Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D – Review

On July 25, 2008

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Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D – Review

Our rating:

By: Vivendi Games Mobile

Version #: 0.7.4

Date Released: 2008-07-08


Price: 9.99

User Rating:

I’m a really big Nintendo Fan.  I know, what the heck does that have to do with this app?  Well, basically, one of my favorite games is Mario Kart.  It looks like it should be a Saturday morning cartoon, but I can’t even describe how much fun it is to knock the crap out of my real life opponents kart with one of 10 projectiles I might pick up along the road.

So, when I bought Crash, I expected that it would play and be just as exciting as I’ve grown to expect from my favorite Nintendo racing series.

Is it?  Well, sort of…

The game play is fun, I mean, I can pick up weapons to shoot at my opponents, I can upgrade my car temporarily from items I pick up, I can even take a few ‘short cuts’ along the tracks, but something feels like its missing.

Maybe the developers weren’t trying to copy Mario in this one?  Maybe they decided that they would just happen to create a similar type of game based on mini-karts with oversized characters who run through 4 tracks at a time before the medals are given out and can pick up power ups along the way that are used to knock other players out?  Maybe I miss seeing the expression on my real life opponents face when one of my missiles makes their cart fly off into the void?

Whatever it is, if you are a Mario Kart fan like me, Crash will give you some of the same excitement as the console game does in a portable form which, by the way, is really nice when you’re sitting in the doctor’s office waiting to get the latest variety of drug to kill that germ you picked up who knows where.

Oh, and you definately get a lot of stares from people in the room who are wondering what the heck you are doing with your cell phone, until the short little person who hasn’t reached puberty yet walks up and asks to play!

Quick Take

Overall Value: High

Entertainment Value: High

Graphics: Excellent

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Age Appropriate: Everyone

Longevity: Fairly High, and more fun as you unlock more tracks to play

Would I Buy Again: Yes.

Final Statement: Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D is a good portable racing game, probably the best currently on iPhone.  I just wish there was a way to challenge another real life player, which is why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

Read the Developer's Notes:
The richest 3D kart racing experience! Speed your way through 12 thrilling tracks and multiple environments! Race and battle against zany opponents and turn them to dust with 8 devastating weapons. Tilt and twist your iPhone for truly "Nitro" driving sensations.O U R   T A K E  .  .  .

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