While characters looked not only heavily polygonal but also quite distorted, environments were a bit more detailed and better looking. As long as you manage to stay on the track, first place is virtually guaranteed. Racing in graphically stunning environments, the characters are true to their rich identities and each drives their own specially designed vehicles, such as Bugs Bunny in his specially designed, carrot kart that runs entirely on carrot juice, or Daffy Duck's bill-shaped roadster, which takes to the tarmac like a duck to water. No need to brake, just learning how drifts work, and all that is left are the trigger-like hazards and the weapon system. The item roulette is nothing but an item meter, which makes it easier to aim for desired items, and the trigger-like hazards force you to not let your guard down until you have enough of a gap to add a bit of strategy into the race. If you're looking for a racing game for the kids, Looney Tunes Racing is a wise choice.
First there was Mario Kart, then Diddy Kong Racing, Crash Team Racing, and finally Wacky Races. The tracks look great, with a Day-Glo color palette, a lengthy draw-in distance, and clear textures. This means that you basically choose a character based on personal liking or whatever, not because they perform better in certain areas. Looney Tunes Racing's most impressive facet is its graphics. The most unfortunate part of Looney Tunes Racing is the gameplay.
It also featured trigger-like hazards on track, rather unique by then, to make tracks more dangerous. There are also turbo strips located throughout the tracks that you may drive over to get a much-needed speed burst. It all comes together to really pull you into the Looney Tunes universe. . Looney Tunes Racing offers new in-depth, innovative gameplay mechanics and twists to the kart-racing genre. Even in the harder difficulty levels, the competition is far too meek. It could definitely offer more than just this.
The only quirk is that Smokey will grant the champion a wish, which turns out in extremely funny cutscenes. No strange tries to introduce different sounds, the classic ones have prevailed: the thunder, the bomb, the anvil and of course the pies. The gameplay is simple, the difficulty is laughable, and the graphics are bright and fun. As you proceed through the championship mode, new tracks are opened up in the bonus levels area for use in the single-race option or two-player mode. If this was not enough, you have to face bosses and beat them by a fair margin in a very short track without items or hazards, basically putting your skills to the test. Plain and simple, which goes on the line with the show, but regarding a videogame more is needed to triumph. Besides, the amount of detail some tracks had, like You Belong in Pictures, was really amazing compared to more sober tracks like Planet X or the Deserts.
Here you race in circuits against five other racers, and you must place first in order to proceed on to the next one. Rev your engines -- It's time to burn some Looney Tunes rubber! Looney Tunes Racing offers new in-depth, innovative gameplay mechanics and twists to the kart-racing genre. The heart of any kart racer, Looney Tunes Racing included, is the championship mode. There is an Acme challenge mode, where you are required to perform specific objectives such as tagging six opponents and finishing first. Maybe the translations could be off sometimes, but in terms of audio they were fine. Quirks like these make this game stand out and be different than most.
It's just way too easy, and anyone with any amount of kart racing skill should be able to complete all three circuits in less than two hours. In a crowded genre, this isn't exactly the type of game design that sets the title apart from the competition. Combining the wildly popular mass-market appeal of kart racing with the familiarity and humor of the Looney Tunes characters, the end result is a racing adventure for all ages. Racing in graphically stunning environments, the characters are true to their rich identities and each drives their own specially designed vehicles, such as Bugs Bunny in his specially designed, carrot kart that runs entirely on carrot juice, or Daffy Duck's bill-shaped roadster, which takes to the tarmac like a duck to water. This may not be such a big issue for young players, but the older ones may find that there isn't enough meat to the racing to keep it exciting.
Most of the gameplay elements in Looney Tunes Racing have been borrowed from previous kart racers, and the few innovations that have been added are fairly minor. For instance, Marvin the Martian's stage has a large death ray that you cruise past, and the Roadrunner's stage is set in the desert, complete with falling anvils. With the glut of kart racers that have been hitting the consoles over the past few years, it seems like any company with an adequate license is pushing one out the door. Graphics 8 Sound 7 Addictive 6 Depth 5 Difficulty 7 Rev your engines—It's time to burn some Looney Tunes rubber! Looney Tunes Racing is a kart championship that lets participants get down and dirty with super-snappy karts on bumpy, jumpy courses. To fully complete the game, you will also need to win each race in the single race mode, which includes a few exclusives not present in the cups, and of course clear the challenges. While a solid offering that represents its respective license quite well, Looney Tunes Racing isn't the genre-busting piece of software that a last-generation game is supposed to be. All of the 19 characters are accurately modeled and look just like their cartoon counterparts, and they all have their own taunts.
This keeps you from ever really learning the finer points of the control and, ultimately, from returning to the game once it's beaten. While each game has tried to one-up the one before it, in the end, these games all feature the same over-the-top arcade racing action with a few small additions. The comparison is very easy with the cameo appearance of Roadrunner in stark contrast with the sprites for all the characters eligible for racing. While not every Looney Tunes character does appear as playable or makes a cameo on track, the cast is fairly much complete. Also, just like in the show, special tunes played whenever you hit a turbo pad, which in my opinion were a bit out of place because it distorted quite heavily the pace of the background music. In this occasion, the old-school legendary crew of the Looney Tunes has grouped together to race some awkward machines in even more awkward environments, accompanied by their traditional armament consisting of pies, anvils and bombs. Weapon-based kart racing saw a massive expansion with the fifth generation of consoles.
Combining the wildly popular mass-market appeal of kart racing with the familiarity and humor of the Looney Tunes characters, the end result is a racing adventure for all ages. Looney Tunes Racing Review by: - 6. There are eggs to chuck at opponents, a cloud that follows players around for a few moments before striking them down with a bolt of lightning, and red bombs to place in high-traffic areas. Coyote rides an Acme rocket, while Bugs Bunny gets around in a carrot on wheels. They mostly require you to finish in the top by fulfilling certain tasks, like not crashing more than thrice in a race, hitting your opponents with items a determined number of times, collecting some letters that tend to be off the ideal track path and even without being able to drift or brake.