Wacky Races: Crash & Dash DS

User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4

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  1. rf
    Jul 9, 2008
    5
    Regrettably poor. Another purchase made to enjoy simple, fun racing with my kid. I was surprised at the difficulty level when I played it alone, and consider this a strength, except that even when you're doing a good job, the controls and gameplay are not FUN. The automatic explanations preceding "trap" areas are helpful at first but I got sick of having to explain everything to myRegrettably poor. Another purchase made to enjoy simple, fun racing with my kid. I was surprised at the difficulty level when I played it alone, and consider this a strength, except that even when you're doing a good job, the controls and gameplay are not FUN. The automatic explanations preceding "trap" areas are helpful at first but I got sick of having to explain everything to my son in a hurried panic, and got sick of reading through it myself. Add a clunky and obscure set of special abilities for each driver (again, a strength, except again, NOT FUN) and it becomes too difficult for kids, too annoying for adults, and we pop out the cartridge and play something else. Expand

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#54 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
Metascore
41

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. Wacky Racers is still a better cartoon than a game. Crash and Dash is proof of that.
  2. Stripped-down controls with little punishment for crashing make Wacky Races an extremely boring racer.
  3. 42
    The simple controls and childish mini-games don't provide enough stimulation to keep the mind occupied.