Video games featuring the Looney Tunes that weren’t popular

The Looney Tunes have been among popular culture’s best-known cartoon characters since their introduction in the 1930s, and since then they’ve had an abundance of merchandise based on them, from toys to clothing, comic books and everything. the rest.

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Since 1983, Looney Tunes have also appeared in their own video games and still do to this day, with over 80 games featuring characters from the franchise available on a variety of platforms. These games also span various genres including platformers, sports games, action titles, and more. Fans are spoiled for choice, so we’ve created a list of lesser-known video games.

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Released by Sunsoft in 1992 for the original Game Boy and relaunched in 1999 for the Game Boy Color, Looney Tunes is a platform game where you play as a different Looney Tune on each level. Each character also has a distinct ability to help them through their respective levels, whether they’re used to defeat or evade enemies. Most levels also have a unique boss that the characters must face at the end of the path.

Being a Sunsoft title from the 90s, Looney Tunes has a catchy and memorable chiptune soundtrack by famous Japanese composer Manami Matsumae.

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Looney Tunes B-Ball

Released for the Super Nintendo in 1995, just a year before the theatrical release of Space Jam, Looney Tunes B-Ball, also known as Looney Tunes Basketball, is an arcade sports game that has often been compared to NBA Jam due to its similar premise. and wacky power-ups. In addition to a single-player mode, Looney Tunes B-Ball also has a 2 vs. 2 multiplayer mode.

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Each character has a special long-range shooting technique when taking a specific power-up and playing defense. Sometimes the ball also turns into a dog for no reason, which makes it harder to control the pitch.

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Crazy carrot

Released for Game Boy Color in 1998, Looney Tunes: Carrot Crazy, known as Bugs Bunny & Lola Bunny: Operation Carrot Patch in Europe, is a platform game and one of the few Looney Tunes games that features Lola Bunny and is not basketball themed. .

Players control Bugs or Lola, who can switch between them at any time, as they collect carrots and search for the individual who stole the carrots from their garden. Although Bugs and Lola have a similar jump and attack, Bugs has the ability to dig and push heavy objects, while Lola can use her parasol to float similarly to Princess Peach.

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Looney Tunes: Marvin Strikes Back

Marvin Strikes Back, known as Looney Tunes Collector: Martian Revenge! in Europe, is the sequel to Looney Tunes Collector: Alert! and was released for Game Boy Color on November 23, 2000, just five months after the first game was released.

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Unlike the first title, players take on the role of Marvin himself and the dog K-9, who, like Bugs Bunny before, must use the abilities of other Looney Tunes characters if they are to complete Marvin’s goal. Marvin Strikes Back is also compatible with Looney Tunes Collector: Alert! and may have captured characters transferred from it, somewhat similar to the time machine featured in the Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal versions.

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Looney Tunes: Sheep Raider

Looney Tunes: Sheep Raider, which is called Sheep, Dog ‘n’ Wolf in Europe, launched for PC and PlayStation in 2001. It stars Wile E. Coyote’s cousin Ralph Wolf and rival Sam Sheepdog , and it’s based on the series of animated shorts that both characters featured in.

Sheep Raider is a stealth video game in which Ralph must steal sheep – without harming them – while sneaking around and avoiding Sam the sheepdog, whose speed increases with each level. Ralph can also use a variety of ACME gadgets to get close to the sheep or lure them to him.

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Loons: Fight for Glory

Loons: The Fight For Fame is a 3D fighting game with a cel-shaded art style and was released exclusively for Xbox in 2002. Compared to some previous Looney Tunes games, Loons has a much smaller cast, with just four characters playable characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and the Tasmanian Devil – although a few other characters still appear in the game.

Loons supports up to four players and has them battle against each other while collecting various ACME gadgets to stand out from the competition. Several mini-games can also be played once a player fills up their star meter by picking up various items.

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Taz: Wanted

Taz: Wanted is a cel-shaded 3D platformer released for GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC on September 17, 2002, just two days after Loons’ North American launch. In Europe it launched alongside Loons on September 27, 2002 and has a much cleaner look in comparison.

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After Taz and She-Devil are captured for a zoo by Yosemite Sam, Taz breaks out and goes on an adventure to free She-Devil from that zoo while Tweety helps him. The goal of each level in Taz: Wanted is to destroy all the wanted posters while Tweety gives you clues on how to do it.

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Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck

Based on the eponymous 1953 animated short, Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck was released for the Nintendo DS in 2007. Duck Amuck is similar to a handful of pet breeding games on the Nintendo DS and allows players to interact with Daffy Duck in different ways. However, its main objective is different (opposite) to the one usually found in the genre: you have to make Daffy as angry as possible by pissing him off and beating him in various mini-games.

Duck Amuck also features a multiplayer mode where players can team up to annoy Daffy or play games against each other. Additionally, you can connect to the Nintendo Wii version of Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal.

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Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal

Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal was released in 2007 for PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii, and Xbox 360 and is an action game with four playable characters and two-player co-op. A notable aspect of Acme Arsenal is that in addition to Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, who have been playable in many other Looney Tunes games, Foghorn Leghorn the rooster and Gossamer the big orange furry monster are the other two playable characters. of this game.

This isn’t the first time these characters have appeared in a Looney Tunes game, but it’s an interesting choice to cast them as the protagonists here instead of more popular characters.

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Looney Tunes: Galactic Sports

Launched for the PS Vita in 2015, Looney Tunes Galactic Sports is a sports game where the six playable Looney Tunes characters compete in six different events so that one of them becomes “the best athlete in the galaxy”.

Galactic Sports also stands out for using different PS Vita features for each event, such as touchscreen and gyroscope functionality. Another interesting aspect of Galactic Sports is that it uses character designs from The Looney Tunes Show, which had ended its run on Cartoon Network nearly two years before the game was released.

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