FANDOM


Animaniacs: Hollywood Hypnotics was a video game that was supposed to be released for the Game Boy Advance, published by SWING Entertainment and developed by Full Fat. However due to SWING going bankrupt in 2003, the game was cancelled and never released.

Plot

Tonight, Brain's plan for global domination involves turning the Warner Bros. Water Tower into a rocket in order to launch a satellite into space, which he will use to transmit the sound of a big, barking dog to every home on the planet. No one will be able to sleep. Neighbours will be continually yelling at each other to "Keep that dog quiet". In the ensuing chaos, Brain will step in and take over the world!

Brain waits for the Warner Bros. and the Warner Sister, Yakko, Wakko and Dot to escape from their water tower to begin implementing his scheme.
To keep the staff and actors working at the movie lot from interfering with his plan, Brain, with the help of Pinky, sets up hidden speakers all over the studio, which emit strange and eerie hypnotic sounds. This will cause all the actors and crew members in the various sound stages to believe that they actually are the people they are playing and live in the time periods of the movie they are shooting. Further, Brain instructs Ralph the guard, under the hypnotic spell, to guard the entrance to the water tower and keep everyone out!

For some reason, Yakko, Wakko and Dot are immune to the hypnotic sounds. They can't understand why Ralph is acting so weird and won't let them back into the water tower. 
Walking around the lot, they accidentally uncover the hypnotic speakers and they now plot to help the staff and actors get free from their trances by destroying the speakers. 

Features

The game appeared to be a side-scrolling platformer, much like the SNES and Genesis versions of Animaniacs before it. The visuals, especially on the characters, would've appeared to be identical to the Genesis version as well. There would've been items to collect such as keys, hats, cupcakes and so on, probably to give to other characters to get their help, fulfill objectives or unlock doors, as well as having cameos from other characters such as Buttons and Mindy. There would've been top-down segments as well such as in a maze to find keys.

There would've been an action system with a list of what items to use on it or to talk to other characters, and likely mini-games. It also had a health system, with a bar and three hearts for lives.

The levels would be similar to movie lots and soundstages like the previous games, such as a western, a lab, a forest, space, a pirate setting, and the Warner movie lot. You would be able to control all 3 Warner siblings, but it's unknown if they would've had special abilities of their own to use or not. It's also unknown if there would be boss characters guarding the speakers or not, or if the game had either a save feature or passwords.

Trivia

  • This game along with Animaniacs: Hollywood Hijinx were canceled at first when SWING went bankrupt. However, unlike Hijinx which its developer Warthog Games renamed it to The Great Edgar Hunt and found a different publisher, this game never saw the light of day.
  • Screenshots of the game as well as box art still exist online, which meant the game was likely close to completion before being scrapped, but a playable ROM has yet to be found. It is also still on Full Fat's Facebook page, plus there is still an "Animaniacs" section in the GBA part of the Games section on their website.

External Links

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.