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Kart Rider for iphone/ipad? (Nexon)

12-05-2010, 01:00 AM
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Kart Rider for iphone/ipad? (Nexon)

Found this video on youtube.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i52DchFpmdg

Does anyone have any info on this? Kart Rider was a great game for PC by Nexon, never understood why they took the game down off their website. Hopefully this is a sign of it coming out for the iphone and ipad.
12-05-2010, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ortin2833 View Post
Found this video on youtube.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i52DchFpmdg

Does anyone have any info on this? Kart Rider was a great game for PC by Nexon, never understood why they took the game down off their website. Hopefully this is a sign of it coming out for the iphone and ipad.
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12-05-2010, 01:40 AM
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12-05-2010, 03:14 AM
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I'd love to see this. I'm loving fun kart racing games like Mario Kart (I played almost 1500 hours of Mario Kart Wii).
To be honest, I'm not really happy with the solutions on the idevices. I think Shrek Kart looks gorgeous, but it isn't really fun. Cocoto Kart is okay, but looks horrible. And Nitro Kart 2 isn't bad either, but none of these games even comes close to Mario Kart.
Maybe this will be a step in the right direction...
12-05-2010, 03:30 AM
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Do you think the gc or wii mario kart is better?
12-05-2010, 03:32 AM
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Wow this is like a dream come true for me. It would be perfect if they can get the multiplayer right. Thanks for sharing this!

Last edited by gospel9; 12-05-2010 at 02:55 PM.
12-05-2010, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Stirolak26 View Post
Do you think the gc or wii mario kart is better?
Well, I play both on my Wii (you can play GameCube games on Wii, too).
It's a tough decision, but I'd go for the Wii version. You have a lot of options, and the replay value is much higher than in Double Dash. Moreover, Mario Kart Wii is probably Nintendos best online game up to date.
Nontheless I like Double Dash, too. The option to choose two drivers was simply stunning, as it brought some depth into the game (and that is nearly impossible when it comes to fun kart racers). You don't get that in the Wii version, as you can only choose between three or four drivers / vehicles if you want to win - the others are just way too slow. But at least you can jump again, it doesn't feel like you're "on rails" like in the predecessor. Moreover the battle mode is better in the GameCube version of the game, but on the other hand the tournament and time trial modes of the Wii version are better.
To put it in a nutshell: both are great, but I'd vote for the Wii version.
12-05-2010, 04:18 AM
#8
too bad the pc version got shutdown in North America =(
12-05-2010, 04:20 AM
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I've gotta say, I'd love to see this come to fruition! Just like Capone, coming from the old skool of video gaming, I too have always been a massive fan of Mario Kart and I'm still looking for a true iPhone alternative. Indeed Shrek Kart does look stunning with Retina Display, but despite it's gyro integration, it's the karting equivalent of an Austin Allegro (it all falls apart rather quickly). And while Crash Bandicoot Nitro 2 is certainly more fun to play, it still doesn't do it for me aesthetically. Retina might help if you're listening Activision! But going back to the point of the discussion, Kart Rider Rush looks pretty cool to me and if the WiFi Multiplayer is up to the job it could be a blast. The drifting looks cool too, but is it me or did it look a smidge slow in the vid? Or maybe I should lay off the speed? In any case, I shall be keeping an eye out for this one.
12-05-2010, 03:02 PM
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I played the US Beta when it was available it was really really fun. You will be learning tricks and different ways to drift etc for a long time. It was a lot more fun than Mario Kart. I really hope they release this version world wide and let players compete globally. Maybe it'll be a free download with in-app purchases.

Either way I am happy that Nexon is focussing on the latest gen Apple devices now.