3 Mario Kart - almost!MikeMcc1972 | 07/07/2009 | See all MikeMcc1972's reviews (20)A great little kart racing game that clearly takes inspiration from the great Mario Kart. The race controls are identical as are the "weapons" although a footabll replaces the red shell and champagne bottle replaces the mushroom for example. The racing isn't quite as frantic as Mario and the tracks are on the whole shorter so in pure kart racing terms it is inferior. However what this game does have is character and kart customisation. You can win blue prints to to new parts/items of clothing and then use your coins to buy them. If that's what you want to do between races then it's great, however the downside is how you win the coins. Obviously some are won by winning races but to get the enough of the different types of coin you have to "run errands" for the other inhabitants of the town. These include acting as a taxi and a delivery man and in my opinion grow old fast and detract from the game.I want to race, not customise and run errands hence the rating - however I have to say that my kids love it - oh yeah and one improvement over Mario Kart - 3 slots on the same cartridge!!