Smurfs Kart Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

Join our Smurfs Kart Review as we answer the age-old question, “WHO WILL BE THE FASTEST SMURF IN TOWN?” That is the question you will need to answer in this dynamic kart racing game in the world of Smurfs! The whole family can choose one Smurf, its kart and special power, then you’re ready to go on wild races! Make the best start, find shortcuts, and use the right items at the right time to pass your opponents!

Smurfs Kart Review Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 1.7GB download size.
  • Kart racing gameplay.
  • Stickers are earned for doing tasks and act almost like in-game achievements.
  • 2 – 4 local co-op play.
  • Simple controls.
  • Speed start is in place and it’s a case of feathering the accelerating within the green on the dial.
  • Berries can be collected I’m a race and go towards stickers.
  • When you max out the berries at 10 you get a slight speed boost.
  • Presents have a random power up and there is a rarer double present to add two power-ups.
  • Can carry two power-ups at once.
  • The power-ups range from a speed boost, berries, and acorns to homing hornets and sleep-inducing music.
  • Can look behind you!
  • Single-player has 3 modes – time challenge, grand Prix, and free race.
  • Two race speeds – Fun and Hyperspeed.
  • Unlock mirror versions of the championships.
  • Twelve characters each with a unique ability power up to get.
  • Accessibility options – Auto accelerate and smart cornering.
  • Motion control steering support is optional.
  • Has the Smurfs atmosphere nailed down.
  • The free race mode allows you to set the number of races, Ai difficulty, items, speed, and type of races.
  • Time Trial has 12 courses.
  • Online leaderboards for time trials.
  • Fun to play.
  • The minimap in the corner shows the real-time positions of all racers.
  • A full drifting model where the longer you drift the more powerful the speed boost.

Smurfs Kart Review Cons:

  • No way to rebind controls.
  • Doesn’t have touchscreen support.
  • No online racing.
  • The Ai especially on the last lap will just bombard you with items and power-up hits.
  • The only draw really is the sticker collecting.
  • No voice work just grunts.
  • Drifting is fragile as any touching of opponents or the environment will instantly stop the drift.
  • A small pool of power-ups.
  • Doesn’t really matter who you pick as all the power-ups are random anyway.
  • Cannot shoot items backward.

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Smurfs Kart:

Official website.

Developer: Eden Games

Publisher: Microids

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun factor - 7/10


Just hearing the name Smurfs takes me back, I can’t say I ever remember playing a game with Smurfs in it but I’m always down for some nostalgia. What we have here is a cookie-cutter Kart racing game, it does the handling well, has a wealth of tracks and power-ups, and generally, it’s solid in all the important ways. Problem is that the Smurfs part is kinda nonexistent, you pick a character (they have no stats), and then race that’s it no voices or quips. It’s really disappointing and the cheap Ai tactics don’t help. I can say that for young kids or games to play as a family it is perfectly fine but if you are looking for anything deeper or any sort of innovation then you will not find it here.

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!