Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley

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Wacky Races
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Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley
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Developer(s)Infogrames Sheffield House
Publisher(s)Infogrames
SeriesWacky Races Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Dreamcast
PlayStation 2
ReleaseDreamcast
  • NA: June 26, 2000
  • EU: June 30, 2000
PlayStation 2
  • EU: June 29, 2001
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single player, 2-4 multiplayer

Wacky Races/Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley is a 2000 racing video game developed and published by Infogrames for the Dreamcast and later for PlayStation 2 in 2001. 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.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

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 four 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.


Rereleases[edit]

Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley[edit]

A PlayStation 2 port, Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley, was released on June 29, 2001

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DreamcastPS2
AllGame3.5/5 stars[2]N/A
EGM7/10[3]N/A
Eurogamer8/10[4]N/A
GameFan90%[5]N/A
Game Informer6/10[6]N/A
GamePro4/5 stars[7]N/A
Game RevolutionB+[8]N/A
GameSpot7.8/10[9]N/A
GameSpy8/10[10]N/A
IGN8.4/10[11]N/A
Aggregate score
GameRankings84%[12]N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wacky Races". IGN. Retrieved 2010-10-20.
  2. ^ Ottoson, Joe. "Wacky Races (DC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Wacky Races (DC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 2000.
  4. ^ Bramwell, Tom (July 26, 2000). "Wacky Races (Dreamcast)". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on March 29, 2001. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "REVIEW for Wacky Racers [sic] (DC)". GameFan. July 5, 2000.
  6. ^ "Wacky Races (DC)". Game Informer. No. 89. September 2000.
  7. ^ The Freshman (June 28, 2000). "Wacky Races Review for Dreamcast at GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 25, 2005. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  8. ^ Radakovic, Nebojsa (July 2000). "Wacky Races Review (DC)". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  9. ^ Provo, Frank (June 28, 2000). "Wacky Races Review (DC)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  10. ^ Mad Carl (July 3, 2000). "Wacky Races". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on June 19, 2001. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  11. ^ Justice, Brandon (July 5, 2000). "Wacky Races (DC)". IGN.
  12. ^ "Wacky Races for Dreamcast". GameRankings. Retrieved December 19, 2017.

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