Excerpt: Wave Race 64 is a game that I don't recall playing back in my N64 playing years, when the chance came recently to give it a spin, I thought why not! It's the closest thing I'll get to jet skiing this winter probably, the race is high-speed and fun with waves and conditions varying to alter your approach.
Excerpt: Sponsored by Kawasaki Heavy Industries - unless you've the Wii Virtual Console version! Even on completion of Championship mode on Expert and Reverse there's no credits shown - those responsible for Wave Race 64 deserve great credit! This is one of the best looking N64 titles - wat-er effort they've made for the realistic wave physics and fluid animation. The only slip-up is characters surfacing from solid surfaces. Of course.
Pros: Great graphics, cool courses, controls spot - on
Cons: Replay value low for some, only head - to - head racing
Excerpt: Nintendo did very well when they created this game. It truly is like jet skiing, only without having to leave your living room. The graphics are very realistic and the sounds are very realistic too. The graphics are great not only in the game itself but in the menu before you start the game too. The playability of the game is good too, the racing is very simple to start with but increases in difficulty as you progress through the levels.
Pros: Good Graphics, Good Playability, Very Realistic
Excerpt: I purchased 'Waverace' 64 a couple of years ago from Electronics Boutique, as it was on sale. It cost me a pathetic £12 and was worth every penny. To pay £12 for such a great game, certainly surprised me, as I thought it was on sale to shift it out of the shop. It certainly surprised me when I played it, as I was expecting a rubbishy, naff, and badly made game. How wrong I was.
Excerpt: Wave Race 64 was one of first games for the N64 way back in 1996. I loved the look of it, but I was inept enough to go and buy something else. Now, a couple of years later, I saw it at my local EB, in the used games section, so I picked it up. I can't beleive what I missed. This is classic gaming gold...the almighty dose of Nintendo quality Gaming Goodness... First of all, the graphics are are absolutely gorgeous.
Pros: Great water physics, Nothing else quite like it, has THAT Nintendo magic
Excerpt: Most people can't afford a jet ski, and if they can they're probably rich and don't use it let alone race it. But I can tell you if the real thing is half as much fun as Wave Race 64 we would all be out on the nearest lake, river, puddle, getting our racing fix. Wave Race 64 was the one of the first games I purchased on the N64 and one of the best.
Pros: Great idea, very playable, excellent courses, nice wave effects .
Cons: Sound isn't great but it is quite an old game, small selection of racers .
Excerpt: This game allows you to swim or rather Jet Ski with the dolphins and is a great addition to the ever expanding amounts of game that Nintendo have under their belt. The basic idea of the game is to drive around on a number of different models of jet skiis and then race around multiples of tracks. It is a fun game and is thouroghly theroputic. I liked the game for the tricks and thew air that can be caught when leaping over great expanses of water.
Excerpt: Wave race 64 is hard a little dull but on the whole its good points cancel out the bad points. When you play this game you have to remember it is one of the first games available for the N64. It is fast and furious though at times can be very frustrating. The name of the game is to basicaly race on jet skis staying very strictally inside the markers. Though the graphics and the options are not really the best.
Excerpt: I was loath to buy this game at first. I mean the idea of riding a jet boat thingy is fine in real life but it didn't seem a good idea as a game. It wasn't until I'd had my N64 a long time that I actually got to play this game, in a gameshop, and I was hooked. It was so simple to play, yet difficult to beat. The graphics still stand up well today, even though the game is quite old now (by gaming standards) A strength that N64 games tend to have.
Pros: A good race game now available on a budget label
Excerpt: Nintendo once again shows quality over quantity in Wave Race 64. Taking cues from the original Game Boy racing title and having lead designer Shigeru Miyamoto head of the project, Wave Race 64 became a classic upon its release back in 1996. Riding Kawasaki Jet Skis has never felt as good as its found here, and this was only a first-generation title.