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Ridge Racer 64 (Nintendo 64)

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Back of N64 Box (EN/German/French/Dutch/Spanish/Italian):

    Arcade action on your Nintendo 64!



    Blast your choice of highly tuned sports coupe across a selection of gruelling tracks in a bid to become the RR champion.

    • 25 cars with classic and new exclusive tracks!
    • 4 player simultanious racing modes!
    • Precise controls and incredibly fast cars!


    Der Arcade Hit fürs Nintendo 64



    Die Legende unter den Rennspielen bringt dir actiongeladene Rennduelle und heiße Pisten-Fights für bis zu vier Spieler!

    • 25 Wagen und 9 verschiedene Kurse!
    • Racing Action für bis zu vier Spieler!
    • Unglaubliche Special Effects!


    L'arcade sur votre Nintendo 64!



    Foncez sur des cirsuits inédits jusqu'à 4 joueurs en même temps! Le célèbre jeu de course pour des heures de challenges!

    • 25 voitures et circuits différents!
    • des courses dingues pour 1 à 4 joueurs!
    • Des effets spéciaux éblouissants!


    Arcade-actie voor je Nintendo 64!



    Speel met tot 4 spelers tegelijk en race over nooit eerder vertoonde banen! De legende onder de race-games is beter dan ooit!

    • 25 Bolides en verschillende banen!
    • Race-actie voor tot 4 spelers!
    • Ongelofelijke special effects!


    ¡Acción Arcade en tu Nintendo 64!



    ¡Compite con hasta 4 jugadores simultáneamente, en circuitos nunca vistos hasta ahora! Easta leyenda de los juegos de carreras lo tiene todo.

    • ¡25 coches y circuitos distintos!
    • ¡Acción para hasta 4 jugadores!
    • ¡Efectos especiales increíbles!


    Gare da sala giochi su Nintendo 64!



    Vieni anche tu a competere su piste incredibili in questo mondo di gare mozzafiato per 4 giocatori! Una leggenda tutta da scoprire!

    • 25 auto e 9 percorsi diversi!
    • Gare spericolate per 4 giocatori!
    • Incredibili effetti speciali!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66222) on Dec 10, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo 64:
    The hit franchise never looked better, especially in four-player mode.

    RR64 sends more than 20 different chariots scampering over eight wide-open tracks, including all tracks from the original Ridge Racer and Ridge Racer Revolution, plus three N64 exclusives.
    The brand-new four-player mode looks especially nice, with a high frame rate, no loss of detail and zero fog.

    In single-player mode, a bright palette, polygon-rich car models and a fast 30-frames-per-second rate delivers a potent racing experience that will pin back the ears of even hard-core speed fiends. Subtle graphical touches includes lens flares, streaks from tail lights, smoking tires and working headlights. RR64 is blissfully free of 2-D scenery, known derisively among developers as "billboards."

    The basic RR physics are here in full force. Cars loudly bang off guard rails and each other like so many ping-pong balls, while those that drift from the invisible race line spin wildly out of control. Managing the drift in each of RR64's four speed classes is one of your biggest challenges.

    Like most arcade racers, RR64 gives you a choice of automatic or manual transmissions. Ridge Racer 64 is the first game developed by Nintendo Software Technology Corporation, Nintendo's in-house development team in Redmond, Washington.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54192) on May 15, 2005.

Press Release:
    MAJOR VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE RACES TO N64® Ridge Racer® 64 Offers Exclusive Four-Player Mode And New Features

    REDMOND, Wash., February 14, 1999 - Nintendo® 64 is about to break the speed limit with the arrival of Ridge Racer 64. The next installment in this major racing franchise comes exclusively to N64 with new modes, features and outstanding visuals. This new version of Ridge Racer is the first game in the series to feature an exciting four-player mode. Ridge Racer 64 is developed by Nintendo Software Technology Corp. (NST) and will be available February 14 for a suggested retail price of $59.95.

    Ridge Racer 64 includes all of the tracks from previous Ridge Racer and Ridge Racer Revolution games along with four new exclusive courses designed specifically for N64. Players can choose from 25 high-speed vehicles, with additional cars available throughout the game. All of the Ridge Racer 64 cars have different attributes and abilities, including radically different speeds and handling, allowing players to select the best possible vehicle for the course. Graphically enhanced to take advantage of the N64's power, Ridge Racer 64 features realistic environments and special effects never before seen in a Ridge Racer game. Players will be treated to stunning visuals such as smoking tires and working headlights on the cars.

    "N64 owners have been waiting for a fast-paced, arcade racer and Ridge Racer 64 delivers the whole package," says Peter Main, Nintendo's executive vice president, sales and marketing. "The exclusive four-player mode, along with the game's impressive visuals, are guaranteed to make this title one of the best racing games ever."

    In addition to the game's four-player mode, Ridge Racer 64 also allows players to race head-to-head or even select a three-player split screen mode. Full analog controller support makes for precise control and steering, not available for the Ridge Racer games. Further game enhancements include all new collision modes and the ability for novice players to learn the famous Ridge Racer "drift", allowing cars to powerslide through hairpin turns in true arcade racing fashion.

    Ridge Racer 64 was licensed from Namco of Japan and developed by Nintendo Software Technology Corporation of Redmond, Washington, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Co. Ltd. The NST team draws its talent from several sources, including the established gaming industry and from the DigiPen Institute of Technology, an accredited university which specializes in video game production. Ridge Racer 64 represents NST's first game production for the Nintendo 64 platform.

    Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than one billion video games worldwide, has created such industry icons as Mario® and Donkey Kong and launched franchises like The Legend of Zelda® and Pokémon’. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy - the world's best-selling video game system. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in North America.

    The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates Ridge Racer 64 "E" for "Everyone." For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.

    For more information about Ridge Racer 64 any other Nintendo products, visit the company's web site at www.nintendo.com.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Feb 17, 2004.