Bizarre: Blur is “adult Mario Kart”

Thursday, 11th June 2009 08:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt


It may not have red shells, but Bizarre Creations’ Blur owes more than a little to Mario Kart, the company’s admitted.

“The PR people don’t really let me say this but Blur is like an adult Mario Kart,” Blur dev boss Ben Ward told Develop.

“It’s what you want from the next-generation of karting games.”

Blur’s out later this year for PC, PS3 and 360. There’s an interview here.



  1. Blerk

    Didn’t get much of a ‘buzz’ for this one from E3. Everyone was talking Forza/GT5 or Split/Second, nobody seemed to be talking Blur.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. BraveArse

    adult mario kart? wouldn’t that be wipeout?

    #2 6 years ago

    So what’s this supposed to mean…???

    Mario Kart is for KIDS???

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Hero of Canton

    I’m not sure about this. Looks a bit dull, but I do like the PGR games. Split/Second seems the more exciting of the two arcade racers, though.

    #4 6 years ago

    This is just a rip off of a game mode in Midnight CLub LA.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Can you fire turtle shells and bobombs in Blur then? Or atleast some sort of adult equilavant?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Captain Fruitloop

    I’m just not feeling the love for this game. And neither are others, it seems.

    Oh Activision, what have you done to Bizarre Creations?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Tonka

    “So what’s this supposed to mean…???

    Mario Kart is for KIDS???”

    No you nutter. It means Blur will have
    Urban theme
    Hip Hop
    Swearing urban boobs

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Tonka

    And be brown

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Axle

    Activision are evil. I want PGR5 not this rubbish. Split Second looks superior in every way.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. lk

    they should’ve gone with made-up cares like split/second. most real cars look boring as fuck from behind.

    also, polish the graphics some more and I will be there day one.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. MasterChiefFenix

    well they just excluded themselves from the small box of originality.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    “Activision are evil. I want PGR5 not this rubbish.”

    Activision don’t own PGR… so you might be waiting a while for it. ;)

    #13 6 years ago
  14. JonFE

    I want PGR5 not this rubbish.

    Wasn’t it rumored that Turn 10 are working on PGR5?

    #14 6 years ago
  15. anasui

    It’s kinda pathetic when a dev comes out saying “this is Mario for adults”, “This is Halo for Wii”, “this is Zelda for trans”. It seems to me like they want to point out their games have nothing in common with the kiddyz, and at the same time they go all name-dropping just to try to rake some money from some idiot who actually gets persuaded by their words

    #15 6 years ago

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