Desert Demolition

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Desert Demolition starring Road Runner and Wile E Coyote
North American box art
Desert Demolition cover art (North American version)
Developer(s) BlueSky Software
Publisher(s) Sega
Distributor(s) Sega
Composer(s) Sam Powell
Platform(s) Sega Genesis
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge

Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote is a video game for the Sega Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner are having a competition to see who will win the ACME prize for best customers of the year.

Gameplay[edit]

Each level is split up into two parts, plus a bonus level if the player finishes with at least 125 stamps. Players get a choice between playing as either:

Wile E. Coyote - Players get to use his tricks which he uses in the Looney Tunes cartoons. By jumping into an ACME box players can fly in his green flyer suit, skate, get springs on his feet to jump and so on. Catching up to the Road Runner earns the player various benefits though this is not required to complete the level. Playing as Wile E. Coyote puts a heavier emphasis on platforming and avoiding traps.

Road Runner - Players must try to escape from Wile E. Coyote and complete the level by getting to the other end. If players get caught by Wile E. Coyote, they lose health. Road Runner can scare Wile E. Coyote by using his "meep meep" catchphrase or running him over, which gives the player items. Playing as the Road Runner focuses on gaining speed with springs, speed wheels, and looping tracks.

Reception[edit]

GamePro called the game "a lightweight frolic", commenting that playing as the Road Runner is one-dimensional and overly easy, but playing as Wile E. Coyote offers a varied gameplay experience with humorous animations.[1] The four reviewers of Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it a 6.75 out of 10 but unanimously panned the game, saying that the graphics and animation are outstanding but that poor control makes the game frustrating and unenjoyable.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "ProReview: Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote". GamePro (IDG) (69): 42. April 1995. 
  2. ^ "Review Crew: Desert Demolition". Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM Media, LLC) (68): 34. March 1995. 

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