Slaughter Race is an online multiplayer racing game known for its dangerous and intensely over-the-top gameplay on the Internet. Its non-playable characters consist of Shank and her crew: Butcher Boy, Felony, Pyro, and Little Debbie. Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz visit the game in Disney's 2018 animated feature film, Ralph Breaks the Internet. At the end of the film, Vanellope chooses to remain in the online game rather than to go back to her arcade game.
Slaughter Race is an extremely gritty racing game that is played by multiple people controlling the racers. Its setting could be described as apocalyptic, due to the "style" of its rundown city, the orange-yellow color of its air and "sky" presumably from the exhaust, and the dangerous obstacles that its inhabitants face on a daily basis, such as violent dogs, sharks, other vehicles that aren't in the race and can get in the racer's way, and explosions. Even when there is no race happening, the game is hardly ever calm. Since there is no archival track, the races can happen on both off and on its roads towards other areas and road-like surfaces that the racers can drive on.
In-game, the netizens are NPCs while the net users are players using Slaughter Race avatars distinguished by having static movement and usernames displayed above them. One of the available missions are carjacking cars and delivering them to Bert's chop shop, but Shank and her crew chase the player in an attempt to stop them from reaching it.
The setting of Slaughter Race can possibly be inspired by or set in Los Angeles, as the striking similarities of the empty sewer drain during the Shank's car theft, and the train and its railroad tracks on the side, as seen in Los Angeles.
- The online game has two Zootopia references: a sign of Mr. Big's Limo Service that can be seen on a billboard, and the Vine & Tujunga street sign from the titled city's Rainforest District.
- The challenge that has players trying to steal Shank's car might be connected to Spamley's money making, game looting spam, or is just one of the game's programmed challenges that the spam users use as a cover to obtain it, is unknown.
- Julius, J., Johnston, P., & Moore, R. (2018). The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet. Chronicle Books.