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Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour

Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour is a 2000 go-kart racing video game based on attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort. Players compete in races on tracks inspired by attractions such as the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to acquire missing parts for the park's fireworks machine, which was accidentally destroyed by Chip 'n' Dale while they were gathering acorns. The game was developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive. The Game Boy Color version was developed by Prolific Publishing.

Walt Disney World Quest:
Magical Racing Tour
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North American PlayStation cover art
Developer(s)Crystal Dynamics
Prolific Publishing (GBC)
Publisher(s)Eidos Interactive
Director(s)Glen Schofield
Producer(s)Steve Papoutsis
Designer(s)Christoper A. Tremmel
Programmer(s)Adrian Longland
William A. Ware
Composer(s)Jim Hedges
Platform(s)Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, Windows, PlayStation
ReleasePlayStation
  • NA: March 23, 2000
  • EU: June 23, 2000
Dreamcast
  • NA: July 19, 2000
  • EU: September 1, 2000
Game Boy Color
  • NA: December 7, 2000
  • EU: December 15, 2000
Windows
  • NA: January 24, 2001
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

GameplayEdit

The game consists of normal kart racing gameplay, racing in three-lap races around tracks inspired by Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Blizzard Beach, Dinosaur, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, the Haunted Mansion, the Jungle Cruise, Tomorrowland Speedway, Space Mountain, and Pirates of the Caribbean to win parts for the fireworks machine in the game's story mode. Completing the story will also unlock a track inspired by Splash Mountain. However, on tracks inspired by Test Track, Typhoon Lagoon, and Disney Studios Florida, players must collect thirty coins around the driving areas of these tracks within four minutes in order to complete their events.

With the exceptions of Chip, Dale (both of whom appear in their Rescue Rangers outfits), and Jiminy Cricket, the game's playable characters are original characters made for the game.

MusicEdit

The soundtrack features authentic Disney music from the attractions, with the exception of Space Mountain, which features music from the Disneyland version, and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, which does not feature Aerosmith as the actual attraction does.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DreamcastGBCPCPS
AllGameN/AN/A     [1]     [2]
EGM5.5/10[3]N/AN/A4/10[4]
Eurogamer8/10[5]N/AN/A8/10[6]
Game Informer7.25/10[7]N/AN/A6.5/10[8]
Game RevolutionC[9]N/AN/AN/A
GameFan84%[10]N/AN/A85%[11]
GameSpot7.5/10[12]N/AN/A7.7/10[13]
GameSpy4/10[14]N/AN/AN/A
IGN6.3/10[15]4/10[16]N/A7.5/10[17]
Nintendo PowerN/A5.5/10[18]N/AN/A
OPM (US)N/AN/AN/A     [19]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings66%[20]50%[21]N/A75%[22]
Metacritic65/100[23]N/AN/AN/A

The Dreamcast version received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[23]

Reviewers of IGN and Eurogamer praised the presentation of the PlayStation (IGN) and Dreamcast versions (Eurogamer), and how the developers were able to recreate popular attractions in-game, and the "Disney-esque" charm it has. Both also berated the difficulty (with the CPU racers being so hard to beat), some of the graphics, and the fact that the developers only used a small sound sample from each attraction and looped it, which got annoying quickly.[17][5]

A reviewer of GameSpot called the Dreamcast version a good entry to the kart racing genre, while also bringing attention to its many similarities to Mario Kart. The amount of detail put into the tracks and the sound were also praised, but the reviewer was disappointed by the game's short play length.[12] Nintendo Power gave the Game Boy Color version a mixed review, nearly three months before its U.S. release date.[18]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Huey, Christian. "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (PS) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (DC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Ziff Davis. 2000.
  4. ^ "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Ziff Davis. 2000.
  5. ^ a b Bramwell, Tom (September 11, 2000). "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (Dreamcast)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Archived from the original on January 7, 2001. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  6. ^ Bramwell, Tom (June 29, 2000). "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (PSOne)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Archived from the original on January 7, 2001. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  7. ^ "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (DC)". Game Informer. No. 90. FuncoLand. October 2000.
  8. ^ "Walt Disney World [Quest]: Magical Racing Tour (PS)". Game Informer. No. 85. FuncoLand. May 2000.
  9. ^ G-Wok (August 2000). "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour Review (DC)". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  10. ^ "REVIEW for Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (DC)". GameFan. Shinno Media. July 25, 2000.
  11. ^ Buchanan, Levi (April 14, 2000). "REVIEW for Walt Disney World: Magical Racing Quest [sic] (PS)". GameFan. Shinno Media. Archived from the original on May 11, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Provo, Frank (July 31, 2000). "Walt Disney World Quest - Magical Racing Tour Review (DC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  13. ^ MacDonald, Ryan (April 4, 2000). "Walt Disney World: Magical Racing Quest [sic] Review (PS) [date mislabeled as "April 28, 2000"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  14. ^ Mad Carl (July 26, 2000). "Walt Disney World Quest Magical Racing Tour". PlanetDreamcast. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on August 15, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  15. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (August 2, 2000). "[Walt] Disney World [Quest:] Magical Racing Tour (SDC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  16. ^ Nix, Marc (December 12, 2000). "Walt Disney World [Quest:] Magical Racing Tour (GBC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  17. ^ a b Nix, Marc (April 13, 2000). "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour (PS)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  18. ^ a b "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour". Nintendo Power. Vol. 137. Nintendo of America. October 2000.
  19. ^ "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. 2000.
  20. ^ "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour for Dreamcast". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  21. ^ "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  22. ^ "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour for PlayStation". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour for Dreamcast Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 7, 2019.

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