Angry Birds Go’s top-notch presentation doesn’t wear thin, but sometimes the stamina of its bird-and-pig cast can.
Like we noted in our review, its free-to-play structure forces ready-to-race players to lay off the gas while their birds take inconvenient 25-minutes snoozes. Microtransactions are a tempting way to ruffle their racing feathers so that you can wake them up and begin the next event right away, but there are alternatives as well.
To accelerate the time, there are plenty of other kart racing games to try—several that made a nest on in the App Store and Google Play Store well before Angry Birds Go. Best of all, you don’t have to spend money or wait for the cuckoo bird to wake your idled racer. Click through the slideshow below for the best kart racers on tablets.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
There’s no official Mario Kart game on tablets and Nintendo seems to only be teasing us with its mobile plans at this point. Luckily, Sega’s quick-footed Sonic the Hedgehog has been willing to fill the plumbers shoes yet again—and this time he brings friends to the starting line. More than Tails, Knuckles and Doctor Eggman, Sega diehards will appreciate the inclusion of Shenmue’s Ryo Hazukiadm. We still can’t explain why Sonic, aka “the fastest thing alive,” needs a car, but the sliding mechanics work well and there’s lag-free multiplayer too.