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Who's the fastest, snottiest, sneeringest kid in the neighborhood? Hopefully you, unless your mom has anything to say about it.
Developer Funcom Ltd. finally brings to our shores UK's hit kart racer Speed Punks (Speed Freaks, on the other side of the pond), probably the brattiest racing game ever.
Assume the role of either Montgomery "Monty" Carlo, tiny tot Tabitha, big bully Buster (with his sniveling cronie, Wedgie), Monica the disco doll, Tempest the Sid Vicious wannabe with ADD, or Brains, a reputed X-Files fanatic with a chemistry set.
Enter the Tournament mode to zip and screech through four different racing scenarios, or choose any single race. You can also bust out the multi-tap and invite up to three of your friends to eat your dust in the Vs. and Multiplayer modes. Time Attack pits you against the clock as you race to beat your own record.
What self-respecting kart racing title would deprive its players of destructive power up items? Not Speed Punks by a long shot. As well as your standard homing missiles and oil slicks, these bad little boys and girls get to play with machine guns, remote controlled bombs, invisibility potions, and a nasty little number called the "shockwave."
Finish a league and you'll unlock special bonuses, which can be accessed from the menu screen. ~ Christian Huey, All Game Guide