Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers is the sequel to the 3D cartoon fighting video game Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry for the Nintendo 64 and PC, released in 2000. It allows up to 4 players to play simultaneously. It was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2002, and Xbox and GameCube in 2003, under license from WB Interactive. It was developed by VIS Entertainment and published by NewKidCo. It was the only NewKidCo game ever released to receive a T rating. The Xbox and GameCube versions were never released outside of America.
The objective of the game is to defeat your opponent in a set amount of time and rounds. There are three types of gameplay. One is Challenge mode, where the player fights a certain set of characters (The opponents are the enemies of the character chosen from classic Tom and Jerry cartoons) until either Monster Jerry, a bigger and scary mutated Jerry, or Robot Cat, one of Tom's creations, is fought and knocked-out. Another is Vs., where a basic one-on-one fight is held. The last is Tag Battle, where a player work by himself or with a friend to fight two enemies.
The four modes of play are single player, versus, tag team, and team play. New characters are unlocked if the player wins against the computer. Characters include Tom, Jerry, Butch, Spike, Tyke, Robot Cat, Eagle, Lion, Nibbles, Monster Jerry, and Duckling, who use more than 75 weapons to beat each other with. Costumes are also unlocked, allowing specific characters to have more attire. 12 destructible environments include a kitchen, beach, snowy winter, cruise ship, junk yard, unstable construction site, Italian market, haunted house, mad scientist lab, western town, castle, Hell, and a boxing arena.
From Strongest to Weakest:
- Lion (voiced by Jim Cummings)
- Monster Jerry (voiced by John DiMaggio)
- Spike (voiced by Greg Burson)
- Eagle (voiced by Rob Paulsen)
- Butch (voiced by Billy West)
- Tom (voiced by Maurice LaMarche)
- Tyke (voiced by Rob Paulsen)
- Robot Cat (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
- Jerry (voiced by Charlie Adler)
- Quacker (called Duckling, voiced by Charlie Adler)
- Nibbles (voiced by Nancy Cartwright)