Review: Garfield Kart (3DS)

Join Garfield and his friends in the funniest fast and furry-ious game Garfield Kart.

3DS GarfieldKart (4)

Pros:

  • Chunky graphics.
  • Tilt or stick controls.
  • 3D implementation.
  • Mario Kart style gameplay.
  • 16 tracks to unlock and race on.
  • 8 Charatcers to unlock.
  • Three race speed options: 50, 100 and 150cc.
  • Power ups in game to use on opponents. Examples are speed burst, pies to throw and spring for high jumps etc.
  • You unlock characters by winning championships.
  • Tutorial section.
  • Shop to buy hats, cars and car accessories.
  • Earn bonuses by equipping certain items on certain tracks.
  • Buy and equip boost items. Things like start in pole position, earn 2 points despite race position and so many more.
  • Bottom screen shows the track and everyone’s position.
  • Each character, hat and cars have unique stats.
  • Can carry two powerups.
  • Three save profiles.

3DS GarfieldKart (3)

Cons:

  • Powerup effects last too long especially the one that puts you temporarily asleep.
  • No online or local multiplayer.
  • Cheap AI behavior.
  • No leaderboards.
  • Little replay value.
  • 3DS GarfieldKart (1)

In Summary, Garfield Karting is a decent Mario Kart clone. It lacks the charm, play ability and longevity of Mario Kart but it does play well and is a lot of fun. It is a game more focused on for children and for that it is a good racing game. It has the customization and unlocks that kids will enjoy. In short its nothing fantastic but then its not bad either, Its fun.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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