Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway Logo
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway Icon
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway

Developer: Bamtang

Publisher: Game Mill

Competititve Mutliplayer
  • Price: $49.99
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1 - 12
  • Last on Sale: Mar 7, 2024 [$14.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $9.99
  • ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
  • Tapping into just about every available franchise it can, Kart Racers 3 has plenty of character but stalls a bit in some key areas

    I have come to you once again with a brave tale of a title determined to reach for the golden ring and attempt to compete with the colossal genre-defining juggernaut that is Mario Kart. While there’s undoubtedly a substantial amount of distance between it and Kart Racers 3, I have to give the folks behind this title credit for trying to swing for the fences and do just enough differently to try to at least give it a more unique flavor than the majority of its competition. First, there’s no doubt that just about anyone and everyone who has had access to a TV at some point will know at least one of the impressive roster of playable characters (with more that can be unlocked) you can choose to race with. Whether you’re looking for something more old school, current, or even a few eras in between just about anyone should be happy here, and even if you can’t find your favorite character the wide variety of ways you can trick out your ride should at least get you close. Second, there are in-race events and elements that are simply different than your typical Mario Kart fare, with your weapons having a bit more strategy and opportunity tied to them, which is a nice touch. There are some rough patches to note though, the biggest one being less-than-ideal performance at times. It isn’t a constant issue, but choppiness happens, and that’s a bummer no matter who you may be able to play as. As a whole, I’d also say that the track design on a case-by-case basis doesn’t hold up as well either, though that may be a matter of taste. Slime Speedway absolutely can’t keep the pace with Nintendo’s flagship franchise, but in the pack of competitors on the system vying for second or third place it’s absolutely in the running, which is worth something if you’re looking for a slightly different flavor in the genre.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.8]

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