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This game marked the first vocal appearance by Scooter and Janice since the death of Richard Hunt. Both were performed by Matt Vogel, the only time he voiced these characters.

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This game marked the first vocal appearance by Scooter and Janice since the death of Richard Hunt. Both She, along with Scooter, were performed by Matt Vogel, the only time he voiced these characters.



* Unlockables: Janice, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, The Swedish Chef, Sam the Eagle, Scooter, Pepe the King Prawn, Bobo the Bear, Link Hogthrob, Robin the Frog, Johnny Fiamma, Sal Minella, Bean Bunny, Clifford, [[FraggleRock Doozer]]

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* Unlockables: Janice, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, The Swedish Chef, Sam the Eagle, Scooter, Pepe the King Prawn, Bobo the Bear, Link Hogthrob, Robin the Frog, Johnny Fiamma, Sal Minella, Bean Bunny, Clifford, [[FraggleRock [[Series/FraggleRock Doozer]]



* [[Film/MuppetsFromSpace Dr. Phil van Neuter]]

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* [[Film/MuppetsFromSpace [[Series/MuppetsTonight Dr. Phil van Van Neuter]]



* AdaptationalVillainy: With he exception of Pig Chief and Dr. Neuter, all the bosses in the Battle courses aren't at all bad guys in their source material.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: With he the exception of Pig Chief and Dr. Neuter, , all the bosses in the Battle courses aren't at all bad guys in their source material.


* JokeCharacter: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew not only has a terrible power (turn other racers invisible, which can screw you over in battles and ''merely'' slows them down), his Hovercraft has a very high Turn, which is bad in this game as it's basically very slippery, and its Speed and Grip are trash.

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* JokeCharacter: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew not only has a terrible power (turn other racers invisible, which can screw you over in battles and ''merely'' slows them down), his Hovercraft has a very high Turn, which is bad in this game as it's basically very slippery, and its Speed and Grip are trash. On the plus side, if you still want to play as Bunsen, it's simple enough to unlock one of the other characters' more stable vehicles for him to use.


* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Miss Piggy and Janice are the only female Muppets in the game.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Miss Piggy and Janice are the only female Muppets in the game.game (though Jil acts as a boss and Ma Gorg makes a cameo).


* DumpStat: There are three stats in this game, seen from left to right when you test drive the muppets: Grip (tire), Turn (steering wheel), and Speed (engine), out of these stats, Turn is easily the least necessary

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* DumpStat: There are three stats in this game, seen from left to right when you test drive the muppets: Grip (tire), Turn (steering wheel), and Speed (engine), out of these stats, Turn is easily the least necessarynecessary.


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* JokeCharacter: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew not only has a terrible power (turn other racers invisible, which can screw you over in battles and ''merely'' slows them down), his Hovercraft has a very high Turn, which is bad in this game as it's basically very slippery, and its Speed and Grip are trash.


* XMeetsY: The Stunt courses are basically race courses meets platformers.

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* XMeetsY: The Stunt courses are basically race courses meets platformers.


* AcidTripDimension: [[spoiler:The secret course Disco has a crazy color palette that puts Rainbow Road to shame, complete with a floral pattern.]]



* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: There are courses strictly for races and courses strictly for Battle. Some race courses allow an unlockable option for a Battle Race.

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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: There are courses strictly for races and courses strictly for Battle. Some race courses allow an unlockable option for a Battle Race. [[spoiler:The secret course Disco is a Battle Race by default.]]


* HarmlessFreezing: Link's special power, which freezes opponents solid for five seconds.

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* HarmlessFreezing: Link's special power, which freezes opponents solid for five seconds.seconds, though it only freezes the muppet and not the vehicle.

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* DumpStat: There are three stats in this game, seen from left to right when you test drive the muppets: Grip (tire), Turn (steering wheel), and Speed (engine), out of these stats, Turn is easily the least necessary


* Unlockables: Bean Bunny, Bobo the Bear, Clifford, [[FraggleRock Doozer]], Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Johnny Fiamma, Link Hogthrob, Pepe the King Prawn, Robin the Frog, Sal Minella, Sam Eagle, Scooter, The Swedish Chef, Zoot

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* Unlockables: Bean Bunny, Bobo the Bear, Clifford, [[FraggleRock Doozer]], Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Janice, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Johnny Fiamma, Link Hogthrob, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, The Swedish Chef, Sam the Eagle, Scooter, Pepe the King Prawn, Bobo the Bear, Link Hogthrob, Robin the Frog, Johnny Fiamma, Sal Minella, Sam Eagle, Scooter, The Swedish Chef, Zoot
Bean Bunny, Clifford, [[FraggleRock Doozer]]



* Spa'am (credited as "Pig Chief")
* Dr. Phil van Neuter

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* Spa'am [[Film/MuppetTreasureIsland Spa'am]] (credited as "Pig Chief")
* [[Film/MuppetsFromSpace Dr. Phil van NeuterNeuter]]


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* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The ''Muppet Christmas Carol'' courses, with the exception of the Chamber, though there's no ice and a lot of snow.


* BalefulPolymorph: Some of the Muppets' special powers inflict this on other racers. Examples are Rizzo (cheese), Pepe (shrimp), Robin (tiny frog), and Bean Bunny (carrot).

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* BalefulPolymorph: Some of the Muppets' special powers inflict this on other racers. Examples are Rizzo (cheese), Pepe (shrimp), Robin (tiny frog), Sal (bunch of bananas), and Bean Bunny (carrot).



* [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Incredible Shrinking Muppet]]: Courtesy of Pepe's special move.



* FloatingInABubble: Zoot's special move inflicts this on other racers.



* VehicularCombat: The Battle courses in this game are distinctly different from that of other racing games of its time (and even today). You get to battle against computer-controlled opponents, collision and dropping on top (instead of simply weapons) is a viable means of inflicting damage, and all combatants have a health bar (of 1000 HP) instead of a number of lives. Weapons and jumping on other racers do 100 damage, and collision depends on your speed. There is even the unlockable option of battling ''while racing''.

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* VehicularCombat: The Battle courses in this game are distinctly different from that of other racing games of its time (and even today).today, save perhaps for ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal''). You get to battle against computer-controlled opponents, collision and dropping on top (instead of simply weapons) is a viable means of inflicting damage, and all combatants have a health bar (of 1000 HP) instead of a number of lives. Weapons and jumping on other racers do 100 damage, and collision depends on your speed. There is even the unlockable option of battling ''while racing''.


* EscortMission: One of the possible 'missions' you can do in Adventure Mode in each track is pushing Doozers to designated portals. Rescuing them in all the tracks unlocks them as a racer. The difficult part comes from their weight (all of them ride construction vehicles of some kind like their own Dumper, Rowlf's Bulldozer, and Robin's Steamroller) and the locations of some of the portals, the Doozers, or both.

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* EscortMission: One of the possible 'missions' you can do in Adventure Mode in each track is pushing Doozers to designated portals. Rescuing them in all the tracks unlocks them as a racer. The difficult part comes from their weight (all of them ride construction vehicles of some kind like their own Dumper, Rowlf's Bulldozer, and or Robin's Steamroller) and the locations of some of the portals, the Doozers, or both.

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* CarFu: The Battle courses in this game are distinctly different from that of other racing games of its time (and even today). You get to battle against computer-controlled opponents, collision and dropping on top (instead of simply weapons) is a viable means of inflicting damage, and all combatants have a health bar (of 1000 HP) instead of a number of lives. Weapons and jumping on other racers do 100 damage, and collision depends on your speed. There is even the unlockable option of battling ''while racing''.
* CartoonCheese: Rizzo's special power turns your racer into this.

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* CarFu: The Battle courses in this game are distinctly different from that of other racing games of its time (and even today). You get to battle against computer-controlled opponents, collision and dropping on top (instead of simply weapons) is a viable means of inflicting damage, and all combatants have a health bar (of 1000 HP) instead of a number of lives. Weapons and jumping on other racers do 100 damage, and collision depends on your speed. There is even the unlockable option of battling ''while racing''.
* CartoonCheese: Rizzo's special power turns your racer other racers into this.



* ComebackMechanic: After collecting enough Food, aside from each Muppet's special powers, there's also the [=MegaBoost=], which automatically takes you across the course in the form of a blue star (and not take any shortcuts unless you start from there). Beware that your AI opponent has access to this too.The Battle courses in this game are distinctly different from that of other racing games of its time (and even today). You get to battle against computer-controlled opponents, collision and dropping on top (instead of simply weapons) is a viable means of inflicting damage, and all combatants have a health bar instead of a number of lives, There is even the unlockable option of battling ''while racing''.
* EscortMission: One of the possible 'missions' you can do in Adventure Mode in each track is pushing Doozers to designated portals. Rescuing them in all the tracks unlocks them as a racer. The difficult part comes from their weight (all of the ride construction vehicles of some kind like their own Dumper, Rowlf's Bulldozer, and Robin's Steamroller) and the locations of some of the portals, the Doozers, or both.

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* ComebackMechanic: After collecting enough Food, aside from each Muppet's special powers, there's also the [=MegaBoost=], which automatically takes you across the course in the form of a blue star (and not take any shortcuts unless you start from there). Beware that your AI opponent has access to this too.The Battle courses in this game are distinctly different from that of other racing games of its time (and even today). today).
* CarFu:
You get to battle against computer-controlled opponents, collision and dropping on top (instead of simply weapons) is a viable means of inflicting damage, and all combatants have a health bar instead of a number of lives, There is even the unlockable option of battling ''while racing''.
* EscortMission: One of the possible 'missions' you can do in Adventure Mode in each track is pushing Doozers to designated portals. Rescuing them in all the tracks unlocks them as a racer. The difficult part comes from their weight (all of the them ride construction vehicles of some kind like their own Dumper, Rowlf's Bulldozer, and Robin's Steamroller) and the locations of some of the portals, the Doozers, or both.



* LetsPlay: [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1A5221565F1A174A Right here,]]

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* LetsPlay: [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1A5221565F1A174A Right here,]]here]].



* PowerCopying: With a full meter, you can use your Muppet's special power, which varies with each Muppet and lasts for five seconds. Not all of these are equal though in terms of stalling. Most special powers simply stop all the others from moving (e.g., Rizzo, Rowlf); a few (e.g., Miss Piggy, Kermit, Beaker) merely reduces movement; and some (e.g., Doozer, Gonzo, Fozzie, Animal) turn the racers around, so they're occasionally pointing in the wrong direction when the power finishes.

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* PowerCopying: With a full meter, you can use your Muppet's special power, which varies with each Muppet and lasts for five seconds. Not all of these are equal though in terms of stalling. Most special powers simply stop all the others from moving (e.g., Rizzo, Rowlf); a few (e.g., Miss Piggy, Kermit, Beaker) merely reduces reduce movement; and some (e.g., Doozer, Gonzo, Fozzie, Animal) turn the racers around, so they're occasionally pointing in the wrong direction when the power finishes.



* SuperNotDrowningSkills: But unless you're using a floating vehicle like Gonzo's Flying Saucer or Bunsen's Hovercraft, you're gonna get bogged ''hard'' if you don't keep jumping like crazy.
* VehicularCombat
* WackyRacer

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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: But unless you're using a floating vehicle like Gonzo's Flying Saucer Saucer, Link's Spaceship, or Bunsen's Hovercraft, you're gonna get bogged ''hard'' if you don't keep jumping like crazy.
* VehicularCombat
VehicularCombat: The Battle courses in this game are distinctly different from that of other racing games of its time (and even today). You get to battle against computer-controlled opponents, collision and dropping on top (instead of simply weapons) is a viable means of inflicting damage, and all combatants have a health bar (of 1000 HP) instead of a number of lives. Weapons and jumping on other racers do 100 damage, and collision depends on your speed. There is even the unlockable option of battling ''while racing''.
* WackyRacerWackyRacing

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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: There are courses strictly for races and courses strictly for Battle. Some race courses allow an unlockable option for a Battle Race.



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* XMeetsY: The Stunt courses are basically race courses meets platformers.

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