The prevalence of licensed kart racers has actually died down somewhat recently. Back in the days of Mario Kart 64, the world and his dog wanted a piece of that action, so we saw everything from Diddy Kong Racing (excellent) through Crash Team Racing (pretty good) to Chocobo Racing (dire, though seems to have taken on something of a cult status among some die-hard Squaresoft collectors). In recent years, we've had Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and numerous iterations of Mario Kart, but it seems that most publishers have decided trying to take on Nintendo in this genre is a silly thing to do. Bizarre Creations gave a novel take on the genre with Blur, but we all know how that ended .
Despite Blur's poor commercial performance and Activision's own Eric Hirshberg blaming the shrinking racing genre for Bizarre's demise, the publisher has announced its plans to bring 14 DreamWorks characters from Shrek, Madagascar, How To Train Your Dragon and Monsters Vs. Aliens into "one thrilling new kart racing game" called DreamWorks Super Star Kartz.
Few details surrounding the new game have emerged save for its existence, but it will apparently be available this holiday season for DS, 3DS, Wii, PS3 and 360. It will feature Battle, Circuit and Time Trial modes, and will offer 4 player split screen on consoles. There's no mention of online racing at this time, though that doesn't mean it won't be present.
It all sounds rather conventional. Perhaps a less risky take on the genre than Blur will do Activision proud. Or perhaps this will just end up swept under the carpet following the holiday season. We'll have to wait and see.
jAggy Race [99Â¢] arrived on the App Store without much fanfare, but this kart-racing game is an impressive debut release from Swiss developersÂ SevenOnly.Â The goal is to race your little kart around the track within the allotted time.
COMPETITORS in homemade vehicles hurtled down an 800-yard hill in a bid to be crowned the top racer. About 100 entrants took on the Belchford Downhill Challenge in karts they had constructed themselves. LEAN MACHINE: Stephen Hall and a Sideweasel
"Road America is undoubtedly one of my favorite circuits in the world and it really is an honor for me to have the opportunity to serve on the track's board of directors," Dayton said, "The track is very much near and dear to my heart. Highcroft Racing
It's funny because Shrek's too big to fit in a kart. The prevalence of licensed kart racers has actually died down somewhat recently. Back in the days of Mario Kart 64, the world and his dog wanted a piece of that action,
24 hours of karting fun: Audi factory driver Rahel Frey contested the Berlin 24 Hours last weekend. Together with Miriam Hofbauer, Andrina Gugger, Isabella Lauer and Lisa Gruber the Swiss competed for the Speedladies kart team.
Brainerd, MN was a trip I will never forget. A weekend of many firsts for me and the memories I will never forget. First, my week started with my car for shipment Brainerd without me! It was a different feeling for me! Bizarre, I know, but something just send off your car and meeting there was a first for me. Having delivered my car to the track in a cart with the other was a great experience and gave me a chance to have a few more days of work !!!!!
Talk of the town of Brainerd, MN. Not only did I get a legit St. PROP PLANE Paul into Brainerd. We land in Brainerd at 12:30 to find out that there are only 3 flights into that airport EACH DAY!! Only 2 car rental desks and no luggage conveyor belt! What a cute little town it was! I didn’t stray too far. One night I had the pleasure to join fellow competitors and a couple of Mazda representatives. Such a gorgeous dinner!!! It was on a lake, with a guitarist, and boats everywhere! I will leave out the fact of how cold it was!!!
Friday started out great. I was given the opportunity to do a radio interview with the local rock station. A great chance to help get my name out there!! Such nice guys! Practice started at 9:45am for us. What a great track to learn!!!! I had the pleasure of riding around the track with Greg C. Thursday evening. I should have known when he said buckle up I was going to be in for a ride!!! He took me around in an Expedition at almost 100 mph!!! Needless to say I learned an immense amount about the track and the line there. Friday was good however I still needed to feel some more stability out of the car to get some more speed. Last round of practice has left a vivid image in my head that I will never forget. There is an extremely high speed wide open corner… turn 2. I had finally built up my confidence throughout the course of the day and was taking the corner wide open. A competitor had passed me right before entering the corner and I was trying to see his line vs. where mine was. Losing sight of the corner and focusing on him and not the task in my hands I spun out wide open down into a field where the grass/cat tails were higher than my car and I! As I looked over to check the corner workers I noticed they were all staring at me in disbelief! Started the car and eased my way out. The poor shop vac I borrowed had at least 10 pounds of sand/dirt in it when I was finished cleaning my car out!