Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart video game

Based on the preschool TV series Gigantosaurus, Outright Games have released Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart the game.

What platform is it available on?

Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.

How many people can play the game?

This racing game is suitable for up to 4 players who can race against each other on a split screen. It can also be played in single player mode.

What age is it suitable from?

Recommended for ages 3 plus this is a fabulous introduction to racing games that really does take into consideration the younger players and allows them to play without frustration. The instant race mode randomly selects the characters and track, uses auto-steering and auto-accelerating vehicles and on-screen tips that are read aloud by Mazu which is the ideal way to introduce racing games to young gamers.

How many modes are there?

With three levels of difficulty for different age ranges this allows younger players to have fun too making is suitable for the whole family. There are three playable modes: Race, Play with Friends and Adventure.

Who can you race as?

You can play as one of eight popular characters from the show: Bill, Archie, Rugo, Cror and Totor, Mazu (my favourite), Rocky, Tiny and T The T-Rex. However not all characters are unlocked at the beginning so you need to play the game to unlock all of them. Each of the characters have different vehicles to race in which adds even more fun when you choose your favourite to race with.

How many tracks are there?

There are three different environments to race through in the Savannah, Jungle, and Mount Oblivion Cups with 15 tracks in total. The tracks are full of power ups that allow you to gain additional powers to help you to win the races. The winners also get a chance to take on “Jetpack” tracks which have unique and fun layouts to test their racing skills. The tracks feature natural obstacles and short cuts and are all based on areas of Cretacia that avid fans will recognise from the show.

Overall, this is a great game for young players but it is far too easy for older players so they wouldn’t want to play by themselves.