The main objective of the game is the performance of various tricks and stunts to earn points (similar to Catchin' Waves) while riding a mine cart on a track. When players finish the game, they return to the Mine.
On January 24, 2018, the game was given a redesign with a new hardcore mode and a leaderboard added to the game.
On February 8, 2019, the font for the text in-game was changed. The hardcore mode also received its own unique music.
The goal of Cart Surfer is to earn as many points as possible in a certain amount of time by doing tricks in a mine cart. All of the different tricks give a varying amount of points, ranging from 10 points from turning and 100 points from performing a flip. Doing the same trick two or more times in a row will halve the amount of points earned and the points received will stay like that until a different trick is performed.
In Classic Mode, the player has 3 lives and the game ends when all lives are lost or when the end of the tunnel is reached. They can also bring a black puffle along, which may help you recover from a wobble. Points are lost either by not turning at a corner or surf turning or cart grinding for too long.
In Hardcore Mode, the player has only 1 life. The goal is to do as many points as possible until the player crashes, which ends the game immediately.
To perform tricks, press the connected keys to perform the specific trick. If applicable, take note that you are not supposed to press both keys simultaneously; do it one by one.
|#1||Surf Jump||↑ then space||20|
|#4||Surf Turn||↑ then →||**|
|#5||↑ then ←|
|#6||Cart Grind||↓ then →||**|
|#7||↓ then ←|
|#8||Spin||space then →||80|
|#9||space then ←|
|#10||Leap||space then ↑||50|
|#11||Cart Slam||space then ↓||30|
|#12||Flip||↓ then space||100|
|#13||Handstand||↑ then ↑||80|
|#14||Run on Tracks||↓ then ↓||80|
* - Doesn't count as a trick (gives no points).
** - Based on how much time you spend doing the trick.
|Great Balance||Recover from a wobble|
|Cart Pro||Earn 150 coins in classic mode|
|Mine Marvel||Perform 10 tricks in the cart|
|Mine Mission||Perform 10 tricks out of the cart|
|Trick Master||Perform 14 different tricks|
|Puffle Power||Recover from a wobble with a puffle|
|Surfing Pro||Earn 5,000 points in Hardcore Mode|
|Cart Expert||Earn 250 coins in classic mode|
|Mine Grind||Grind around 8 corners|
|Surf's Up||Surf around 8 corners|
|Flip Mania||Flip 20 times in a row without crashing|
|Ultimate Duo||Perform 20 tricks with your puffle|
|Minecart Master||Earn 10,000 points in Hardcore Mode|
|Cart Master||Earn 350 coins in classic mode|
|Hardcore Hero||Earn 15,000 points in Hardcore Mode|
|Unbeatable||Earn 25,000 points in Hardcore Mode|
- The game has 16 stamps: one easy, six medium, six hard, two extreme and one insanity.
- There was a glitch where the player could earn over 6000 coins in Cart Surfer in a few seconds. This has been patched.
- If you're ranked number one on the leaderboard, you'll get a postcard and a pin.
- The music for hardcore mode was made by Screenhog.
- CartSurfer (January 24, 2018 - February 8, 2019)
- CartSurfer (February 8, 2019 - Present)