Karnaaj Rally

2002 video game

Karnaaj Rally is a racing and vehicular combat game. It came out on the Game Boy Advance in 2003, and as K-Rally on Symbian and Windows Mobile in 2006.

Karnaaj Rally
Developer(s)Paragon 5, Infinite Dreams Inc.
Publisher(s)Jaleco Entertainment
Platform(s)Game Boy Advance, Symbian, Windows Mobile
ReleaseGame Boy Advance
  • NA: January 2, 2003
  • EU: 2003
  • WW: 2006
Windows Mobile
  • WW: 2006
Genre(s)Racing game, Vehicular combat game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Gameplay change

Karnaaj Rally has a top-down perspective. The player is a sponsored racer, and can make bets, buy armor, upgrade their engine or tires and stay the best by winning races. Races come in seasons. The last race happens on the Moon.

Reception change

Aggregate scores
Review scores
Nintendo World Report9/10[2]

Karnaaj Rally was mostly liked. It is rated 80% on GameRankings,[5] 81 out of 100 on Metacritic with 9 reviews,[6] 8.8 "Great" on IGN.[7] and 7.8/10 "good" on GameSpot, which called it "a blast to play"[8] and the best Game Boy Advance game of January 2003.[9]

Many video game reviewers and publications hated the game's box art. 1UP.com's feature "Hey Covers... You Suck!" said it has "..the world's ugliest man jump[ing] in front of the camera."[10] IGN liked the game, but said it is "hard to ignore the crappy name and awful package design" and to "Never judge a book by its cover."[7][11]

Readers of the June 2003 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly (issue 167) and makers of the game hated it when Seanbaby hated the game because its cover art was bad.[12]

References change

  1. "Karnaaj Rally for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2021-11-25.
  2. Christianson, Nathan (15 April 2003). "Karnaaj Rally Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  3. Harris, Craig (15 January 2003). "Karnaaj Rally Review". IGN. Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  4. Provo, Frank (7 May 2003). "Karnaaj Rally Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  5. "Karnaaj Rally - GBA". GameRankings. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  6. "Karnaaj Rally". Metacritic. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harris, Craig (January 15, 2003). "Karnaaj Rally". IGN. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  8. Povo, Frank (Jan 28, 2003). "Karnaaj Rally Review". GameSpot. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  9. The Editors of GameSpot (February 8, 2003). "GameSpot's Game of the Month, January 2003". GameSpot. Archived from the original on November 29, 2004.
  10. "Hey Covers! You Suck! 3!". 1UP.com. Ziff Davis. 2007-08-17. p. 2. Archived from the original on 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  11. AVGN: Bad Game Cover Art #17 - Karnaaj Rally (Game Boy Advance). AVGN: Bad Game Cover Art #17 - Karnaaj Rally (Game Boy Advance).
  12. "Karnaaj Rally". Seanbaby. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-11-29.