Top 5 Kart Racing Games of All Time

Top 5 Kart Racing Games of All Time


With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe having now launched
for Nintendo Switch, we felt inspired to put together a Top 5 list that celebrates the
greatest kart racing games of all time. Every game in this list succeeds in combining
tight arcade racing controls with exciting weapon pickups and powerups. This is Mack, for GameRevolution, here with
the Top 5 Kart Racing Games of All Time. Taking the fifth spot on our list is Sonic
& All Stars Racing Transformed. Hinted at in the game’s name is the ability
for vehicles to transform during a race. One moment, you’re racing as a car, while
the next minute, you’re a boat, and then you’re a plane. As vehicles transform, their handling changes
too. In addition to the transforming vehicles,
the tracks also alter as races progress. This all looks top notch too, with stunning
visuals, and the controls are tight. Addictive online modes are combined with a
deep and challenging Career mode to work through, which rewards good performance with additional
modes and new characters. Though it features real licensed cars that
you’d expect to see in a racing sim, rather than an arcade karting title, Blur leaves
reality behind with its car versus car combat. With up to 19 opponents competing against
you, each battling with weapon pick-ups and boosts, races often descend into chaos. Progressing through the Career mode has you
trying to place in the top three racers, while also causing a bunch of damage to the opposition. During a race, it’s important to look out
for both shortcuts *and* alternate routes towards the better power-ups, all the while
keeping an eye out for other cars who might attack you. Multiplayer, both online and in four-player
split screen, is still a blast, with a wide array of modes to choose from, including the
Twisted Metal inspired Motor Mash. Crash Team Racing introduced Crash Bandicoot
to the racing scene, and after three critically acclaimed platformers, Naughty Dog delivered
one of the best kart racers of all time. The game is simple enough for anyone to pick
up and play, while also boasting a Time Trial mode for more experienced players to become
addicted to. CTR includes iconic characters with their
own strengths and weaknesses, fun kart designs and track layouts, all supported by the iconic
soundtrack. Taking the silver in today’s Top 5 is Diddy
Kong Racing, a game that looked ridiculously good back in 1997. It rocked brilliant music, too! There are ten characters in total, and you
can switch between three vehicles: a car, a hovercraft, and an airplane. A full-fledged Adventure mode includes five
worlds, 20 total tracks, and an overworld to explore in between races. In addition to this, you are tasked with completing
bonus mini-games, boss races, and the incredibly difficult silver coin challenges. Diddy Kong Racing delivers in spades when
it comes to single-player content… … But when it comes to multiplayer, as well
as having a fantastic single-player offering as well, it is Mario Kart that takes the lead. Specifically, Mario Kart 8 *Deluxe* which
wins the gold today. The original earned a perfect 5 out of 5 in
our review, due to its impressive array of tracks, both old and new; having tons of customization
options and unlocks; a fully orchestrated, high energy soundtrack; great new items, including
the Super Horn, and multiplayer connectivity and split screen support. The Switch-exclusive “Deluxe” version
is full HD, includes Battle Mode, DLC, and more goodies. It looks absolutely stunning, both in console
mode and handheld mode. If you’ve got a Switch, buying Mario Kart
8 Deluxe is a no-brainer. Those are our Top 5 Karting Games of All Time. Let us know your choices in the comments down
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