Link: Go Kart Go! Nitro!
Developed by Xform Games
FlashMush Rating: 8.5/10
First off a disclaimer. Go Kart Go! Nitro! requires the latest Shockwave player to play and seems to be rather intensive.
Anyway, Go Kart Go! Nitro! is frankly an amazing game. For a flash game that is. It's a racing game that is heavily modeled after racing games such as Mario Kart and Diddy Kong Racing. And yes I'm talking about the N64 versions. I find it amazing that a flash game that can load with relative ease is easily surpassing a console, that while outdated, still should have more power and capabilities than a short flash game.
Some people criticize Go Kart Go! Nitro! for bearing such a good resemblance but I praise them. The graphics look good in that style, have a nice retro feel and the gameplay itself is well done. You have your typical racing style gameplay but it includes many different tracks with short cuts, boost ramps and a nice variety of power ups that are fairly unique. Such as 1 ton blocks which create impassable walls you have to go around, water balloons which cause you to spin out, hammers to knock out other players, etc.
The only issue I have with Go Kart Go! Nitro! is the controls. They work fairly smoothly but not as smoothly as say Mario Kart DS or on the Nintendo 64. This is a minor issue and doesn't affect gameplay or frustration levels too much but happens enough to worth mentioning. Overall though, Go Kart Go! Nitro! is a great homage to the popular Mario Kart series and deserves your plays!