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Woody Woodpecker Racing ships to retailers across the country.

  Konami of America announced today that Woody Woodpecker Racing has shipped to retailers nationwide. The PlayStation racing title features Woody Woodpecker and eight familiar faces to fight for the finish line. The game also boasts numerous weapons of destruction and vehicles on which to utilize them. The game will retail with an MSRP of $29.99 for the PlayStation, but will also be featured on the GameBoy Color and PC CD-ROM. These versions of the game will ship by the year's end.

   "Woody Woodpecker Racing takes a classic character and puts him into a fresh interactive environment in which players can experience the crazy antics and battle racing action first hand," commented Rick Naylor, Konami's Brand Manager. "We are really excited to be able to present a family-friendly game that also appeals to older audiences." This looks to be the key, for if this title is able appeal to more mature audiences, Konami may very well have a decent game on their hands.

   Woody Woodpecker Racing boasts sixteen courses to on which to race. Additionally, the title features numerous vehicular options, including off road vehicles, racers and Jalopies. The title's cast of characters is diverse to say the least, as it includes Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy, and Winnie Woodpecker. The gameplay involves utilizing the unique talents of each character to make the best of each racing situation. The title has numerous play modes as well, which include World Championship, Quest, Single and Two Player. These modes, Konami hopes, will help distinguish the new title from your prototypical kart racer. The title is suitable for all gamers, as it carries an ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) mark of 'E' for everyone.


11/14/2000 Bryan Keers

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