LittleBigPlanet Karting is an arcade kart racing game and the successor to ModNation Racers, but now directly based on the LittleBigPlanet franchise. In numerous tracks or arenas the player can race against human opponents or computer-controlled rivals, either with up to four players on a single console or up to eight player online.
As in similar games a variety of weapons and power-ups like homing missiles, mines or grenades can be picked up during a race to weaken enemies. Gameplay modes include Waypoint Races, Treasure Hunts, Battle Mode and more. Most of the features from the original LittleBigPlanet games such as grabbing and bouncing are included.
There is a story mode which can be played cooperatively. The plot takes place after the events of LittleBigPlanet 2 and the Hoard are planning to steal the Craftverse’s prizes. The player as Sackboy now must retrieve the stolen prizes by winning a lot of races in seven different worlds. It is possible to design custom racing tracks and share them with the community.