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
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • Nederlands
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Dreamcast
    US
    $39.9939.99[2] T-15113N
    ESRB: Everyone
    Sega Dreamcast
    DE
    DM 9999[7] T-15106D-82
    USK: 6
    Sega Dreamcast
    ES
    T-15106D-60
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Dreamcast
    FR
    T-15106D-09
    SELL: Tous Publics
    Sega Dreamcast
    UK
    £39.9939.99[5][6] 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
    Non-Sega versions

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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:
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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
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Arcade (UK) PAL
    75
    [13]
    Click! (PL)
    47
    [14]
    Consoles + (FR) PAL
    87
    [15]
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    75
    [16]
    Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
    80
    [17]
    DC-UK (UK) PAL
    60
    [5]
    Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    93
    [6]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    70
    [18]
    Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU)
    78
    [19]
    GameFan (US) NTSC-U
    70
    [20]
    GamesMaster (UK) PAL
    88
    [21]
    Gamers' Republic (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [22]
    GameWEEK (US) NTSC-U
    58
    [23]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    60
    [24]
    Neo Plus (PL)
    70
    [25]
    Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [26]
    Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
    70
    [27]
    Sega Magazin (DE) NTSC-U
    74
    [7]
    Strana Igr (RU)
    68
    [28]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    83
    [29]
    Sega Dreamcast
    73
    Based on
    20 reviews

    Wacky Races

    Dreamcast, US
    WackyRaces DC US Box Back.jpgWR DC US Box Front.JPG
    Cover
    WackyRaces DC US Manual.pdf
    Manual
    WackyRacesDCUSInlay.jpg
    Inlay
    Dreamcast, UK
    WackyRaces DC EU Box Back.jpgWackyRaces DC EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    WackyRaces DC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Dreamcast, FR
    WackyRaces DC FR Box Back.jpgWackyRaces DC FR Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    WackyRaces DC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Dreamcast, DE/NL
    WackyRaces DC 82 back.jpgNospine-small.pngWackyRaces DC DE front.jpg
    Cover
    Dreamcast, IT/ES
    WackyRaces DC 60 back.jpgNospine-small.pngWackyRaces DC EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    WackyRaces DC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Dreamcast, AU
    WackyRaces DC AU front.jpg
    Cover
    WackyRaces DC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Dreamcast, BR
    Wackyraces dc br backcover.jpgNospine-small.pngWackyraces dc br frontcover.jpg
    Cover

    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. http://www.ebworld.com/ebx/categories/homepages/dreamcast.asp (Wayback Machine: 2000-07-06 20:54)
    2. Press release: 2000-06-27: Infogrames Sends Wacky Races, the Zaniest Prank-Pulling Cartoon Racing Game Skidding Into Stores This Week
    3. http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/detProd.asp?ProductCode=2116 (Wayback Machine: 2004-01-26 23:51)
    4. http://www.amazon.co.uk:80/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/300725/ (Wayback Machine: 2002-08-29 17:36)
    5. 5.0 5.1 DC-UK, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-09), page 76
    6. 6.0 6.1 Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 9" (UK; 2000-05-18), page 48
    7. 7.0 7.1 Sega Magazin, "September 2000" (DE; 2000-07-31), page 19
    8. http://www.centromail.es/top/ficha.asp?codmail=14791&codprov= (Wayback Machine: 2001-09-17 03:57)
    9. http://www.gameswarehouse.com.au/longpage.asp?gameid=4298 (Wayback Machine: 2002-01-02 11:28)
    10. GamePro, "August 2000" (US; 2000-0x-xx), page 101
    11. Computer & Video Games, "September 2000" (UK; 2000-08-16), page 12
    12. Computer & Video Games, "August 2000" (UK; 2000-07-12), page 62
    13. Arcade, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-20), page 74
    14. Click!, "17/2000" (PL; 2000-08-17), page 25
    15. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 2000" (FR; 2000-0x-xx), page 126
    16. Computer & Video Games, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-14), page 88
    17. Dreamcast Monthly, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-08), page 66
    18. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 2000" (US; 2000-08-08), page 157
    19. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 296
    20. GameFan, "Volume 8, Issue 9: September 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 20
    21. GamesMaster, "August 2000" (UK; 2000-07-12), page 80
    22. Gamers' Republic, "August 2000" (US; 2000-xx-xx), page 60
    23. GameWEEK, "July 3, 2000" (US; 2000-07-03), page 17
    24. MAN!AC, "09/2000" (DE; 2000-08-02), page 59
    25. Neo Plus, "Wrzesień 2000" (PL; 2000-xx-xx), page 45
    26. Next Generation, "September 2000" (US; 2000-08-15), page 105
    27. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "July 2000" (UK; 2000-06-08), page 80
    28. Strana Igr, "Mart 2001 1/2" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 64
    29. Video Games, "09/2000" (DE; 2000-08-02), page 75


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