Tired of ice cave levels? LittleBigPlanet Karting’s fun themes shake it up

With all this videogame shooting going on let’s not forget that some games are doing an excellent job of being cute. LittleBigPlanet Karting has the racing style of a generic karting game, but the minigames and unique visual style we’ve come to expect from the series. Ryan Smith at Gameological doesn’t like the pinterest-like collection aspect of LittleBigPlanet games, but he did enjoy the game’s humor.

Instead of clichéd Ice or Underground maps, you negotiate your way through fantastical creations: puddles of chocolate sauce and giant cupcakes in the bakery-themed Victoria’s Laboratory, for instance, or deadly appliances in The Progress Emporium, a world that parodies optimistic 1950s consumerism. Then there’s The Space Bass, a futuristic space-funk world that feels like a George Clinton hallucination come true. Out of the 71 total levels, less than half are pure races. Some are battle modes where you carom around a small playfield and wage cute-weapon war on rival drivers, while others present you with random tasks like jumping over pastries on a conveyor belt.

Pretty sure we need more space funk levels in Halo