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Game #1796
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  SuperKarts    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Sport   Racing

Rating: 8.63 (105 votes)

SuperKarts box cover

SuperKarts screenshot
One of the best go-kart racing games ever made for the PC, Virgin's SuperKarts features excellent cartoon-style graphics, worldwide tracks, and addictive gameplay that strikes a good balance between car handling realism and playability. The game even offers multiplayer via LAN/IPX mode – a rarity for its time.

Gameplay is simple arcade fun: choose a face and nationality, then jump in the kart and play either a quick round, or a half or full season. You can choose the number of laps, as well as the difficulty level ("medium" is more like "difficult"). Although the graphics are somewhat pixelated, the appeal of SuperKarts lies in attention to detail and the wide variety of tracks. Scrape a metal fence, for example, and you'll see sparks fly out of your kart with appropriate sound effects. Some tracks are set in undulating sand dunes, while others go through bustling cities and grassy plains. Random bonus items, such as turbo boost or kart repair, are scattered throughout each track, and they are always worth picking up. Overall, SuperKarts is a great kart racing game that plays similar to shareware hit Wild Wheels, only with better graphics and detail. A must-have for all kart fans! If you like the game, also check out Manic Karts, the underrated sequel to this classic.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Jon Stuart
Developer: Manic Media Productions
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
Year: 1995
Software Copyright: Manic Media Productions
Theme: Shareware
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official Super 4 Site (archived)
If you like this game, try: Manic Karts, Road Hog!, KartingRace

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