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Wacky Races

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
...
4.5
Game Boy Color
82
4.0
Dreamcast
75
3.6
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Description

For those who can remember the cartoon series, this will be a blast from the past. Choose from all your favourite characters including Peter Perfect, Penelope Pitstop and, of course, Dick Dastardly and Muttley, and wind your way through cartoon like environments in the familiar vehicles of each character. Simply get to the end of the race first to open up new tracks, and use weapons to pick off the rest of the cast, and aid your progress.

Screenshots

Wacky Races PlayStation Title screen
Wacky Races Game Boy Color Worse Dastardly trying to block me
Wacky Races PlayStation Choosing the scenery.
Wacky Races Game Boy Color Track information

Alternate Titles

  • "Wacky Races Starring Dastardly and Muttley" -- UK Release
  • "Wacky Races: Autorennen Total" -- German title
  • "Los Autos Locos" -- Spanish title
  • "Les Fous Du Volant prĂ©sentent Satanas et Diabolo" -- French PlayStation 2 title
  • "Les Fous Du Volant" -- French title
  • "Corrida Maluca" -- Brazilian title
  • "Corri con Dastadly e Muttley" -- Italian title
  • "Chiki Chiki Machine Mou Race" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

An underrated gem -- in my top 3 Funnest, Most Playable DC Games Dreamcast MagFram (43)
This is the reason I bought a Dreamcast. Dreamcast Courtland Funke (45)
This is some pretty neat stuff right here. PlayStation 2 CKeen The Great (142)

The Press Says

IGN Game Boy Color Jun 13, 2000 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Dreamcast Feb 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Jul, 2001 75 out of 100 75
HappyPuppy Dreamcast Jul 05, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Unlimited Windows Nov, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jan, 2001 67 out of 100 67
PC Gamer Brasil Windows Nov, 2000 64 out of 100 64
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Oct 05, 2000 50 out of 100 50
NowGamer PlayStation Oct 19, 2001 4.4 out of 10 44
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Jul 24, 2010 D 25

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Trivia

Sadly, this PC version doesn't include toon shading used in the Dreamcast version, and in Sega's Jet Grind Radio. Toon shading makes the characters stand out from the backgrounds with stronger shadings around the character or vehicle, giving it a more hand drawn look like the real thing.

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Contributed to by Corn Popper (69651), Brian Taylor (3), Kartanym (10766), Xoleras (66132) and Courtland Funke (45)