Conclusion: NASCAR Kart Racing is a solid kart racing game, but its biggest flaw is just that there's so little to make it stand out. It's so amazingly similar to Mario Kart Wii, and the latter is a better, more memorable game in every way possible.
Corporate branding permeates racer that emphasizes teamwork.
Common Sense Media
1 November 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a kart racing game starring NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. The game contains plenty of NASCAR references and in-jokes that will appeal to die-hard fans of the sport, but parents should be aware of relentless corporate branding that permeates every level of the game from...
Summary: While I'm not exactly in the target market for a Wii NASCAR kart racing game, I can recognize quality when I play it. Is it going to make anyone forget Mario Kart? No, but if you have a younger gamer that loves Wii and Jimmie Johnson in equal portion, this game fits the bill nicely.
Conclusion: Concept: Make a NASCAR-themed version of Mario Kart. Who's the NASCAR version of Luigi in this game? Elliot Sadler? Yeah, Elliot Sadler
Graphics: Funnily enough, the cartoon look isn't out of line with the way a sponsor-splattered stock car usually looks
Sound: The game uses Sims-speak gibberish,...
Conclusion: When you come to the Wii and develop a Kart racer there is no way of getting out of the comparisons to Mario Kart Wii and unfortunately this game just does not stack up. NASCAR Kart Racing is still a very well polished and nicely developed Kart Racer that may not be the best the Wii has seen but is...
Summary: The gameplay is fun, but it comes off as nothing more than a rebranding of a Mario Kart clone. I had a been-there-done-that feeling during the first race of NASCAR Kart Racing. With a lack of an online mode, the game simply has no staying power unless a group of friends is around; and even then, you...
Pros: Gameplay is solid and fun., Tracks are varied., Playing with friends is fun.
Cons: Graphics are subpar., Sound is rather bad., Game is rather easy.
Summary: If you absolutely need something almost exactly like “Mario Kart” for whatever reason, this is the game for you. It’s a good game, but if you don’t own “Mario Kart” already, I highly recommend that you pick that up first.
Pros: -Rock solid high framerate., -Plenty of tracks., -Hilarious voices., -Fun to replay over and over again., -Easy and playable by everyone, regardless of age.
Cons: -Base price is a bit too high., -Graphics are a bit too bland., -Characters are all very generic., -Not much depth at all., -Sound is repetitious and generic.
Conclusion: Then there’s the irritating voiceovers, which aren’t voices so much as gutteral grunts, squeaks and chirps requiring captions to translate. Sillier still, nobody’s lips move when they speak; one initially might think the noises are just a flaw in the program.But hey, if you’re going to play anything...