Yes, really. The orange slime-lovers over at Nickelodeon sure have been dipping their grubby toes into a wide variety of game genres in recent years, haven’t they? What with Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, which attempted to give Super Smash Bros. Ultimate a run for its money, the Rehydrated edition of SpongeBob’s most popular platforming adventure, and the now-trilogy of racing titles, the television behemoth ain’t going anywhere yet. That’s the power of IP, baby. So it’s scarcely surprising, actually, that a third Nick kart racer is on the way – though one is left to ponder just how far you can actually take the concept that it requires three full-price games to completely explore it. Perhaps I’m the one being blind here. These face-value shovelware racers might in truth be works of genius. Someone let me know.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway (for that ’tis its name) is due out this autumn, per VG247. After a Best Buy leak, “publisher GameMill Entertainment has announced the latest entry in the Nickelodeon kart-racing series,” they report. “Developed by Bamtang Games”, which sounds like a sound effect from an Asterix book, the third game in the franchise has been “rebuilt and re-imagined” from the ground up, and promises to be “bigger and better than ever.”
Gamers who triple-dip can expect “a fully voice acted cast of over 40 characters,” including reps from “SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avatar: The Last Airbender and more.” And if that star-studded roster doesn’t tickle your fancy, how about the customization options? Along with new terrain, “you will be able to transform your kart or new bike into watercrafts and make use of new levels of customization by changing paint jobs and parts, or play around with millions of other possible combinations.” Millions? Why, the value for money sounds astronomical!
There are 36 courses included, and one can assume the price point will be around the usual for these sorts of things, in the region of thirty to forty bucks. Is it worth it? You decide, since apparently there’s a vast, avid community out there for these Nick games. You do you, folks. I’ll stand over here, out of your way.
Will you be picking up the third Nickelodeon kart racer? Let us know!