About the Product
- The kart racing fun of the ModNation Racers franchise comes to the PlayStation Vita handheld gaming system
- Access and enjoy over 300,000 user-generated tracks (and growing), wherever you are
- Introducing ModTraveler, which takes your Mod's on the road, and takes photos at the exotic locations you take your PlayStation Vita
- Earn ModMiles when you travel with your PlayStation Vita - MNR keeps track of your miles and rewards you for it
- Full featured customization of all your mods, karts, and tracks through front touch interface
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ModNation Racers: Road Trip is a Kart-style Racing game that brings the fun of the ModNation Racers franchise to the innovative PlayStation Vita handheld system. The game features deep customization options of both character-racers and karts, as well as tracks that can easily be created from scratch. An addictive campaign and more than 300,000 user created online tracks are available. Additional features include: touch controls, wireless multiplayer support, in-game photo capabilities, and GPS functionality that tracks your movements and rewards you for playing the game from different locations.
Endless Miles of Kart Racing at Your Fingertips
Welcome to the never-ending season of ModNation kart racing, where creativity rules on and off the track. Get on the starting grid of over 300,000 tracks available online or just race in the game's competitive circuit. Every mode features a whole new set of controls enhanced with the PlayStation Vita's array of features, including touch control, SixAxis steering and social media tools like ModTraveler and ModMiles. Buckle up for an endless ride.
ModNation Racers: Road Trip features customization of racer characters, karts and tracks made easy and fast by the built-in controls of the PlayStation Vita and the game's customization studios. In the game's Mod Studio, racer and karts can be created and altered in seconds using Vita front touch pad functionality that allows the player to dress racer in a wide variety of gear, and tune karts to their heart's delight. Racers and karts can also be randomly assigned new looks by simply shaking the Vita, which recognizes this command via its built-in motion-sensing gyroscope. Creating a track is also a very simple matter with Track Studio. Within it players can either draw the shape of a track freehand or import an image, and trace a track in that shape. The terrain of the track can be automatically populated or the player can use the front and rear touch pads to add details such as, mountains, lakes, trees, buildings and more as their chosen racer drives the track to inspect it and give you a sense of scale.
Key Game Features
- Kart Racing Action - The kart racing fun of the ModNation Racers franchise comes to the PlayStation Vita handheld gaming system
- Never Ending Tracks - Access and enjoy over 300,000 user-generated tracks (and growing), wherever you are
- Introducing ModTraveler - Take your Mod's on the road and take photos at the exotic locations you take your PlayStation Vita
- Earn ModMiles - When you travel with your PlayStation Vita, MNR keeps track of your miles and rewards you for it
- Mod Your Mod - Full featured customization of all your mods, karts, and tracks through front touch interface
300,000+ user-created tracks.
Wireless multiplayer support.
Top Customer Reviews
The game is not difficult and the karts handle a little "loose" so you never feel like you're playing a racing simulator. The weapons and boosts insert a strategic element to the races. Being in first place for that last turn is no guarantee for victory but the AI beats you in away that is not cheap unlike Mario Kart's blue shell.
The graphics are crisp and colorful but the speed at which the races happen and the frequent changing of standings will keep you too busy to appreciate it. I think the game could use a camera option like Gran Turismo. IMO the default position is too low on the ground and makes the power ups and shortcuts difficult to see.
There is no online multiplayer at the moment but the developer promised a patch for peer to peer.
The big negative about this game is the long loading time prior to a race. I timed it and it averages 40-45 seconds. The PS3 version has the same issue, however, knowing that you are loading customized karts and characters every time you race makes it somewhat tolerable.
My biggest knock against the game? It was rushed to meet the Vita's launch when Wipeout, Ridge Racer, F1 and Asphalt already give racing fans everything they need on the system. It clearly could've used more polish and it doesn't have online play. Let me repeat for clarity: Does not have online play. For $30 I'd say this is totally worth having Modnation Racers even just in single-player mode on the go. Racing my friends' ghost racers is also much easier than setting up a multiplayer match with them, so it honestly seems really suited for the handheld platform. Any way you look at it this was totally a missed opportunity to make the best handheld kart racer ever(yes, even above... Toy Story Racing on the Gameboy Color xD).
Buy it if you don't care much for multiplayer or you want to have the option to create whatever you want on the go and take advantage of its cool hybrid kinda-multiplayer ghost-racing features.Read more ›
loving this game. huge improvements over the PSP version. first off, the controls, hugely refined and definitely feel more in control. no longer feel like i'm forcing around the track with the sluggish PSP control. with everything this game offers, this is the mario kart-esque experience i've been wanting.
the biggest part of this is the track creation. i've learned from the previous title, as well as little big planet, that i was definitely never meant for any kind of level development in gaming. anything i have tried to create has always turned out an unplayable mess. now, with the tracing, touch screen track creation.......it even makes my tracks seem compotent, which is amazing and a huge feet. add on to that the option of auto-populating your track, and i was racing on my creation within minutes.
your not going to get a deep racing experience out of this. but, if like me, you want/need that casual/arcadey racing, this is a must. also, with the track creation and being able to download tracks from other people, to say this game has replayability is an understatement. worth picking up at full price.