A racer with "toon" in the title may sound silly, but don't sell MotorToon Grand Prix 2 short: It's slick, fast, and, yes, goofy fun for real race fans.
MTGP2 has a lot of style. As in cartoons, the game's eight flexible vehicles stretch as they careen around the corners of the five colorful tracks. The racing scenario isn't as sophisticated as in more serious racers; for example, you can't upgrade your car. Despite this drawback, though, this game gets intense. Gentlemen, start your Toons!
- For smooth handling and great cornering, choose Princess Jean's car. By contrast, the Penguins' vehicle is one of the hardest to steer.
- The aerial view offers a good look at the scenery, but ultimately it's too hard to race in that perspective.
- The key to winning is driving over the red chevrons to get the speed bursts that propel you past the leaders.
The graphics are the best part, even though there are no wrecks. The clear track of Crazy Coaster and the fine intro footage make glittering eye candy.
I Bubbly music, humorous kill voices, and lots of bo-ingy sound effects contribute nicely to the cartoon atmosphere.
Wacky power-ups (like a two-ton weight) juice the fun, though choosing them from the spinning menu and using them can be awkward. The cars can also be tough to maneuver.
Take these uncomplicated Toons to the track for an interesting new take on traditional racing. You'll have fun fun fun till your daddy takes the T-Bird away.
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Motortoon 2 is the latest racing game from Sony Computer Entertainment. It is still shrouded in secrecy but from what EGM can see, the game looks like it has what it takes to succeed in a challenging market. The game features multiple cars in various terrain settings for you to battle in and test your driving ability.
- MANUFACTURER - Sony
- THEME - Racing
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1