10 Looney Tunes Games You Didn’t Know About
The Looney Tunes have been some of the most well-known cartoon characters in popular culture since their introduction in the 1930s, and since then have had an abundance of merchandise based on them, from toys to clothes, comic books, and everything in between.
Since 1983, the 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 span various genres as well, including platformers, sports games, action titles, and more. Fans have plenty to choose from, so that's why we've created a list of the not-so-well-known video games.
10 Looney Tunes
Launched by Sunsoft in 1992 for the original Game Boy and re-launched in 1999 for the Game Boy Color, Looney Tunes is a platformer where you play as a different Looney Tune on each level. Each character also has a distinct ability to help them traverse through their respective levels, whether they're used to defeat or avoid enemies. Most levels also have a unique boss that characters must face off against at the end of the path.
Being a Sunsoft title from the 90s, Looney Tunes has a catchy and memorable chiptune soundtrack by notable Japanese composer Manami Matsumae.
9 Looney Tunes B-Ball
Launched 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-on-2 multiplayer mode.
Each character has a special long-range shot technique when they pick up a specific power-up and are playing defense. Sometimes the ball will also transform into a dog for absolutely no reason, making it harder to keep control of the court.
8 Carrot Crazy
Launched for Game Boy Color in 1998, Looney Tunes: Carrot Crazy, known as Bugs Bunny & Lola Bunny: Operation Carrot Patch in Europe, is a platformer and one of the few Looney Tunes games that feature Lola Bunny and isn't basketball-themed.
Players control Bugs or Lola, who can be switched between 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 in a similar way to Princess Peach.
7 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 launched for Game Boy Color on November 23, 2000, only five months after the release of the first game
Unlike the first title, players play as Marvin himself and dog K-9, who, like Bugs Bunny previously, must use the abilities of other Looney Tunes characters if they want to achieve Marvin's goal. Marvin Strikes Back is also compatible with Looney Tunes Collector: Alert! and can have captured characters transferred from it, somewhat similar to the time machine featured in Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal versions.
6 Looney Tunes: Sheep Raider
Looney Tunes: Sheep Raider, which goes by the name Sheep, Dog 'n' Wolf in Europe, was launched for PC and PlayStation in 2001. It stars Wile E. Coyote's cousin Ralph Wolf and his rival Sam Sheepdog, and it's based on the series of animated shorts that both characters were featured in.
Sheep Raider is a stealth-based video game where Ralph must steal sheep — without harming them — while sneaking around and avoiding Sam the Sheepdog, whose speed increases in each level. Ralph can also use a variety of ACME gadgets to get closer to the sheep or attract them to him.
5 Loons: The Fight For Fame
Loons: The Fight For Fame is a 3D fighting game with a cel-shaded art style and was launched exclusively for Xbox in 2002. Compared to some past Looney Tunes games, Loons has a much smaller cast, with only four 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 fighting against each other while picking up various ACME gadgets to get a leg up against the competition. Several minigames can also be played once a player has filled their star meter by picking up various items.
4 Taz: Wanted
Taz: Wanted is a cel-shaded 3D platformer launched for GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC on September 17, 2002, only a mere two days after the North American launch of Loons. In Europe, it was launched alongside Loons on September 27, 2002, and has a much cleaner look by comparison.
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 out. The goal of each level in Taz: Wanted is to destroy all the wanted posters while Tweety gives you hints on how to do so.
3 Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck
Based on the eponymous 1953 animated short, Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck was launched for the Nintendo DS in 2007. Duck Amuck is similar to a handful of pet-raising games on the Nintendo DS and has players interacting with Daffy Duck in various ways. However, its main goal is different (the opposite) to the one usually found in the genre: you have to make Daffy as angry as possible by irritating him and defeating him in various minigames.
Duck Amuck also features a multiplayer mode where players can either team up to annoy Daffy or play games against each other. Plus, you can connect to the Nintendo Wii version of Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal.
2 Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal
Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal was launched in 2007 for PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii, and Xbox 360 and is an action game with four playable characters and two-player co-op. One notable aspect of Acme Arsenal is that besides Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, who have been playable in plenty of other Looney Tunes games, Foghorn Leghorn the rooster and Gossamer, the big orange hairy monster, are the other two playable characters in this game.
It's not the first time these characters have appeared in a Looney Tunes game, but it is an interesting choice to make them the protagonists here instead of more popular characters.
1 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 against each other in six different events so that one of them can become "the best athlete in the galaxy."
Galactic Sports is also notable for using different features of the PS Vita for each event, such as the touch screen and gyro 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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