in order to unlock the rest of the characters. Most of them are generic in design, minus a few interesting ones with special attacks. I was really hard on the game for having a broken system. Even with the patch, I still can’t shake what I initially had played. I was simply hoping for a more enjoyable experience. It feels more like something that you would find on Early Access or a concept, not a full-fledged release.
All-Star Fruit Racing is a colourful vibrant kart racer that brings new ideas to the track but doesn't execute them well enough to become a worthwhile option. Due to tech issues and dead multiplayer, you may find better enjoyment elsewhere.
Such a waste of money!
I bought on it because of trailer one month before the game has been released. I expected it will be something like Mario Kart or Beach Buggy Racing, but I only have got very raw game which definitely doesn't cost $40. I would not give for this game any dollar because it looks and behaves rather as demo than as full game based on its sound, graphics and gameplay.
Sounds: I barely can recall music and sounds which are worse than we have here and that "Let's go!" voice on the beginning of every race came right from 90s I guess!
Colors and fonts are so bad that I need to go closer to TV every time I want to read menu items.
Races: I thought such games where trees and bushes behave as walls have been left 10 years ago, but I was wrong! If you see a bunch of bushes on sides of a road don't think that you can just drive near them without a problem, it's definitely not a good idea, you will crash into the place you see space between bushes.
Another bad thing is AI. I had the situations when I was driving alone for few minutes and other drivers couldn't overtake me, and I couldn't overtake the first ones. It's very interesting to drive lap to lap without any action (really not).
And another really annoying thing is loading time, it's hard to believe but it takes about both Donkey Kong's and Mario Kart's loading times.
I wouldn't advice to buy this game to anyone.
I bought this game with my kids in mind. But unfortunately it is not a good game, it looks nice, but it is not very good to play it. After 4 minutes of playing, my children turned the game off, which does not happen to them.