Looney Tunes Sheep Raider Review by Mike

Mike Matei / February 10th, 2013

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  • True

    February 10, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Great work as always Mike.

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  • February 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Mike you mentioned that ther was a wille coyote game for the nes. Do you think you could do a review for it sometime?

    • February 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      The Tengen Road Runner game is what I meant. Maybe I could someday. We’ll see.

      • February 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm

        Lot’s of good games came from tengen. Rolling thunder and alien syndrom just to name a few.

  • February 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I agree, this is actually a good Looney Tunes game. A lot of the other LT games seemed rushed, or not even tested by the games’ developers. Great review Mike!

  • inatspong

    February 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    This game actually looks pretty good. Sure, the models are incredibly low resolution, but the cartoony art style makes this game still look beautiful, even with today’s hardware capabilities. Outside of the slightly “blocky” look, I’d say it looks great.

    The gameplay really interests me. I’ll definately keep an eye out for this one next time I’m retro hunting.

  • aeshatter

    February 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Had this game as a kid and I still think it is one of my best childhood games! However, the coves of my copy doesn’t say “sheep raider” but “sheep, dog ‘n’ wolf”. Must be because i live in Europe!
    I still remember being stuck at level 9(?) where you’re supposed to run in circles around Gossamer to confuse him.. i never understood how to beat him until years later.

  • AcidLunchBox

    February 10, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Good stuff, Mike. Any chance you’ll be reviewing more games from the same era of gaming that implemented stealth and puzzle solving?

    • February 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      I’d like to. Have any suggestions?

      • February 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm

        How about the game oddworld for PS1? thats also a puzzel game from around the same era thats quite interesting. That ones actually getting a modern console remake.

      • AcidLunchBox

        February 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm

        I’d love to see an in depth review of Tenchu for PS1. And it doesn’t really fit into that theme, but I think it would be amazing to see you review the Clock Tower games.

      • February 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

        Space station Silicon valley on the N64!!! Maybe its more platform,but it had some puzzles solving with animals abilities.

      • LordJason1986

        February 12, 2013 at 4:36 am

        here’s an idea for a review. since James has already reviewed the NES LJN Jaws , how about reviewing Jaws Unleashed for PS2? this is the game where you play as the shark instead of a boat floating in the water collecting shells. maybe closer to the summer you could review that game. Jaws Unleashed is also for the Xbox.

      • March 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm

        This isnt a stealth or puzzle game, but custom robo for the gamecube was one of my favorite games growing up and still is and it would make me really happy to see it get a review from someone who’s opinions I respect

  • Martin Romaniuk

    February 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I loved playing through Sheep Raider when I was younger; the gadgets were always a blast to figure out whenever you would encounter a new one, and the later levels that would combine numerous convoluted strings of puzzles to reach the ever-shrinking flock really gave it that Wile.E.Coyote feel to the gameplay (despite obviously being Ralph Wolf).

    I’d buy a re-release of this in a heartbeat…though I’d prefer some kind of spiritual sequel that could once again capture that pure ‘cartoony’ feel Sheep Raider had.

  • Uncle Sporkums

    February 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I remember playing this game! I don’t remember how far I got, but I was just a young teen at the time! Thanks for the memories, Mike! Great in-depth review!

  • taykel

    February 10, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    The graphics in the game looked good for its time. If they ever remake it, the graphics would look really impressive.

  • calypso sparks

    February 10, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    thank you mike! i love this game love all your reviews ! this is a great game i wish more people knew it

  • Aaron1375

    February 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    The original playstation had so many games it isn’t to surprising they made a game with Ralph and Sam the Sheepdog too.

  • February 10, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Really good looking game, feels exactly the same as the TV cartoonish style. Worth a look, definitely. Great work Mike!

  • ECM

    February 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Mike, your reviews are awesome. I’ve never heard of this game, but it looks like a good puzzle game, and I’m definitely gonna try it out. Are you doing another top 10 obscure _____ games? The games that I’ve played that were on your NES and SNES obscure games turned out to be really enjoyable and I’d like to see what your recommendations are for some other systems.

  • Icespider

    February 10, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I actually loved the playstation era!!! They were limited in technology for it’s time but the creativity and sheer awesomeness that came from it was fantastic. Love your reviews mike and keep up the good work. Think u can do a review of Tiny Toon adventures Plucky’s big adventure on playstation 1? That’s the only loony toon game I played on ps1 but I always remebered the title cause it has “Adventure” on it TWICE,lol

  • thatrandomperson

    February 10, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    excellent video like always. can’t wait to see what game would be done next.

  • DavidARice

    February 10, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Mike can you do Bugs Bunny games?

  • newname

    February 11, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Well done, Mr. Matei.

  • February 11, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Nice review. I’m going to have to agree with you Mike, games from the early 3D era (PS1, N64, Saturn) have really, really, REALLY aged TERRIBLY. Some games look okay, like this one here. But then there are the countless other ones that look like a geometry textbook threw up. It’s hard to believe that at one point, people thought that pure polygonal graphics were going to be the future of gaming.

    Anyways, great review Mike. Can’t wait for the next one!

  • February 11, 2013 at 3:25 am

    WOW!! this game looks freaking sweeet!!! i wish i knew about it back then, i wouldve thought it was a mediocre platformer, but wow it looks sooo awesome!

  • Frow

    February 11, 2013 at 5:57 am

    I LOVED that game when I was a child, and two days ago I thought of replaying it, remembering that I’ve never beat the Gossamer stage. Now it’s the time.

  • Frow

    February 11, 2013 at 6:06 am

    By the way Mike, have you played “Bugs Bunny lost in time”, for Playstation? It’s also a great Looney Tunes game, would be great to see you reviewing it.

  • Zyll666

    February 11, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Yes, I remember the PC version but with Sheep, Dog ‘n’ Wolf title ! That was awesome game !

  • NoisyPanther

    February 11, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Thanks for the review, Mike. When I saw the video on the home page, I thought it was just going to be another lame, shitty cash-in that used Ralph Wolf for some weird reason. After watching your review, however, I’m gonna keep an eye out for it. It looks surprisingly fun.

  • Retr0Hedgehog97

    February 11, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Great video Mike,it’s nice to see some of the more obscure and less known PS1 games get a decent review. You should defiantly consider doing some more like these,or in fact a “Top 10 Obscure PS1 games video!?”

    -Retr0

  • Rafael Abreu

    February 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Good stuff, Mike. I don’t think I was aware of this game’s existence, haha.

  • February 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    This game looks really fun :) Thanks Mike !!!!

  • 00bam

    February 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    wow that game looks so familiar looking at the cover

  • LordJason1986

    February 11, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    nicely done mike. actually , the graphics remind me of the old Gex games. now a days , we just have The Geiko Gecko. say mike , maybe you could review some fighting games from the 90′s that isnt based on Mortal Kombat , Street Fighter , or Killer Instinct. for example , Clayfighter , Art Of Fighting , Primal Rage , Darkstalkers , Bloody Roar , Bio Freaks , Mace : The Dark Age , War Gods , Warpath : Jurassic Park , Fighting Vipers , Criticom , Evil Zone , Star Gladiator , and so on. interested?

  • Lanlost

    February 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Mike,

    Just to let you know, the characters repeat in the audiance because of the fact that it’s a console game. The Ps1/N64 era had little to work with. In total the PS1 had 1mb of video ram (vram) and even if it was swapped in an out there was only 2mb of ram to work with outside of that. The entire level and everything would have had to be loaded into this unless streaming was done (pretty likely given the small amount) but the video ram could only be swapping in and out so much since so much of the same thing would have to be loaded at all times (the main character, any textures that appear everywhere, etc).

    1mb is SO little. So, so little. And yes, that’s 1mb. Modern computers have.. what, 4gb/8gb of main ram and upwards of a 1gb or more of video ram? =P

    The n64 had 1mb of vram as well, fyi.

    ‘Tis all.

  • HomingMissiles

    February 12, 2013 at 6:46 am

    This game looks really nice. Regarding early 3D consoles, I find that games with a cartoonish art-style tend to age (graphically, that is) a lot better than its more “realistic” counterparts. Btw, now that Mike and James have reviewed Bugs Bunny, Tazmanian Devil and Coyote games, maybe the next in line is Daffy Duck? There were quite a few games starring him. Marvin Missions (SNES), Fowl Play (GBC) and Duck Dodgers (N64) come to mind.

  • Blackidna

    February 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I happened to notice that in your PSX games collection there’s a copy of both Bugs Bunny games “Lost in Time” and “Time Busters (feat. Taz)”. How about making a review of both games back to back, since they share the same engine and mechanics?

    Also as much as your reviews lack the humor factor present in AVGN reviews, they are still enjoyable, good work Mike!

  • Laura Watts

    February 12, 2013 at 11:57 am

    i loved playing this game back in the day! so happy that Mike did a review on it.

  • Achilleas Karanikas

    February 13, 2013 at 3:21 am

    That is my favourite game of the ps1 era, although for the first time I played it on pc. In my opinion, it worked out perfectly for 2 reasons: a)its original new style of gameplay (platform puzzle), and b)you really do what the characters in the cartoon do! I still remember dancing in my room when I first beat Gossamer. I hope a new game like sheep raider will soon be made.

  • Solo187

    February 13, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Not related but id be interested to see a review on the new ‘Aliens Colonial Marines’ game? ..

  • RichterBelmont

    February 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Mike, I really enjoy these game review/hidden gem videos. They’re a lot of fun. You do a great job of picking interesting games.

  • Calavera

    February 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Youtube videos usually load much faster than videos uploaded on blip.tv,gametrailers,screwattack etc… Does anybody else experience this on Cinemassacre? My download connection is only 1.5MB down so I know I’m gonna have to let it buffer a little but it seems like that doesn’t help on any site except youtube. Just wondering if it was only me or if other people have this problem. Oh and in case anybody wants to tell me I need to get a faster connection I know I do but thats not an option. I’m out in the country the only high speed is a local company this guy created. He comes and puts an Antenna on your house and it picks up the internet signal via radio. We pay $59.99 for 1.5MB down 512K up. That is the second highest package offered. The top package is 3MB down 768K up for $89.99. This is all in US dollars. So yeah we’re pretty much screwed here, it’s either pay up or dial up. He is the only game in town and he knows it. The cheapest package is 400K down 128K up for $28.99. And yes I’m serious.

  • likalaruku

    February 14, 2013 at 3:29 am

    The repeating audience thing seems to be a running gag….Same thing happened in Space Jam.

  • February 14, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I picked this game up some years ago at a local game specialty store…not terribly expensive, either. It’s a good game, but DAMN does it get hard…you really didn’t even begin to touch on how hard it gets. Levels three and four are a cakewalk compared to later levels!

  • CommonOddity

    February 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Was a fun episode to watch. Didn’t even realize this game existed until I saw this video.

    Mike: Just curious, are you into drum and bass? I hear the song playing in the background that reminds me of some LTJ Bukem but I’m not sure if it’s music from the game or a piece that you chose yourself.

  • February 16, 2013 at 5:00 am

    This was a great review choice. This is the sort of game that I’d normally just think was a poor misuse of a classic license (Looney Tunes not being very culturally relevant at the time makes it even more suspect).

    However, I think I’ll track it down. It sounds like great fun. Thanks Mike!

  • mcnerven

    February 16, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Awesome review!

    Being Zelda fans at Cinemassacre, you should check out Alundra on the PSX if you haven’t done so already. It initially comes off as being a Zelda clone, even borrowing the opening sequence from Links Awakening, but is one of the best action/adventure games I can recall playing. Colorful graphics, great music, difficult puzzles and the concept of being able to enter people’s nightmares is a very imaginative idea.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    February 24, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Interesting. I never realized that that wolf was a different character than Wyle E. Coyote. That game looks pretty cool. The graphics actually look cel-shaded, but that can’t be right, can it? I thought that wasn’t invented until later, by Sega, for Jet Set Radio.

  • Kevin Cross

    February 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Can you please do a review of the gamecube game Ed edd n eddy misedventures

  • Gaston Ricciuti

    March 25, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Excellent review. Have you play the PS1 game Thrill Kill?. It may deserve a quick review.

  • Prizm

    March 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Man, I forgot how shitty PS1 games look…I’d prefer 16-bit graphics to this garbage. And yeah the crappy angles put me off 3d games for a long time.

  • Revolution563

    November 2, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Keep up the good work! Nice review. >:)

  • nammm3

    March 22, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Nice review Mike! You weren’t kidding about how ugly Daffy Duck looks and I would’ve never figured out on how to use that red elastic band :-/

  • Dreadjaws

    March 29, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    This game looks like a lot of fun! The blocky graphics are kinda annoying, but the art style and the excellent animations make up for it.

    It’s a shame the game is not in the PSN Store. I’m going to have to hunt down a disc copy. They’re not expensive, from what I see.

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