A unique racing game that has never really been emulated or ripped off, had girl characters to play as even at a time when male protagonists dominated all gaming (if you care about that stuff) I don't NOW, but I did then when I was a young girl with my first console.
What really propels Wave Race 64 into great status, though, is its gameplay. Minute inputs make all the difference: controlling a jet-ski in Wave Race 64 is an art as well as a precise science, but it's fun too.
It's awesome to look at, a treat to play and as original a racer as youire ever going to see, and the two-player mode gives the game a totally fresh level of challenge. You'll take to it like a duck to water.
May not have the long-term challenge that Mario does, but gamers will find themselves itching to play it for some time. This is a very solid game, in many ways the best racing game ever seen on a home system.
The replay value is where this game really suffers. You can only win the championship so many times before you die of boredom, and going through time trials and stunt mode offer no real thrill. 2-player mode is nice, but is still rather monotonous, going through the same courses time after time.
I struggle to find anything negative to say about this game. I struggle to feel anything negative while playing this game. So often, I don't get the hype. It's misplaced, confused. But here, I fully understand it. Relentlessly fun.
One of the best racing games ever, it was critical to proving how analog controls could enhance the racing and simulation experiences when it came out.
Easy to play, hard to master, the game is still a blast to play, even today. The water effects were way beyond its time. You could hardly find something that good even a generation after. And finally, Wave Race 64 soundtrack is totally outstanding.
Basically, this was an amazing game that showed what Nintendo 64 could and other consoles couldn't in terms of graphics when it came out, and it was given in an amazing very Nintendoish approach to a sim racer.
One of my favorites indeed.
Un juego con unos graficos y la sensacion que te da de que realmente estas con una moto acuatica compitiendo realmente puede hacer eso este juego! la musica tambien es agradable, realmente fue un juego que fue muy original .Solo lo que veo que le falto a este juego es como mas tiempo de diversion en cuanto a pistas, torneos,logros y mas competidores! Pero en si en si el juego es muy bueno para pasar el rato jugando un juego difereente y original y para que te divertas manejando con una moto a full en los mares!
Aquatic racing games have never worked as well as their dry land counterparts but this is one of the better ones. The graphics are showing their age a little but the physics work well and it's reasonably good fun.
I'd give this a 7.5 which is simply good. It's a standout for the genre and should have garnered more attention and acclaim at the time of it's release. However, it feels very similar to super smash where the 64 version feels like a concept tester prior to the Gamecube releases.
Wave Race 64 doesn't have the charm of Blue Storm but it's a solid title and a must have for any 64 collection.
SummaryWave Race 64 is sure to provide some of the most exciting racing you've ever experienced. Feel the pounding and crashing of the waves as you accelerate into straight-aways, whip around the marker buoys and go airborne on the jump ramps. Don't race alone - challenge a friend! Take control in three different modes of play - Championship, T...