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Extreme-G (Nintendo 64)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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A fast-paced racing game that never tires out. Mattz1010 (17) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
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Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (15 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

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Overall this title is miles above Wipeout XL, which everyone has been comparing XG to, and playing theme side by side at home you can really see, hear and feel the difference. This game shows what the N64 can really do, and what you can produce with a little hard work, effort, and ingenuity.
Officiel Nintendo Magazine
Du beau travail. Ne manque que l'odeur âpre du bitume chaud et on s'y croirait ! Un must.
Rapide... peut-être même un peu trop. Mais qu'est-ce que c'est beau.
Total! (Germany)
Probe hat bei der Programmierung wirklich ganze Arbeit geleistet und bewiesen, daß selbst die wildesten Phantasien eines Spielemachers umsetzbar sind. Ob dieser Titel auch das im nächsten Jahr erscheinende F-Zero 64 von Nintendo schlagen kann, bleibt abzuwarten. Was wipEout angeht, so liegt Extreme-g um einige Längen vorn. So mancher PlayStation-Besitzer wird beim Blick auf das 64-Bit-Game erblassen und sich den Kauf der Konkurrenz-Konsole ernsthaft durch den Kopf gehen lassen. Und eines ist schon jetzt felsenfest sicher: Extreme-g wird Spieler zu Tausenden an heimische TV-Screens fesseln.
I walked away from this game feeling like I've just been to "Extreme-G: The Ride" at a major theme park. The experience is simply incredible, and although its is not alone in its class (F-Zero X is coming and Wipeout XL is also a wonderful game) its probably the best thus far.
Très difficile à prendre en main, mais sinon, c'est un hit !
If you didn't know by now, I support the XG revolution. Come join at super-human speeds, inhumane weapons that go boom in the night, and the best locales this side of Jamaica and Mars put together. There's even a track that looks like Mars Attacks meets The Wizard of OZ...I'm not makin' that up either-track12-last one. In case you didn't know this either, XG rumbles, comes prepared for controller paks of all kinds, dishes out passwords for those poor folks, comes equipped with secret bikes, and tons upon tons of cheats. Can you say the Roach bike in wireframe mode?
GamePro (US)
Extreme G will Keep N64 racers sated until F-Zero 64 debuts. While it's not the deepest or most original racing, it will still take you on a fun ride.
Extreme G is brilliantly designed racer. I would prefer this game to anyone who likes F-zero or just wants something to keep them busy while waiting for F-zero. Sure the battle mode sucks but just the racing part is fun enough for me. If you are trying to decide whether or not to get this game, rent it because not everybody will like it. We'll see how F-zero does in the future, until then, I have Extreme G.
Yes, another racer, but this one is different enough to stand out in what can be called a slew of racing games on or coming to the Nintendo 64. What other racer has this kind of speed, with 12+ tracks that loop, and great weaponry that always makes fun in four player mode. Put that helmet on and get ready burn rubber, er, uh, scrape metal that is!
Mega Score
Em pincelada de cultura, este design de motos nem sequer é novo e muito menos futurista. Tanto as linhas como o sistema de encaixe/propulsão das rodas surgiu, há uns cinco anos, no Salão Automóvel de Genebra. Quanto à corrida, é optima.
Game Play 64
Il y a pourtant quelques petits défauts qui noircissent un peu le côté fun du jeu, comme les bruitages un peu pauvres, l'abondance d'effets lumineux lors des explosions qui gâchent parfois la visibilité. Mis à part cela, Extreme-G est un bon jeu, surtout si vous n'avez jamais joué à Wipe Out.
El juego trata de una carrera de motos futuristas, cuyo fin puede ser tanto alcanzar los cinco primeros puestos como destruir el mayor numero de motos posible..
XG is a game with a lot of replay value, and a lot of N64 power. It's fast, fun, and competitive. If you like racing games, and multiplayer games, I advice you to check it out. It's one title, you probably want to add to your small, but growing N64 collection!
In all, Extreme G is a good, solid title that stacks up in both single-player and multiplayer mode. If you're still starved for titles for your Nintendo 64, here's one of the few that won't leave you feeling dirty the morning after.
Nintendo Power Magazine
Combining racing and shooting may not be new, but Extreme-G doesn't feel like just a futuristic version of Mario Kart 64. Extreme-G delivers the thrill of speed, and the satisfaction of multi-player and time trial modes should give it good replay value. Just don't expect a deeply strategic game experience.
All in all, Extreme-G is a slick arcade racer that proves yet again that Acc"lame" was a joke you won't be hearing again for quite a while. The control and framerates needed a bit more work, but the number of tracks and pure speed make this game stand out from the rest. If you like simulation and more realistic racing games, you might want to rent it first -- but if you've ever felt like blasting your little brother out of the sky with a Laser Limpet Mine (and I'm sure there is not one older brother who hasn't at least considered the option), get this game!
Retrogaming History
Lontano da scomodi paragoni, Extreme-G ha molte qualità per brillare, in primis un gameplay personale e furioso. Peccato per l'incostante fluidità e la povertà di alcuni modelli tridimensionali che tagliano le gambe alla spettacolarità, potenzialmente devastante per il geniale design dei circuiti e l'azzeccata trance music di accompagnamento. Rimane un titolo fondamentale della softeca N64.
In the end, Extreme G delivers but still manages to fall short of being anything really special. Still, it definitely adds to the ever growing racer genre for the N64, and comes away as a solid title, though probably not for everyone.