Game of Karts [Infographic]

Game of Karts

Winter is coming, and so are spoilers, so consider yourself warned if you’re not caught up with Game of Thrones. When we last saw our players, Cersei had knocked several opponents out of contention, Daenerys was racing across the Narrow Sea, and Jon Snow narrowly avoided a veritable army of dangers. But who will take the Iron Cup? You’ll have to play Game of Karts to see!

And by “play Game of Karts,” we mean “imagine a game that’s like Mario Kart meets Game of Thrones!” We took our favorite “players” and made up karts, stats, and a favorite item. Unlike the books and television series, though, we’d like to think that Game of Karts isn’t as…permanent. Let’s wave the green flag and start, because All Players Must Race!

 

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Game of Karts Player Avatars

We made the individual "player" images available below, to be used as avatars or whatever you want! Click the link beneath the thumbnail to open the full image in a new window. Then just save or download the image like you would any other file!

Game of Karts avatar set 1

AryaBranBrienneCerseiDany

 

Game of Karts avatar set 2

HoundJaimeJoffreyJonDrogo

 

Game of Karts avatar set 3

Night KingSansaTyrionValyrian Steel JonVarys

 

Game of Karts Transcript

Cersei Lannister

  • Speed: 3/5
  • Acceleration: 5/5
  • Weight: 3/5
  • Traction: 4/5
  • Handling: 3/5
  • Item of Choice: Wildfire

Cersei's favorite item is Wildfire. Whether she's plotting the doom of Stannis Baratheon, the Sparrows, or just her opponents on the track, Cersei's aim is deadly.

Jon Snow

  • Speed: 5/5
  • Acceleration: 3/5
  • Weight: 3/5
  • Traction: 4/5
  • Handling: 3/5
  • Item of Choice: Wun Wun

Wun Wun is Jon Snow's item of choice. When activated, Wun Wun charges straight through every obstacle, knocking aside players and weapons alike!

Daenerys Targaryen

  • Speed: 4/5
  • Acceleration: 4/5
  • Weight: 3/5
  • Traction: 3/5
  • Handling: 4/5
  • Item of Choice: Dragon Eggs

Dany uses Dragon Eggs to win the race. Dropped eggs will wreck any player who crashes into them. If left alone, eventually they'll hatch into hazardous dragons!

The Night King

  • Speed: 4/5
  • Acceleration: 5/5
  • Weight: 4/5
  • Traction: 3/5
  • Handling: 2/5
  • Item of Choice: Dragonglass Dagger

While the Dragon King generally fears dragonglass, the Dragonglass Dagger power-up lets him or any other player raise wights and cracks in the ground as environmental hazards.

Sansa Stark

  • Speed: 4/5
  • Acceleration: 3/5
  • Weight: 3/5
  • Traction: 4/5
  • Handling: 4/5
  • Item of Choice: Lemon Cakes

Lemon cakes are Sansa's favorite! This sticky power-up increases the player's traction and handling, giving them a much greater chance to avoid obstacles.

Tyrion Lannister

  • Speed: 4/5
  • Acceleration: 4/5
  • Weight: 1/5
  • Traction: 4/5
  • Handling: 5/5
  • Item of Choice: Red Wine

Tyrion loves finding Red Wine in his travels! Any player who drinks this power-up will increase all of their stats for a short time.

Arya Stark

  • Speed: 5/5
  • Acceleration: 4/5
  • Weight: 1/5
  • Traction: 4/5
  • Handling: 4/5
  • Item of Choice: Iron Coin of the Faceless Man

Arya races for the Iron Coin of the Faceless Man. Every coin on the track has a chance to be the Iron Coin, which instantly causes three other racers to crash.

Jaime Lannister

  • Speed: 4/5
  • Acceleration: 3/5
  • Weight: 3/5
  • Traction: 3/5
  • Handling: 5/5
  • Item of Choice: The Hand of the King

The Hand of the King is Jaime's best friend. Players can hold onto this golden power-up to increase their weight, or throw it at players to knock them off the track.

Bran Stark

  • Speed: 4/5
  • Acceleration: 3/5
  • Weight: 2/5
  • Traction: 5/5
  • Handling: 4/5
  • Item of Choice: Three-Eyed Raven

Bran is always looking for the Three-Eyed Raven. This power-up puts the player into an alternate timeline without other players or obstacles.

Brienne of Tarth

  • Speed: 5/5
  • Acceleration: 4/5
  • Weight: 5/5
  • Traction: 1/5
  • Handling: 3/5
  • Item of Choice: Hot Pie

Brienne is thankful to find a Hot Pie on the track. This Direwolf-shaped power-up increases speed and traction so players can get back into first place.

Sandor Clegane

  • Speed: 5/5
  • Acceleration: 4/5
  • Weight: 5/5
  • Traction: 2/5
  • Handling: 2/5
  • Item of Choice: Chicken

The Hound loves his Chicken! This power-up renders the racer invincible to players for a short time. A rare Double Chicken grants invincibility against both players and hazards.

Lord Varys

  • Speed: 3/5
  • Acceleration: 3/5
  • Weight: 5/5
  • Traction: 3/5
  • Handling: 4/5
  • Item of Choice: Little Birds

Varys avoids disaster with his Little Birds. For a full lap, players under the effect of the power-up can zoom out to better see their opponents and incoming projectiles.

Joffrey Baratheon

Unlockable Character

  • Speed: 5/5
  • Acceleration: 4/5
  • Weight: 3/5
  • Traction: 5/5
  • Handling: 2/5
  • Item of Choice: Poisoned Wine

Joffrey is king when he spills the Poisoned Wine. Players who drive across this wine slick are poisoned, which reduces all of their stats for a short time.

Khal Drogo

Unlockable Character

  • Speed: 4/5
  • Acceleration: 3/5
  • Weight: 4/5
  • Traction: 4/5
  • Handling: 3/5
  • Item of Choice: Arakh

Drogo's weapon of choice is the Arakh. This Dothraki sword-scythe turns the player into a driving hazard, allowing them to wreck anyone they bump.

Valyrian Steel Jon Snow

Unlockable Character

  • Speed: 5/5
  • Acceleration: 2/5
  • Weight: 5/5
  • Traction: 3/5
  • Handling: 3/5
  • Item of Choice: George R.R. Martin Blue Shell

Jon Snow might just win the Iron Cup with his George R.R. Martin Blue Shell. This homing projectile always targets the player in first place, but will knock out any player who gets in the way!

Sources:

gameofthrones.wikia.com, mariokart.wikia.com, wikipedia.org

 

What did you think? Do you want to play Game of Karts as much as we do? Who do you think would win? Tell us all about it in the comments. And if you start a Game of Thrones Racing League of your very own, make sure to pick out some Game of Thrones costumes for a race that no one will forget!

Design Credit: Cody Petersen

Wyatt Edwards
Wyatt Edwards

Wyatt Edwards is the Internet Wizard at HalloweenCostumes.com, where he is lead editor and writes about superheroes and pop culture. He has been interviewed about costume trends by numerous entertainment and news outlets.

His past costumes include a rocket surgeon, Wikipedia, Optimus Prime, and a picnic. Yes, a picnic. Wyatt also plays Dungeons & Dragons but doesn't put on fancy costumes for that. You can find him on Twitter @whatandwyatt.


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