Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3 Slime Speedway [01003... [WORK]
Slime Speedway includes a base roster of 40 playable racers from various Nicktoons, with two additional characters available as downloadable content. Character karts can be customized using a variety of different parts, each of which affects the kart's gameplay statistics such as speed or handling. While each kart body was tied to a specific character in the previous games, Slime Speedway allows any character to use any kart body. In addition to karts, characters can now ride bikes as well. The game features 36 race tracks, 16 of which return from the previous game. New racers, pit crew and vehicle parts can be unlocked by winning cups in Slime Scramble, completing challenges, or purchasing them with slime tokens at the in-game garage. Slime Speedway supports both four-player local split-screen multiplayer and online multiplayer for up to 12 players.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3 Slime Speedway [01003...
On paper, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3 does so much right, with a bigger roster of racers, more kart customisation, and the oft-requested addition of voice acting, which does add to the atmosphere considerably. But on the track it's hugely disappointing, with a severely reduced frame rate compared to its predecessor, making everything feel more sluggish as a result.
@benmalsky198 IT WAS A JOKE. No one actually hates the fact Garfield is in the game, he's had bad kart racers before so the reviewer was cracking jokes about it.I'm so glad that you love the game and are having a fun experience with it, but you can't deny that other people might not like those small issues that you don't care about. Hence, it getting the score it did, hopefully they patch the game!(Also, I would avoid posting multiple times in a row buddy boy)
Here we are, the third in the line of Nickelodeon themed kart racers on the Switch. Nickelodeon has always existed in the game sphere, but licensed games have honestly really taken a backseat since mobile gaming has grown. It did take a bit, but Nick has slowly eased into giving their games more and more budget and time lately. Nothing showcases this more than the evolution of the Nick Kart Racers series.
But wait, that's not all. After selecting your character and kart, you have to choose your exhaust system and tires - and you guessed it, each of those has its own stats. And then you get to pick two pit-crew members, which are supporting characters that offer unique passive perks. And then, you pick your primary support character, who offers you a super that you can occasionally fire off with the Triangle button (these supers are changed by the titular slime - drive through as much as you can to power up as quickly as possible). As you play through the game in its many different modes and more of these various options unlock, the number of possible combinations becomes truly mind-boggling.
Other modes include four-race mini-tournaments, single races, and a pretty neat Arena mode. Arena mode is a small collection of minigames, most of which are absolutely no fun when playing against the AI, but are a blast when playing with other humans. My favorite of these is a slime-spreading competition, which has racers zipping around an open area on teams, trying to cover the greatest amount of area with their color of slime, Splatoon-style. You can play splitscreen at home, and of course you can haul the entire thing online to play against friends or randos.
Gameplay is exactly what you would expect it to be. Zip around the track, fire weapons at other racers while trying to avoid getting hit yourself, keep an eye out for shortcuts. There are three difficulty modes available. I tend to go straight to the toughest difficulty, but the easiest is just about perfect for my six-year-old son, challenging him a bit while still allowing him to achieve a fair number of wins. Tracks are extremely varied, and full of fun shortcuts that include "slime chutes", which are raging slime waterslide rollercoaster things that send you careening down a track almost out of control. Again, perfect for kids and fun for adults.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway is a perfectly competent kart racer, which is elevated by an insane number of levels, characters, and configuration options. Far better than I expected, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3 blasts players in the face with a slime-hose of options and game modes, offering hours of entertainment to kids and parents alike. Bottom line is, my kids like it, I like it, and we aren't going to stop playing it any time soon. I can't think of a better recommendation for a title of this nature.
Hoping that imitation is less flattery and more a resemblance of its own merits, Slime Speedway has its work sliced up for itself and handed on a giant SpongeBob-sized plush. Is it third-time lucky for these pesky cartoon characters in their plucky little karts, or is the slime on this speedway irredeemably toxic?
The racers all have their own stats, varying by weight, speed, acceleration, and handling. You can also pick whether you want them to drive a specific kart or bike, different components, and paint jobs. All of these (save for the paint jobs) give you a fair amount of control of how your chosen racer performs. Then you get to pick three crew members who give active and passive abilities. There are a ton of these, and they can easily change up the way the game goes from giving you extra boosts to chargeable attacks.
Moreover, I was impressed by the number of characters the developers were able to squeeze in. First, there were forty characters in the roster and unlike some other kart racers, each was unique and distinct. I could play as anyone from Reptar to Powdered Toast Man. It felt good to have so many options available.
Still, the inclusion of items overall made the game far more enjoyable. These items all seemed familiar to those seen in other kart racers I have played, but that was not necessarily an issue. I would have liked to see more innovative and interesting items, but the items available did help differentiate the gameplay and reward me for learning how to use them. 041b061a72