Are Mario Kart clones hot stuff?

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#1 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Besides LBP Karting, we're also getting Sonic Racing Transformed and this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tiv2diNSGjw

It looks actually kinda fun, looking at the gameplay vids.

Waiting for Halo Kart. :P

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#2 Posted by darkspineslayer (22173 posts) -
Hasn't been a real competitor to Mario Kart since CTR. Hail to the king, baby. :cool:
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#3 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

I want Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing for the Wii.

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#4 Posted by DraugenCP (8480 posts) -

The original Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was pretty damn good. It had an almost F-Zero-like sense of speed. Very fun. I still preferred Mario Kart, though.

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#5 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
the only clone that has been good and a real competitor as darkspineslayer said...is ctr
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#6 Posted by Another-World (784 posts) -
Never liked mario kart to begin with, so no.
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#7 Posted by clyde46 (49031 posts) -
. I'm sorry what?
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#8 Posted by Jaysonguy (39410 posts) -

Sonic Racing is superior to Mario Kart.

Mario Kart is good for casuals/kids who don't really understand that much about games, a good casual/kids game that has people driving around and getting tripped up by different players and it's always a surprise.

Sonic Racing has offense and defense that needs to be played in order to win

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#9 Posted by darkspineslayer (22173 posts) -

Sonic Racing is superior to Mario Kart.

Mario Kart is good for casuals/kids who don't really understand that much about games, a good casual/kids game that has people driving around and getting tripped up by different players and it's always a surprise.

Sonic Racing has offense and defense that needs to be played in order to win

Jaysonguy
Maybe I played the wrong game then. (Since it was the iPhone version, i probably did)
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#10 Posted by mariokart64fan (20247 posts) -

sorry diddy kong racing is better then ctr by a mile and no there is no mariokart clone even as good -the closest is again diddy kong racing ,

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#11 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

Modnation Racers is the best kart racer out there. Everything besides that game and mario kart is trash

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#12 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

There' only ever been one champion and thats Mario Kart.

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#13 Posted by bufu21 (1214 posts) -
[QUOTE="darkspineslayer"]Hasn't been a real competitor to Mario Kart since CTR. Hail to the king, baby. :cool:

I Agree
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#14 Posted by Crossel777 (6176 posts) -

Sony is always trying to copy cat Nintendo but they have never truly made a franchise that will survive through the decades. They all end up disappearing into obscurity like usuall whilst Mario and Zelda live on through the ages. Same goes for these Kart clones..

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#15 Posted by deactivated-58b6232955e4a (15594 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5Qnws7Njas just going to leave this here

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#16 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -
CTR is the best, when I sold my PSOne I kept CTR.
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#17 Posted by Masenkoe (4897 posts) -

CTR is still the best kart game imo

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#18 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

Mario Kart>>>CTR>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The rest

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#19 Posted by DraugenCP (8480 posts) -

sorry diddy kong racing is better then ctr by a mile and no there is no mariokart clone even as good -the closest is again diddy kong racing ,

mariokart64fan



Yes. Many people don't realise that, in terms of story mode and all, CTR actually is a DKR clone.

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#20 Posted by SuperFlakeman (7411 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5Qnws7Njas just going to leave this here

SAGE_OF_FIRE

While both are arcade racers, they're not the same thing.

"Kart" involves RNG, plus you can physically bump into each other.

TM is all about time attacks.

Anyway, I doubt any kart racer can match MK7's item/AI balance. The second screen also adds a new layer of depth in strategy (cba to go into details)

If MKU is based on MK7, in HD, with Wii Wheel option and with Wii U's online network; we have a winner. Never been so hyped for a Mario Kart game. I hope it comes out spring/summer next year.

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#21 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

[QUOTE="SAGE_OF_FIRE"]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5Qnws7Njas just going to leave this here

SuperFlakeman

While both are arcade racers, they're not the same thing.

"Kart" involves RNG, plus you can physically bump into each other.

TM is all about time attacks.

Anyway, I doubt any kart racer can match MK7's item/AI balance. The second screen also adds a new layer of depth in strategy (cba to go into details)

If MKU is based on MK7, in HD, with Wii Wheel option and with Wii U's online network; we have a winner. Never been so hyped for a Mario Kart game. I hope it comes out spring/summer next year.

TrackMania is a non-futuristic online-based F-Zero tbh.

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#22 Posted by Nude_Dude (5371 posts) -
CTR was better than MK64 and was in fact the best mario kart until ds.
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#23 Posted by R4gn4r0k (24495 posts) -

They don't match up to the greatness of Mario Kart, eventhough they try

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#24 Posted by GamingGod999 (3135 posts) -
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is superior to Mario Kart. There, I said it!
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#25 Posted by Malta_1980 (11890 posts) -

Mariokart was always a good series... CTR imo was on par if not better at the time...

I wish Sony focused on a sequel to Modnation Racers rather than LBP Karting :(

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#26 Posted by CKYguy25 (2087 posts) -

Modnation Racers was pretty decent

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#27 Posted by KBFloYd (16789 posts) -

mario kart wii 30million sales

mariokart 7 3ds 6million

that's why

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#28 Posted by CKYguy25 (2087 posts) -

mario kart wii 30million sales

mariokart 7 3ds 6million

that's why

KBFloYd

that's a lot of sales

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#29 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

All Stars Racing Transformed is taking the kart racing crown later this week from............................wait for it...................................CTR. CTR is still to this day the best kart racer ever, but FINALLY a game is actually coming along set to dethrone it. It took long enough. The fact CTR held that throne for so long is pathetic. So little progression for the genre in so long. But thank god for Sumo Digital. Seriously, Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed looks freaking fantastic. The first All Stars was the best kart racer since CTR. The sequel is taking that step further and will actually be better than CTR.

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#30 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

All Stars Racing Transformed is taking the kart racing crown later this week from............................wait for it...................................CTR. CTR is still to this day the best kart racer ever, but FINALLY a game is actually coming along set to dethrone it. It took long enough. The fact CTR held that throne for so long is pathetic. So little progression for the genre in so long. But thank god for Sumo Digital. Seriously, Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed looks freaking fantastic. The first All Stars was the best kart racer since CTR. The sequel is taking that step further and will actually be better than CTR.

burgeg

It won't score higher than an 8 and won't even touch CTR in terms of quality.