Ridge Racer 64 Nintendo 64
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  • Summary: Race into action with RR64! It's got all the fast-paced arcade action you've come to expect from the Ridge Racer name, plus extra features you've never seen before! Race with up to four players simultaneously on the same screen. Compete on never-before-seen tracks and witness amazing special effects. You've never seen a Ridge Racer like this! Choose from 25 cars and race on 9 different courses. Collapse
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  1. It took a while, but the N64 finally has a Ridge Racer title to call its own, and a very good one at that. RR64 is packing great sound, graphics, and just about everything else for the first one of the series on a Nintendo console.
  2. It's insane to think that NST made this incredibly fast gaming engine from scratch. However, much like the sexual performance of most North American males, this game is fast and exciting but it just doesn't last. I'm sorry Nintendo but three variations and three mirrored tracks doesn't constitute nine tracks in total.
  3. NST has taken a cherished racing series, added upon it's high marks, added some twists, including an excellent multiplayer feature and released it to harness the power of the N64. This is no mere port ladies and gentlemen, it's an amazing piece of work that even puts other Ridge Racer titles to shame.
  4. Ridge Racer 64 takes ideas from the first two Ridge Racer games and puts a new spin on them, introducing the arcade racer to the Nintendo 64 in a way that will interest even longtime fans of the series.
  5. This is one of the first N64 racers where you can actually see down the road a bit. No turns or mountains pop up from nonexistence to halt your speed. The framerate is very smooth and consistent throughout the courses, regardless of how much is going on in the race. Now that's something!
  6. Nintendo's interpretation of Namco's signature racer is surprisingly good. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  7. 60
    RR64 has all the bouncing, sliding, and action of the original classic, which is all just old hat. The new cars, new tracks, and somewhat improved graphics can't get this game beyond its quirky and outdated controls.

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