I grew up watching Nickelodeon reveals like Spongebob Squarepants, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and Rugrats. I even performed a few of the video games like Spongebob Squarepants: Lights, Digital camera, Pants! and Nicktoons Basketball. There was one thing about these video games that sparked a fanfic-like creativeness of seeing characters come collectively to play basketball or seeing the Spongebob gang compete for elements in a film. Sadly, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix failed to hide its corporateness and let free the creativeness of those beloved cartoon characters.
One factor that struck me as odd was that the characters don’t have their voices. Not even clips taken from the reveals have been used for the characters. I really feel like I’m enjoying a hole shell of them. Certain their physique language matches their personalities, however with out the voices, it looks like that is virtually a knock-off recreation that doesn’t have the license to make use of them. To not point out simply plain awkward whereas racing, seeing characters react to being hit with objects, or successful however solely miming pleasure and sorrow. The music additionally doesn’t appear to return from the reveals, however reasonably is generic, albeit catchy music.
In any other case, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix is a competently made racing recreation. The character fashions look good, and I haven’t skilled any glitches whereas enjoying. I just like the incorporation of things from the reveals, like Krabby Patties as an invincibility merchandise, gnomes from Invader Zim performing like a banana peel, and Tommy’s ball from Rugrats performing like shells from Mario Kart. One thing in contrast to Mario Kart is the pit-crew, that are characters you select to present you bonuses through the race or further objects. I exploit Margo from The Loud Home, who offers me a lift after I refill a slime coin bar, Eugene from Hey Arnold! who offers a lift after being hit, and Leni from The Loud Home for further slime cash.
Talking of slime cash, they’re collected in races to spice up a pit-crew skill, as I discussed earlier than, and to purchase automotive customizations within the storage. You additionally unlock new racers and pit-crew members after you get first place in a Grand Prix. The race tracks are advantageous, with references to the reveals positioned round, however I discover the battle mode both too massive or the fashions too small. It’s simple to lose monitor of individuals and even discover folks to assault.
For those who love Nickelodeon reveals, will make use of the net multiplayer, and discover it on sale, I’d say try Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix. However with none character clips, I really feel like this recreation wasn’t for me. It drove me loopy.