KartRider (Series) Review
Posted: 7 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
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
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.
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.
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 system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. 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 about system accessibility settings.
The following games are like KartRider. They address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to KartRider for younger age ratings.
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