Nickelodian Unveils New Racing Game With All Its Best Characters
Nickelodeon Cart Racers is the cart racing game we didn't know we wanted but boy are we excited now it has been unveiled.
Nickelodian was once the premiere home of amazing kids entertainment - with fan favouriteshows including Spongebob Squarepants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hey Arnold and Rugrats all finding their homes on the station - and now all these characters and more will be making their way to an all platforms, Super Mario Kart style racer coming October.
That's right, it means that you'll be able to compete in races between Spongebob and Patrick going up against Donatello or Leonardo from the Ninja Turtles, with Tommy from Rugrats coming up in fifth place.
The game will draw from a total of twelve Nickolodian series, though the entire line-up has not been revealed yet and is sure to feature even more classic characters. Other shows on Nickelodeon at the time including Animorphs, Ren & Stimpy Show and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters - all of which could well end up making an appearance in the upcoming game.
Could Ren & Stimpy feature?
There will be twenty-four different race tracks - presumably two tracks per franchise. Tracks are set to include Bikini Bottom, the Sewers of New York City, Tommy's house, Arnold's school along with plenty more.
The game will feature co-op and local multiplayer along with customizable karts that feature unique power-ups and special attacks designed to fit the characters.
It also features a single-player battle mode where the player will compete with the computer to win cups along with Kart upgrades that will be useful when facing off against friends and foes in the multiplayer.
The screenshots released so far show off the games popping, vibrant graphical style. It is somewhat reminiscent of the Toy Story 3 tie in movie game - which was much more fun than it had any right to be.
The game keeps to it's childish premise with the "slime overload" feature that turns your karts to jet skis as they struggle to stick on the map.
The multiplayer will be both single player and team based, where you can team up with team mates and friends to unleash dual attacks on your enemies to hilarious effects. The local multi-player stretches to four players at once.
The game is set to arrive on October 23rd at $39.99.
Words by Will Stevenson