Muppet RaceMania
Muppet RaceMania.jpg
PAL cover art
Developer(s)Traveller's Tales
Publisher(s)
Designer(s)James Cunliffe
John Hodskinson
Composer(s)Andy Blythe and Marten Joustra
Platform(s)PlayStation
Release
  • EU: 2000
  • NA: October 6, 2000
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Muppet RaceMania is a PlayStation racing game that was developed by Traveller's Tales and released in 2000. The game includes the choice of 25 muppet characters driving 25 vehicles. They race on 34 tracks based on locations in Muppet films and TV programs.

This game marked the first vocal appearance by Janice since the death of Richard Hunt in 1992. She and Scooter were performed by Matt Vogel, the only time when he voiced these characters. It is also the first vocal appearance of Link Hogthrob since the death of Jim Henson in 1990, as performed by Steve Whitmire, as well as the final time Frank Oz voiced all of his characters before retiring from The Muppets.

Reception

The game received average reviews according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[1] Three reviewers of GameFan gave it scores of 84, 54, and 50.[4] However, Eric Bratcher of Next Generation called it "A substandard kart racer that unsuccessfully relies upon the Muppets' huge charisma to overcome its technical shortcomings."[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "Muppet RaceMania for PlayStation". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on May 27, 2019. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. ^ EGM staff (December 2000). "Muppet Race Mania". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 137. Ziff Davis.
  3. ^ "Muppet RaceMania". Game Informer. No. 91. FuncoLand. November 2000.
  4. ^ a b Mylonas, Eric "ECM"; Weitzner, Jason "Fury"; Van Stone, Matt "Kodomo" (November 2000). "Muppet Race Mania". GameFan. Vol. 8, no. 11. Shinno Media. p. 25.
  5. ^ G-Wok (October 2000). "Muppet RaceMania Review". GameRevolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on September 8, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  6. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (October 3, 2000). "Muppet Race Mania Review [date mislabeled as "May 17, 2006"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  7. ^ Cleveland, Adam (October 4, 2000). "Muppet Race Mania". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  8. ^ la redaction (April 11, 2000). "Test: Muppet Racemania". Jeuxvideo.com (in French). Webedia. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Bratcher, Eric (December 2000). "Muppet RaceMania". Next Generation. No. 72. Imagine Media. p. 130. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  10. ^ Davies, Jonathan (May 2000). "Muppet RaceMania". Official UK PlayStation Magazine. No. 58. Future Publishing. p. 106. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  11. ^ Baker, Chris (December 2000). "Muppet Race Mania". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. No. 39. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on January 28, 2001. Retrieved August 29, 2020.