For as long as I can remember, there has been one series that’s dominated the kart racing genre in video games.  Eagerly trying to break into the genre, many imitators have tried their hand at besting the massively successful Super Mario Kart franchise.  A few days ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to the beta for the latest attempt by Sony:LittleBigPlanet Karting.  While it’s impossible to deny that this game borrows heavily from Nintendo’s time-tested series, it adds the flair that makes the LittleBigPlanet games amazing to the mix for an experience that could prove to be quite a competitor.

When loading the game up, it’s almost indistinguishable from the original LittleBigPlanet games.  After arriving in your pod, the only giveaway sign that you’re playing a kart racing game is that Sackboy is now sitting in a kart.  From here, you can choose from a variety of karts and costumes to customize your racer.  While I’m sure there will be numerous add-ons that will give new costumes and karts, most of the available options in the beta were generically racing themed.

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