KartRider (Series)

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Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Racing, Simulation and Sports

Released: May 2020. Added to this library 3 months ago.

Overview

KartRider is an online kart racing game. You race and customise your kart on a variety of different circuits. Along with the usual fantasy vehicles this includes real cars. It's similar to Mario Kart and has power-ups and drift mechanics to gain speed like that game.

It's gained a huge following of 300 million players. And distinguishes itself by being free to start playing cross-platform racing experience. There are highly competitive leaderboards where players work towards the exclusive Speed Mode with more precise controls, advanced drifting system and no items or assistance success on the track is determined by skill.

KartRider has been around since 2004 but is now coming in two new forms:

  • KartRider: Drift (2020) on Xbox One and PC
  • KartRider Rush (2020) on Android and iOS

Commitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game. Although the races are quite short, to get good at the Speed Mode races will take players hundreds of hours.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 16 players online. You can play split-screen, or go online against up to 16 players in solo or team events.

Cross-Play: You can play KartRider Drift with people on different systems, PC and Xbox.

Costs

This game is free to start playing. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

Items purchased are for cosmetic reasons only.

You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.

Ratings

KartRider Rush is rated PEGI 3+ and ESRB EVERYONE.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Accessibility

System settings: Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a wide range of system features including some that can be used on all games, like the excellent co-pilot mode. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more.


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