C.O. Gamer’s Review-o-topia!

Greetings, programs! Time for this week’s look at the newest, thumb-thrashinest video games, and up first it’s Super Mario Ultra Kitty Cart Turbo (Wii, $45.99).

A disappointing entry in the SMUKC franchise, this “Turbo” is anything but, combining sluggish controls and limited speed with a loud 16-bit soundtrack that’s so 2003 (cubicle monkeys, dial it down before you press play). Rating: Two stars.

Ya wanna play Pong, Lennart K.?



  1. REEEEE-donk! *singsong voice*

  2. 260Oakley says:

    No way am I shelling out for this one. Catari games are lame, but they may come out with a better version for the Squee.

  3. Kitty’s mode of lazy transportation… LoL!

  4. MamaLana says:

    Just like Kitty Rides Roomba!

  5. knittinkitten says:

    From the look on the kitteh’s face I’m thinking he wasn’t expecting his perch to start moving!

  6. Sort of disappointing, like the presents brought by Santa Duck 😆

  7. How’d my house get so dang heavy?

  8. Leilani says:

    I love the “WTF???” look on the kitteh’s face! And the turtle: “Feets, don’t fail me now!” Great giggle!

  9. Nice triple kill, Oakley

  10. The internet is a weird place.

  11. BStrange says:

    The turtle’s all, “Check out my kitty backpack!”

    Kitty’s all, “Check out my new ride, it’s totally green! Runs on lettuce.”

  12. Just shows cats will sit on anything– the back of that tortoise looks pretty knobbly.

    And anyone who would listen to that music probably would have orange carpet….

  13. By the way, the music in the video is from a game on the N64 called “Diddy Kong Racing”, NOT mario kart. Just FYI. 🙂

    -nerdy gamer

  14. BStrange says:

    Kyle – Wwell yeah, but he’s riding a turtle shell!… I am, however, impressed that you knew that. Or that I get the Mario Kart joke without having ever actually played that game. That worries me.

    Then again, I could hum some of the original NES Mario music in my sleep, so… 😉

  15. That turtle shaped Roomba isn´t very good at cleaning, but great for a kitty ride nevertheless! 🙂

  16. MoonCatty says:

    It is fun to see the adorabuhl kitteh riding in style on that swanky autortoisemobile. However, at the risk of sounding like a nuffer, that dear tortoise is suffering from serious nutritional imbalances. The “pyramiding” and dryness of his/her shell is a tell-tale sign of significant dietary problems.

    This tortoise is suffering, and the shell pyramids are just one symptom. If the problem continues, bones and internal organs will suffer. The shell will never be normal, it can’t be “healed”, but the problem can be turned around and the tortoise’s health will improve with the right diet.

  17. victoreia says:

    Love the “why am I suddenly moving backwards?” expression on the kitten’s face halfway through!

  18. Stormcat says:

    Oakley, you kill me!! Great one!

    MoonCatty, as old as this video looks, it’s possible that Mr. Turtle has passed away due to old age… (That’s my story for my poor brain, and I’m stickin’ to it…) 🙂

    BStrange, me too, so I’ll hum it along with you!

  19. Diddy Kong Racing + Kitten + Turtle = ❤

  20. As my old pappy always said, “Nothin’ too good for a cat.”

  21. @260Oakley Wow….just wow. Every time I read a comments section, I have learned that I have to put down any soda and make sure I don’t have any food in my mouth or my screen gets a bath. The worst is the diet coke out the nose- so far 4 times. You crack me the holy heck up 🙂 Keep up the awesome work!

  22. what song is that?????? I must know! If I were to choose a theme song for myself, that is it!!

    Cute kitty and turtly, he’s totally saying EH! omg EH!

  23. FinnMacCool says:

    As strange as it was to watch a kitten ride a tortoise, I kept thinking “OMG, look at that carpet!!! Orange textured shag!! BAH!!”

  24. Just who shreaded all that card board, hmmm?

  25. That’s one full minute of a kitty thinking, “Is this thing moving? Hey! I think this thing is moving! Look, can someone tell me if this thing is moving? Uhhhh . . . seems like it’s moving. But I’m not sure. Is this thing moving?”

    Kitties. They’re the cutest things on the planet, and I love them dearly, but they are peabrains.

  26. Jenn in IL says:

    Kittens are the cutest things on Earth. True story.

    He looks confused, but not confused enough to get off, only to turn around and sit back down! GAH. SO in love.

  27. @ NH – yeah – i wondered about the shredded cardboard too ! 😉
    Cute kitty and tort though. Not sure about the music – got a little annoying in a hurry.

  28. babycat says:

    stormcat~ I doubt that tortoise died from old age, that was a sulcata and they can live up to 100+ years, it may have died from improper care however.

  29. Incidently, that is a tortoise and not a turtle.

  30. Rapwnzel says:

    I love Diddy Kong Racing. The music made this video even better.

  31. flutterbye says:

    LOL, but that orange shag carpet tewtally made me gag!

  32. flutterbye says:

    Ugh, just got back from the grinning fishes post and it too, was full of killjoys!

    I’m outta here for now!

  33. Mod-in-Training says:

    [and now for a triple nuffer…

    i had no idea that tortoises could display ANYTHING about themselves. it’s kinda cool that you can read a tortoise shell and learn something about it’s health. i suppose that’s why they make tortoise shell rims for glasses.

    and for the triple nuff: 25 points to anyone who was reminded of the “breaking bad” tortoise scene.


  34. 260Oakley says:

    Are you referring to the tortuga “head trip”, by any chance?

  35. 260Oakely says:

    Sorry about the diet-coke-out-the-nose thing. That’s a painful way to clear your sinuses.

  36. Maybe it’s me but I thought the kitten looked confused because he was trying to figure out the cabbie’s tip.

  37. I liked the way the tortoise paused so kitten could mark the edge of the wall.

  38. cris saida says:

    Que gatinho folgado!!!


  39. Mod-in-Training says:

    [si, senorita! someone needs to tell that poor tortoise a joke. he looks like he needs to laugh his head off.


  40. neologist says:

    Go For It!

  41. chanpon says:

    Wow, with this music I expected some zaniness to ensue. But it really was just a cute kitty taking a s-l-o-w, p-l-o-d-d-i-n-g, l-e-i-s-u-r-e-l-y-p-a-c-e-d ride.

  42. Lucy Loup-Garou says:

    Well, this wouldn’t be the first family wherein the old & sick got stuck entertaining the kids.

  43. 😆 That turtle is probably trying to think of a way to gently get that kitty off his/her shell 😆

  44. Reminds me of an old Simpsons Game. Homer said, “I wish I had a dog with a saddle, I love to sit!” Only this is a turtle and Homer is a cat…oh and no saddle

  45. He’s got a shell, so he can peg the Roomba kitty if it tries to pass him.

  46. I loved this video it was so cute, I have some pictures that I would like to share but I can’t post them on the site do to the soft ware my computer has, but I do have the pictures on twitter 🙂

  47. This is our Hamster cookie I’m not sure if it will show up or not but here is my attempt.