GBAtemp Recommends! Konami Krazy Racers

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  1. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    [​IMG] GBAtemp Recommends! Konami Krazy Racers
    G.R. Issue #27 (GBA)

    Welcome to another edition of GBAtemp Recommends! This feature is to educate and inform our members about quality GBA titles that have either been a hit with gamers or went unnoticed to the general public. We're so certain that all of the games we feature absolutely rock, that we even offer a full money back guarantee if you're not completely satisfied! (Proof of purchase required)

    GBAtemp Recommends!

    Konami Krazy Racers
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    Forget Mario Kart Super Circuit, if you want some real kart racing action on the GBA, take a look at Konami's sleeper hit - Konami Krazy Karts... I mean, um ... Konami Krazy RACERS. (Boy, they dodged a bullet there).

    Faster paced, awesome weapons and a great array of Konami characters (some lesser known to Western players), Konami Krazy Racers (also known as Wai Wai Racing) is in a lot of ways, a much better karting experience than Super Mario Kart Super Circuit.

    Log on to the Konami Komputer on the main screen, and head into Grand Prix mode, and you'll find a swarm of characters ready for play. From Gray Fox (MGS) to Dracula from Castlevania, they all have different levels of acceleration, top speed, and turning abilities. Pick one and head out onto the track, all of which are based off of famous levels from various Konami franchises. When you hit accelerate, you'll immediately notice that the game play in KKR is a lot faster than Mario Kart Super Circuit which may take some getting used to, but all of the normal kart racer traits are here - weapons, hopping, power-sliding... Of which, the last two you'll be doing a hell of a lot of in the later levels.

    The tracks, while nothing revolutionary are good fun, and can prove challenging later on in the game. The games graphics, especially the character models and menu design are all top notch. And with a fully vocalized (and awesome) theme tune, it really sets out to impress early on (remember this is the GBA we're talking about). The various music tracks from the games levels are also enjoyable and certainly catchy, and some are even remixes of new and old Konami games. The characters even blurt out various phrases (albeit in Japanese) during gameplay.

    With some decent level designs, great characters, evil weapons and Konami's attention to detail on all their franchises that show up during this portable karting romp; Krazy Racers makes a very decent GBA kart racing experience, which you should definitely check out if you are tired of Super Mario Kart or are just looking for something different.

  2. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Hmm....looks like one of those hidden gems I've been looking for on the GBA. I'm gonna put this on my M3 right now!

    EDIT: Just gave it a go. I like it. Controls better than MKSC. It's a keeper. More hidden gems please! [​IMG]
  3. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Orlando, Florida
    I'd forgotten about this game. It was one of the first GBA titles ever and I never played it. I'll definitely give it a go on an emulator later. Rather play on my DS, but the GBA expansion is broken ATM. Thanks for the recommendation! [​IMG]
  4. Tac 21

    Tac 21 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 2, 2008
    oh god.. FINALLY a game I reconze.

    It came out before mario kart, and honestly, some days, I feel this game blows mario kart right out of the water.
  5. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    I bought this game when it first game out. One of my first games on the GBA. Love it. Mario Kart Super Circuit is definitely better but this game was ace back in the day.
  6. Smartpal

    Smartpal The Guitar Guy

    Feb 10, 2009
    New Delhi, India
    Looks fun, definitely gonna try this. Thanks as always! [​IMG]
  7. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    I only ever enjoyed this on the original Gameboy Advance, felt weird on SP& DS and emulation is off with the controls.

    Game kinda became obsolete when Mario Kart came out but its worth a try. Amazing how many great racers were released on the GBA and yet with better hardware the DS has a handfull if that,
  8. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

    Mar 7, 2009
    They should totally make a sequal to this on the ds with improved graphics and more content [​IMG]
  9. Spikey

    Spikey Your Special Someone

    Mar 16, 2006
    United States
    Yeah, I remember playing this early on in the GBA's life and enjoying it. But wouldn't say it's better than Super Circuit. They are a bit different from each other, but I don't think one is better than the other.
  10. Kawo

    Kawo GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 30, 2007
    I LOVED this game, was one of the best, Mario is cannot be compared at this.
  11. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 28, 2008
    Your Mum
    Looks cool.... now i really want a slot 2 cart
  12. Garcimak

    Garcimak Advanced Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    I saw this title as a lame Mario kart ripoff, and completely forgotten about it.

    Looks like i missed some gem, well, no more excuse for missing. Time to play now.
  13. hova1

    hova1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 26, 2007
    Gambia, The
    i remember when i was 13 i wanted to buy this (i just got a GBA). So i was at the store and there was GTA3 on the shelf (it was one day after it got released) so i bought GTA3 instead. I would be SO pissed if i got this instead of GTA.
  14. cosmiccow

    cosmiccow Original Hippie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Gambia, The
    sounds interesting. i actually put this off for shovelware before. kind of regretting that now [​IMG]
  15. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    Eh, I just noticed that you stopped making these topics. Are they gone for good? [​IMG]