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Wacky Races presents you with the chance to take some of the lesser-known Hanna-Barbera creations out for a spin. Naturally, the racers who are gunning for the title of "World's Wackiest Racer" are going to be driving strange vehicles and wielding even stranger weapons to keep themselves ahead of the pack. You will have to decide if you're going to win by hook or by crook — both of which are literally possible in this game.
Wacky Races takes advantage of a graphic technique known as cel shading to bring the cartoon characters and their environments to life. Cel shading gives the characters a stylistic appearance with sharp shadows playing against simple lines and limited texturing. Games employing this style have a cartoon-like quality to them. To further that cartoon feeling in Wacky Races, sound bites from each character are used during the races as well.
Players are able to choose from 11 wacky characters like Penelope Pitstop and the infamous Dick Dastardly. Some are hidden as first, so players will have the chance to earn extra characters and unearth special codes the further into the game they progress. The racing action is set up much like the gameplay in Mario Kart. Large racetracks with a variety of different track effects are available along with multiplayer modes. To succeed, you'll need to line up attacks, collect power-up tokens, and race for a golden star. ~ Joe Ottoson, All Game Guide