A Sequel For Garfield Kart Has Inexpicably Been Announced

They took the meme too far.
A new Garfield Kart has been announced, to be released by Microids.
A new Garfield Kart has been announced, to be released by Microids. Microids

Microids and Artefacts Studios have just announced their latest – absurdly head-scratching – project: a kart racing video game based on a specific lasagna eating, Monday hating Cat: Garfield Kart: Furious Racing. Simply put, it’s a racing game based on the popular comic strip, Garfield.

Its first iteration, Garfield Kart, was released in 2013 for iOS, Android, Nintendo 3DS, and PC via Steam.

The game included eight characters (Garfield, Odie, Jon, Nermal, Arlene, Liz, Harry and Squeak), three game modes (Grand Prix, Single Race and Time Trial), sixteen different circuits to race around (Garfield’s neighborhood, the city, the Mally supermarket, the sunny farm, the misty docks, the oasis, the dark manor house, etc.), three difficulty levels (50cc, 100cc, and 150 cc), daily challenges (Lasagna Cup, Pizza Cup, and Hamburger Cup) which allow you to win in-game currency and customize your vehicle.

Garfield Kart: Furious Racing was announced on Twitter. Here’s a statement providing an overview for the new game.

"Garfield, the famous lasagna-loving Cat is back to take on Jon, Odie, and company in a no-holds-barred racing game. Choose your character and kart according to their characteristics and your driving style, get off the starting line first, and control skids to outrun your opponents. Use crazy bonus objects, like the pillow or the magic wand, to gain an edge and get over the finishing line first. Are you lazy like Garfield? Take shortcuts to overtake the other racers with the spring! Race your friends in local or online modes, with up to eight players on 16 iconic circuits from the world of Garfield."

Based on the statement above, it seems like nothing new has changed; same number of characters, tracks (although Palerock Lake and the Pastacosi Factory are new additions), and nine attack and defense bonuses (one more than Garfield Kart). To be blunt, the original Garfield Kart was a critical failure but through its shortcomings, it has received cult classic status. A quick glance at its Metacritic page is enough evidence of that.

So, what should we expect from Garfield Kart: Furious Racing? Aside from overhauled graphics and added multiplayer support, the recent slew of kart racing games released (like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, and Team Sonic Racing) should make fans hopeful that this remake is, at the very least, a solid racing game.

Garfield Kart: Furious Racing will go head-to-head with Death Stranding with its November 5 release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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