Contraptions. Wacky Races is one of the those games which you would of discounted immediately because it looked like one of the those cheap karting games. Which is ironic that this was one of the first PS2 games I got with the console, and remains one of my favourites. But Wacky Races isn't one of those cheap small budget games, far from it. It proves that you can make a good kart racer that isn't like that other series that I will not mention the name due to copyright reasons, but of course you know it’s Mario Kart I’m talking about.
My One Big Highlight
By beating every challenge and collecting every Star and Clock, you unlock the Dastardly and Muttley challenge. Once you manage to beat them, you finally are able to play as the Dastardly Duo! They are the strongest character and rightly so. With shrink rays, sticky glue and a helicopter, it's a great end of game bonus, and makes it worthwhile to hunt down everything. No cheating you here me?
Elephant In the Room
The only thing that you could say was a “bad” thing about this particular version of Wacky Races, is it isn't as faithful to the original TV show as some of the other games. That may be true in a way, but don’t forget that these other Wacky Races games: the 1991 game, Mad Motors and Crash and Dash turned out to be awful. So it's definitively a trade-off – but worth it in the long run, wouldn’t you say?