DescriptionWave Race 64 is a jet-ski racing game. The goal is to beat the other participants in the race by successfully navigating the jet-ski through courses marked by colored buoys. Red and yellow buoys must be passed on right and left side, respectively, in order to gain speed and ensure advantage in the race. Failure to pass the buoys, on the other hand, leads to decrease in speed and eventually disqualification.
Game modes include Warm Up (basically a training session in a course known as Dolphin Park); Time Trials, in which players race against time; Championship, in which players compete in a tournament, choosing one of the four available difficulty levels; and Stunt Mode, where performing various stunts awards players with point. A two-player split-screen versus mode is available as well. Players can customize their racers, modifying their parameters, which include grip, handling, acceleration, top speed and collision stability.
- "Wave Race 64" -- European title
- "Shindou Wave Race 64" -- Rumble Pack version
- "ウェーブレース64 振動パック対応版" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Advertising / Product tie-ins / Advergames
- Drivable Vehicle: Jet Ski
- Kawasaki licensees
- Wave Race series
|Finally! An interesting racing game that isn't Mario Kart!||Pixelspeech (949)|
|The best physics i've ever seen in a video game!||Matthew Bailey (1136)||unrated|
|Bravo Screenfun||Mar, 1997||1 out of 6||100|
|GamePro (US)||Dec, 1996||5 out of 5||100|
|Game Freaks 365||2002||9.6 out of 10||96|
|Total! (Germany)||Mar, 1997||1.25 out of 6||95|
|Mega Fun||Feb, 1997||93 out of 100||93|
|Officiel Nintendo Magazine||Oct, 1997||93 out of 100||93|
|64 Power / big.N / N Games||Jun, 1999||91 out of 100||91|
|The Video Game Critic||Jun 12, 2007||A-||91|
|X64||Oct, 1997||90 out of 100||90|
|Retroage||Jan 30, 2008||9 out of 10||90|
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1001 Video GamesThe N64 version of Wave Race 64 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
AdvertisementsIn the Virtual Console release, Nintendo has slipped in advertisements for the Wii and Nintendo DS along the racing wall sidelines to replace the Kawasaki ads. This is due to the Kawasaki license no longer existing for the game.
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Wave Race 64 Kawasaki Jet Ski (Information about Wave Race 64 Kawasaki Jet Ski at Wikipedia)