The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home

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Developer(s) Sinister Games (PS/PC)
Spellbound (GBC)
Publisher(s) SouthPeak Interactive (US)
Ubi Soft (EU)
Series The Dukes of Hazzard
Platform(s) Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
Release PlayStation
  • NA: November 30, 1999
  • EU: 2000
Windows
  • EU: June 9, 2000
  • NA: October 10, 2000
Game Boy Color
  • NA: November 7, 2000
  • EU: 2000
Genre(s) Racing

The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home is a racing video game video game published by SouthPeak Interactive that was released for the PlayStation in 1999. The game was later released for Game Boy Color and Microsoft Windows in 2000. It is based on the television show, The Dukes of Hazzard. Waylon Jennings, James Best, Ben Jones, Sonny Shroyer, and Tom Wopat reprised their characters by providing their voices to the PC and PlayStation versions of the game. A sequel titled The Dukes of Hazzard II: Daisy Dukes It Out was released in 2000.

Gameplay[edit]

The player plays as Bo and Luke Duke who is racing to pay off the Duke farm. The player must play through missions that include Bo and Luke outrunning Rosco and Enos, and saving their cousin Daisy Duke from Black Jack Perril who wants revenge on their uncle Jesse Duke.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBC PC PS
AllGame N/A 3.5/5 stars[1] 3.5/5 stars[2]
EGM N/A N/A 4.5/10[4]
Eurogamer N/A 4/10[5] 3/10[6]
GameFan N/A N/A 56%[7]
Game Informer N/A N/A 6/10[8]
GamePro N/A N/A 4/5 stars[9]
Game Revolution N/A N/A D[10]
GameSpot N/A 4.6/10[11] 4.9/10[12]
GameZone N/A 5/10[13] N/A
IGN 7/10[14] 5.8/10[15] 6/10[16]
Nintendo Power 4/5 stars[17] N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A 1.5/5 stars[18]
PC Gamer (US) N/A 45%[19] N/A
Aggregate score
GameRankings 80%[20] 40%[21] 58%[22]

The Game Boy Color version received "favorable" reviews, and the PlayStation version received "mixed" reviews, while the PC version received "unfavorable" reviews, according to video game review aggregator GameRankings.[20][21][22]

Chris Carle of IGN said of the PlayStation version, "The missions can get tedious, even though some are truly challenging. The stunt physics are fun and the various vehicles are a hoot. All in all, it is a decent ride while it lasts." Carle also criticized the game's cutscenes: "The characters look downright goofy. Uncle Jesse resembles Dr. Zaius from Planet of the Apes and Luke Duke could easily be on display at your local zoo."[16]

Scott Steinberg of the same website praised the PC version's three multiplayer modes, but also said, "It's hard to decide which is worse, primitive 3D visuals, ugly ass rendered movies or the non-interactive backgrounds. Thank heaven the vehicle models don't suck." He also praised the soundtrack, voice-overs and Waylon Jennings' narration, but criticized the game's sound effects, as well as the gameplay, stating that the General Lee "turns like a concrete mixer. If you can keep it in a straight line for more than fifteen seconds, you might enjoy the varied styles of play."[15]

Craig Harris said of the Game Boy Color version, "The graphics [...] are downright hideous. Everything about the imagery -- cars, land texture, buildings, cutscene characters -- have an ugly, dithered and blocky construction, and it makes the game that much more difficult to look at when driving around Hazzard County. [...] The game doesn't offer anything more than just driving levels, but the missions vary enough to continue through the adventure to the very end of the tale in Hazzard County."[14]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Price, Tom (December 2000). "[The] Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 197. p. 151. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 2000. 
  5. ^ Goldsmith, Tom (July 31, 2000). "[The] Dukes Of Hazzard: Racing For Home (PC)". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on March 29, 2001. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ Taylor, Martin (June 10, 2000). "[The] Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (PSOne)". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on January 7, 2001. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ "REVIEW for [The] Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (PS)". GameFan. January 26, 2000. 
  8. ^ "The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (PS)". Game Informer. No. 83. March 2000. 
  9. ^ The D-Pad Destroyer (December 17, 1999). "[The] Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  10. ^ Boss Hogg (January 2000). "The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home Review (PS)". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on October 12, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  11. ^ Wolpaw, Erik (October 6, 2000). "The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (December 27, 1999). "[The] Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  13. ^ Kemuel (October 16, 2000). "The Dukes of Hazzard--Racing for Home Review on PC". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 16, 2005. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b Harris, Craig (November 30, 2000). "[The] Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (GBC)". IGN. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b Steinberg, Scott (October 10, 2000). "[The] Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home (PC)". IGN. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Carle, Chris (January 6, 2000). "[The] Dukes of Hazzard - Racing for Home (PS)". IGN. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  17. ^ "The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home". Nintendo Power. Vol. 143. April 2001. 
  18. ^ "The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 2000. 
  19. ^ "The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home". PC Gamer. 2001. 
  20. ^ a b "The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  21. ^ a b "The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  22. ^ a b "The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 

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