Moorhuhn Kart released - because of free
As we reported a few days ago, Moorhuhn Kart is available for download from today. The actual download is free of charge after the correct e-mail address is forcibly disclosed, but what you get can at best be described as a demo.
Even when we the first screenshots , we thought of parallels to well-known genre representatives such as Nintendo's Mario Kart. This impression has at least not evaporated after briefly playing the demo. For example, Moorhuhn Kart also has a 'turbo start' that can be achieved with timely Pressing the accelerator pedal can activate. The modes “Grand Prix” and “2 players” cannot be selected after the game has started, so that the assumption could arise that you first have to unlock them by doing a fast lap in the time trial. But puff pie, the blanket advertising banners from 'T-Pay' are already noticed in the game and whoever thinks bad, we can only agree: Anyone who wants to see more than just the time trial will be asked to pay. This so-called “Premium Version XL” will be available for download from next Monday, November 25th, for 4.90 euros.
In principle, you can't complain about the price, but the developers probably have something else invest more time in the game. On the one hand, the graphics seem rather backward, which is also due to the apparently fixed screen resolution of 800x600 pixels, and on the other hand, there is a lack of gameplay here and there. If you try to use the meadow as a shortcut, you think you're driving head-on against a wall. On the other hand, the run-off zones, which are sometimes found and filled with gravel, can be used perfectly as a route. Fear of getting stuck is unjustified, just as the desire for sand blown up is not fulfilled.
Overall the game seems pretty static, the cows at the edge of the trackFor example, if not a pixel move from the point and you will not see a moving train on the rails next to the route. After exploring the alternative tunnel, one is disappointed to find that the locomotive crashed into rocks. One could get the impression that Phenomedia tried by all means to avoid moving objects. It's actually a shame, because at the frame rates of around 100 frames per second on a P4 2.4GHz with GeForce3, the game can still be expected to run smoothly on older PCs (Phenomedia gives a Pentium 2 400MHz and a DirectX 8.1 compatible graphics card as Minimum requirements). It is of little consolation that the five characters, including of course the Moorhuhn, remind you of the classic Moorhuhn games. On the other hand, the 'Kart Duel' mode, in which you compete against a 'ghost driver' downloaded from the Internet, could provide motivation. If you perform well, you can also offer your own laps for other Moorhuhn players to download.
If you want to get an idea of the game yourself, you can download the Moorhuhn Kart Download here (13.6MB)!