Kart games are adored by both the young and older generation of gamers out there, with the older ones like myself being spoilt when it comes to good kart racers we've been lucky to play over the years. Any kart review always has to name-check the legendary kart racer that is Mario Kart, but I've also got fond memories of games such as Madagascar Karts, Sonic All-Stars if you're pushing it a little, and even games like Beach Buggy Racing, as I lost hours of that back when the kids played anything other than Fortnite and Roblox.
Nickelodeon Kart Racers gives players 12 nick favourites to choose from, with modes being somewhat limited, yet tracks offering a decent selection but not really throwing up anything different upon getting to race in each one.
Local MP is here too. with anything up to 4 players and both Grand Prix and free race an option, but time attack being replaced by the battle arena, with free for all, capture the flag, and tag available for the arena. With it being local this is, of course, limited, but if you got kids and a bunch of pads then I can't see why it wouldn't be a mode they enjoy. Unless they're a sore loser of course.
In terms of looks and fun, I mean as a 39-year-old man I can kinda say they do the job. A kid would of course not look at this game like I have, so for them, the bright colours and fun of driving Spongebob around in a boat will, of course, be way different than me picking up the pad to play. It does what you expect is all I can really say here.
Overall: Two thoughts from me here, so first for the younger ones out there. This will tick all the right boxes if you are looking for a fun and colourful racer to play with some mates on your console (remember, no online).
Adults, I will just say this. While Nick Kart Racers is fun, there are many other lower priced kart games on the market that will offer the same fun, all be it without the likes of Tommy from Rugrats or the guys from Hey Arnold in it. On the Xbox store, this is currently £31.99/$39.99, so as an adult I'm sure you already know that perhaps a game like this is a little overpriced for what you get. Sure you get some familiar faces, colourful worlds to race in, hey, maybe even some fun at times if playing with the kids. So if the price above doesn't put you off then go for it. That said before you do drop the cash on it have a look at games like Beach Buggy Racing, Coffin Dodgers, hell even Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed which is slightly lower in price at the moment.