LIT­TLE BIG PLANET KARTING

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FUN & GAMES - JOE GRIF­FIN

7 cert, Sony, PS3 Lit­tle Big Planet Karting might not be in the same league as other LBP games; but it’s still rich , amus­ing and vi­brant. Com­par­isons with pre­vi­ous LBPs and Mod­na­tion Rac­ers are in­evitable, but this one is a cute, playable rac­ing game in its own right. It bor­rows a lit­tle from the Mario Kart for­mula, al­low­ing rac­ers to fire weapons, find se­cret paths and bounce around var­i­ous fan­tas­ti­cal tracks. The user-gen­er­ated con­tent re­mains: play­ers are given the tools to cre­ate their own game and can tai­lor tracks, ve­hi­cles and rac­ers. The stan­dard of fan-made lev­els is as­tound­ing (as ever), and there’s more con­tent than you could ever need. Lev­els vary from tra­di­tional races to sprints against the clock to bat­tle royales (more com­bat than race-ori­ented) and many more. And Stephen Fry pro­vides wry and warm voiceover once again with com­ments such as: “You hugged those turns like they were favourite ted­dies!”

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