Looney Tunes Racing
|Looney Tunes Racing|
|Producer(s)||Caroline Esmurdoc (PS1)|
Looney Tunes Racing features different power-ups that are slightly unusual for the genre—instead of random pickups as in most racing games, racers collect tokens of various colors which are used to charge various power-ups. Six power-ups are available, and only the current level power-up may be activated. Also available are environmental hazards, triggered by driving through an 'ACME gag-activation arch', generally aimed further ahead on the track.
The game features a season ('Championship') mode with three different levels, each with four (Rascal), five (Stinker), or six (Despicable) races. All tracks are unique. Each race features six racers, and awards ten points for finishing in first place, six points for second place, and four points for third place. Finishing in fourth place or lower requires the player to use a continue (of which he or she has three) to retry the race. Winning a championship unlocks a bonus level and a character. Winning the Despicable championship also leads 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).
One can race on individual tracks, unlocked once they are won in 'Championship' mode. Also found here are three bonus levels won in 'Championship' mode.
These are fifteen special races divided into three 'floors' of five events each. The last event for each floor is a race on a short track against a secret character (Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, or Gossamer). The other four events range from collecting icons (gather a certain number of icons around an arena) to racing with specific 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.
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.
Looney Tunes Racing features nineteen characters (six default characters and thirteen unlockable characters).
- Yosemite Sam
- Sylvester the Cat
- Foghorn Leghorn
- Pepé Le Pew
- Elmer Fudd
- Porky Pig
- Duck Dodgers
- Evil Scientist
- Smokey the Genie
- Billy West as Bugs Bunny, Pepé Le Pew, and Elmer Fudd
- Maurice LaMarche as Yosemite Sam
- Bill Farmer as Foghorn Leghorn
- Bob Bergen as Porky Pig
- June Foray as Granny
- Joe Alaskey as Daffy Duck, Sylvester the Cat, Gossamer, Rocky, Marvin the Martian, Tweety Bird, Smokey the Genie, and Evil Scientist
- Kath Soucie as Lola Bunny
- Jim Cummings as Tasmanian Devil
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