One of the best elements of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Wacky Races from the 1960s was the fact that you never knew who was going to win the race each episode. Everyone had their favorite characters, but there was no one hero that would always come out on top. It added a real sense of fun as you’d cheer on the racers. The only thing that was ever certain was that Dick Dastardly was going to come up with an ill-fated plan to cheat, and he’d always come up short.
When CMON began designing a Wacky Races game, one of the most important elements was including the different characters and giving them abilities that reflected how they acted in the show. The goal was to make players feel as if they were behind the wheel of their favorite character’s car. In an earlier article, we examined the care put in to the highly detailed pre-painted miniatures for Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe Edition. Today, we’re taking a look at the characters themselves.
When choosing a racer in Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe Edition, players are going to have to consider a few things. Of course, their childhood favorite is going to be tempting to choose, but will that character reflect the way they want to race? Each of the different characters has their own reliable vehicle, with four different special abilities that can be used at the right moment in a race. Players are going to not only have to choose their car based on the way they want to play, but also on the competition out there.
Inventive players might want to be behind the wheel of the Convert-A-Car, driven by the creative Pat Pending, just to try out his crazy inventions: sometimes they might work, but remember failure is part of the inventive process! Bold and aggressive players might want to join the gang of the Ant Hill Mob in the Bulletproof Bomb, or Sergeant Blast and Private Meekly in the Army Surplus Special, to use intimidation and the strength of team work! Maybe they will get behind the wheel of the Boulder Mobile if you want to play it safe and have more options. In Penelope Pitstop’s Compact Pussycat, players will be able to make smart, deceptive moves and keep the competition on their toes. And if you are a control freak, maybe you want to drive Peter Perfect’s Turbo Terrific.
The one thing that is for sure, there is a racer for every personality type. There are an amazing 10 different racers to choose from, each with their own pre-painted premium miniature, ensuring lots of options and that no two races will ever be the same!
It’s a good thing that players will have so much speedy firepower to choose from, because that evil scoundrel Dick Dastardly is going to be up to his usual tricks, laying traps and looking to cheat his way across the finish line first.
Wacky Races: The Board Game Deluxe Edition definitely lives up to its name. With fast, fun, unpredictable races featuring beautiful painted figures, it will delight any fan of the show growing up and create a whole new generation of Wacky Racers.
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