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The simply titled Looney Tunes is a 1992 Platform Game for the Game Boy by Sunsoft. Based on the popular cartoon series of the same name.

The layout is pretty simple. Each of the stages in the game represents a "cartoon" where you play as one of the characters, as they try to achieve a goal of some kind. Whether it be Daffy Duck on a hunt for treasure, Tweety outrunning Sylvester, or the Road Runner attempting to thwart Wile E. Coyote's latest hairbrained attempt to capture him.

The game was re-released for the Game Boy Color in 1999 with updated color graphics and new bonus games.

This totally Looney Game contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass: The very Final Boss of the game is none other than Elmer Fudd, and he's pretty tough.
  • Alternate Monochrome Version: The cartridge for the GBC remake has a black shell, meaning it is one of the GBC games that has an alternate monochrome color palette so it can be played on the original Game Boy and the Super Game Boy adapter for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Amphibian Assault:
    • Frogs serve as enemies in Stages 5 and 7. They're simple to beat, but watch for their jumps.
    • A giant frog serves as a mini-boss in Stages 5 and 7. Like his smaller counterparts, he's also capable of jumping and causing a tremor when he lands.
  • Balloon-Bursting Bird: In the GBC remake, Porky Pig's bonus round involves him descending from his plane on a set of balloons he is tied to. In this bonus round, Porky must collect the gems while avoiding the ravens that fly past him. If one of them pops his balloons, then Porky falls from the sky and his bonus round ends.
  • Big Boo's Haunt: Speedy Gonzales' and Bugs Bunny's levels take place in a haunted temple filled with skeletons, mummies, and ghosts.
  • Bonus Level: Taz's stage contains no enemies and there is no way to die, effectively making it this. The real goal of the level is to get as many pieces of meat as you can before time runs out.
  • Boss-Only Level: The Road Runner's stage has no enemies or crazy obstacles, just Wile E. Coyote going after him with various projectiles. Defeating him completes the level.
  • Boss Rush: Bugs Bunny's stage pits him against a total of six bosses in a row; Yosemite Sam, a dinosaur skeleton, a whistling mummy, a giant frog, Marvin the Martian, and a little guy carrying a rock, in that respective order, and that's not getting into the final boss being Elmer Fudd.
  • The Cameo: Witch Hazel appears as a mini-boss in Porky's level.
  • Cartoon Meat: The meat that Taz collects in Stage 4 takes the shape of a hunk of meat with a bone sticking out of both ends.
  • Collision Damage: From anything that moves.
  • Credits Montage: A brief scene from each level, set to chipper music, precedes the credits.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Averted for the other characters, but played straight with Porky Pig in Stage 3. If Porky loses all of his health, he will respawn where he left off at the cost of a life.
  • Dem Bones: In Stages 5 and 7, walking skeletons serve as enemies. They are tough to attack due to their swords. In Stage 7, an animate dinosaur skeleton serves as a mini-boss.
  • Demoted to Extra: Foghorn Leghorn and PepĂ© Le Pew are nowhere to be seen in this game, except for the end credits.
  • Fight Dracula: Dracula serves as the boss of Speedy's stage.
  • Ghastly Ghost: Ghosts serve as enemies in Stages 5 and 7. They float around before making a sudden dive bomb at the player.
  • Goomba Stomp: The main way of dispatching enemies, though some characters have a special alternate attack to use instead.
  • Indy Escape: Bugs' stage features a section where Bugs has to outrun a boulder.
  • Metropolis Level: Tweety's stage takes place in the city, where Tweety must evade Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., and people who throw debris.
  • Mini-Boss: They're prevalant and rather weird. Not only do you have Marvin the Martian and Yosemite Sam as recurring bosses, but then you have bizarre ones like a skeleton dinosaur, a whistling mummy, a little guy carrying a rock, and a sunglasses-wearing frog.
  • Hearts Are Health: The playable characters have a set of three hearts, and heart bottles restore them.
  • Palmtree Panic: Daffy Duck's stage starts as this, before going into Under the Sea for the second half.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: One of the minibosses is a little round guy who carries a giant rock several times his size and he can hurl it impressive distances.
  • Platform Game: Daffy, Speedy, and Bugs share this gameplay style.
  • Rise to the Challenge: In Stage 5, there's a section where Speedy has to climb up the temple as a pool of lava rises, and must avoid falling in, as said lava kills him instantly.
  • Savage Setpiece: In Daffy Duck's level, there are large birds that can be ridden over platforms. They're mostly harmless, but if you hit them with an attack, they turn a darker color and start firing bullets relentlessly.
  • Shifting Sand Land: Stage 6 takes place in the desert, where Road Runner is being pursued by Wile E. Coyote, who serves as the stage's boss.
  • Sidetrack Bonus: With a precise jump, the cave next to the pond in Daffy's stage can be entered. Said cave contains an upgrade to Daffy's projectile weapon, allowing him to fire multiple shots at once.
  • Taunt Button: When playing as the Road Runner, you can press the B button to do his signature "beep-beep" taunt. It serves no real purpose besides just being fun to do.
  • Temple of Doom: Speedy and Bugs' stages both take place in ancient temples filled with enemies and traps.
  • That's All, Folks!: True to the source material, this serves as the Game Over screen, which shows up whether you lose all your lives or beat the game. In the case of the latter, the cast of Looney Tunes appear during the closing credits.
  • Timed Mission: With the exception of Taz's level. You're put on a timer for each level.
  • Under the Sea: The second half of Daffy's stage involves Daffy diving underwater to recover the sunken treasure, battling sea creatures, a bathing suit-clad Yosemite Sam, and a mechanical anglerfish that serves as the end-of-stage boss. Daffy also cannot drown the entire time he's underwater.
  • Unexpected Shmup Level: Porky Pig's level.
  • Water-Geyser Volley: In Stage 5, there's a secton where Speedy has to hop across the tops of geysers as they erupt.
  • Wicked Witch: Witch Hazel serves as a mini-boss in Porky's stage.