This is one of the very first games I got for the Xbox 360 and without this game, I would probably have never gotten into the console as much. It helped me get the feel of the controller and the system as a whole.
This game reminds me a lot of the Playstation (PS1) Crash Team Racing. Lots of fun, good variety of difficulty without being impossible and lots of different tracks and characters to try.
For those who like to earn Achievements, this game has a good mix of the easy to achieve and the head-scratching “how am I supposed to do THAT???” to be enjoyable.
My only gripe with the game is that there are a few race-related glitches which many users have utilised to get to the top of the leaderboards.
Multiplayer over Xbox Live is nice and simple to set up, but unfortunately it appears that only one player can play over Xbox Live – so two players on once console can't race together against other players. There is however a split-screen offline Multiplayer which is still plenty of fun.
Definitely a great game for all ages (kid-friendly), and especially for those just starting out on the Xbox 360.