Games Reviews: ModNation Racers

£24.99 – £49.99

Format PSP, PS3

Publisher Sony

Combining creative tools and break-neck racing, ModNation could be the offspring of LittleBig- Planet and Mario Kart. The kart’s handling and destructive weaponry prove fun if not revolutionary; however, innovation is on offer via the boost system. Generated by special manoeuvres such as drifting, boost can be used to accelerate, generate a shield and bash other karts off the circuit; great when used tactically. Equally refreshing is the game’s humour,while longevity is supplied by multiplayer options, kart customisation and track builder. Only chugging load times spoil the spectacle; sort it out, Sony.