The original Mario Kart

Does the world need another Wacky Races game? Eidos must think so, having announced Wacky Races: Crash & Dash on Wii and DS earlier this week. It’s the third Wacky Races game in recent memory.

In fact, Blast Entertainment shoved one out just last year on PlayStation 2 for £9.99, which gives us some idea of how much the license was knocking around for.

Before that, Infogrames had a crack at cel-shading Dastardly, Mutley and their rivals back in 2001 on Dreamcast and PlayStation 2. It got some good reviews.

I’ve uploaded an image from each just to show how far things have come over the last seven years. Or not, as is the case; the Dreamcast version still looks superior to the rest.

2001: Dreamcast

Wacky Races - Dreamcast

2007: PlayStation 2

Wacky Races - PlayStation 2

2008: Wii

Wacky Races - Wii