Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix is a racing video game developed by Bamtang Games (with additional work by Vector Unit) and published by GameMill Entertainment in North America and Australia, Maximum Games in Europe, and Ripples Asia Venture in Japan. It is a direct sequel to Nickelodeon Kart Racers, and was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on October 6, 2020, and for Microsoft Windows on December 1, 2020.
- Like Globs of Doom, there are no The Fairly OddParents characters.
- In the Switch version, split-screen multiplayer worsens the graphics (some textures are blurry in the Switch version), while the other versions look better.
- Just like the prequel, there is no voiced dialogue whatsoever (unless you count Reptar growling and the Double Dare audience cheering), not even from the representation of real-life celebrity JoJo Siwa. Even the prequel used dialogue boxes next to images of the characters.
- The in-game controls are locked at having the right trigger to accelerate, and they cannot be adjusted (which isn't the case if you play the later-released PC version).
- Recovery time takes slightly too long for the heavy hits aimed at you like those from the Jellyfish. Luckily, these can be shortened if you have Dr. Hutchinson as a crew member whose meter is full during gameplay.
- On the covers for the North American releases of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, they don't show that there's enhancements on the PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One X respectively. The game actually does support those enhancements. Seemingly, as with the back cover for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric displaying Wii U Pro Controller support that is revealed to be limited in that game, and the manuals for both versions of Sonic 06 displaying features that do not exist in that game, the packaging design team were not informed of PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X enhancements being included in this game.
- Frequent frame rate drops especially the Switch version.
- It can be hard to use matchmaking find other people playing online. You could mostly invite friends for sessions.
- The PC version, similar to that of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, doesn't have a resolution option for up to 4K resolution and as a result it outputs 1080p resolution on 1440p and 4K monitors and makes it look blurry and pixalated.
- Some people even experienced their save files being deleted.
- There are lots more shows represented in this game, such as The Loud House, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rocko's Modern Life, and more.
- As a side note, this game has the biggest roster of any Nicktoons racing game.
- As hinted before, at least this game has online multiplayer, something that the prequel lacked.
- The pit crew system is fun and brings something new to the kart racing genre.
- The game is way more polished than the original and has no glitches.
- Unlike the first game it has finished menus.
- The game is more faithful to the source material than the first.
- The gameplay is much more solid than the first, with more shortcuts, tricks, obstacles, item variety, and really solid track design.
- As mentioned above you can change the controls in the PC version.
- The game has much better graphics and colorful visuals which are nice to look at.
This game received better reviews than its prequel, with Metacritic scores of 58/100 for PlayStation 4, 69/100 for Xbox One, and 71/100 for Nintendo Switch, and as for user reviews, it has scores of 6.9/10 for PlayStation 4, 7.3/10 for Xbox One, and 8.3/10 for Nintendo Switch.