Tag Archives: racing

The Excite games are known for being a bit arcadey and a bit silly, but Excitebike 64 takes a different approach, being a much more serious game, complete with sponsorship deals with makers of Motorcycles and motorcycle equipment. That said, the original Excitebike…

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One of the big possibilities for the 64DD was the ability to add new content to games. Each time the device got delayed, more and more of these plans were shifted, either being abandoned, reworked into the original game before release or transformed…

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The last of the Top Gear games on N64, and the one that I found myself having the most fun with (despite not liking the catch-up style racing). While the game isn’t on futuristic motorbikes, it’s much more over the top than the…

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I’ve expressed my dislike of “catchup” racing games where it takes most of the race to even reach the leaders, yet sometimes a racing game can be so enjoyable that I can look past that part of the game and just enjoy the…

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With how many low effort, dime-a-dozen licensed Mario Kart clones out there, South Park Rally deserves recognition for trying something new. Tracks in South Park aren’t circuits, but rather tiny open maps with multiple routes. Dotted across the map are checkpoints, which are…

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Not long after EA’s Supercross 2000 comes Acclaim’s Supercross 2000. This is very similar in terms of modes and features, but the handling feels quite different, with this being much easier to control. It also feels less “on rails”, even though it still…

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Ridge Racer was a massive success on PlayStation, and Namco were not very interested in the N64. Instead of working on an N64 version of Ridge Racer, they allowed Nintendo to develop and publish their own Ridge Racer game, a task handed to…

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The second game on the N64 based on the Japanese Choro Q toy cars. This one never made it out of Japan, which is a shame as it solves some of the issues with the first game and ends up being a charming,…

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Roadsters is very much a refined sequel to Automobili Lamborghini, you can tell it’s built upon the same game engine and many elements feel incredibly similar – including the very odd mix of realistic and arcade elements. Roadsters, however, feels much smoother and…

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While I’ve spoken about Saffire games before, their earlier N64 games had all been ports, making this their first fully developed N64 game (with their second coming out a week after this). While it’s called Top Gear Rally 2, it bears no similarities…

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