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Feature: The 9 Strangest Choices For Licensed Karting Games

The racing tie-ins nobody really asked for.

The Switch can’t avoid licensed kart racing games. It’s already seen its fair share of gems (Team Sonic Racing, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled) and stinkers (Hello Kitty Kruisers, Garfield Kart Furious Racing). The situation doesn’t seem to be slowing down any, either: after getting Nickelodeon Kart Racers in late 2018, it’s now getting a sequel this October. Oh, and let’s obviously not forget the small matter of that lad with the moustache who’s always racing karts.

Although there are some generic racing games out there that happen to have karts in them, it goes without saying that a karting game becomes infinitely more interesting when it’s based on a specific licence or series, with characters you know and recognise. That’s how things started off with the original Super Mario Kart all those years ago, after all: who’s to say we’d still be talking about it today if Nintendo had gone with its initial idea of just having generic characters driving the karts?

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

The racing tie-ins nobody really asked for.

The Switch can’t avoid licensed kart racing games. It’s already seen its fair share of gems (Team Sonic Racing, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled) and stinkers (Hello Kitty Kruisers, Garfield Kart Furious Racing). The situation doesn’t seem to be slowing down any, either: after getting Nickelodeon Kart Racers in late 2018, it’s now getting a sequel this October. Oh, and let’s obviously not forget the small matter of that lad with the moustache who’s always racing karts.

Although there are some generic racing games out there that happen to have karts in them, it goes without saying that a karting game becomes infinitely more interesting when it’s based on a specific licence or series, with characters you know and recognise. That’s how things started off with the original Super Mario Kart all those years ago, after all: who’s to say we’d still be talking about it today if Nintendo had gone with its initial idea of just having generic characters driving the karts?

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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