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Submitted by Cyrus365 2200d ago | review

GameSpot: Wacky Races: Crash & Dash Review

GameSpot writes: "Performance-boosting items have been a staple in mascot racing games for some time, but these arcade experiences usually encompass some sort of racing structure as well. This is not true with Wacky Races. You won't find a button for acceleration or brakes here--and don't even think about powersliding. This game requires only slightly more interaction than the 40-year-old cartoon on which it's based. The presentation will give a nostalgic glow to anyone who remembers the Hanna-Barbera series, but the actual gameplay will only produce aching wrists and elaborate yawns.

Instead of using skill or savvy to make your way to the front of the pack, you need only tilt the analog stick toward the finish line and watch your chosen hero cruise to victory. The majority of races are displayed from a side view, though the camera shifts to a vertical orientation when the track design demands it, and the camera is zoomed out just far enough to fit all 10 racers in a tightly competitive ball. If you happen to run into a tree or fall off a bridge, you are placed at the back. Because the screen scrolls regardless of your progress, this means you'll never be more than a second out of first place."

The Good:
-Good presentation

The Bad:
-Racing game without an acceleration button
-Items are pointless
-Too much remote shaking
-Way too easy
-Annoying midrace minigames (Nintendo DS, Wacky Races: Crash & Dash, Wii) 3/10

resistance100  +   2201d ago
A poor score but it will sell by the bucketload i suspect. Have you seen the amount of advertising its been getting

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