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  • Summary: A new multi-player console racing game, Nickelodeon Kart Racers! Select a racer from one of your favorite Nickelodeon series, including SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy from SpongeBob SquarePants, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Arnold and HelgaA new multi-player console racing game, Nickelodeon Kart Racers! Select a racer from one of your favorite Nickelodeon series, including SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy from SpongeBob SquarePants, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Arnold and Helga from Hey Arnold!, & Angelica, Tommy and Reptar from Rugrats. Race your friends in up to 4-player local multiplayer or check out the Battle Arena for a variety of challenges.

    Features:

    * Choose a racer from 12 of the most iconic Nickelodeon series: SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats and MORE!!!

    * Race on 24 different Slimed-filled tracks including Bikini Bottom, NYC sewers, Tommy Pickle's house, Arnold's school and more!

    * Awesome Co-Op and Local Multi-Player for non-stop action the entire family will love!

    * Customizable Karts with multiple power-ups and special attacks!

    * Team-based co-op multiplayer, players can perform devastating fused attack for TONS of FUN!

    * Slime overload will have you turning you Karts into jet-ski racers!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 12 out of 17
  1. Oct 26, 2018
    72
    Even though Nickelodeon Kart Racers may appear to be another cartoon cash-in, it actually offers solid racing gameplay as well as plenty of fun tracks, power-ups, and customizable karts that the entire family can enjoy together.
  2. Nov 8, 2018
    55
    Graphically, the game looks quite dated. The music is, well, bad — and the effects, while capturing some of the characters’ uniqueness, is still pretty flat. Likewise in general for the game, while there is some fun to be had, especially in local multiplayer, the overall experience is more underwhelming than not. That makes this game very difficult to recommend to all but the most ardent kart racing or Nickelodeon fans. Even within those camps, who are more apt to overlook flaws with NKR, the experience leaves a lot to be desired.
  3. 50
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers is a disappointing misstep. It handles fine with some mildly interesting track designs. Sadly, it struggles to really, really lean into the cartoons' individuality. This is a simple ride that won't offer much in the way of challenge and, overall, it lacks some care and attention that could've provided something more compelling.
  4. Oct 26, 2018
    40
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers is just about a passable karting game. It feels rushed and bland, meaning there's little here to inspire you for very long.
  5. Dec 21, 2018
    40
    Just a plain bad kart game that manages to copy the best game on its genre but fails on doing it.
  6. Nov 16, 2018
    38
    Nickleodeon Kart Racers is another bad attempt, after all that born covered under the idea of Mario Kart, in this case, this game has no ambition, we got presented a boring, dry game and the only people that could make this game fun, are kids that don’t have Fortnite on their console.
  7. Oct 25, 2018
    20
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers is, simply, a very very bad game. With basic at best visuals, terrible audio design and quality, as well as just downright bland kart racing, this isn't the kart racer for you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 3, 2018
    10
    This is a good game
    really
    but this is my opinion so don't judge me
    good that GameMILL Entertaiment revived Nickelodeon games
  2. Nov 2, 2018
    8
    It's a fun game. I used to play MK8 a lot with a group of friends and we enjoyed this game as much as Mario Kart. Sadly, 12 characters aren'tIt's a fun game. I used to play MK8 a lot with a group of friends and we enjoyed this game as much as Mario Kart. Sadly, 12 characters aren't enough for a game like this. The majority of tracks are fun to play but there are some that can feel repetitive because of the excessive amount of slime. Driving mechanics are good, maybe not as polished as other karting games, but still lets you enjoy the game. I hope that this game could receive DLCs with more characters, this could make the game way better. If you are a fan of karting games or a Nickelodeon fan, you should get this. Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2018
    5
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers
    Nothing but skins
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers is a Kart Racing game that can be played solo or with up to 4 players
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers
    Nothing but skins
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers is a Kart Racing game that can be played solo or with up to 4 players locally,
    there are solo races as well as team races
    Here youll be playing as a variety of characters from spongebob, hey Arnold, rugrats, and teenage mutant ninja turtles…
    As a kart racer its all about grabbing random pick ups, using them offensively and defensively.. drifting, picking up slime to build up a boost and try to come out on top at the end of each race
    As a 90s kid the idea of such a game obviously excited me, but sadly I was quickly disappointed…
    Sadly Nickelodeon Kart Racers feels like a mediocre racer with just the skins of characters we all know and love…
    For starters the roster here is pretty small and disappointing…
    only 3 characters for each show with one of the turtles taking up the 3rd slot for hey Arnold…
    but there are no more characters to unlock.. theres actually really nothing to unlock or work towards other that kart upgrades which sortve makes this game feel a bit pointless…
    Theres a grand prix where you choose your character and try to get the most point possible to get the win at the end… but all that’s here is leveling up and coins… coins go towards buying kart upgrades, and leveling up gives you a victory lap which means bonus coins and the possibility of getting a free upgrade…
    and youre able to applies these upgrades to every character no matter which show theyre from which is nice.. but at the same time it kills the opportunity of having racers have different stats…
    This game isn’t awful though…
    There is plenty of fan service in terms of cameos and nostalgic throwbacks throughout the 24 different tracks and I really love the sonic and all stars racing transformed elements of going land slime and air…
    but theres just no personality here.. theres no voice work.. only little captions popping up at the bottom of the screen instead of actual taunts…
    it kind of just makes the game feel flat
    and it only takes a little less than 2 and a half hours to see all there is to see here…
    IF it weren’t for the skins of the characters and the name on the box, you would have no clue this wasa nickelodeon game.. it has no character
    I give Nickelodeon Kart Racers
    a 5.5/10
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