It’s been quite a few months since Outright Games released some of their family friendly titles but they are back with the first of quite a few upcoming games. Their latest is Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart from developer 3DClouds and you can find it on all the major platforms. If you’re in the mood for a new kart racer is this one worth getting behind the wheel of?
I jumped into the PlayStation 5 version of the game for this review and played through it solo but there is support for four-player local split-screen. No online functionality is present which is a bummer but not too surprising given their track record. The team previously worked on Blaze and the Monster Machines so this wasn’t their first outing with a kart racer and I was pleased to see that this one felt a bit better to play from their first attempt. There isn’t a ton for modes though as you have an adventure mode with different championships and the solo race mode where you just pick any track and character that you have unlocked.
Characters for the series are present such as Rocky, Tiny, Bill, and the others so kids will have no problem playing as their favorite. The game offers up 15 tracks to race on with a each with a nice visual palette that you would expect from this property. The PlayStation 5 version runs at 60FPS too which is always nice and there is no reason for it not to given that this game isn’t exactly pushing the hardware from a technical perspective. Tracks have things that you would expect like shortcuts, hazards, ramps, and power-ups to use against the other racers.
Playing the game will be easy for younger and older gamers. If you have very young kids there is the option to turn on auto drive so that they can better learn the tracks without having to press the buttons to steer and drive. I didn’t need this but I appreciate that it’s here for those who have young kids who want to play. I have to approach this game from that perspective has this really is made for younger players. Older players like myself who enjoy kart racers will likely want to spend most of our time with something else as the racing here can feel a little slow and unchallenging. There also isn’t a ton of content so I ran out of reasons to keep playing after a few hours but younger players likely won’t mind these things as much. They’ll just be interested in racing as their favorite characters and hearing their audio chatter as they play.
Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart should provide a fun time for the younger players in your family but older players likely won’t enjoy it as much. The visuals and audio capture the show nicely and there is a decent amount of characters and tracks to play with. If you have a kid who enjoys the show then they’ll likely have a good time with this game.
*Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart is available now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. PlayStation 5 version reviewed. Review copy provided by the publisher for this review.