Excerpt: Ridge Racer 64 is the N64 version of the popular racing game that is on many a console and arcade game with the usual blasting techno. The game is fast and fun, simple racing without any shortcuts or other targets to reach or things to collect.
Excerpt: Ridge Racer 64 is a superb racing game, probably the Nintendo64's best racing game. The graphics are excellent, if a little undetailed when compared to the PlayStation efforts. However, frame rate is amazingly high, and the game is very, VERY fast.
Excerpt: One of the things that made the original Ridge Racer so appealing, was the 'techno' style soundtrack. Whilst not to everyone's taste, the up tempo nature of the tunes were perfectly suited to the fast paced gameplay.
Excerpt: Why does everyone think Ridge Racer is the most perfect racing game on the N64? What is it that makes this ageing racer score so highly? When you compare it to the other N64 racers, it is true that it's not the worst. If you're looking to buy a driving game for your N64...BE CAREFUL.