Wacky Races

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Wacky Races
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Infogrames North America (US), Infogrames (EU)
Developer:
Licensor: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Peripherals supported: Jump Pack, Race Controller, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Racing

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
US
$39.9939.99[1] T-15113N
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM 9999[6] T-15106D-82
USK: 6
Sega Dreamcast
FR
T-15106D-09
SELL: Tous Publics
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.9939.99[4][5] T-15106D-05
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
ES/IT
T-15106D-60
Sega Dreamcast
DE/NL
T-15106D-82
Sega Dreamcast
AU
OFLC: G8
Sega Dreamcast
BR
197346
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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Wacky Races is a Sega Dreamcast game based on the TV show of the same name. It was released in 2000, and should not be confused with other Wacky Races games for the NES or computers of the early 1990s.

The game is cel-shaded, and sees the player compete against other drivers from the series around a selection of tracks. Unfortunately, despite there being eleven racers in the show, only eight can compete at one time.

Gameplay

Racers

Every racer from the Wacky Races television show can be controlled in the Dreamcast game, though some need to be unlocked.

The Slag Brothers in the Boulder-Mobile (1)
The Gruesome Twosome in the Creepy Coupe (2)
Professor Pat Pending in the Convert-A-Car (3)
Red Max in the Crimson Haybailer (4)
Penelope Pitstop in the Compact Pussycat (5)
Sergeant Blast and Private Meekly in the Army Surplus Special (6)
The Ant Hill Mob in the Bullet Proof Bomb (7)
Lazy Luke and Blubber Bear in the Arkansas Chugga-Bug (8)
Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific (9)
Rufus Ruffcut and Saw Tooth in the Buzz Wagon (10)
Dick Dastardly and Muttley in the Mean Machine (00)
In the show, Dick Dastardly always finished last, if the car even finished at all, however in the Dreamcast game, it is fully possible to break tradition and win.

Magazine articles

Main article: Wacky Races/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #132: "July 2000" (2000-06-06)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #143: "August 2000" (2000-xx-xx)[7]
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Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #11: "No. 11" (2000-07-13)
also published in:
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Print advert in Next Level (AR) #18: "Julio 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #12: "No. 12" (2000-08-10)
also published in:

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Arcade (UK) PAL
75
[10]
Click! (PL)
47
[11]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
87
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
75
[13]
Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
80
[14]
DC-UK (UK) PAL
60
[4]
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
93
[5]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[15]
Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
78
[16]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
88
[17]
Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
75
[18]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
60
[19]
Neo Plus (PL)
70
[20]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
70
[21]
Sega Magazin (DE) NTSC-U
74
[6]
Strana Igr (RU)
68
[22]
Video Games (DE) PAL
83
[23]
Sega Dreamcast
74
Based on
17 reviews

Wacky Races

Dreamcast, US
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Cover
WackyRaces DC US Manual.pdf
Manual
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Inlay
Dreamcast, UK
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, FR
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, DE/NL
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Cover
Dreamcast, IT/ES
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, AU
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, BR
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-03-16 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
2000-02-08 GD-R Page

References

  1. Press release: 2000-06-27: Infogrames Sends Wacky Races, the Zaniest Prank-Pulling Cartoon Racing Game Skidding Into Stores This Week
  2. http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/detProd.asp?ProductCode=2116 (Wayback Machine: 2004-01-26 23:51)
  3. http://www.amazon.co.uk:80/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/300725/ (Wayback Machine: 2002-08-29 17:36)
  4. 4.0 4.1 DC-UK, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-09), page 76
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 9" (UK; 2000-05-18), page 48
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Magazin, "September 2000" (DE; 2000-07-31), page 19
  7. GamePro, "August 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 101
  8. Computer & Video Games, "September 2000" (UK; 2000-08-16), page 12
  9. Computer & Video Games, "August 2000" (UK; 2000-07-12), page 62
  10. Arcade, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-20), page 74
  11. Click!, "17/2000" (PL; 2000-08-17), page 25
  12. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 2000" (FR; 2000-0x-xx), page 126
  13. Computer & Video Games, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-14), page 88
  14. Dreamcast Monthly, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-08), page 66
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 2000" (US; 2000-08-08), page 157
  16. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 296
  17. GamesMaster, "August 2000" (UK; 2000-07-12), page 80
  18. Gamers' Republic, "August 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 60
  19. MAN!AC, "09/2000" (DE; 2000-08-02), page 59
  20. Neo Plus, "Wrzesień 2000" (PL; 2000-xx-xx), page 45
  21. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-08), page 80
  22. Strana Igr, "Mart 2001 1/2" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 64
  23. Video Games, "09/2000" (DE; 2000-08-02), page 75


Games based on Hanna-Barbera cartoon shows released for Sega systems
Sega Master System
The Flintstones (1991)
Sega Mega Drive
The Flintstones (Taito) (1993) | The Pirates of Dark Water (1994) | Yogi Bear: Cartoon Capers (1994) | Scooby-Doo Mystery (1995) | The Flintstones (Ocean) (199x) | Wacky Races (unreleased)
Sega Dreamcast
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