Zero Gear is physically-fueled, online multiplayer kart combat madness. Deck out your kart and character before jumping into one of many different game modes. Outrageous kinematic gameplay and weapons make every round a blast. The potential for tiny vehicular mayhem has never been so humongous!
User reviews: Very Positive (556 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 12, 2010
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Zero Gear is physically-fueled, online multiplayer kart combat madness.
Deck out your kart and character before jumping into one of many different game modes. Outrageous kinematic gameplay and weapons make every round a blast. The potential for tiny vehicular mayhem has never been so humongous! Boost, flip, spin, and slide your way to victory!
  • Up to 8 players.
  • Customizable karts and characters.
  • Multiple game modes to compete in, including Race, Tag, Goal, and Target modes.
  • Over 15 maps to compete in.
  • Non-stop physics driven action.
  • Ridiculous weapons and power-ups, including tornadoes, repulsor shields, and love-seeking L.U.V. bots.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0 capable
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 Mb free space
    • Controller Support: Yes
    • Other Requirements: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer connectivity
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
Very nice and fast game.i enjoyed it. i really liked all the mods and also the different characters.
too bad there arent any players playing it because bots are too easy...
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
Good game! Nice game! Bombastic game!

There are for lover's of Kart racing! But i play this game for 32 hours and im enjoy it maximally! Yes i have + and -... :D

+:
+Graphic. Yes, is not difficult! (+2 points)
+Size.. No comment (+2 points)
+Very Mods! Yes so much mods. You can play fotball, you can play basketball, you can race with other peoples(or bots..) (+2 points)
+If you create server, in server join primitive bots. You are not waiting for real gamers. (+2 points)
+Nice power ups! (+2 points)
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-The community is dead. (-1.5 points)

8.5 points for this game! BUY IT! If you agree with me rate!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
It's funny game
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
It's a fun game.

+ There's a few customization options for your character and your vehicle, but having the freedom to color them makes it look like a new item.

+ The soundtrack has some little cool tunes.

+ There's four different gamemodes to play.

+ The bots are a bit dumb, but nothing absurd.

+ Silly power-ups such as a robot that follows you, then hugs you and explodes your car leaving a trail of hearts, or a GIANT boxing glove to punch someone in the face (even allies!), a tornado, and more.

- The community is COMPLETELY dead.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
You can make a PANDA in a PINK TANK here. Nuff said. 20/10

And seriously. This is kind of game that can be really fun if you've got friends to play it with. Good time killer. Good for having silly fun.

It has some disatvantages of course. Some may complain about physics and some other stuff. No game is prefect. And this one really isn't expensive.

Remember; You can make any game fun with right attitude! .... And friends if possible,

~ D.Punk
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
More exciting than curling 10/10
-IGN
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
RECOMMENDED BUT WITH AN CAUTION
i do like this game and all but this game has no players. if you have friend that also own this game then you both can have some fun. but if you don't and you want to play with strangers then you're going to have hard time finding server because finding at least one server with human player(s) is REALLY RARE. i and my friend created server and after like hour it was full of players but this was pure luck beacuse i wasn't really expecting players to join. so yea. i recommend buying this game for you and your friend or just for you if your friend already has it. oh wait. i forget about one thing. this game is pretty much abandoned by developers and that the controls are pretty laggy in multiplayer. i know that this can be annoying but you have to get used to it :/.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
It's cool if you like cart racing stuff or have played Hot wheels, it's fun to play, though not many people play it so you might have to play with bots most of the timesl.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Really Nice game it's seen like mario kart 8 but very different you can customize your own charater a lot of nice stages :D


10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
this game is awesome , but it doesn't have any server :((
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
This game has so much potential to be great, unfortunately it has just a few flaws that do enough damage to ruin the game.

You'll see a lot of people give positive reviews without actually playing the game often. I don't know the origin behind this, maybe they got the game really cheap or free and decided it was worth it and that's all that matters. I bought the four pack for $2, but I won't let that impact my review at all because I see the bigger picture that I'm probably not going to play the game a whole lot, no matter how much I want to try and play the game.

The game's positives are many. You have a variety of levels that all have their unique game modes associated to it. Think of it like Mario Kart but much more variety.

You have this unique take of Tag where sometimes the person it loses points rather than gains, which is closer to the traditional sense of tag (the person "it" would want to tag someone) and then sometimes it gets "flipped" where the person it gets points, thus wanting to run away from the other players. If the player reaches zero points, the ability to become it is then in the middle of the map. Additionally, there is weapons in the middle of the map you can gather as well. First player to get a full bar of points wins.

You also have this cool soccer ball mode where you obviously got to get the sockerball into the goal using either your own vehicle or a boxing glove to act like a kick. You have racing and probably numerous more. They're all great ideas and were well thought out.

The game has a garage menu option where you customize your character and vehicle. Not only do you get to select the stuff your character wears or your vehicle style and its wheels, but you also get to customize everything's color with all colors possible using this box and its slider that adjusts brightness (color grid or something, forgot what it's called). The vehicle styles range from your typical vehicle to a tank, my favorite is the skull vehicle. The wheel options are good as well, some are goofy and some are less goofy. I picked the tires with spikes on them to match my skull car. I have the skeleton character and I made him wear the bugging out eyes and a top hat. Yes, you can even customize the color of your character.

The game has an alright soundtrack. It isn't good, it isn't bad. It's just fine. No complaints from me. The graphics style is cartoony, but it's enjoyable for all ages despite it.

Now for some of the negatives that absolutely ruins the game, thus its low price and obscurity. The items the game has does have a healthy variety, not to the scale of Mario Kart or even Jak X: Combat Racing, but the variety is fine. I would have liked to have seen more variety however.The items, however, can also ruin the game for the player using them.

In the game mode, Flipped, you gotta tag people, remember? Well, with the force shield, nobody can touch you and you cannot touch anyone, so how do you tag people when you need to? Flawed design. The force shield also doesn't protect you from everything but rather the players actual vehicle, so bombs and stuff appear to still hit you... unless that's a bug.
Additionally, some weapons help the player you're using them against more than yourself. Bombs, for example, can blow the player forward and they have a fast enough recovery where you still wont catch up to them. Mario Kart did it right where you, despite it being unrealistic, fly upwards more to slow you down. This, I imagine, can be even more frustrating in a racing game where you push a player ahead of you rather than help you. The items could use a bit of a revamp, perhaps even a filter for specific maps. For example, the Kickit map only has punching bags, perhaps flipped should only give the shield to players that can use it for their best interests or not have it at all.

The second worst thing about the game is the camera. I use a controller because mouse and keyboard just doesn't make sense for some games, racing being one of them (wheel>controller>mouse and keyboard). However, both mouse and keyboard have this same issue, the camera is just too frustrating. You could reverse and it IMMEDIATELY snaps backwards but sluggishly continues forward. It should be a bit faster snapping towards the direction you're driving. You could try to turn and the camera feels a bit off, it's hard to see where you're going, especially when chasing someone on an open map. You can use the mouse to move the camera, which is actually good. The controller, however, is painfully useless. It's a ♥♥♥♥ing racing game and they somehow made the camera horrible for controller players.

The absolute worse of the game that just ruins it entirely, no matter how many positives, is the controls. The controls make the game so unplayable that you'll have to relearn everything you have ever gotten from driving games. The turning specifically. The turn isn't imemdiate, there is input lag. This input lag is frustrating. It makes timing really hard. You know what's worse? The way the turns work. You LUNGE left or right. There isn't a good system of turning because there isn't an easy way to turn slightly left or right, you'll probably zig zag around stuff you're trying to get because of it. There is jumping and *kinda* drifting that *kinda* makes things easier, but not by enough. You'll have to invest a lot of time to get used to the game and even then I don't think you'll fluently be able to drive to what you are targeting.

Online community doesn't exist. No players online. That's probably because of the turning controls and what not.

When hosting your own game, I notice that, even as host, I lag with my friend. I only had problems with him, so that suggests that maybe there is some type of connection similar to Super Smash Brothers Brawl. That's not a good thing, especially since it causes not just me but my friend to teleport, reset all over the place, or go under the map. That's not something the host should go through.

If the developer would invest the time to, at least, fix the camera and controls to be less frustrating, the game would be able to get sales, easily, without having to sell a 4 pack for $2. However, the game seems to be dead both online and the developer side. I really like the idea, but I refuse to say it's worth buying no matter how many laughs I had with my friends because I was more frustrated with the controls than I was having fun. Not to mention the laughs my friends and I were making were more related to how bad and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ the game is.

If you're adventureous, you might wanna try buying the game on sale to experience it yourself. If you're looking for a good PC Mario Kart or something, look elsewhere because this is not it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
This is a real eye-opener game. Unique design concept deep heart and it made ​​a very good detail. Plot is entirely inferior to Hollywood blockbusters. Role model is very fine, making good interface. So what? You worth trying to play!

花錢買這個,你不如去玩跑跑卡丁車.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
вот это я понимаю игра не то что всякая ♥♥♥♥♥♥ня типа доты едешь на тачке и не о чём не жалеешь
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
Despite the cartoonish graphics, it is an amazing and fun game to play! Even if you don't enjoy racing games that much ( Like me) , buy the game, you won't regret it :) And we will not regret it either, because we will have another person to play with sometimes. :) Add me as friend if you want to play togheter. :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
probably more realistic than forza horizon
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
This game is fun, quick and has interesting customizable vehicles, the only bad thing is that its MP dying.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
This has no right being good but holy wowserz
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
That game can make the time you spend playing it fun and quite addictive. That was a unique experience playing that game. I liked it, the game has a fine graphic and good gameplay, the soundtrack is cool
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
ONE of the best games to play with friends. Yes the charaters are custonmizable and thier cars as well. Sometimes cant have enough of this game. Just laughing
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
9/10
solid graphics, no lags, good maps, many modes, funny car customization, pure awesomeness with friends :333 and ♥♥♥♥ it was 99c

ADD A WORKSHOP POSSIBILITY! it would be so fukin awsum
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