Review by ZeroXZee
"Good, but not outstanding..."
PS: This review was originally made in brazillian portuguese by STX, user of the Zeebo Board, e translated by me, with the permission of the original author.
Ok, let's analyze Crash Nitro Kart 3D, the best-selling game of Zeebo console. But is it worth all this attention? Let's see ...
The graphics are beautiful and colorful, can appeal any little child (and some adults too!). The problem is that the game suffers of a little of lag sometimes, and this can be annoying several times, but do not complicate the gameplay itself. A pity that the characters do not have animations when they attack or win a race.
The songs are basic and simple, but not enough to be annoying. The "pharaonic" music of the first track can stick in your head. The only voice of the game is a laugh that you hear at the start, and is the same for all runners, even the girls. The sound of the car engine seems like a engine of a stopped car ! Only when you get the item that gives you a turbo, appears a sound of real car, but it lasts a short time.
The game has a total of 12 tracks, 4 for each of the three difficulties! They are very nice tracks! No runner has an advantage or disadvantage, they differ only in appearance! But that does not mean it's easy! The biggest difficulty may be in the story mode, he has a lot of different missions. Get ready to repeat the same step several times, until you can sucefully perform the mission!
Being one of the first games to support the Boomerang (the motion-sensitive controller of Zeebo), the gameplay the same is not perfect! But it is funny anyway! And you can play with the normal joypad too, if you want.
Maybe you probably will not play this game for hours, but it's fun, you'll will play it again, sooner or later, more than the Extreme series! Too bad the lack of a multiplayer mode, because it's a port of an iPhone game.
The game is not perfect, the lags can be annoying sometimes! He was supposed to be a good alternative to Mario Kart, but failed in some aspects. But good fun! We hope for an improved version and an adventure game of Crash!
The Good Side: You can use the boomerang and has 12 tracks!
The Bad Side: Lags and lack of multiplayer mode!
Reviewer's Score: 6/10 | Originally Posted: 03/18/10
Game Release: Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D (SA, 05/29/09)
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