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17th Apr '16 3:08:03 PM aye_amber
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* ''{{Slipstream 5000}}''. TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture racing with, essentially, flying cars. Through twisting valleys and down fjords in Norway, through the winding highways and tunnels of Chicago, down Grand Canyon... Oh yeah, and you had missiles, too.
* ''SnowboardKids'' is guilty of this one. You'd expect all the courses to have snow, but when one of the stages is a tropical island... Or a space station... Or a jungle...

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* ''{{Slipstream 5000}}''. ''VideoGame/Slipstream5000.'' TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture racing with, essentially, flying cars. Through twisting valleys and down fjords in Norway, through the winding highways and tunnels of Chicago, down Grand Canyon... Oh yeah, and you had missiles, too.
* ''SnowboardKids'' ''VideoGame/SnowboardKids'' is guilty of this one. You'd expect all the courses to have snow, but when one of the stages is a tropical island... Or a space station... Or a jungle...



%%* ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing''.
%%* And the aerial version of this trope, ''VideoGame/FreakyFlyers''.
* The early 90s computer game ''Stunts'' was about racing in European supercars on courses filled with more obstacles than you can shake a stick at, including half-pipes, corkscrews, loops, jumps over buildings, and roads made of ice. Its SpiritualSuccessor ''{{Trackmania}}'' upped the ante by introducing ''air-suspended courses specially meant for cars that defy the laws of physics''. With its LevelEditor, you can also make your courses as crazy as you want - provided the car can get through them...
* ''VideoGame/MicroMachines'' is WackyRacing [[AC:On the kitchen table!]], or [[AC:In a sandpit!]], or...
%%* ''VideoGame/MicroManiacs'' is WackyRacing ''on foot''.
* ''VideoGame/ExciteTruck''. Feels like a G-rated ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'' crossed with ''Monster Truck Madness''. Lots of nitro and ludicrous jumps contribute to the over-the-top feel.

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%%* ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing''.
''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing.''
%%* And the aerial version of this trope, ''VideoGame/FreakyFlyers''.
''VideoGame/FreakyFlyers.''
* The early 90s '90s computer game ''Stunts'' was about racing in European supercars on courses filled with more obstacles than you can shake a stick at, including half-pipes, corkscrews, loops, jumps over buildings, and roads made of ice. Its SpiritualSuccessor ''{{Trackmania}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Trackmania}}'' upped the ante by introducing ''air-suspended courses specially meant for cars that defy the laws of physics''. With its LevelEditor, you can also make your courses as crazy as you want - -- provided the car can get through them...
* ''VideoGame/MicroMachines'' is WackyRacing [[AC:On [[AC: On the kitchen table!]], or [[AC:In [[AC: In a sandpit!]], or...
%%* ''VideoGame/MicroManiacs'' is WackyRacing ''on foot''.
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* ''VideoGame/ExciteTruck''. ''VideoGame/ExciteTruck.'' Feels like a G-rated ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'' crossed with ''Monster Truck Madness''. Madness.'' Lots of nitro and ludicrous jumps contribute to the over-the-top feel.



* ''Kinetica''. The racers ''wear'' their vehicles, with the wheels attached to the ends of their arms and legs, and they race on the walls and/or ceilings of large skyscrapers. Oh, and did I mention that more than half the racers are hot chicks whose "vehicles" [[{{Fanservice}} show lots of skin]], and that the game is NintendoHard?
* ''HSX Hypersonic.Extreme'' (also known as ''G Surfers''). Think of F-Zero X, ''20 times faster'' and taking place on a ''Real-Scale rendition of the world''. It also features a very powerful track editor which takes advantage of said ''Real-Scale rendition of the world''.

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* ''Kinetica''. ''Kinetica.'' The racers ''wear'' their vehicles, with the wheels attached to the ends of their arms and legs, and they race on the walls and/or ceilings of large skyscrapers. Oh, and did I mention that more than half the racers are hot chicks whose "vehicles" [[{{Fanservice}} show lots of skin]], and that the game is NintendoHard?
* ''HSX Hypersonic.Extreme'' (also known as ''G Surfers''). Think of F-Zero X, ''20 times faster'' and taking place on a ''Real-Scale rendition of the world''. It also features a very powerful track editor which takes advantage of said ''Real-Scale rendition of the world''.world.''



* The TropeNamer ''Wacky Races'' has a video game based on it made for the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast and for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Unlike other Mario Kartlikes, you don't pick up powerups along the track--you chose three from a list specific to the character you choose before every race, and pick up tokens along the track that let you use the powers you chose.

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* The TropeNamer ''Wacky Races'' has a video game based on it made for the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast and for UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Unlike other Mario Kartlikes, you don't pick up powerups power-ups along the track--you track -- you chose three from a list specific to the character you choose before every race, and pick up tokens along the track that let you use the powers you chose.



* ''VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer'', based on the ''Phantom Menace'' race mentioned above. Settings include underwater cities, mining facilities, volcanic planets and zero-gravity space prisons.
* In ''VideoGame/SplitSecond'', you can blow up things around the track, as well as drop ships and ''airplanes'' on your opponents.
* ''Looney Tunes Racing'' is a [=PlayStation=] karting game, featuring weapons from cream pies to heat-seeking cream pies to, of course, anvils.

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer'', ''VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer,'' based on the ''Phantom Menace'' race mentioned above. Settings include underwater cities, mining facilities, volcanic planets and zero-gravity space prisons.
* In ''VideoGame/SplitSecond'', ''VideoGame/SplitSecond,'' you can blow up things around the track, as well as drop ships and ''airplanes'' on your opponents.
* ''Looney Tunes Racing'' is a [=PlayStation=] UsefulNotes/PlayStation karting game, featuring weapons from cream pies to heat-seeking cream pies to, of course, anvils.
20th Mar '16 2:15:56 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLakbottom'': "Slimeball Run" features a race across the swamp with ownership of Camp Lakebottom at stake.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLakbottom'': ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom'': "Slimeball Run" features a race across the swamp with ownership of Camp Lakebottom at stake.
20th Mar '16 2:12:00 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLakbottom'': "Slimeball Run" features a race across the swamp with ownership of Camp Lakebottom at stake.
11th Feb '16 5:19:41 PM GrammarNavi
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* The TropeNamer ''Wacky Races'' has a video game based on it made for the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast and for PlayStation2. Unlike other Mario Kartlikes, you don't pick up powerups along the track--you chose three from a list specific to the character you choose before every race, and pick up tokens along the track that let you use the powers you chose.

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* The TropeNamer ''Wacky Races'' has a video game based on it made for the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast and for PlayStation2.UsefulNotes/PlayStation2. Unlike other Mario Kartlikes, you don't pick up powerups along the track--you chose three from a list specific to the character you choose before every race, and pick up tokens along the track that let you use the powers you chose.
31st Jan '16 5:36:48 PM ultimomant
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* This is serious business for ''Anime/YuGiOh5DS'' where everybody plays card games while riding motorcycles. If it wasn't for the autopilot, we'd have some serious wreckage here...

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* This is serious business for ''Anime/YuGiOh5DS'' ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' where everybody plays card games while riding motorcycles. If it wasn't for the autopilot, we'd have some serious wreckage here...



* In Gosho Aoyama's manga ''{{Yaiba}}'', there's an extra arc that involves the main characters racing for a wish granted by God himself. HilarityEnsues. There's also an AuthorAvatar character with the fourth-wall breaking capacity of erasing cars in front of him and redrawing them behind him.
* Episode 21 of ''SonicX'' had Sonic competing with Sam Speed in a race throughout Station Square and the desert beyond it.

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* In Gosho Aoyama's manga ''{{Yaiba}}'', ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', there's an extra arc that involves the main characters racing for a wish granted by God himself. HilarityEnsues. There's also an AuthorAvatar character with the fourth-wall breaking capacity of erasing cars in front of him and redrawing them behind him.
* Episode 21 of ''SonicX'' ''Anime/SonicX'' had Sonic competing with Sam Speed in a race throughout Station Square and the desert beyond it.
13th Jan '16 7:26:24 AM Odacon_Spy
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** Richard Hammond has held several rally races using a strange selection of vehicles, all with various Touring Car champions as competitors, to determine which one is the fastest within that set. We've had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohkAxbeMxVo caravans]], buses, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K05NgDMz2r4 airport vehicles]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-oc4lnDI3U international taxis]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xizFUtDm4xI movie-set vehicles]]. In each race, Hammond always instates a "no contact" rule that is ignored by everyone else and, eventually, Hammond himself as well. [[RunningGag And in each one]] there is always at least one vehicle with an impractically long length that is almost certain to end up in two pieces before the race is over.

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** Richard Hammond has held several rally races using a strange selection of vehicles, all with various Touring Car champions as competitors, to determine which one is the fastest within that set.set, and all of them inevitably wind up like this. We've had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohkAxbeMxVo caravans]], buses, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K05NgDMz2r4 airport vehicles]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-oc4lnDI3U international taxis]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xizFUtDm4xI movie-set vehicles]]. In each race, Hammond always instates a "no contact" rule that is ignored by everyone else and, eventually, Hammond himself as well. [[RunningGag And in each one]] there is always at least one vehicle with an impractically long length that is almost certain to end up in two pieces before the race is over.
13th Jan '16 7:21:13 AM Odacon_Spy
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** Their "campervan race" quickly devolved into this.
** Richard Hammond has held several rally races using a strange selection of vehicles, all with various Touring Car champions as competitors, to determine which one is the fastest within that set. In addition to the "caravan race" above, we've also had buses, airport vehicles, international taxis and movie-set vehicles. In each race, Hammond always instates a "no contact" rule that is ignored by everyone else and, eventually, Hammond himself as well. [[RunningGag And in each one]] there is always at least one vehicle with an impractically long length that is almost certain to end up in two pieces before the race is over.

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** Their "campervan race" quickly devolved into this.
** Richard Hammond has held several rally races using a strange selection of vehicles, all with various Touring Car champions as competitors, to determine which one is the fastest within that set. In addition to the "caravan race" above, we've also We've had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohkAxbeMxVo caravans]], buses, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K05NgDMz2r4 airport vehicles, vehicles]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-oc4lnDI3U international taxis taxis]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xizFUtDm4xI movie-set vehicles.vehicles]]. In each race, Hammond always instates a "no contact" rule that is ignored by everyone else and, eventually, Hammond himself as well. [[RunningGag And in each one]] there is always at least one vehicle with an impractically long length that is almost certain to end up in two pieces before the race is over.
13th Jan '16 7:17:26 AM Odacon_Spy
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** Richard Hammond has held several rally races using a strange selection of vehicles, all with various Touring Car champions as competitors, to determine which one is the fastest within that set. In addition to the "caravan race" above, we've also had buses, airport vehicles, international taxis and "movie vehicles". In each race, Hammond always instates a "no contact" rule that is ignored by everyone else and, eventually, Hammond himself as well. [[RunningGag And in each one]] there is always a vehicle with an impractically long length that is almost certain to end up in two pieces before the race is over.

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** Richard Hammond has held several rally races using a strange selection of vehicles, all with various Touring Car champions as competitors, to determine which one is the fastest within that set. In addition to the "caravan race" above, we've also had buses, airport vehicles, international taxis and "movie vehicles".movie-set vehicles. In each race, Hammond always instates a "no contact" rule that is ignored by everyone else and, eventually, Hammond himself as well. [[RunningGag And in each one]] there is always a at least one vehicle with an impractically long length that is almost certain to end up in two pieces before the race is over.
12th Jan '16 5:59:19 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Richard Hammond has held several rally races using a strange selection of vehicles, all with various Touring Car champions as competitors, to determine which one is the fastest within that set. In addition to the "caravan race" above, we've also had buses, airport vehicles, international taxis and "movie vehicles". In each race, Hammond always instates a "no contact" rule that is ignored by everyone else and, eventually, Hammond himself as well. [[RunningGag And in each one]] there is always a vehicle with an impractically long length that is almost certain to end up in two pieces before the race is over.
3rd Jan '16 9:02:24 AM maxwellsilver
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