Looney Tunes: Back in Action (video game)

Looney Tunes: Back in Action is a platforming video game released in 2003 by Electronic Arts. The game is based on the film of the same name. It was released for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance. Versions for Xbox and Microsoft Windows were planned, but both ended up getting cancelled due to the financial failure of the film.

Looney Tunes: Back in Action
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North American cover art for GameCube
Developer(s)Warthog Games
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Xbox (cancelled), Microsoft Windows (cancelled)
ReleaseGame Boy Advance
  • NA: November 11, 2003
  • PAL: January 30, 2004
PlayStation 2
  • NA: November 19, 2003
  • PAL: January 30, 2004
GameCube
  • NA: November 24, 2003
  • PAL: January 30, 2004
Genre(s)Platform
Mode(s)Single-player

GameplayEdit

 
The various elements of Looney Tunes: Back in Action (GameCube version) in the Las Vegas world are shown.

Gameplay involves playing as Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck. Each character has their own unique special abilities and the game requires using both characters. Along the way, money is found all over the place, usually as coins and bills. Gold bullions are also found but rarely. Coins are worth $5, bills are worth $50, and gold is worth $100. Some items are buried in the ground. The money is used to access any of 4 other regions in the game such as Vegas or Paris. Each character can take 3 hits. Upon the third hit, they return to the last checkpoint. There is an unlimited number of lives. Bugs Bunny has the special abilities of digging and double-jumping. Daffy Duck has the special abilities of fluttering and swimming. Bugs and Daffy must accomplish four to six challenges within each of five regions.[citation needed] The PlayStation 2 version includes bonus features such as the making of the game.

Voice castEdit

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings(GC) 67.63%[1]
(PS2) 58.77%[2]
(GBA) 49.38%[3]
Metacritic(GC) 64/100[4]
(PS2) 51/100[5]
(GBA) 47/100[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
CVG7.1/10[4]
Game Informer5/10[7]
GameSpy     [8]
GameZone(PS2) 7.8/10[9]
(GBA) 6/10[10]
IGN4.5/10[11]
NGC Magazine56%[12]
Nintendo Power(GC) 3/5[13]
(GBA) 2.2/5[14]
OPM (US)     [15]
X-Play     [16]

The game was met with mixed reception upon release, except for the Game Boy Advance version, which received unfavorable reviews. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it respective scores of 49.38% and 47 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[3][6] 58.77% and 51 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[2][5] and 67.63% and 64 out of 100 for the GameCube version.[1][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Looney Tunes: Back in Action for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  2. ^ a b "Looney Tunes: Back in Action for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  3. ^ a b "Looney Tunes: Back in Action for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  4. ^ a b c "Looney Tunes: Back in Action for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  5. ^ a b "Looney Tunes: Back in Action for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  6. ^ a b "Looney Tunes: Back in Action for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  7. ^ "Looney Tunes: Back in Action (PS2)". Game Informer (129): 135. January 2004.
  8. ^ Leeper, Justin (2003-12-02). "GameSpy: Looney Tunes: Back in Action (GBA)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2005-10-31. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  9. ^ Ceradsky, Tim (2003-12-07). "Looney Tunes: Back in Action - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  10. ^ The Bearer (2003-12-11). "Looney Tunes: Back in Action - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
  11. ^ Harris, Craig (2003-12-03). "Looney Tunes: Back in Action (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  12. ^ "Looney Tunes: Back in Action (GC)". NGC Magazine. February 2004.
  13. ^ "Looney Tunes: Back in Action (GC)". Nintendo Power. 178: 118. March 2004.
  14. ^ "Looney Tunes: Back in Action (GBA)". Nintendo Power. 177: 154. February 2004.
  15. ^ "Looney Tunes: Back in Action". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 123. January 2004.
  16. ^ Miller, Skyler (2004-02-25). "'Looney Tunes: Back in Action' (PS2) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on 2004-03-13. Retrieved 2014-05-18. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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