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LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3)

by Sony
PlayStation 3
 Ages 7 and Over
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B008CCD9LA
  • Release Date: 9 Nov 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,009 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Join Sackboy and Sackgirl on the starting grid for a new kart racing adventure.
  • Play: Race through an ever-changing world of content in story, battle, split screen or online multiplayer racing modes.
  • Create: Fire up your imagination to build your own tracks, customise your karts or even design unique power-ups and weapons.
  • Share: Access millions of tracks created by the LittleBigPlanet community for a totally new experience every time you race.

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family game. 12 Nov 2012
By Teggfd
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a faithful entry in the LittleBigPlanet (lbp) series. Its more multi player focused compared to the previous LBP games simply because platforming is more single player friendly. Yet the single player mode is lots of fun given that its a kart racer. There is also a variety of story mode game types alongside karting to keep you interested. RC races (think micro machines) to battle modes and F1 pit stop style races are included. The focus is playing with others and the game has a feature to keep your party connected and flowing through a vote system when you finish a race. This does the job well and the host can always manually change tracks if necessary. Voice chat works great and text messaging is also possible in the traditional lbp pop up way.

Lots of options and a very powerful create mode that is fully 3D from the ground up. It is possible to create certain game types not possible in LBP 2. A good example being you can make a natural starfox 64 style game in 3D or a Jungle Strike with 2d view. There are water/boat racing tracks made by the community. Tower defense and other game types can be made. Weapons can be customised and creators can share weapons through levels. There is a mario kart weapon packs making the rounds. The shells are larger and the question mark power ups are not transparent but its surprisingly close.

Karts are fully customisable. You can change suspension to a floating/flying kart to a tank kart. The game shines here. Costumes are the same as previous LBP games. You will be able to use the same costumes unlocked in the other games soon after a patch.

The karting is closest to Mario Kart and comparisons were already inevitable. The power ups are very similar(and customisable) as are the kart handling aspects unlike Modnation Racers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Jun 2013
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My daughter love's this game as she does with all the others in the series she puts it on after her home work for a hour and really enjoys her time on it
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Potential But Falls Short 19 Dec 2012
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, I'm a big fan of LittleBigPlanet. This game does justice to LittleBigPlanet fully. It is extremely customizable, very good content creation tools and highly polished artwork and animation. Almost anything the original developers did in this game, you can potentially do as well. The tools are included.

Where it falls short is the actual racing. The game physics is bizarre, if you get knocked from behind you just come to an abrupt stop. The AI will always screw you over with multiple hits and always finds you when you don't have an item to defend yourself. So instead of a party karting game where you want to knock about and race freely, the odd physics and poorly balanced weapons and items makes this one of the worst karting experiences on the PS3. Even when you win, you do not feel you won because you raced well. You feel you won because you were lucky.... And this is my biggest problem with this game in that it's just no fun (especially against AI).

The multiplayer can tend to be better when there are other humans playing and without any bots. Even then there are issues with weapon balances.

It is sad, I really tried to love this game but the actual karting is a huge let down. Absolutely no complaints on any other part of this game, but I think they went too much for customization and trying to sell the game on the name of LittleBigPlanet than make the actual karting fun.

If you are looking for a fun game with countless hours of replay value and customizations, creating levels and the whole LBP experience get it by all means.

If you are looking for a solid karting game with fast racing, fun drifting and proper kart physics... skip this by all means.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Upgrade from Mario-cart 27 Dec 2012
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Gone down well as a Xmas pressy, As usual with LBP very interesting and engaging, they particularly like the fact you can build your own tracks. However, niggling problem - its Move compatible, but not something we bought this for, If you have a move controller or Eye switched on, it looks for the move steering wheel and wont progress. You have to quit, switch off the controllers and unplug the eye. Took us a while to work this out so be aware. Otherwise would have been 5 stars
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Multiplayer is rubbish 14 Jan 2013
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I bought this specifically for the 4 player racing but was disappointed to find that very few of the tracks can be played in 4 player mode. Yes you can download multiplayer tracks that other people have made and some of them are quite good but a lot seemed pretty slow and this doesn't make up for the fact the main game should have this facility out of the box. The adverts certainly give that impression.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 8 year old loves it 29 April 2014
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If your child likes other little big planet games, they will absolutely love this karting game. Lots to do. Not only race, you can build your own track, super cool, my 8 year old loves it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Playstation Game 24 April 2014
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The CD is clean and very neat, the game has complete my collection of LittleBig planet 1, 2, and PSP. Awesome graphic and adventurous
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 12 Mar 2014
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I got this for my kids and have spent a good while myself playing it.

It is great fun and is suitably challenging in places.
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