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Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers is the sequel to the cartoon 3D fighting video game called 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 GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox starting in 2002 under license from WB Interactive. It was developed by VIS Entertainment and published by NewKidCo. This is the first NewKidCo game ever developed to receive a rated T for teen rating.
The objective of the game is to defeat your opponent in a set amount of time and rounds. There are 3 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 killed. 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, haunted house, mad scientist lab, western town, Towering Inferno, and Hell