Smurfs Kart Reviews

Smurfs Kart is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Ken McKown
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2023

Smurfs Kart is a decent racer that is a nice alternative for consoles without Mario Kart. It simply doesn’t have a lot of staying power though. I was done with the game before I finished the main tournament mode and I didn’t find myself coming back to collect stickers. Some type of unlock system or some more unique and inspiring tracks would have gone a long way. Still if you love the Smurfs and enjoy Mario Kart, you can’t go wrong with this one.

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6 / 10
Dec 20, 2022

If it cruelly lacks madness and content to stand out, Smurfs Kart remains a correct family entertainment, in the so cute universe of Peyo.

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7 / 10
Nov 14, 2022

On the track, Smurfs Kart pulls off a surprisingly solid imitation of Mario Kart, with satisfying handling and some wonderful visuals (albeit at 30fps). In the grand leaderboard of Switch karting games, it's not quite going to trouble the podium places, but it's certainly lingering just behind the front-runners and definitely delivers an entertaining time, even if it's as short as its subject matter. A lack of courses is what keeps it from being one of the very best karting games on the Switch, but they certainly haven't Smurfed this one up.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2022

Smurfs Kart does too little to make you fall in love with it and, despite some details that Smurfs' fans will surely notice, it doesn't manage to offer enough to make you feel entertained for long.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2022

There's a solid base for a kart game here, but there's just not enough content to be considered a contender on the Switch. As a result, it's hard to compete against something like Mario Kart. And priced at $40, spend the extra $20 and get Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch instead.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2023

Smurfs Kart is a family-friendly kart racer that makes good use of the Smurfs license but runs out of gas a bit too fast. The controls are easy for anyone to pick up, the tracks have some nice layouts, and the characters feel different enough but there just isn’t enough here for modes to make this a must-play for kart racing fans.

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4.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2022

Smurfs Kart itself is not a bad game, it's just very shallow and almost all the competition handily beats it. The whole situation is made worse by the fact that the game has woefully little content and has completely omitted online multiplayer, leaving you to discover all of its content in one short evening.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2022

Smurfs Kart is pretty smurfy, at least in some parts. It nails the mechanics of Mario Kart quite well, the presentation is quite nice despite the low frame rate, and it has a good sense of speed. That said, the small number of tracks, vagueness on weapons, and basic modes mean that most Smurfs fans will knock out everything in an afternoon and struggle to return. It's not that bad of a kart racer for the Switch, but only die-hard fans of the recent cartoon will want to make this their main kart racer.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2022

I'm very happy with how cute and accessible SMURFS KART is because it allows anyone to enjoy racing in adorable little karts as their favourite miniature blue chum. It may be a bit short on content but it's certainly not short on fun.

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30 / 100
Sep 18, 2023

Smurfs Kart had a lot of potential to be great if there was a story or even just a bit more of the usual Kart Racer madness added in. It has a few fun and redeeming qualities, like the unique powerups and unique track designs, but Smurfs Kart comes off as a more generic Kart Racer that would’ve been great during the movie releases. It’ll need a lot more substance to gain good traction on the wild roads of gaming.

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2 / 5.0
Sep 13, 2023

Smurfs Kart was looking very promising until the gameplay and overall design of the game turned out to be a simple kart race with the Smurfs theme added onto it. Most of the effort was put into creating models and themes, but the rest feels like it was just taken from the basement of the developer’s studio and added little modifiers into it.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2023

The shock between qualities and issues in Smurfs Kart verges on the absurd: on one side, we have an excellent roll call of characters, great visuals and a charming soundtrack; on the other, we have many performance issues, the absence of an online mode and high repetitiveness to unlock everything. In the end, what could have been fun becomes a patience test, which is a shame because our blue friends do not deserve this.

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Aug 21, 2023

Smurfs Kart is a perfectly fine kart racer with some nice tracks, beautiful art and lovely interpretations of the world through its environments. It’s just unfortunately limited in its content, variety, and creativity when trying to stand apart or alone from anything else in the genre. And a lack of online multiplayer doesn’t help prolong that.

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Nov 15, 2022

It's a pretty solid kart racer, all things considered. It works well, it looks nice enough, the tracks are varied, you have a good selection of characters to pick from: Smurfs Kart isn't going to make you forget Mario Kart, but it also never embarrasses itself, either.

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6.8 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2022

While there’s some novelty in seeing these characters race and rumble, it simply falls short of the competition

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4 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2022

While there is no shortage of good ideas, key ingredients are missing

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2022

Sure, it’s fun to see some new characters get behind the wheel, and it’s great if you want a change from the usual “Ya-Hooo! I doubt many people would have considered the Smurfs for this kind of thing, but Smurfs Kart doesn’t bring anything new that will set it apart from existing Nintendo Karting games. It’s great to see them stick with the Smurfs art style, but the sound effects are rather lacking, particularly when it comes to the karts.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2022

This game is so much fun for almost everybody. It looks great and is nice to play. You would enjoy this much as you love Mario Kart games.

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4 / 5.0
Dec 8, 2022

Smurfs Kart is a decent and fun game to play, while it may be awfully similar to the ever-so-popular Mario Kart. It is still enjoyable and a safe choice for those who do like games like this. Smurfs Kart is fun, brings its own unique twist, and has lovable characters that complement many ages of players through the generations.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2022

Smurfs Kart doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, instead giving you a clear Mario Kart-inspired kart racer with fantastic visuals, a good variety of playable Smurfs and accessible gameplay. If your family is looking for their next competitive racer, this game delivers tons of multiplayer thrills.

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