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Crash Team Racing. <i>Image: Nintendo</i>
Crash Team Racing. <i>Image: Nintendo</i>

There is no better way to pass the time quicker than to play some games when you're stuck at home.

Sadly, you'll rarely find children outside playing 'kennetjie', hide-and-seek, or building 'forts' from anything you could find these days.

Fun and games

Life and technology have changed so much in the past 20 years that millennial kids of today don't know what that is. Instead, a smartphone and Wi-Fi connectivity is all that is needed.

Which karting games do you enjoy playing? Are they on this list? Email us, we'd like to know.

With that said, console and online gaming have become a big part of many people's 'recreational activities' with most owning either a Playstation, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch.

Games like Gran Turismo, Forza, and Need for Speed are aimed at the more serious gamer where technical motoring expertise is often required, but others are more colourful, and fun.

Crash Team Racing

                                                                     Image: Nintendo

Since it debuted in 1992, Mario Kart has become one of the most played games, and a steady benchmark on which all new karting titles are measured.

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What makes karting games fun is the unpredictability that comes with it. Players can shoot each other with a wide range of weapons or take unseen shortcuts on fast-paced tracks to gain an advantage.

It's also worth noting that most racing drivers, such as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen started their careers behind the wheel of a go-kart.

Here are a few alternatives to Mario Kart that might tickle your fancy:

1. KartRider Drift

2. Super Indie Karts

3. Modnation Racers

4. Crash Team Racing

Compiled by: Robin Classen

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