Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable video game historians!

Wacky Races Reviews (Dreamcast)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Misc
75
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

An underrated gem -- in my top 3 Funnest, Most Playable DC Games MagFram (43) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
This is the reason I bought a Dreamcast. Courtland Funke (54) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.8


Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
93
DC-UK (May, 2000)
A top fun racer that makes a change from all the realistic "driving" games around. It's wacky with a capital "W"!
91
Gamezilla (Oct 04, 2000)
I’m very impressed with this game. Its great controls, bright, crisp graphics and sound, and variety of racing styles, challenges, and vehicles, will keep you entertained for many hours and probably weeks. I simply had a hard time pulling myself away from the TV (whaddya mean it’s time for bed, I just started, um, oh, four hours ago...). This game is even fun to just watch someone else play if you aren’t in the mood. Connect up to four controllers and get some people together for a Wacky Race of your own. If you like the "Wacky Races" cartoon, you need this game. If you’ve never even heard of "Wacky Races," but like go-kart style games or racing games in general, you’re sure to enjoy this game which is why I’m happy to give it a score of 91.
84
IGN (Jul 05, 2000)
Throw in multi-player and battle mode, and this game certainly has legs on it. Granted, they may not be as technically stable as I would have liked to see from a title with this many positive things going for it, but I guess we can't expect every publisher to take kids games as seriously as we do. *Sigh* Oh well. When the cartoon cloud of dust and fists settles, Wacky Races is an above average racer that is cute and easy enough to appeal to younger gamers, and deep enough to give older gamers a run for their money. If you're looking for something that fits that bill and don't mind playing a game that obviously lacks some polish, you'll definitely have fun with this one.
83
Video Games (Sep, 2000)
Na wer sagt's denn? Endlich müssen DC-Zocker nicht mehr neidisch auf die anderen Plattformen schielen, sondern können einen Fun-Racer allererster Güte ihr Eigen nennen. Allein die optische Präsentation ist bereits ein Kaufgrund, doch auch die perfekte Steuerung (es steht euch eine einfache Kart-Steuerung und eine anspruchsvollere Expertensteuerung zur Verfügung) und das durchdachte Streckendesign werden jedem Genreliebhaber die Freudentränen in die Augen treiben.

Note: Clicking the link will not directly take you to the site. Instead put the URL in the address bar and hit send to view it.
83
Game Revolution (Jul 01, 2000)
Wacky Races is, without a doubt, the best kart racer that I've seen in a long while. It's insane graphics and overall wackiness is something to behold. A better camera and some lengthier tracks would have done wonders, but we've still got a winner here.
80
Planet Dreamcast (Feb 02, 2000)
Wacky Races has proven to me that all licensed games are not forced by nature to be worse than their source material. In fact, it has proven that a game can go so far above and beyond its source material that the source becomes an embarrassment. If Hanna-Barbera had put half as much style and polish into the original Wacky Races cartoons as Infogrames put into this game, well, the world would be a better place.
80
Au final, voilà un super jeu, amusant, qui ne fait pas que copier honteusement un Mario Kart, comme dans certaines productions douteuses. Ce titre a une vraie personnalité et un petit quelque chose qui fait qu'on s'y attache. À noter, il existe une version PS2, absolument identique à celle-là, vu son prix je vous conseille chaudement de l'essayer, au moins....
80
GamePro (US) (Nov 24, 2000)
Wacky Races is a visual treat for animation junkies, and fans of the series will love seeing their favorites again. If you're not a fan of old cartoons, though, you might want to race right by Wacky Races.
78
Mega Fun (Aug, 2000)
Für alle Fans der Comicserie ist Wacky Races ein Muss, doch auch alle Fun-Racer-Freunde sollten sich diesen Titel zumindest einmal ansehen, denn er verspricht viele spaßige Stunden vor dem Fernseher. Der Witz des Vorbildes kommt in diesem Spiel sehr gut herüber. Wäre die Kamera noch einen Tick besser gelöst und der mitunter enorme Schwierigkeitsgrad etwas entschärft worden, dann hätte dieses Spiel besser abgeschnitten. Denn Lust und Frust hängen hier eng zusammen. So bleibt Wacky Races ein solider Racery der auch mit Freunden eine Menge Spaß macht und immer wieder zu einem lustigen Rennen einlädt.
78
GameSpot (Jun 28, 2000)
With the exception of random AI, Wacky Races is a license-based racing game done right. The control is wonderful, the gameplay is fun, the visuals are superb, and the sound is delightful. Sure, there are a few quirks to get used to, and the difficulty level is less than forgiving, but these nitpicks are no reason not to give Wacky Races a chance.
75
HappyPuppy (Jul 05, 2000)
Other than some occasionally cheap AI--I know Penelope-friggin'-Pitstop didn't have the tokens for all that crap she pulled in the final lap of my ninth race--Wacky Races is a well-done, unique title that works even if you don't know your Dick Dastardly from a Compact Pussycat.
75
Jeuxvideo.com (Jul 24, 2000)
En bref, Les Fous du Volant offre un jeu définitivement amusant, assez difficile et visuellement très agréable. De quoi s’amuser pendant longtemps, même si vous ne connaissiez pas la série.
50
Idén som spelet bygger på är briljant, men för det första är den inte Infogrames, och för det andra så finns det redan hur många liknande racingspel som helst. Dessa två faktum gör att jag stör mig på Wacky Races. Och då hjälper det inte att Infogrames vill ge Dreamcast-spelarna ett eget Mario Kart. För min del var loppet kört redan innan det hade börjat. Någon annan kanske tycker annorlunda.
25
The Video Game Critic (Jul 24, 2010)
Wacky Races represent yet another botched attempt to bring kart racing to the Dreamcast.