Konami released screenshots from their upcoming kart racer Krazy Kart Racing due for release in August. The game was announced Wednesday at GamersCon.

Using the traditional third-person view, players guide their chosen character around the laps, using whatever they can to steal an advantage over their CPU or multi-player rivals. Nitro boosts can give a welcome burst of speed, while a wide range of extras that can be picked up during the race and can be used to slow down opposing karts.

The game was said to be due a couple of days ago but is reportedly held up in the approval queue according to Pocketgamer.

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It appears kart racing is going to get competitive again. Gameloft also revealed at GamesCon that they have a kart racer in the works called Shrek Kart, but won't be launching until September.

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  • http://touchreviews.tk Fleabag323

    Any word on price? I'm guessing $4.99 or $5.99. I wouldn't pay any more, though I would be happy to pay less. :D

  • http://touchreviews.tk Fleabag323

    Any word on price? I'm guessing $4.99 or $5.99. I wouldn't pay any more, though I would be happy to pay less. :D

  • http://www.pixel-pandemonium.com Tanukitsune

    They included the wrestling devil girl from Rumble Roses? Weird! I can't wait to see the full roster! XD

    • supakoopa

      I'll be happy as long as someone from Metal Gear makes it in.

      • Dan

        I wish

    • pinachina

      I haven't been able to pick out all of the racers from the footage they have of the game so far. I know the Power Pro Baseball big head guy is in, and Goemon is a player (definitely my choice!), the Silent Hill bunny, Frogger, but who is everyone else? I guess I haven't kept up on newer Konami games..!

      • supakoopa

        I also saw Pyramid Head from Silent Hill.

      • http://www.pixel-pandemonium.com Tanukitsune

        The penguin and the octopus are from Parodius.

        I'm not sure about the bunny, it might be from a Bemai game?

      • pinachina

        The bunny is from Silent Hill. I forgot about the Parodius series..

        It's wild that Pyramid Head is in this game..! Anything Silent Hill in a game of this style is humorous, I say!

  • http://www.pixel-pandemonium.com Tanukitsune

    They included the wrestling devil girl from Rumble Roses? Weird! I can't wait to see the full roster! XD

    • supakoopa

      I'll be happy as long as someone from Metal Gear makes it in.

      • Dan

        I wish

    • pinachina

      I haven't been able to pick out all of the racers from the footage they have of the game so far. I know the Power Pro Baseball big head guy is in, and Goemon is a player (definitely my choice!), the Silent Hill bunny, Frogger, but who is everyone else? I guess I haven't kept up on newer Konami games..!

      • supakoopa

        I also saw Pyramid Head from Silent Hill.

      • http://www.pixel-pandemonium.com Tanukitsune

        The penguin and the octopus are from Parodius.

        I'm not sure about the bunny, it might be from a Bemai game?

      • pinachina

        The bunny is from Silent Hill. I forgot about the Parodius series..

        It's wild that Pyramid Head is in this game..! Anything Silent Hill in a game of this style is humorous, I say!

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    I really want a good, competent, kart racer for the iPhone. Hopefully this one will be it. Can't wait to see more.

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    I really want a good, competent, kart racer for the iPhone. Hopefully this one will be it. Can't wait to see more.

  • http://www.zero101.com Chris

    I would consider picking it up at $1.99 but I doubt I would pay more than that.

  • http://www.zero101.com Chris

    I would consider picking it up at $1.99 but I doubt I would pay more than that.

  • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

    looks great to me. some of the sharpest graphics I've seen for a kart racer

  • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

    looks great to me. some of the sharpest graphics I've seen for a kart racer

  • PeterM11

    is there any word about controls?? will there be multiple control schemes?? cause it looks like its auto accelerate and im not a big fan of that. anyone know?

    • eggzbacon

      It has accelerometer controls in the video

      • PeterM11

        yeah i can see that, and that I like. but i mean for acceleration and braking. i hope it isnt auto accelerate. or at least has an option for it.

  • PeterM11

    is there any word about controls?? will there be multiple control schemes?? cause it looks like its auto accelerate and im not a big fan of that. anyone know?

    • eggzbacon

      It has accelerometer controls in the video

      • PeterM11

        yeah i can see that, and that I like. but i mean for acceleration and braking. i hope it isnt auto accelerate. or at least has an option for it.

  • cookiemonster

    this should hold me over until, by some miraculous event, Nintendo starts porting games onto the iphone

  • cookiemonster

    this should hold me over until, by some miraculous event, Nintendo starts porting games onto the iphone

  • Anonymous

    It must have multi-player. Must.

    • Capone

      A guy from pocketgamer (they have reviewed a build of the game already) told me that the game really has online(!) multiplayer, but as you can read in the review they weren't able to test it with this build.
      I still can't believe it, as most racing games only have peer-to-peer multiplayer via Bluetooth or local WiFi.
      But it it's true, I think I would buy this game.

  • Anonymous

    It must have multi-player. Must.

    • Capone

      A guy from pocketgamer (they have reviewed a build of the game already) told me that the game really has online(!) multiplayer, but as you can read in the review they weren't able to test it with this build.
      I still can't believe it, as most racing games only have peer-to-peer multiplayer via Bluetooth or local WiFi.
      But it it's true, I think I would buy this game.

  • Ataru

    Even those these are bullshots they still look absolutely dire. I expected a lot better from Konami.

  • Ataru

    Even those these are bullshots they still look absolutely dire. I expected a lot better from Konami.

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  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    Those cars look really weird without any shadows underneath them. They look like they're floating, rather than actually travelling on the road.
    Why on earth do they not have shadows?

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    Those cars look really weird without any shadows underneath them. They look like they're floating, rather than actually travelling on the road.
    Why on earth do they not have shadows?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/MasonFr429 Masont

    I dont understand why this game is being so hyped, it looks exactly like Crash Kart. I dont understand why it is being followed so closelly. Mabey Its the developer? idk but these screenshots dont do a lot for me...but we will see

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/MasonFr429 Masont

    I dont understand why this game is being so hyped, it looks exactly like Crash Kart. I dont understand why it is being followed so closelly. Mabey Its the developer? idk but these screenshots dont do a lot for me...but we will see

  • munkee

    Looks better than Cro-Mag, Crash or Gameloft's one.

  • http://deleted munkee

    Looks better than Cro-Mag, Crash or Gameloft's one.

  • DaemonSword

    They need characters from Castlevania. . . . . . speaking of which, where the heck is Castlevania for iPhone/Ipod? Come on Konami!!

  • DaemonSword

    They need characters from Castlevania. . . . . . speaking of which, where the heck is Castlevania for iPhone/Ipod? Come on Konami!!

  • trojanblue

    I heard that they are having down process. Check out the article
    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Krazy+Kart+Racing/news.asp?c=15096

    Pass this, pay for need4speed and wait for shrek cart. It is much better

  • trojanblue

    I heard that they are having down process. Check out the article
    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Krazy+Kart+Racing/news.asp?c=15096

    Pass this, pay for need4speed and wait for shrek cart. It is much better