Sunday, April 8, 2012

Go Kart Go! Nitro! Flash Game Review


Link: Go Kart Go! Nitro!
Developed by Xform Games
Genre: Racing/Sports
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 I find it amazing that a flash game that can load with relative ease is easily surpassing a console, that while outdated, still should have more power and capabilities than a short flash game.

Go Kart Go! Nitro! shortcuts

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!

2 comments:

  1. I think it's fantastic how well they've done with this game, especially considering the size of the group that will have made this flash game compared to the size of groups that will work on any game from the "Mario Kart" series!

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  2. Wow, I must say that Go Kart Go! deserves a 10/10 for it's resemblance to Mario Kart. It's spot on and very enjoyable. I love Mario Kart and thus love Go Kart Go!

    Maybe add in bluetooth pairing or a wireless connection so we can use our Xbox/PS3 controllers? :P

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