|Desert Demolition starring Road Runner and Wile E Coyote|
Desert Demolition cover art (North American version)
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.
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.
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. 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. A reviewer for Next Generation gave the game three out of five stars, saying it "captures the humor and feel of the Warner Brothers' classic like no other game." He praised the animation and sound effects, and echoed GamePro's remarks that playing as Wile E. Coyote is a much more varied and enjoyable experience than playing as the Road Runner. He concluded that only the game's short length and low difficulty make it one to rent rather than one to buy.
- "ProReview: Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote". GamePro. IDG (69): 42. April 1995.
- "Review Crew: Desert Demolition". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Sendai Publishing (68): 34. March 1995.
- "Desert Demolition: Starring Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote". Next Generation. Imagine Media (4): 94. April 1995.
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