Shady Lewd Kart is a lewd go-kart game (similar to “Mario Kart”) featuring a wide roster of playable characters (from other “adult” games) and unlockable (lewd) content.


At-a-glance


(Adult) Content?
(F, FxF) Sexual content.

Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!

Hours of Game-play?
Eight or more hours.

Modding Support?
No.

Patch Available?
No, not necessary.



Foreword

Attention!

This article is pending review. It is either incomplete, out-of-date, or I feel the need to disclaim my shame for a something I’m not proud of.

Gameplay

. . . in a nutshell

I need to make some revisions.

out the shell. . .

Shady Lewd Kart can best be summed up with “Mario Kart”. For those of you who live under a rock bigger than mine, kart games are essentially light-hearted racing games featuring go-carts. They often feature “power-ups” to boost the player or attack others. In this title, between racing, there are also visual novel-eske portions, where you can learn more about the pitgirls and other Shady Lewd Cart characters.

Throughout stages, there are collectibles called “dating items”. These can be used to increase the affection of “pitgirls”. But gifts are worthless if you don’t earn “first place”, because if you’re not first, you’re last. To help you stay in first, there are also “weapons”. And by “weapons”, I mean weaponized panties and a variety of sexual tools

Which also includes tentacles. ’nuff said.

Before the game starts, you are given a chance to set the difficulty (from Just the tip to Oh GOD! BREAK ME SENPAI!) Your choice of difficulty will not alter progression or unlockable content. If you’re not fond of the default (control) settings, you can adjust keybindings from “Options”. Difficulty can be changed at any time. There are a variety of game modes to partake in.

“Story Cup” is self-explanatory. In “Free Race”, you can enjoy any stage you want (and still earn rewards). “Time Trial” is a more competitive “Free Race” where you battle ‘gainst the time. From the “Shop” you can purchase characters, cosmetics, karts, and a variety of lewd content. There’s even a “Tutorial” for newcomers and return players alike!

Now let’s talk about the selectable racers. Oh. . . my. . . awesome. There are a total of sixty playable characters, though to start only eight are playable. There are characters from the “Shady Corner” (from Shady Lewd Kart universe), along with guest appearances from a wide variety of other titles (such as Monster Girl Island and Venture Seas). What a delightful surprise!

If you’re new to kart racing games, you’re in for a rough start. I suck, and I sucked hard at the easiest difficulty. But no matter how bad you suck, you will always walk away with some pocket change (so you’re always a winner!) Not only that, but you also fill up a “Climax Meter”, which nets coins and surprises.

Story

Here’s the rub. Twenty six (of the sixty) characters have a beginning and end cutscene regarding their Shady Lewd Kart participation.

No, I’m not gonna talk about each and every one of them.

So we’ll settle for Shades, the man for the (in-universe) Shady Lewd Kart events. His gimmick are shades, and he looks like an arrogent, seasoned pervert. He’s also a famous “adult” reviewer (who runs the “Shady Corner”). He devises a sort of “master plan” for an event of sheer hedonism, intending to gather sexy ladies from lewd videogames.

This “event” is called Shady Lewd Kart, and he’s gathered a whole lot of ladies for you (and he) to enjoy.

Visuals

From the get-go, I was impressed by the titlescreen. It’s loaded with pretty (silly) visuals and with a cutesy moving background. Each menu looks mostly polished, and it is easy to navigate everything (from modes, missions to characters!) I’m not sure what I’d call the in-game visuals, but I’d describe them as low poly and pixelated. . . in a good way. I think it’s called “retro”.

All of the saucy content is accessible from the “Collection”. You can review pitgirls’ “affectionate” scenes and cutscenes for the drivers. There’s a “Gallery”, where you can view purchased artwork. There is also a “Museum”, where you can check-out the names of who made this game happen. Finally, you can view the progress of the Climax Meter.

The Goods

The artwork is highly stylized. I personally enjoyed the art style, but it’s not one I associate with sauciness. The unlockable lewd content is static but very well drawn. There’s a great deal of juicy goodness and female-on-female intercourse. Unfortunately, the images cannot be fullscreened, and are not in the correct aspect ratio to fill the screen (even if they could be full screened.)

All in all, the goods are high-quality, but leave a bit to be desired.

Verdict

This is an “adult” game with enough real gameplay and story to play without heed to the “adult” content. In truth, the sexy stuff is icing on the cake. With more content and multiplayer support on the horizon, I’d definitely consider picking up this title and supporting development!