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  • Summary: Nickelodeon Kart Racers is back! We've brought the whole gang and more!

    Choose from 30 of Nickelodeon's Hall of Fame, incluuding Jojo Siwa, Spongebob Squarepants, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the babies from Rugrats, the cool kids from Hey Arnold!, Ren and Stimpy, Lincoln Loud and his
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers is back! We've brought the whole gang and more!

    Choose from 30 of Nickelodeon's Hall of Fame, incluuding Jojo Siwa, Spongebob Squarepants, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the babies from Rugrats, the cool kids from Hey Arnold!, Ren and Stimpy, Lincoln Loud and his sisters, and more! Speed your way across 28 slime filled tracks to win highly coveted cups and over 80 upgrades for your kart! Shift into next gear by challenging your friends in local or online multiplayer and see who can cross the finish line first! On your marks, get set, slime!

    Features:
    - More than Double the Racers! 30 of the most iconic Nickelodeon characters; SpongeBob, TMNT, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, Jojo Siwa and more.
    - Race on 28 different slime-filled tracks, new and old.
    - Featuring 80 Karts with multiple power-ups and special attacks
    - Local and and Online Multi-Player! Non-stop action the entire family will love
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 7, 2020
    75
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix is an applaudable improvement over its original and an awesome arcade racer. While the complete lack of licensed music and voice acting endows an empty feeling, charming visuals and tons of callbacks should whet your animation-loving appetite. All-in-all, it’s an unadulterated trip down both memory and (literally) slime-filled lanes and a joyful celebration of Nicktoons.
  2. Oct 12, 2020
    70
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix is a decent kart racing game. The tracks are well made and take proper inspiration from Nickelodeon’s retinue of shows, the Crew system adds a tactical element, and the challenges are decent, but it's just missing a little sparkle and a certain charm. Still, it's a thoroughly competent kart racer that leaves its predecessor in the dirt.
  3. Oct 29, 2020
    70
    Overall, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix is generic, yet serviceable. Nick fans like me will get a big kick from all of the characters and references that were stuffed into the package, while younger kids and those new to kart racers will enjoy the accessibility of play. It may lack the features or amount of content that I would have liked, but I can safely say that I still managed to get some enjoyable mileage out of this kart racer.
  4. Oct 6, 2020
    60
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 may be fun for a couple of laps, but the derivative gameplay, dated visuals, and disappointing music causes it to lack identity in the genre and ultimately become a generic kart racer with iconic characters. The racing mechanics end up being the highlight of the entire experience, but nothing could make up for the lack of charm. It’s a decent enough game to be a gift for a kid or a rental for a weekend, but if you’re a 90s kid trying to get your nostalgia fix with a fun Nickelodeon game, I’d probably get something else.
  5. Oct 22, 2020
    50
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 doesn't quite do enough to separate itself from other games in the kart racing genre. While we are playing, it undoubtedly feels as a competent game, but its gameplay is nothing new. Comparisons to games like Mario Kart are everywhere, and even the game's unique mechanics are not enough to elevate it.
  6. Oct 13, 2020
    40
    And the racing itself - while enjoyable at times - is too unwieldy and loose. Characters slip and slide around the track with little regard for friction. Drifting seems appears unnecessary (as does slowing down) even on the fastest speeds and curviest tracks. Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix borrows so much and yet still misses the mark. It may be the good will its progenitor has built up over the years, but getting hit by a jellyfish (this game's infamous blue shell) just doesn't have the same impact.
  7. Nov 1, 2020
    40
    Even though there are only a couple of good games in the kart racing genre, the two being Mario Kart and Crash Team Racing, it is still hard to recommend Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 to the fans of the genre as it is shallow, lacks content and simply fails to entertain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 10, 2020
    10
    I like the new characters and tracks.
    The options to customize the characters are great, compared to the first one this seems like a new
    I like the new characters and tracks.
    The options to customize the characters are great, compared to the first one this seems like a new game. Good thing my nephews are not going to bother me any time soon.
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  2. Oct 11, 2020
    9
    I've been playing this game for more than 20 hours and I'm still unlocking content and enjoying it. The improvements in comparison with theI've been playing this game for more than 20 hours and I'm still unlocking content and enjoying it. The improvements in comparison with the first NKR game are huge. Definitely the best addition to the franchise is the crew system. Having so many customization options based on so many characters you can choose from really gives the game their own personality and makes me feel that I still have many things to discover. Driving mechanics were improved so now almost every character feels different from another and ,although almost all the power ups are inspired in Mario Kart items, the crew chiefs change the racing experience in a great way. If you are into karting games or you are a Nickelodeon fan, this game is definitely for you! Expand
  3. Aug 22, 2021
    8
    This is a surprisingly solid kart racer, controls are great and the racing mechanics, especially the unique chief and crew members are reallyThis is a surprisingly solid kart racer, controls are great and the racing mechanics, especially the unique chief and crew members are really fun. Track designs are pretty decent but nothing mind blowing. Content wise there's quite a lot there, bunch of unlockables and it's even got a mission mode which even the likes of Mario Kart 8 doesn't have. There's an online mode too but it doesn't seem like anyone is playing it as I couldn't find a match. The only real faults I can think of is the complete lack of character voice clips which is really bizarre and makes the great character roster feel soulless, and the complete absence of any Fairly Odd Parents or Jimmy Neutron content is a bummer.

    Overall though this is an awesome kart racer and holds it's own against the top dogs like Mario Kart, CTR and Sonic & Sega All Stars. Kids will love it, fans of kart racing games will also love it.
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  4. Oct 9, 2020
    8
    I wanted VO BUT out that, the crew system is amazing, really fun, it allows me to try different playstyles through the races! I also love allI wanted VO BUT out that, the crew system is amazing, really fun, it allows me to try different playstyles through the races! I also love all the easter eggs that I'm finding here, my inner 90' child is happy. I also love the customization system, so many pieces. Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2020
    8
    The pit crew system is the real deal. It's the big difference from other karting games, and opens up an immense amount of strategy andThe pit crew system is the real deal. It's the big difference from other karting games, and opens up an immense amount of strategy and replayability. I can't stress enough how cool this is, both for single player challenges and competitive play. Still no voices, but the roster is incredible, game controls great, graphics are much better and music is finally good and representative of the series. Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2020
    7
    The first game is bad, and Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 is a big, major improvement. However, no voice acting and the bad music is holding theThe first game is bad, and Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 is a big, major improvement. However, no voice acting and the bad music is holding the game back. Overall, this game is pretty game. Expand
  7. Oct 11, 2020
    7
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 Grand Prix
    This is how you do a sequel.
    Nearly every gripe I had in my review of the first Nickelodeon Kart Racers
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 Grand Prix
    This is how you do a sequel.
    Nearly every gripe I had in my review of the first Nickelodeon Kart Racers has been fixed here in Kart Racers 2
    almost as if developers actually watch care and listen to feedback
    That being said there are still a few minor adjustments gamemill can make for the eventual 3rd game in th series..
    Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 Grand Prix is as youd guess a kart racer with nickelodeon characters, and this time you can feel time, effort, and care went into crafting the sequel.. as here there are more than double the amount of charcters in the first, infact there are 30 characters to unlock vs the original 12, and that’s right, you heard right.. unlock.. you have to unlock them.. a huge knock against the first, the first game had no replayability, but here theres so much to unlock and do in kart racers 2 that this has actual potential to be a racing staple in your collection, there are grand prixs to race and win, all with tracks that feel varied and alive.. a huge improvmenet over the original game, though just a little more care needs to go into them as I didn’t find any particularly fun to race on.. but thankfully the overhaul in the mechanics make racing fun enough on its own. Collecting slime tokens to go faster, collecting slime to unlock an ability to help you in the race, I love the collectin aspect, making kart racers 2 feel more strategic rather than simply relying on the mystery box.. youll also unlock different crew members that help you in different ways, and I really wish it stayed at that… a huge gripe I have in kart racers is when racers have no personality, and that sadly is the case here… for the sake of parents, there is no voice acting or taunts as you play which really makes the racing feel flat and while there are individual character stats, you can throw on different performance items to really make it not matter who youre playing as… same with the support characters you unlock, I feel they should be attached to the characters of their show to make this game and its characters feel like it has a little personality…
    This is my biggest gripe overall with kart racers 2, from its characters to its tracks which should be viewed as characters themselves.. its all flat and lifeless compared only to its potential, but compared to the original game, this is all still a massive jump forward.
    Other improvements come through faster racing modes, online and local multiplayer with up to 4 players and a ahcllaenge mode where you can complete a variety of challenges to unlock more main characters and support characters..
    While Nickelodeon Kart Racers as a series needs more polish, I was impressed with the improvements here, making nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 an actual pretty solid kart racing game
    I give Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 Grand Prix
    a 7/10
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