Excerpt: "...3 different types of VW Beetle which you can use in the races: one for speed, one for handling and one for acceleration. Each looking slightly different from the other. There is however a lack of tracks, there are only a handful of tracks in the game, not enough to keep you playing for a long time. The game ends once you finish all the tracks, therefore you'll probably finish the game in 1 or 2 sittings. 1 Plus this game does have, is that the game ...
Pros: Good graphics, Good gameplay, decent enough AI .
Cons: Multiplayer mode is dull, especially the battle mode . Lack of tracks .
Excerpt: "...prime years of N64 playing, Beetle Adventure Racing was one of the cheap and cheerful budget buys that offered you an alternative to the more mainstream racing games. The graphics were reasonably good and the game was easy to play. The game involves pitting your wits against VW Beetles in a VW Beetle of your own. There are three levels - easy, medium and hard and the idea of the game is to enroll in a championship whereby you unlock courses by coming ...
Beetle Adventure Racing (N64): To beetle or not to beetle?
15 October 2010
Summary: Back in the prime years of N64 playing, Beetle Adventure Racing was one of the cheap and cheerful budget buys that offered you an alternative to the more mainstream racing games. The graphics were reasonably good and the game was easy to play. The game involves pitting your wits against VW Beetles in a VW Beetle of your own.
Decent enough game, features nice 3D graphics and levels
5 January 2010
Summary: Probably one of the low budget games made for the N64, it has decent graphics and fairly decent driving physics, although it isnt the most spectacular game it will still hold your attention for a couple of hours. The game supports 2 player races and 4 player battles. A similar game was created in Australia under the name of 'HSV Adventure Racing' exactly the same game, but with Holden's instead of Volkswagen's.
Pros: Good graphics, Good gameplay, decent enough AI.
Cons: Multiplayer mode is dull, especially the battle mode. Lack of tracks.
Excerpt: "...hey that’s a good thing. Beetle Adventure Racing surely represents its title nicely; it’s one big adventure packed with lots of surprises, thrills, and of course spills. Gameplay: 9/10 -------------- The opening intro pretty much demonstrates the wackiness and excitement that BAR brings. The championship mode is the place where you’ll spend hours driving your bug, but there’s also a two-player competition and multiplayer ...
Pros: 6 Huge tracks, very challenging, lots of hidden goodies
Cons: Needs a couple of more tracks, music should be more involving
Summary: I have owned this game for about twleve months now and it has to be one of the best racing games on the N64, and believe me, the competition is pretty steep! My opinion is going to be biased on this game, as the VW Beetle is my favouirte car of all time. The game has a lot of different tracks and they are all different, some are in the desert, in the jungle, in the snow and in the city.
Summary: I bought this game quite a while ago nearly a year. It has to be one of the better racing games on the N64. The levels are hard but after a few goes and you find the shortcuts they get easier. The graphics is clear and precise and the game does give a good feel of speed. The bonus nitros give you a real boost of speed. The bonuses and extras are thrown all over the levels. The multiplayer is where the game is let down.
Excerpt: "Beetle Adventure Racing really shines in its single-player mode. Even without the appeal of letting you find each of the track's shortcuts and collect all the boxes to open up the game's secrets, the basic racing model is quite sound. The tracks are well made, and the gameplay is challenging to the point where you'll begin memorizing where you want to be on the other side of the turn to ensure getting that extra turbo-boost (something I haven't felt ...
Excerpt: "...game in the least. The Beetle battle mode, wherein two to four players try to gather six differently colored beetle icons and escape first, just misses its mark. The arenas are often so large so that you begin playing more by watching your radar than the actual screen. They're not badly designed, but they make you wish for the simply constructed and compact "deathmatch" levels of Mario Kart 64. Meanwhile, the two-player race option is weak since there ...
Excerpt: "...fun rather than realism. EA's Beetle Adventure Racing shouldn't even be thought of as being within the same genre as games like Sony's Gran Turismo or Sega's Sega Rally 2, as it really belongs more to the crazy racing offshoot pioneered by Midway's San Francisco Rush. That, of course, means Beetle Adventure Racing is rife with shortcuts and jumps, but the physics are more down to earth than its San Francisco cousin, making you feel much more in ...