LEGO Racers (Nintendo 64)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Mega Fun (Dec, 1999)
Lego Racer hat mich wirklich positiv überrascht. Sein Rennauto selbst zusammenzustellen verleiht diesem Titel eine ganz besondere Motivation. Auch die Spielegrafik fällt besonders ins Auge. Ohne jeglichen Grafikaufbau oder Nebeleffekt laufen die Strecken butterweich an dem Fahrzeug vorbei. Der typische Lego-Style ist zwar nicht sehr detailliert, passt dafür aber perfekt zu der Spielzeugatmosphäre. Leider gibt es keinen Vierspieler-Modus. Das restliche Spiel weiß aber wirklich zu begeistern.
Nintendojo (1998)
Lego Racers is a pleasant experience worthy of a look by gamers of all ages. If you're a parent looking for the next game to get for your child, Lego Racers is no doubt one of the best choices you can make. Endless hours of car creativity can be spent with this one. Older gamers might not enjoy the slow pace but even the customization makes this one at least worth a rental.
IGN (Oct 26, 1999)
If you love MK, and I know you do, then you'll want to sample what Lego Racers has to offer. Lego continues to promote the imagination and creativity with its Lego Racers unique building options. If your mom never let you have all of those different Lego sets, Lego Racers puts them right at your fingertips. The weapons and shortcuts spice up the racing on the somewhat simple tracks. The game's visuals, not overwhelming, are up to par with previous Nintendo efforts and the framerate is almost always dependable. My biggest gripe lies in the game's lacking multiplayer support -- only two-player versus -- especially when the main competition is Mario Kart, one of the best multiplayer games for the console. Still, Lego Racers comes highly recommended for younger players and Kart racing fans.
Lego har alltid varit duktiga på att konsekvent utnyttja sitt varumärke och sitt speciella koncept. Något som märks tydligt redan i introsekvenserna i Lego Racers. Den som inte ler igenkännande här har aldrig lekt med legobitar.
The driving play control is simple and very much like Mario Kart 64. The overall challenge level ins't enormous, but the overall fun level is excellent. One of the best ways to play LEGO Racers is as a two player game, with each driver bringing his or her custom car. Building the racer was by far the coolest part of this game.
HappyPuppy (Dec 08, 1999)
Though not a perfect world, but a Lego world, Lego Racers has a lot of character. The customizable cars and characteristics of the drivers make for a lot of fun on and off the track. This is a great title for families, though it's a shame that Lego Racers does not support up to four players. Nevertheless, family members may find themselves on the sidelines eagerly awaiting their turns with this fun and harmless game. That is, harmless unless it's consumed, which thankfully isn't all that likely.
Video Games (Jan, 2000)
Klar, Lego Racers ist meilenweit von Genregrößen wie Mario Kart oder Diddy Kong Racing entfernt – nicht zuletzt wegen der fast nicht vorhandenen Multi-Player-Modi. Für Kids und Legofans ist das Game dennoch einen Versuch wert, alle die schon einen der oben genannten Referenzracer haben, können sich das Geld jedoch getrost sparen.
Total! (Germany) (Oct, 1999)
Schade, dass sich die Entwickler dieses Spiels so wenig Mühe gegeben haben, sieht man vom Design und den Extras ab. Gute Ansätze sind in jedem Fall vorhanden, und Lego-Freunde werden mit Sicherheit Freude daran haben. Für Fun-Racer-Freaks seien jedoch nach wie vor Diddy Kong Racing und Mario Kart 64 empfohlen.
Player One (Oct, 1999)
Malgré quelques bonnes idées, Lego Racers n'arrive pas à la cheville d'un Mario Kart, qui reste, de loin, la référence du genre.
In this simplistic racing game that follows all the mascot racing conventions, the ability to build and race your own Lego car is almost worth the price of admission. First you build your character, then your car. Building on a simple frame you have hundreds of blocks to choose and place anywhere you want on your vehicle. The blueprint you have to work with is a set size, which means you can't have a car sixty feet wide, but the title still gives you a great deal of flexibility. The racing engine, however, will appeal only to the very young and the very forgiving. Bad physics, lackluster levels, and uninspired powerups make the game less than fun. We recommend Racers only to the biggest Lego-maniacs.
GameSpot (Dec 09, 1999)
Since the popularity of Super Mario Kart on the SNES, it seems as though companies are rushing to slap their brands or mascots on racing carts of their own. Unfortunately, few of the cart games that have appeared on shelves since the genre exploded have reached the level of Super Mario Kart, and Lego Racers doesn't even come close. With bland gameplay, boring racing and a frustrating Lego construction system, Lego Racers just translates into an incomplete package.
Everything else in this version is the same as the PC one, from the bouncy music to the ability to build your own racers. I like the customization feature in this game, but you shouldn't have to spend a lot of time tweaking your racer to figure out how to win races unless you're really into the game. Making the game a little easier overall by building a catch-up factor into it and adding a difficulty setting so that kids can race on the easiest level and complete a few circuits would keep this title from going into the mark-down bins.