Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley
|Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley|
|Developer(s)||Infogrames Sheffield House|
|Mode(s)||Single player, 2-4 multiplayer|
Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley is a 2001 racing video game developed and published by Infogrames for the PlayStation 2. The game is based on the cartoon series Wacky Races which features 11 vehicles all racing over various landscapes to win first place. The vehicles featured include the most infamous vehicle in the series, The Mean Machine driven by Dick Dastardly and Muttley. it is an enhanced version of Wacky Races (video game).
The game includes two modes: Arcade and Adventure. Arcade mode features normal racing across various tracks. In Adventure mode, the player races on tracks to win gold stars or Wacky Trial clocks to unlock more tracks, abilities and challenges. Wacky Trial clocks are rewarded when a race is won in a certain amount of time. These are needed to unlock boss challenges as well. Gold stars are needed to unlock various things such as tracks and areas. They are gained by winning various events. Once 10 gold stars have been rewarded the Boss Area is unlocked, in which the player must compete against 3 elite cars: Convert-a-Car, Crimson Haybailer, and Mean Machine. Dastardly and Muttley are the villains of the game, with many of their power-ups geared towards attack.
Gadgets include an explosive mine that can be placed along the road, turbo speed, a temporary flying ability, and temporary invincibility. Pink discs known as "Tokens" float along the track. When picked up they fuel gadgets and give the player the option to perform one. Once they are used, they are shot out the back and left for other drivers to pick up.
All vehicles from the cartoon are featured in the game. The vehicles are put into 5 groups, based on their acceleration, speed, and handling. The game features five themed levels, including a desert with Wild West towns and coal mines; snow-covered mountain towns; a Wacky Races version of Mount Rushmore; and a large city with rooftop race tracks.
- Gregg Berger - Narrator
- Greg Burson - Red Max, Sergeant Blast, Peter Perfect, Rufus Ruffcut
- Jim Cummings - Dick Dastardly, Rock Slag, Gravel Slag, Big Gruesome, Private Meekly, Clyde
- Scott Innes - Professor Pat Pending
- John Stephenson - Luke
- Janet Waldo - Penelope Pitstop
- Billy West - Muttley, Little Gruesome
- "Wacky Races". IGN. Retrieved 2010-10-20.