Although it may look like a traditional kart racer similar to Mario Kart and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Moshi Karts appears to be an endless runner (of sorts) similar to Subway Surfers and Sonic Dash. You hold the device in portrait and then swipe horizontally to shift the kart between three different lanes, collecting gems, avoiding obstacles and hitting boost pads along the way.
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The app offers 40 tracks in total and players can also upgrade the hero Katsuma’s kart to help them jump, smash and drift their way to the finish line.
It’s a free-to-play title, so while there is no upfront fee in the App Store, Mind Candy will be offering extra in-game currency in exchange for players’ hard-earned cash. The UK-based startup stresses in the app description, however, that all of the content in the game can be unlocked without spending money –presumably, you’ll just need to play for a little longer.
The app is already live for players in Canada and Australia, and Mind Candy says a global roll-out will begin tomorrow morning. If you can’t wait another 24 hours, Mind Candy has a handful of existing Moshi Monsters-themed apps available on iOS, including Moshi Monsters Village, Moshi Monsters Music and Moshi Monsters: Moshlings.
On Android or Windows Phone? Bad news. A company spokesperson told TNW that it only has plans to launch Moshi Karts on iOS at the moment.