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ModNation Monday: Mostly Treat, Very Little Trick

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If you find yourself anywhere near as excited for ModNation Racers: Road Trip on Vita as we are then I am very surprised any of us are getting much work done. I personally spend most of my day roaming the hallway panting heavily with my eyes bulging wide-open like a dog when rumors of the new game code gets passed around the developers offices. Yep, It’s going to be that good!

Don’t just take my word for it, take a look at these early first hand impressions from IGN and Destructiod.

This Week’s Top Tracks: Boo!-yah


Enjoy some of our favorite Halloween-y tracks. Please be advised these tracks are best played with the lights on and/or with a friend in the room. We also cannot be responsible for any “dry-cleaning” needs due to the sure fright and horror these track may induce.

ModNation “Triple Threat” Challenge!


Join us in this fun MNR community challenge we call the “Triple Threat Experience!”. This challenge will host teams of 2-3 (selected by you!) to build the ultimate MNR experience. We are looking for the best united themed track, mod, and kart. For example if you choose an outer space “experience” your track, mod, and kart would all work together to tell an outer space theme story. Maybe the mod is an alien, the kart a spaceship and a sci-fi track. They all work together to tell a story (figuratively or literally). Our five favorite OVERALL “experiences” will be promoted in an upcoming ModNation Monday blog. The tracks from those themes will be featured in Top Tracks. The associated mods and karts will also be featured together in the “Creations of the Week” section of the MNR blog! Sign up HERE

Creations of the Week: More Boo! (and some more yah!)



Hot Lap Tracks Of The Week: Chrancity Haunted by Sweetbebek


Monday: Chrancity Haunted by Sweetbebek (I thought I had another tie for Track of the Week on my hands until the last few feet of the finish line on this track. I found it both a trick and a treat for sure! Lol!
Tuesday: Ghost Hill Dr. by kartmeister1 (you had me at “meister”)
Wednesday: The Haunt 2 by LinKueiNinja (Really fun, track that I could easily see set in one of SoCal’s many over-priced theme parks. One ticket please!)
Thursday: Course on Haunted Hill by boingorob (other than the 600’ leap over a forest I think I visited this location on a trip to Germany once!)
Friday: Forest of the Halloween by Chamorro-709 (I found this track at the very last second and I am so glad I did! Loved it! AND someone figured out how to make pumpkins. Way to go!)
Saturday: halloween by wueisman1 (This is a great race with a perfect Halloween settting… overgrown trees and brush, textbook castle grounds and spot-on lighting that again make all the difference)
Sunday: Wicked Day Dream by PH1LThy31 (easily could have been track of the week! I loved all the scenery changes. Every play though I noticed something different. PH1LThy31 is one of ModNation’s top track creators and this adds to his great variety of tracks)

Become A Hot Lap Judge For A Week!
Next week we will put your tracks though the ultimate proving grounds… the opinions of your peers! That’s right, Hot Lap Tracks will be selected by the MNR community (with our “guidance”) for the following week’s Hot Lap Tracks seating. If you are interested in becoming a Hot Lap judge look for more details HERE

Halloween Race Night
Join ModNationSD for a ___________ (insert Halloween-ish cliché adjective here) fun night of racing on Monday, October 31st from 4:30-5:30 PST. Check our ModNation Facebook page on how to join.

Add Your Own

Twilight947 said:

October 31st, 6:35 am

Happy Halloween Modnation Racers!

Long Live Play! :)

Twilight947 said:

October 31st, 6:37 am

I have a question: Will there be a Halloween Modnation Racers add-on of any kind?

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 31st, 9:52 am


    There was a really cool Haunted Props pack released a few months ago. You should give that a try!

JNM-CIM said:

October 31st, 6:52 am

Thanks for the creation spot Mark! I guess I should have asked this a lot earlier, but what is the usual deadline for creation submissions? I think I heard it was Wednesday, but I’m not for sure.

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 31st, 9:53 am

    End of business on Tuesdays is the best guideline to use. Congrats on the selection!

dancinglights800 said:

October 31st, 7:02 am

OH YEAH!!!!!!!!! MNR ROCKS!!!

happy halloween people!

and the RoadTrip Cover? when will be revealed… or… released…?

some new DLC to come?

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 31st, 9:54 am

    More Road Trip info coming soon!

dancinglights800 said:

October 31st, 7:25 am

WOW! the gameplay video from IGN is great!

This is me in a paranoid voice….” I can’t wait to put my hands in this gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame HAHAHAHA… VITAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!”

Twilight947 said:

October 31st, 8:22 am

I should have thought of saying this earlyer… BOO-Yah!

MagicalHamster said:

October 31st, 9:56 am

Wow, the black and white photo look is really effective for Modnation screens.

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Mark Wilson said:

October 31st, 10:09 am

Glad you like it! :)

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 31st, 10:10 am

    @ MagicalHamster

Spinout209 said:

October 31st, 10:17 am

Hopefully tomorrow we get a late Halloween treat for Modnation for free :)

Budapesti said:

October 31st, 10:23 am

I love that you guys are still supporting the MNR community.
Can’t wait for Road Trip. The moment they revealed it at the E3 press conference was the moment I knew I had to get a Vita.

Twilight947 said:

October 31st, 10:29 am

@Mark Wilson thanks for the reply If I may ask what does the Halloween props pack contain? Is it just items to help me create a track? oh and thanks for the reply

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 31st, 11:17 am

    These are the Haunted props for a track but not a full track theme like I think you are asking for. It’s a fun pack though!

    Scene Props
    Haunted House
    Stone Tomb Trap
    Flaming Torches
    Iron Gate
    Iron Fence
    Iron Fence End Post

    Dynamic Props
    Spider Web Well (Bounce off the spiderweb like a trampoline)
    Spooky Tree

    Track Props
    Tombstone 1
    Tombstone 2
    Tombstone 3

Twilight947 said:

October 31st, 11:27 am

@Mark Wilson Thanks for letting me know that does sound like a “haunted add-on” the Spider Web Well sounds awesome! if I make a track and am good at it ill for sure buy this dlc. Thanks again

zekececil14 said:

October 31st, 12:08 pm

What happened to……..

“Thanks to all who submitted thousands of great ideas for the title of the new game. As we mentioned, we have some “goodies” to hand out to a few gamers who helped us choose the name ModNation Racers: Road Trip. We will be contacting them very soon.”

I was wondering because it’s been two weeks, but I was never contacted.

Oh, you guys should thank me. I convinced one of my friends to buy MNR! =D

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 31st, 1:03 pm

    ruh roh!

    So busy working on Road Trip that we didn’t hook you up yet! *slaps self in face with palm*
    You will hear from me this week and thank you again for being such a great community member!

    My apologies x 10!


Twilight947 said:

October 31st, 12:24 pm

@zekececil14 maybe they will do that in their next post? And also hope your friend enjoys MNR

Happy Halloween!

Iop330 said:

October 31st, 1:33 pm

I guess that the hot lap tracks this week are all haloween themed and the ones submitted this week will go on next week along with next weeks… right? (Ruins of Karzha)

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 31st, 2:50 pm

    Yes. Exactly.

    Thanks for understanding!
    Are you going to be a Hot Lap judge?

Twilight947 said:

October 31st, 1:46 pm

I’ve got tostop posting “Happy Halloween!” sorry about spamming that a few times lol

lisatsunami said:

October 31st, 2:09 pm

Great reviews, Mark. Your team deserves accolades. Happy Halloween.

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 31st, 2:52 pm

    Thank you for those kind words!

    Great game.
    Great team
    Great community!


Twilight947 said:

October 31st, 2:23 pm

@lisatsunami I agree with you and Happy Halloween to you too

lakabo said:

October 31st, 2:50 pm

So, If I were to submit a Thanksgiving or Christmas theme track to Hotlap would you choose it, or would you like me to tell you about it Via PSN, because I might create a thanksgiving themed track for thanksgiving.

hypersk_us said:

October 31st, 2:57 pm

Hey Mark, The Haunted Props pack is really cool, but I think I’m not the only person who wants something more, like Halloween Mods and Karts.

For example imagine a modification that can’t be done with the current parts we have like a Kart with a glowing Jack-o-lantern body… it would be completely awesome to play with that…

I have already bought lots of add-ons for this game, I wouldn’t mind paying for another one!

Happy Halloween!

Twilight947 said:

October 31st, 3:08 pm

@hpyersk_us I agree that would be cool if they did a mod or kart. but I guess it’s too late :( (I loved your Jack-o-lantern idea)

race2winnet said:

October 31st, 3:53 pm

Mark, thanks for selecting my witch as one of the Mods of the Week and thanks for the continued support for this great game!

angelspawn77 said:

October 31st, 4:54 pm

Any free Halloween mod this time?

big-village_920_ said:

October 31st, 5:44 pm

Hi Mark
Thank you for having introduced my profile last week on this blog.
I have been much impressed to receive lots of comments from many users on that page.
By the way, Chamarro-709 whose track is taken as a hot lap track(Friday) is my little brother.
He was eager to creat that track so that I am very glad to see that track is picked as a hot lap track. Thank you again for that.
I am willing to liven up my favorite MNR from now on.

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    Mark Wilson said:

    November 1st, 9:46 am

    That’s really cool! I had no idea who that was. You are a valuable part of this great community. Thanks for all you do!

devilmosh said:

October 31st, 6:04 pm

Sweet! I love the spooky tracks. I appreciate the recs!

zekececil14 said:

October 31st, 6:35 pm

@Mark Wilson

Thanks for the helpful reply. I understand that you guys must be busy, so I thank you for all our hard work.

Only an extremely off-topic note, I just realized your last name is Wilson, MINE TOO!

atheistsw said:

November 1st, 5:56 am

Hey Mark, great idea for the halloween tracks hotlap showcase this week, I’ve never heard of any of those creators (aside from PH1LThy of course!) so it’s a great chance to give some limelight to some new creators we may never have heard of. :) Just noticed on the comments Fridays track is big-village-920’s brother, gonna check that one out for sure! Although, I was kinda surprised PH1LThy’s ‘Wicked Day Dream’ didn’t get TOTW, personally I thought it was epic! :D

Keep up the great work!

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    Mark Wilson said:

    November 1st, 12:09 pm

    Yep. That was a tough call indeed.

spideridol said:

November 1st, 11:47 am

Having had,(not by choice) to take two months off the game…. I was hoping to come back to a great new Halloween mod/kart combo; but was surprised that it was still oil stain. Any chance a new mod/kart coming out soon, or are those days in the past? Thnx!! LOVE the game!!

Welmosca said:

November 1st, 11:50 am

MNR community is just the heck of awesome….cant wait to have time to create some cool track.

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    Mark Wilson said:

    November 1st, 12:10 pm

    We agree. In fact I would call this community uber-awesome!

Underdisc said:

November 1st, 6:04 pm

CRAZYTRAINX, I haven’t seen him around MNR for many months now!

kertang said:

November 2nd, 6:12 am

woo. been playin’ this awesome game since the get go. was real cool to see my creation on the blog. big up urself mnr! this game keeps on! bbbrrrraaatt, bbbrrraaatt!

AmigaCC said:

November 7th, 6:52 am

Can I race against my created/downloaded mods/karts?

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