Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Rare isn't breaking any new ground with Mickey's Speedway USA; in fact, it's covering the same ground as the kart racers before it, only not as well.
  2. If you already have MarioKart then I feel like it may be a waste to purchase a game that's a poor copy of Mario's concept.
  3. Fans of Donkey Kong Racing who wore out their controllers playing the game are going to be disappointed by Rare's latest offering.
  4. Not only one of the best racers on the Nintendo 64, but also one of the better kart racers in the last couple years.
  5. Kids will enjoy the easy to master controls and Disney characters, but there isn't enough meat for the older, discerning gamer.
  6. 60
    Despite some decent features, Mickey is way too easy for the experienced kart driver. Courses are short and the gameplay is straightforward, lacking any depth and variety to the characters and races.
  7. A perfectly competent but utterly uninspired kart racer that pales in comparison with Mario Kart.
  8. Don't be fooled by its cuddly exterior. With 20 tracks, four battle arenas, and a plenitude of hidden characters and cheats to unlock, Mickey's Speedway USA has enough substance to keep even the most dedicated kart racing fanatics coming back for more.
  9. "Diddy Kong Racing 2" it is not, but for many gamers out there, that might very well be a good thing.
  10. And if you're too cool for this stuff, hey, grow up and get over it, because you're missing out on a terrific game.
  11. With a strong difficulty level, plenty of tracks and several game modes, Mickey's Speedway is a good value for those who don't have a kart racer in their library.
  12. 68
    Another game where the license does all the talking while the gameplay does very little walking.
  13. A solid effort from Rare -- but not enough to uncrown the reigning Nintendo kart champs.
  14. 50
    An utterly pointless game in every way. Unless you're a Disney fanatic who's always wanted to drive Mickey Mouse round a load of bland go-kart track, this is not for you.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 23, 2013
    9
    So honestly, this game is better than Mario Kart 64. Much more challenge, actual unlockable characters, better graphics and a lot of charm.So honestly, this game is better than Mario Kart 64. Much more challenge, actual unlockable characters, better graphics and a lot of charm. Very good kart racer. Full Review »
  2. SamC.
    Nov 22, 2004
    10
    A Very Good Game!!!!
  3. ChristiaanL.
    Jun 26, 2001
    10
    It is a supurb make-over of Mario Kart and has a few extras added to make it just as good as Mario Kart. I say just as good because nothing It is a supurb make-over of Mario Kart and has a few extras added to make it just as good as Mario Kart. I say just as good because nothing beats Yoshi flying down the track in first place. Full Review »