Nickelodeon Kart Racers Reviews

Nickelodeon Kart Racers is ranked in the 2nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
1.5 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

Nickelodeon Kart Racers is a disappointing cash grab, a terrible celebration of Nickelodeon's contribution to cartoons and one of the worst games I've played in a long time.

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2 / 10.0
Dec 31, 2018

Very poor kart racing with boring gameplay and ugly look.

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2 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2018

If we ever decide to list the clones for Mario Kart, no other title will be able to challenge Nickelodeon Kart Racers for the bottom spot.

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2 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

Children, if you are somehow reading this, make sure that your parents do not get Nickelodeon Kart Racers for you. This game is a cruel punishment, and while I don't know you, I'm sure you do not deserve it. If you are gifted this game, tell whoever gave it to you to return it—that itself is a gift to them. If you cannot get rid of it, then get rid of it. Bury the game case in your backyard. Give it to your local Pagan to use it for their next Wiccan burning ritual. Go on a profound journey across the land and toss it into the nearest volcano. Nickelodeon Kart Racers is a sin masquerading as a video game, and now we must all wish for forgiveness.

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
2 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2018

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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Cubed3
Top Critic
3 / 10
Nov 21, 2018

It's hard not to have strong feelings about the laziness of Nickelodeon Kart Racers. The cynic might suggest that Bamtang Games and publisher Maximum Games were never all that bothered about producing something of quality to begin with, so long as the title could still cash in on the lucrative Nickelodeon licence. This is a crying shame, and not just because the PS4 and Xbox One currently lack a Triple-A kart racer. Since the title doesn't even attempt to hide its shortcomings, it feels like its creators are perhaps aware that parents might not read up on the title's shortcomings before purchasing it for their child, safe in the knowledge that it's a recognisable brand. That, if true, is something to really take issue with. Thankfully, the world is full of people with a conscience, who will deter folk from this monstrosity and tell them to go play Mario Kart instead.

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3 / 10
Nov 11, 2018

Nickelodeon Kart Racers would always be compared to the most recognizable series in its genre, but regardless of that, this is an immense disappointment for fans of the names involved in this game. Starting from a very limited number of Nickelodeon series that are represented, this game does little to no service in terms of visuals, soundtrack and overall entertainment. One to go back to the drawing board for a complete revision.

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3 / 10
Nov 6, 2018

There are far worse games out there than Nickelodeon Kart Racers, but there are far better ones as well. Given the tremendous opportunity represented by this IP, it's hard not to be disappointed by the state of Nickelodeon Kart Racers; with more attention to quality and another year of development, this could've possibly been a compelling alternative to Mario Kart. Unfortunately, Nickelodeon Kart Racers is simply not good; derivative mechanics, a pathetic character roster and awful performance make this a bargain bin experience that you'll be glad you missed. If you absolutely have to play a racing game with Nickelodeon characters, then by all means, go ahead, but we'd highly recommend you take a pass on this sorry effort.

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Oct 24, 2018

Nicktoons fans deserve better.

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4 / 10
Oct 23, 2018

On the bright side, Nickelodeon Kart Racers is the kind of game you can buy for a nephew that you can’t stand. Just think. On the surface, his parents will give you brownie points for such an appealing looking gift. The nephew, on the other hand, will know full well that you have completely screwed him over.

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4 / 10
Oct 24, 2018

It’s a kart racer, that’s it. Nothing more, nothing less and let’s be honest, these characters deserve far, far better than this.

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4 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2018

Nickelodeon Kart Racers is a game trying hard to stay stuck in the past. It is merely using the Nickelodeon name as a promotional tool, offering a shallow karting game underneath it. The lack of licensed characters, terrible tracks, and average gameplay doesn't help it stand out among the countless other Kart Racing clones.

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4 / 10
Nov 6, 2018

As far as kart racers go, Nickelodeon Kart Racers is a disappointing case of missed opportunity. Nickelodeon, as a brand, is rich with properties though barely any are appropriately handled here too, with a roster that's quite frankly anemic. Instead, Nickelodeon Kart Racers offers some serviceable kart racing that's ultimately devoid of any personality. Some kids who don't know any better will find some enjoyment here, but most probably won't.

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4 / 10
Oct 26, 2018

Fairly decent handling isn't nearly enough to save Nickelodeon Kart Racers. Even if you ignore the squandered potential of a game featuring the network's biggest cartoon stars, this is a shallow racing game that underwhelms at every turn. Tracks have some nice details but aren't particularly imaginative, the presentation largely falls flat, and the whole thing feels undercooked. If you're a die-hard fan, it might be worth a look, but it's hard to recommend this to anyone else.

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4 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2018

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.

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4 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2018

Just a plain bad kart game that manages to copy the best game on its genre but fails on doing it.

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4.2 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2018

This is an bland, tasteless, and failed game with some of the gratest characters of Nickelodeon cartoons of the last decade on it. We expect this failure to not make anybody that Nickelodeon licenses have no future in games, because they are. Simply not this time.

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Simon Brown
Top Critic
4.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2018

No online multiplayer, oddly narrow selection of properties, a lack of characters and imagery from the shows they used along with oddities like no voice work make it hard to recommend, there's the nugget of a great kart racer in here but it all feels so half-hearted. A real shame.

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4.5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

You would need to be a really hardcore SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan to prefer this. I don't doubt that there is a really good game that could be made with the Nickelodeon license, but it needs to have much better core mechanics. And with such a great library of Nickelodeon properties available, you can't help but feel it should be using more of them.

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2.4 / 5.0
Oct 27, 2018

I couldn’t recommend this to anyone but the most hardcore of Nickelodeon fans and if your child asks you for it really consider it before you part with your money.

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