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MySims Racing review

Slow and safe for the kids

Pros

  • Just enough infectious MySims charm to carry it
  • Decent multiplayer
  • Non-stressful racing

Cons

  • Rather pedestrian karting
  • Items hit you out of nowhere
  • Powerslide slows you down?

Is the MySims franchise being taken too far? Perhaps, but Racing still has just enough infectious MySims charm to carry it – although that can’t disguise the rather pedestrian karting. Head for Story mode and you’ll be dropped into a familiar MySims world with bobble-headed characters waiting for your help. Drive them around or collect stuff for them and you’ll get cash to upgrade your car. Venture to the out of-town racetracks for the proper karting, although don’t expect anything frantic. Top speed feels sluggish, the powerslide hop slows you down, and items hit you out of nowhere.

Multiplayer has the slight advantage of the rivalry you get when people in the same room are firing footballs at each other’s karts and spraying what appears to be vomit on someone else’s visor, but if any of those mates own Mario Kart DS then you’re better off playing that if it’s quality karting you’re after.

Jul 07, 2009

More Info

GenreRacing
Description

With too many useless power-ups and slower paced racing without turbo activated, the humorous cast within the plot and more than simply cup-driven gameplay can't help MySims Racing escape Mario Kart's shadows.

Franchise nameThe Sims
UK franchise nameThe Sims
PlatformWii, DS
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Alternative namesMy Sims Racing
Release date8 June 2009 (US), 19 June 2009 (UK)