1Get into gear with these karting games on Switch

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Kart racing games are there for when we want a spot of competitive racing without any of the seriousness.

Forget realistic handling, gear changes and lane positioning; kart racing games are all about putting the pedal to the metal, unnaturally drifting your vehicle around every corner, and chucking weapons at your opponents. They’re generally bright, cartoon-like and colourful; replacing realistic cars with wacky and imaginative vehicles.

While they’re fun to play in single player, kart racing games really come into their own when you get some friends involved. They provide the perfect local multiplayer competition, with most offering up to four-player split screen. There’s nothing better than pipping your loved one to the post, because you managed to hit them with an attack right at the last minute.

Thankfully, there are a number of great kart racing games on Switch, and we’ve rounded up the best of them here. Click on through to see our picks – if you enjoy karting, you can’t go wrong with any of these.

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