Now, their latest kart racing game features beloved characters from Nickelodeon cartoon shows like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick, Korra, the Rugrats, Garfield, Jimmy Neutron, Ren & Stimpy, and many, many more.
As a side note, I have to say that I'm amazed Ren and Stimpy are still a thing. I remember being absolutely disgusted by the gory artistic design choice of the animated series. Of course, I watched it nonetheless, but still, it was pretty unsettling to a seven-year-old me.
Now returning to our show, the game seems alright, judging from the trailer alone. I can imagine, as a kid, how amazing it can be to play with characters from your favorite cartoons. And this effect is highly emphasized by the friendly low-poly style of graphics, and even more so by the original voices of the characters themselves.
Aside from a single-player and two-player mode, the game features a four-player local co-op mode, where you can play split-screen if you have the required number of controllers. As for the online component, the player gets to compete against 11 other players.
The trailer also boasts a total of 55,000,000,000,000 customizable combinations, and no, that’s no typo on my part. In these cases, I always recommend not spending a single dime on in-game cosmetic items.
Also, if you’re a parent, it would be wise not to have your credit or debit cards saved anywhere in the game, console, pc, and so on. And remember, there are always “parental controls” somewhere in the Options menu.
The objective of the game is pretty straightforward. As a player, you have to race against other characters around the tracks and try to collect power-ups to mess with the others, while aiming to get to the 1st position on the leaderboard.
The game is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC through Steam, and it’s $50. After going through a couple of reviews online, I saw that the scales are either really positive or negative.
You might want to siphon through a lot of them before pulling the trigger on this one. That’s if you are planning on playing it yourself, or if your kid is a competent video game reviewer at the age of five.