Best "Kart" racer?

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Super Mario Kart
23
42%
Diddy Kong Racing
5
9%
Crash Team Racing
4
7%
Sega All-Star Racing
6
11%
LittleBigPlanet Karting
1
2%
Mario Kart 64
8
15%
Mario Kart 8
5
9%
Street Racer
0
No votes
Lego Racers
0
No votes
Other
3
5%
 
Total votes: 55

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Best "Kart" racer?

Post by outdated_gamer » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:03 pm

Super Mario Kart started the trend of cartoony "kart" racers, but which was the best of them all?

There used to be quite many such games once, these times a bit less so but they still make them (besides Nintendo's own Mario Kart there's also Sega's All-Star Racing and Sony's LittleBigPlanet Karting).

So which one resonated with you the most and why?

Vote/discuss. :wink:


p.s.: I voted for Super Mario Kart. Archaic yes, but still the best cartoon racer ever made, imo.

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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by Timothy Redux » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:18 pm

I would have voted for Mario Kart DS if it was on there. That was a subperb game
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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by outdated_gamer » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:19 pm

Few that aren't in the poll:

Wacky Wheels, a Mario Kart clone for DOS which is also getting a HD remake.

BC Racers, a pre-historic racer for DOS, 32X, MCD, 3DO.

Super Tux Kart, the freeware Linux/Windows/Amiga OS (!) kart racer.

Atari Karts, Atari's answer to Mario Kart.

South Park Rally, the name says it all really.

Of course there's even more of them. :wink:

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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by outdated_gamer » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:21 pm

Timothy Redux wrote:I would have voted for Mario Kart DS if it was on there. That was a subperb game
I was picking between MK64 and MKDS and opted for the first choice to be in the poll. More than three Mario Karts would seem a bit biased, imo. :wink:

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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by Timothy Redux » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:23 pm

outdated_gamer wrote:
Timothy Redux wrote:I would have voted for Mario Kart DS if it was on there. That was a subperb game
I was picking between MK64 and MKDS and opted for the first choice to be in the poll. More than three Mario Karts would seem a bit biased, imo. :wink:
I've not played a bad Mario Kart to be honest - and I'm not even a nintendo fanboy!
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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by silvergunner » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:37 pm

I nearly voted other for mario kart DS but it was close with diddy kong racing. So I went with diddy kong as mario kart is probably going to romp it.

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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by David » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:42 pm

Bump n Burn for cd32

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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by c0nfu53d » Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:47 pm

I used to swear by SMK. Nowadays I prefer SMK64.

I also love Pac-Man Rally

And Chocobo Racing

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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by DPrinny » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:52 pm

Sonic allstars racing Transformed
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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by shiftytigger » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:00 pm

DPrinny wrote:Sonic allstars racing Transformed
Me too - thought it better than MK wii for a start , but its great turning into a boat halfway round or zooming along as a jet.

No mention of Muppet Racemania or Speed Freaks?

Ive grown to loathe Muppet racemania for its terrible controls and Speed Freaks was quite good if i remember correctly.
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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by the_hawk » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:31 am

outdated_gamer wrote:Atari Karts Atari's answer to Mario Kart.
I'd never even heard of that one, who were the racers? The line from Pong & the triangle from Asteroids? :lol: :wink:
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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by STranger81 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:17 am

For me it was close, Super Mario Kart or Street Racer. The latter is an insanely fun and overlooked racer, and the Mae modes like rumble and football are a great twist that work well.

Also, does anyone remember Skunny Kart? Played it on the PC years ago. Really fun little game.
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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by DPrinny » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:16 am

That Micky Mouse one on N64 is quite good, even if it is a direct clone of MK
Theres also a Nascar one on Wii thats Ok (Left and right turns)

Konami crazy racers on GBA is fun, uses Konmais IPs better in this one game than they have in the past 10 years
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DPrinny wrote:Sonic allstars racing Transformed
Me too - thought it better than MK wii for a start , but its great turning into a boat halfway round or zooming along as a jet.
MK is all about the cheating CPU, SASRT has more skill involved and taking risks

They just need to make the flying bits into there own game
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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by outdated_gamer » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:58 pm

shiftytigger wrote:
No mention of Muppet Racemania or Speed Freaks?
I honestly didn't remember Speed Freaks. Most of the titles in the poll I have played, sans LBP Karting and MK8.

Strange that CTR isn't more popular, it's often referred to as a "Mario Kart 64 killer". :wink:

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Re: Best "Kart" racer?

Post by Sephiroth81 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:12 pm

This took me about 0.3 seconds of consideration. Super Mario Kart on the SNES - the most balanced and perfect kart racing game ever, and one of the best racing games full stop.

Everything about it is terrific, and I still love its mode 7 graphics to this day. 2 player split screen is also superb, as its the same experience as one player (as that is split screen in effect anyway), so it doesn't feel like a compromise splitting the screen.

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