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Wave Race: Blue Storm (GameCube)

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Description

Wave Race: Bluestorm is a sequel to Nintendo's Wave Race 64. It incorporates several modes of play, a variety of racers, customization options, and tracks. Players can race in four tournament cup series, compete in time attack mode against the best track times, compete for points in stunt mode, and simply take in the eye-poppingly beautiful graphics in Free Roam mode. Multiplay is supported in Stunt and Race modes. There are a total of eight racers to choose from, each with a different balance in engine and handling. Customization is limited, but players can change the color of their racer, optimize the engine for either acceleration or speed, and optimize handling to be either tight or loose. However, settings have little effect on the racer's actual performance. There are eight different courses, however, there are a total of 19 racing tracks laid out across these courses, plus one stunt track for each course. Also, there are five different weathers, consisting of Sunny, Partially Sunny, Light Rain, Rain, and Stormy. These weathers can have dramatic effects on tracks, making a track raced in Sunny weather totally different when raced in Stormy weather conditions. The AI is fairly well balanced, but will cheat to stay with a player.

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Alternate Titles

  • "ウェーブレース ブルーストーム" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

What Improvements Has "Blue Storm" Made Over It's 64-bit Cousin? So Hai (338) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Nov 16, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamesmania May 03, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Nintendo Difference Nov 20, 2001 17 out of 20 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 02, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Nov 15, 2001 4 out of 5 80
The Age May 30, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 7.75 out of 10 78
Netjak May 22, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Nintendo Life Jan 02, 2006 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Retrogaming History Jul 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Announcer

There's an easter egg in this game that apparently remained hidden until long after the game had been published due to it being buried deeply in the game. It was first reported by a user named RaoulDuke on neogaf.com: By entering a code on the audio options screen the commentator/announcer voice will be replaced by a less enthusiastic voice who will insult rather than praise the player's performance with lines like "you're inferior". Also, the turbo boost will sound like a girl meowing like a kitten.

Characters

The characters Akari Hayami, Nigel Carver, Rob Haywood and Ricky Winterborn are based on characters from 1080° Snowboarding, although they do not carry the same name.


Shadowcaster (237) added Wave Race: Blue Storm (GameCube) on Dec 11, 2001