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Cartoon Network Speedway

Cartoon Network Speedway


Developer(s) DC Studios
Publisher(s) Majesco
Designer(s) Ollie Sykes
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • NA November 17, 2003
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge

Cartoon Network Speedway is a kart racing video game released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003.

Characters

The following are characters in the game:

Courses

The setting of these courses are overall self-explanatory with their names. They are based on the Cartoon Network series shows that the characters had come from. Many of them also feature shortcuts or objects to hampering the player's performance. The following are the courses in the game (in order of play):

  • Big City
  • Playground
  • Bravo Brubs
  • Edopolis
  • Down on the Farm
  • Farm Frolics
  • Alpine Antics
  • Hot Rod Johnny
  • Desert Drive
  • Scary Speedway
  • Movie Mayhem
  • Construction Derby

Power-Ups

Power-ups are pick-ups found on the course that are intended to either push the player ahead or slow down one or all (depending on the power-up) opponents, giving the player executing the power-up a short-term advantage in the race. There are a variety of pick-ups available, many being long-ranged shots fired at opponents (some with a homing ability), with some being mine-type power-ups that can be dropped on the course, and others being unique. The following are the power-ups featured in the game:

  • Wiener Missile (1-3 per pick-up)
  • Leader Missile
  • Magnetizer
  • Rocket Fuel (3 per pick-up)
  • Homing Wiener (1-3 per pick-up)
  • Custard Pie Mine (3 per pick-up)
  • Mr. Kevin's Tonic
  • Tornado Missile
  • Thermo Bomb
  • Phase Out

Reception

The game was poorly received by critics and gamers alike. On IGN, it received a 3 out of 10, reviewer Craig Harris stating "Cartoon Network Speedway is one of the sloppiest and most generic kart racers released on the Game Boy Advance."[1] It currently has a 53% rating on Game Rankings.[2] It was also given a 65 out of 100 from Next Level Gaming,[3] a 3 out of 5 from Nintendo Power, and 58 out of 100 from VG-Force. Complaints centered around bad and choppy graphics, the slow pace, that Dexter and The Powerpuff Girls were not available, and the lack of challenge.

References

  1. ^ "IGN: Cartoon Network Speedway Review". ign.com. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Game Rankings - Cartoon Network Speedway Reviews". gamerankings.com. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Next Level Gaming Review--Cartoon Network Speedway". nlgaming.com. Archived from the original on May 10, 2006. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 

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