Looney Tunes Racing

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Looney Tunes Racing
Looney Tunes Racing.jpg
Publisher(s) Infogrames
Platform(s) PlayStation
Game Boy Color
Release date(s) PlayStation
  • NA November 13, 2000
  • EU March 16, 2001
Game Boy Color
  • NA December 2000
  • EU June 15, 2001
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer

Looney Tunes Racing is a kart racing video game released in 2000 for the PlayStation and Game Boy Color consoles created by Infogrames.

Characters[edit]

Listed in order on the selection screen. Each character (usually) has a themed kart to go with him or her.

Starting characters[edit]

Unlockable characters[edit]

Tweety flutters on the menu screens, and waves the checkered flag at the finish.

Look for appearances by Sam Sheepdog, Porky Pig, and Road Runner within racetracks.

Game modes[edit]

Championship[edit]

The game features a normal season ('Championship') mode with three levels, each with 4 (Rascal), 5 (Stinker), or 6 (Despicable) races. All tracks are unique. Each race features 6 racers, and awards 10 points for first, 6 for second, and 4 for third. Finishing fourth or worse requires you to use a continue (you start with three) to retry the race.

Winning a championship unlocks a bonus level and a character. Winning the Despicable championship also leads you to either a specific ending movie (for one of the starting characters) or a generic showing of the trophy (for the hidden ones). The ending movie shows the results of your character's wish, awarded by Smokey the genie (although he always congratulates them for winning 'the race', not the series).

Single race[edit]

One can also race on individual tracks, unlocked once they are won in 'Championship' mode. Also found here are three bonus levels won in 'Championship' mode.

Acme Challenge[edit]

From the game: Complete all 15 challenges to reopen the museum. Race your best for extra bonuses and secrets!

This is 15 special races, divided into three 'floors' of five events each. The last event in each is a race on a short track against a secret character (Porky, Elmer, or Gossamer). The other four events range from collection (gather a certain number of icons around an arena), to special conditions (no brakes, for example), to time trials.

Winning each event recovers an artifact from the museum. Each event can end with failure or a medal for success: bronze (minimum win), silver (slightly tougher), or gold (toughest). Winning a medal on each event unlocks the next floor; winning a medal on all events on the third floor unlocks the 'Challenge' ending movie, where the Acme museum is (temporarily) reopened.

Multiplayer[edit]

Two players can either race, battle, or try 'Wacky', which brings up random events for the two to try. Note that in battle mode, the two most powerful powerups are deactivated for battle events. For race events, the bonus levels are replaced by the short speedways used in the challenge events.

Voices[edit]

Gameplay[edit]

The controls are standard for the genre—accelerate, brake, handbrake, fire weapon, steer. Analog control is available.

The available weapons are slightly unusual for the genre—instead of random pickups as in most games, racers collect tokens which are used to charge various weapons. Six levels are available, and only the topmost level may be activated.

Also available are environmental hazards, triggered by driving through an 'ACME gag-activation arch', generally aimed further ahead on the track.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS) 74.33%[1]
(GBC) 56%[2]
Metacritic (PS) 71/100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
Allgame 3/5 stars[4]
Game Informer (PS) 6.25/10[5]
(GBC) 4.25/10, 3.25/10[6]
GamePro 4/5 stars[7]
Game Revolution B[8]
GameSpot (PS) 6.3/10[9]
(GBC) 5.9/10[10]
GameZone 8.5/10[11]
IGN (PS) 8.4/10[12]
(GBC) 5/10[13]
Nintendo Power 5.9/10[14]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2.5/5 stars[15]

The game was met with average to mixed reviews upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 74.33% and 71 out of 100 for the PlayStation version,[1][3] and 56% for the Game Boy Color version.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Looney Tunes Racing for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Looney Tunes Racing for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Looney Tunes Racing Critic Reviews for PlayStation". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  4. ^ Woods, Nick. "Looney Tunes Racing (PS) - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  5. ^ Brogger, Kristian (December 2000). "Looney Tunes Racing (PS)". Game Informer (92): 111. 
  6. ^ "Looney Tunes Racing (GBC)". Game Informer (95). March 2001. 
  7. ^ Jake The Snake (2001-01-12). "Looney Tunes Racing Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2005-02-15. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  8. ^ G-Wok (February 2001). "Looney Tunes Racing Review (PS)". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  9. ^ Satterfield, Shane (2000-10-17). "Looney Tunes Racing Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  10. ^ Provo, Frank (2001-01-17). "Looney Tunes Racing Review (GBC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  11. ^ Da bomb mom (2001-01-22). "Looney Tunes Racing Review on PlayStation". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2005-01-07. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  12. ^ Cleveland, Adam (2000-11-07). "Looney Tunes Racing (PS)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  13. ^ Harris, Craig (2001-02-07). "Looney Tunes Racing (GBC)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  14. ^ "Looney Tunes Racing". Nintendo Power 139. December 2000. 
  15. ^ "Looney Tunes Racing". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. December 2000. 

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