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PAL/UK PlayStation version box art
|Publisher(s)||Hasbro Interactive (PC and GBC versions)
Infogrames (PS1 and GBA versions)
Chicago Gaming (Arcade)
|Release date(s)||1999 (GBC)
Nicktoons Racing is a Nickelodeon crossover racing video game. The game was first developed and released for the Game Boy Color in 1999, while versions for different platforms were released in subsequent years. Nearly all versions were developed by Software Creations with the exception of the Game Boy Advance version, which was developed by Firemint, and the arcade version, which was developed by Chicago Gaming.
Nicktoons Racing focuses on engaging players in go-kart racing on various Nicktoons-themed tracks, similar to the Mario Kart line of games. The game features a wide selection of playable characters from various Nicktoons, including characters from Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Wild Thornberrys, The Angry Beavers, CatDog, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Hey Arnold!, and SpongeBob SquarePants.
The plot of the game follows as all the Nicktoons enter a race for a life time supply of krabby patties. However, a superior mysterious racer, dubbed the Mystery Rider, enters the race to win the prize for itself. So it's up to the player to beat the Mystery Rider, win the prize, and find out who the Mystery Rider really is.
- Charlie Adler as Ickis (Aaahh!!! Real Monsters)
- Nick Bakay as Norbert Beaver (The Angry Beavers)
- Richard Steven Horvitz as Daggett "Dag" Beaver (The Angry Beavers)
- Jim Cummings as Cat (CatDog)
- Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants / Dog (SpongeBob SquarePants, CatDog)
- Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
- Mr. Lawrence as Mystery Rider / Sheldon J. Plankton (SpongeBob SquarePants)
- Alex D. Linz as Arnold (Hey Arnold!)
- Francesca Marie Smith as Helga G. Pataki (Hey Arnold!)
- E.G. Daily as Tommy Pickles (Rugrats)
- Cheryl Chase as Angelica Pickles (Rugrats)
- Billy West as Stimpy J. Cat (The Ren and Stimpy Show)
- Lacey Chabert as Eliza Thornberry (The Wild Thornberrys)
- Tom Kane as Darwin Thornberry (The Wild Thornberrys)
- Chris Jojo as Announcer
After several years of re-releasing Nicktoons Racing for different consoles and platforms, with the last being the arcade version released in 2003, a sequel was put into production. Nicktoons Winners Cup Racing was released exclusively for the PC in February 2006. In 2008, a third Nicktoons Racing game was put into production, and was released in 2009 as Nicktoons Nitro, exclusively for the arcade.
- Nicktoons Racing game review, Official UK PlayStation Magazine, Future Publishing issue 74