- NA release: 10th September 1998
- PAL release: November 1998
- JP release: N/A
- Developer: Stromfront Studios
- Publisher: EA Sports
- N64 Magazine Score: 59%
NASCAR is about a large amount of cars doing a ton of races around a track a massive amount of games. NASCAR ’99 lets you do that in the comfort of you own home. The game features a lot of cars (which have a ton of advertisements on them) and quite a lot of different tracks (even though most feel the same).
The game functions just fine and there’s nothing terribly broken about it, but it’s just really boring. The handling isn’t enjoyable and the tracks are incredibly dull – I can’t see anyone managing 200+ laps. The opponents also just drive along the racing line as though you don’t exist. I have heard that people enjoy NASCAR for the potential crashes, so I figured I’d test that out.
Going backwards along the track at full pelt, I was able to be a mild inconvenience at most to other cars. They don’t really react to you and once they wiggle past you, they carry on as though nothing happened.
This is just a fairly boring game.
However, it’s crippled by the fact that it’s so utterly borind. Of the 17 courses, 15 are just h-u-g-e ovals. Even the Indianapolis track – made to look like the most exciting thing on Earth in Cruise-a-thon, Days of Thunder – is just four very wide turns an two loooooooong straights.Tim Weaver, N64 Magazine #23
Remake or remaster?
These games are still being made.
Official ways to get the game.
There is no official way to get NASCAR ’99
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