Looney Tunes Abound
Product: Acme Arsenal, Duck Amuck
Company: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment
Date: 07/18/2007
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Warner Brothers showed off two new Looney Tunes games at this year's E3, a console game for the PS2, 360 and Wii (Acme Arsenal) and a DS game titled Duck Amuck.

Acme Arsenal lets you control seven Tunes as they travel through time in an attempt to stop the Mad Scientist from erasing the Tunes from existence (literally). When the Mad Scientist gets fed up with the rest of the Looney Tunes cast, he builds a time machine and plots to remove each of their ancestors. Thankfully, Bugs Bunny and Marvin the Martian were able to steal his plans and build a time machine of their own. Now you can chase the Scientist through Camelot, Egypt, Mars, the Wild West and even World War I in order to stop him. You will get to control characters like Foghorn Leghorn, Daffy Duck, the Tasmanian Devil and of course Bugs and Marvin in this trek through time. Each character will have a wide variety of unusual weapons and melee attacks in this action/adventure/brawler title that is set to hit the shelves in September.

As for Duck Amuck, do you remember that episode of Looney Tunes where the artist kept messing with Daffy, you know the one. In the end he ended up as that four-legged, blue polka-dotted, flower-headed character. Well, in case you weren't aware of it, that episode was titled "Duck Amuck." Guess what, now you can be that artist in this DS game.

With your stylus, you play a series of mini-games designed to drive Daffy bonkers. Each level has you attempting a new series of odd events that will annoy and infuriate the mallard in an attempt to fill his Rage-O-Meter and force the duck to, well, go daffy. If nothing else, this game is bound to be a blast for anyone who enjoyed that particular episode, or for anyone interested in tormenting a certain Looney Tune. Duck Amuck, the game, is also going to be released this September.

J.R. Nip aka Chris Meyer

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