Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

atari aquventure


Speed Punks is a fast go-cart game in a cartoony setting featuring six different characters and twelve different tracks. The game can be played in four different single-player modes or in multi-player mode with up to four people.

The tracks are bright and colorful and feature sunny sea shores, futuristic cities, bright green meadows and lots of waterfalls. Throughout the tracks there are weapon power-ups, boost tokens and speed-up strips. The boost tokens fill up an energy bar which can be used for extra speed. The weapon power-ups can be used to defeat the rivals on the track, including homing missiles, remote bombs and stealth mode.

Some tracks have shortcuts which allow players to cut ahead, but they are hard with tight corners or narrow passages. On some tracks in tournament mode, an alternate faster route in the track will open up only on the last lap.

Playable characters include the jack-of-all-stats Monty, Tabatha, Buster and Wedgie, purple haired Monica, Brains, and the spikey haired Tempest. Three additional characters can be unlocked by first winning all races in tournament mode and then winning the character challenge. For each mode, Easy, Medium and Hard, there is one unlockable character: Cosworth the dog, Tetsuo a futuristic looking guy, and Beemer the robot.


Speed Punks PlayStation Character Select
Speed Punks PlayStation The weapon ready to launch is a homing missile
Speed Punks PlayStation Main menu
Speed Punks PlayStation The more boost the bigger the light

Promo Images

Speed Punks Render
Speed Punks Screenshot
Speed Punks Screenshot
Speed Punks Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Speed Freaks" -- European title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Critic Reviews

Absolute Playstation Apr, 2000 94 out of 100 94
Super Play (Sweden) Sep, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Aug, 1999 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot Apr 26, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
Power Unlimited Aug, 1999 7.7 out of 10 77
Video Games Aug, 1999 76 out of 100 76 Oct 11, 1999 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution Jul, 2000 B 75
PSM Jun, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 7 out of 10 70


There are currently no topics for this game.


There is no trivia on file for this game.

Related Web Sites

André Johansen (63) added Speed Punks (PlayStation) on Dec 09, 2003
atari gravitar