Duck Dogers

All those who said they’d eat their hat the day a decent cartoon licensed game arrives should get ready to eat hat pie – Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck on DS has been getting some very warm reviews.

Rather than being another generic platformer, the idea is to frustrate Daffy as much as possible – the madder you make him, the nearer you are to finishing the game. Poke and prod him, snatch items away with the stylus, rub out body parts with a rubber and – ingeniously – slam the DS closed to leave him in the dark. There are mini-games to discover too, like by pealing away one of the background images. EGM claim that it’s full of genuinely humorous lines, such as Daffy mentioning that the game is full of bugs… only for Bugs Bunny to appear. Well, maybe they didn’t pick the best example…

Hopefully the developers will have a go at a decent Taz or Speedy Gonzales game next – plenty of untapped potential there, we would have thought.