Release: Feb 10, 2009 (US)
What is it about: go-karts that can transform a sport as hardcore as auto racing, into an activity that appeals to all generations? Regardless of what this mystical combination is, it has been casting its spell on the Nintendo Wii in numerous forms. Among the more notable Kart Racing games on the console include M&M’s Kart Racing, Mario Kart Wii, and now NASCAR Kart Racing. It would appear that NASCAR has learned a lot from it’s predecessors, while still trying to tread new ground.
In sharp contrast to traditional racing games, a kart racer is not as much about: the cars as it is about: the personality of those driving it. Never one to be outdone, the game delivers fourteen of the best known names in auto racing including the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, and everyone’s favorite brawler, Tony Stewart. Each character has their own unique caricature and car characteristics, all roughly tied to their real life racing style. To go along with the cast of NASCAR superstars, EA has also created 10 additional animated characters that fill every stereotype associated with professional racing. Whether you are a fan of the flamboyant Frenchman, overbearing dominatrix, or beer swigging redneck, you won’t be disappointed.