What's your favorite retro Kart Racer?

What's your favorite retro Kart Racer?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That one ngl, the genre peaked at CTR for that generation at least. Not really a fair fight since it came out a couple year after the main competition and it's a barefaced knockoff, but it's still a remarkable game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this exactly
      The courses are densely packed with detail, obstacles and curvature, the racers are the best-balanced, the items are fair, the driving is bouncy, vertical and high-skill, and it's a graphically impressive game for a PSX title.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this exactly
      The courses are densely packed with detail, obstacles and curvature, the racers are the best-balanced, the items are fair, the driving is bouncy, vertical and high-skill, and it's a graphically impressive game for a PSX title.

      Crash Team Racing is not only the greatest Kart Racer ever, but the greatest racing game ever.

      Pretty much this, even when playing alone the game had a lot of content something that many retro kart games lacked.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The way they handled the single player campaign was fucking brilliant for a kart racer.
        Too many kart racing games focus on the multiplayer, which is surprisingly one of CTR's biggest weaknesses because the PSX required an additional prehipheral for more than 2 players.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The way they handled the single player campaign was fucking brilliant for a kart racer.
        Too many kart racing games focus on the multiplayer, which is surprisingly one of CTR's biggest weaknesses because the PSX required an additional prehipheral for more than 2 players.

        I played the fuck out of the single player mode but still just a fraction of the time I managed to sink into the multiplayer stuff; at the time you just couldn't beat it as the perfect hangout game. I got my multitap with the CTR bundle but I'm not sure I got more mileage on it from another game. Blaze and Blade of all things maybe kek

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Diddy Kong Racing.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mk64 just for all the fun I had in college playing it
    but I'm sure there's an argument for why diddy kong racings and ctr are technically better or what not

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well they're certainly better on a technical level, but the track design is also a couple notches above imo.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The japanese version specifically, since it has more content and less grinding.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >more content
      like what? I'm googling and I see it's definitely less grindy, but i cant find anything about more content

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can acess Highway Star Road after clearing all the mirror races, Atlus removed it for some reason when localizing.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Atlus removed it for some reason
          What are you smoking? It's there for me at least.
          Many western players probably didn't make it there because of the insane requirements for the last level

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I loved South Park Rally as a kid, but I haven't played it in almost 20 years

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wacky Wheels

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this

      I loved South Park Rally as a kid, but I haven't played it in almost 20 years

      had n64 one and always played as terrance and phillip

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably Crash Team Racing or Mario Kart Double Dash.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crash Team Racing is not only the greatest Kart Racer ever, but the greatest racing game ever.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is it also the greatest Crash Bandicoot game ever? The answer for me is unironically yes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is it also the greatest Crash Bandicoot game ever? The answer for me is unironically yes.

      For me, it's Ripper Roo.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Content: DKR > CTR > MK64
    Music: DKR >MK64 > CTR
    Gameplay: CTR > MK64 > DKR
    SOVL: MK64 > DKR > CTR

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CTR being "wacky":
    >hit any medium-sized bump in the road, press jump and bounce high into the air over obstacles and scenery, then land and get a boost just for doing it
    Mariokart being "wacky":
    >something miserable and show-stopping happens to you at random outside of your control

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't know how anyone can compare another kart racer with CTR

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I couldn't handle this one's remake, the characters feel heavier, they changed the levels' collision way too much and you can't go apeshit in tracks like sewer speedway anymore because of that. I'm just waiting for the decomp and the online mod to be finished (both being made by the same team)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The difficulty curve is fucked to all hell too, going straight from easy mode that a kid could beat blindfolded to a medium mode that requires you to be an autistic speedrunner keeping the shitty new blue flare mechanic going for the entire race. In the original, all you needed even for hard mode was to get regular boosts from slide turbos and jumping off ramps. The unlock methods are far worse too, and you can't even bypass them with codes like in the original.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >to a medium mode that requires you to be an autistic speedrunner keeping the shitty new blue flare mechanic going for the entire race.

        You don't need to keep blue fire like that unless you're doing the harder Time Trial ghosts. Also the blue fire mechanic technically isn't new, super turbo speed existed in PS1 CTR, though the next boost you did cancelled super turbo speed in PS1 CTR.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk if Re-Volt counts but I'm going with that

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crash Nitro Kart
    >just kidding

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't get the hate for CNK at all, every time I play the game (often times back to back with CTR) it just feels like an as good but too short CTR sequel

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't get the hate
        It's pretty much the controls.
        The GBA version is unironically a better game

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Awful voices (why the fuck does Crash sound like Mickey Mouse?) and uninspired new characters (looking at you, Papu Papu but monkey, generic shark, toilet humor Shrek and dog Shrek. Velo, the Norms and the robot were good, though, to be fair).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The physics in this game are so stiff and unrewarding. Also a lot of the tracks are shameless clones from CTR. A shame, it had potential.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's okay. doesn't have the "GOTTA GO FAST" feel of ctr, but it's alright. i like the aesthetics of this game. still felt like classic crash (thanks to VV getting some help from charles zembillas, no doubt) before twinsanity came out and made everything all retarded and vulgar.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nitro Kart is good and I don't get the hate 🙁

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I agree, every teenage liked that game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How are these 3 games different? Are they all ports or did crash really get 3 separate racers?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        CTR is the original, CNK is a sequel by different devs that follows the same formula and mostly plays the same as CTR, they didn't quite get everything perfect but it's not that bad.

        I'm not that familiar with CTTR because it sucks and I didn't enjoy it but it's more of its own style of kart racing game with its own gimmicks, it doesn't really follow the CTR formula.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >pic
          why the fuck were N. Brio's beakers in CTR, but he wasn't

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's always been weird to me as well, especially when almost everyone else from the original trilogy made it in, apart from Komodo Moe and Koloa Kong.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >CNK is a sequel by different devs that follows the same formula and mostly plays the same as CTR
          >mostly plays the same as CTR

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They tried to copy CTR but they fucked up the physics and the turbo mechanics. It just isn't as smooth. You'll understand if you play it.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >You'll understand if you play it.
              I try not to. How can they fuck up so badly when there's literally the blueprint in front of you of how to do it properly?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >transparent Platinum case
                I only remember silver cases for those, what country is that CNK from ?

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Double Dash ez win

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i just hate the physics, the drifting is so fucked in this game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bad physics
      >A lot of mid tracks
      >Locking special items behind character selection creating an automatic tier list
      Trash, outclassed by Mario Kart on the Wii in every way.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lego Racers, mainly because of the hypnotic title music.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still need to play most of them from that era. Diddy Kong Racing looks super fun.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good and good

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mario Kart 64

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best on the GBA at least.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SOVL

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You posted it

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like CTR because of that drift boost mechanic. It feels pretty badass once you get going.

    Any other games which does this well?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not a kart racer but chaining burnouts in burnout 2 maybe?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've only really played CTR extensively but I assumed every kart racer did that sort of drift -> boost thingy in some form

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A lot of them do, but CTR just feels buttery smooth in execution

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, CTR has one of the best and most unique boost mechanics in a kart racer.

      I like Diddy Kong Racing's system of having the drift itself speed you up though. It's weird at first when you're used to shit like CTR or Mario Kart but it's fun trying to position yourself for the longest drifts and avoiding spinning out.

      Good and good

      >Crash gets a kart racer
      >Jak gets a kart racer

      Honestly if Naughty Dog came out with Unkarted today I'd probably forgive them for everything.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CTR
    The remake had some good ideas but they went too far with the visuals. most courses look polluted from so much detail.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's the issue with remakes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hate all the cosmetic shit in CTRNF honestly

      I'm a total boomer about this shit but I'm sick of every online game letting every player parade around as obnoxious rainbow gays, I wish everyone just looked the normal the same and played the game because it was fun not because they want to unlock the next neon go-kart wheel.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm OK with bragging rights cosmetics like the rainbow wheels but everything else is annoying.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ?t=53

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      good choice

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mickey Mouse highway USA for the GBC. Not N64, no. The GBC. This game will make you rage so badly that whatever device you’re using to play it, i guarantee you that you will chuck it across the room from frustration

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    surprised to see so much praise for ctr itt. i love it, but most of you guys are so desperate to be contrarians and hate things that the praise comes as a bit of a shock

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >OP asks for kart racers
    >people post battle racers that don't involve karts

    Every single time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so michael schumacher kart racing 2002 is the best one?

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mario kart wii

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CTR > Mariokart DS > the rest

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember my brother crying and shouting "WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY" because he kept losing to some monkey dude

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think there was any "monkey dudes" in CTR. There was one in Crash Bash, though.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That must be it. I just remember a crash racing game with a bunch of literal whos but you are right, i looked it up and crt was not the game i was thinking of.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You might be thinking of Crash Nitro Kart, I just remembered that the first boss in that game is a monkey.

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