And we're off ... into yet another Facebook Game Face-off, our weekly column in which we pit two like Facebook games against each to decide which is best once and for all. We'll judge both games on three criteria: their racing game, the social features and overall fun factor. Start your engines...
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For the old folks, KartWorld's racing plays out much like R.C. Pro-AM. This racer sees players race three laps against four other drivers on numerous tracks from an isometric perspective. While there are some goofy, fun power-ups like oil slicks and speed boosts, KartWorld just doesn't offer the same sense of speed as its competitor.
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Social features is where KartWorld might have the upper hand, especially if you're looking for a game with more traditional, asynchronous play. Between racing challenges you can send to your friends with ghost data (carbon copies of your performance on a track) and friendly leaderboards, KartWorld has social in spades. However, it would be nice if the game's real-time multiplayer racing feature worked well more often.
Going the Distance
KartWorld has immense potential to be an entertaining, unique racer on Facebook, but quiet live multiplayer rooms aren't doing it any favors. The karts in Twiitch's creation are beautifully designed and fully upgradeable, which is something KartRider can't exactly say for itself. But KartWorld simply fails to satisfy that need for speed, an essential for bringing players back.
Who Goes Home with the Cup?
In our book, the winner of this race is KartRider Dash, but not by much. With time, KartWorld could easily close the gap and provide a worthy race to the finish line. But what matters is the here and now, and in that regard, Nexon's Facebook kart racer is bar none the most impressive on the market. But we'd rather leave this to you, the racers:
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