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Nature Cat Racing Rapids: Water Raft Race Game

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This is a racing game that pits you against other competitors and the environment itself. Race down river rapids as either Nature Cat or his friends. How well can your boat survive the river, and can you make it to the finish line before everyone else?

  • Edit your boat to improve your speed and durability.
  • Get to the finish line first and in one piece.
  • Try not to sink!
  • Unlock new parts each time you win.

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Children and parents can play this fun raft racing game by clicking on the below image. Play by yourself or challenge a friend to a race!

Nature Cat Racing Rapids Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.

Alternatively kids and adults can play this multiplayer boat racing cartoon video game for free as a web application here.

Nature Cat Racing Rapids Game for Kids Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Race down river rapids in a custom sail boat. See if you can reach the finish line before the others in one piece!

  • Starting the Game
    • On the welcome screen, choose between 1- and 2-player modes.
      • To play single player, select the button on the lower left.
      • To challenge a friend, select the button on the lower right.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • In one player mode you can steer in one of two ways:
        • Using your mouse, left click on the direction you want to go. Hold the click to move forward.
        • Use the up arrow key to move forward and the left and right arrow keys to move sideways.
      • In two player mode the first player uses WASD keyboard keys like an arrow direction pad and player 2 uses the arrow keys on the keyboard.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Use your fingers like a mouse.
  • Game Play
    • Basics
      • Navigation
        • Select the back button to return to the welcome screen.
        • Left click or tap to select a character, then select the OK button on the upper right corner to proceed.
        • The game is narrated; Nature Cat’s voiceover will serve as an in-game tutorial.
      • Interface
        • When the race begins, you can pause the game using the pause button on the upper right corner.
        • On the left side, you can see where you and the other racers are in the racecourse.
          • Each time one of the racers encounters an obstacle, their icon spins.
        • On the right side are your heart and speed boost meters.
          • You lose hearts each time you get hit, and gain them when you collect heart boxes.
          • You charge the speed boost each time you collect lightning boxes.
      • Character and vehicle selection:
        • Choose a racer among 4 characters:
          • Fred/Nature Cat
          • Squeeks the mouse
          • Daisy the rabbit
          • Hal the dog
        • Customize your boat:
          • Select the arrows on the left and right of the boat to choose your components.
          • You have 3 options:
            • Sails: These improve your speed.
            • Base/Hull: Better bases are much stronger.
            • Decorations: Some decorations increase your defenses but slows your boat down.
          • Swap the components to strike a balance between speed and defenses.
      • Level selection
        • Pick 1 of 4 courses to race.
        • Each course must be played in order. Complete one to unlock the other.
      • Movement
        • To move forward:
          • Left click/tap and hold
          • Press the up arrow key
        • Dodge obstacles
          • Left click/tap to a different direction
          • Press either the left or right arrow keys.
        • Speeding up.
          • The wind can help you go faster or slower, depending on the direction it blows.
          • You can also speed up by collecting boxes with a turbo boost in them.
          • Be careful! Speeding up can make it difficult to avoid obstacles.
      • Hearts
        • Hearts represent the amount of times you can get hit.
          • See how many hearts you have left on the right side of the screen.
          • You lose more hearts if you’re in a boat that has fewer defenses.
        • You start off with 6 hearts.
        • When you lose all your hearts, it’s game over.
        • You can replenish your hearts by passing by boxes.
    • Multiplayer
      • When you play in multiplayer mode two parallel paths are shown on the left and right halves of the screen.
      • The first player controls the racer on the left side of the screen and the second player controls the racer on the right side of the screen.
      • Racers can not participate on each other’s stream and can not hit into each other, but are having a time trial against one another to see who can get to the end of the race first.
      • If you run out of hearts in 2 player mode you get the hearts refilled after a couple second wait.
      • Whenever a player makes it to the checker flag they win and the race ends.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for children of all ages and for fans of the PBS series Nature Cat.
    • The game has no adult content.

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Free Online Nature Cat Racing Rapids Game for Children & Adults Screenshots

Nature Cat Racing Rapids Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.
Nature Cat Racing Rapids Game Character Select Screenshot.
Nature Cat Racing Rapids Game Boat Design Screenshot.
Nature Cat Racing Rapids Game Stage Select Screenshot.
Nature Cat Racing Rapids Game Controls Screenshot.
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Nature Cat Racing Rapids Game Race Ranking Screenshot.
Nature Cat Racing Rapids Game 2 Player Controls Screenshot.

Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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