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Back of Box - N64 (US):

    Race to Win with NASCAR Cars, Drivers, and Tracks!

    • Race on the high banks
    • Night racing under the lights
    • Step in and take the wheel
    • Head to head racing
    • Celebrate victory Earnhardt style
    • Game features
      • Two man booth featuring Bob Jenkins and Benny Parsons
      • Crew chief and spotter audio assistance
      • NASCAR championship mode
      • Comprehensive pit strategies
      • 37 NASCAR drivers cars
      • 17 licensed NASCAR tracks

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4675) on Jun 08, 2007. – Nintendo 64:
    Purring like a 358-cubic-inch Chevy V8, EA Sports' stock car extravaganza whooshes onto America's most advanced game system. NASCAR 99 promises racing so realistic you'll practically feel the extra Gs on the 33-degree curves at Talladega.

    This speed Pak boasts 31 authentic drivers and their cars, including reigning Winston Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and his familiar No. 24 Chevy. With NASCAR celebrating its 50th anniversary, EA Sports is adding a bonus: you'll be able to race as NASCAR legends Richard Petty, Benny Parsons, Cale Yarborough, Alan Kulwicki, Bobby Allison and Davey Allison.

    NASCAR's growing legions of fans will welcome the chance to test their lead-footing skills on authentic recreations of 17 NASCAR tracks, including Charlotte, Las Vegas, Richmond and Pocono. Except for Watkins Glen and Sears Point, though, all the tracks are ovals. If you're not a fan of stock car racing, you probably won't relish the prospect of left-hand turns for hundreds of laps.

    The game maintains an excellent frame rate, even in two-player mode. And the cars look great, with each sponsor logo displayed in great detail. The stands look flat, though. On superspeedways, you'll notice distant sections of the track popping up.

    In single-player mode, you'll have to conquer a field of 20 CPU-controlled cars. Radio communications from your crew chief help you weave in and out of 180-mph traffic.

    You'll need to fine-tune your chariot to match the subtleties of each track. Short tracks with steep banks require you to increase your car's wedge, which stabilizes your car's suspension, and increase the downforce, which makes it easier to follow the race line through turns. However, a high downforce cuts down on your top speed. You'll want to keep the downforce low for superspeedways with long straightaways.

    Bumping up your tire pressure improves your handling at the expense of tire wear, requiring more pit stops. Finally, a low gear ratio jacks up you car's acceleration, while a high gear ratio gives you a higher top speed.

    The audio track highlights engine sounds recorded at actual races as well as TV-style commentary from the renowned golden throats of Bob Jenkins and Benny Parsons. The music track sizzles with hot licks from Stevie Ray Vaughn and Joe Satriani.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (65856) on Aug 13, 2005.
    Push your way through the pack to lead the Nascar circuit in NASCAR '99. Realistic updates such as tread marks when you use your brakes or paint scrapings on the walls if you bump your car help to make NASCAR one of the most exciting forms of racing available.

    With a choice of 31 different cars and their drivers, Nascar '99 lets you race as your hero over 17 gruelling tracks.

    The stakes are high and if you're not careful, you may end up in the wall.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66841) on Oct 31, 2004.

Press Release - Nintendo 64 and PlayStation:

    Electronic Arts Ships NASCAR 99 For The Nintendo 64

    1997's Best-Selling PlayStation Racing Video Game Poised to Repeat Success with Next Generation of Game on the Nintendo 64

    SAN MATEO, Calif., September 10, 1998 -- Electronic Arts’ (Nasdaq:ERTS), the world's largest interactive entertainment software company, today announced that it has shipped NASCAR® 99 on the Nintendo® 64. NASCAR 99 allows the user to race on 17 official NASCAR-sanctioned tracks and speedways, and compete as any one of 31 current NASCAR drivers. Six legendary drivers are also available for the NASCAR fan who wants to match up today's stars against the men who helped build the sport, such as "The King" Richard Petty.

    The combination of EA SPORTS, the worldwide leading interactive sports brand, and NASCAR, the fastest growing sport in North America, has proven to be an incredible partnership for interactive racing fans. Last year, NASCAR 98 was the top-selling PlayStation’ racing video game according to market research firm, The NPD Group. EA SPORTS is looking forward to another banner year with NASCAR 99 on both the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation platforms. NASCAR 99 for the PlayStation ships in late September.

    The voices of legendary NASCAR announcers Bob Jenkins and Benny Parsons can be heard exclusively in NASCAR 99. The TV-style commentary provided by them gives users the feel that they are actually in a real NASCAR race as the announcers provide field run downs, track and driver facts and continuous color commentary.

    "It's the level of detail we put into our NASCAR games that people have really responded to," said Dave Ross, supervising producer of the NASCAR series for EA SPORTS. "We worked closely with NASCAR to ensure the tracks, cars, and sounds of the sport are accurately portrayed. What we've accomplished this year is we made NASCAR 99 for the N64’ and PlayStation completely unique racing experiences. We took a careful look at who is buying games for those platforms and we tailored our games accordingly. Our N64 version is a bit more forgiving in arcade mode, yet delivers an incredibly competitive racing experience in simulation mode for hard-core racers. The N64 delivers beautifully colored cars and tracks. It is really stunning to look at, and provides a fun and exciting race."

    Actual stock car sounds were recorded for NASCAR 99 from within the car and outside. Consequently engine noises and passing cars sound totally authentic. With the rumbling of over 700 horses under the hood and a stereo music soundtrack provided by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Joe Satriani, the adrenaline starts to quickly surge through NASCAR 99 drivers' bodies as they begin their racing season. Just as real drivers must earn their NASCAR championship by winning on numerous types of tracks, NASCAR 99 drivers will have to face the same challenges as they race through the season.

    The thrill of night driving can be experienced at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway. In addition, dynamic lighting and shading applies when a race occurs during the day. As the sun changes position in the sky throughout the race, the reflection moves around the track as well as illuminates the magnificent paint jobs on the cars.

    The 31 active drivers in the game include Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Mark Martin, Terry Labonte, Bobby Labonte, Darrell Waltrip, Ernie Irvan, Rusty Wallace, Jeremy Mayfield, John Andretti, Ricky Craven, Steve Park, Kenny Irwin Jr., Kenny Wallace, Jeff Burton, Ted Musgrave, Johnny Benson, Ken Schrader, Ricky Rudd, Michael Waltrip, Bill Elliott, Dale Jarrett, Sterling Marlin, Bobby Hamilton, Ward Burton, Geoff Bodine, David Green, Hut Stricklin, Kyle Petty, Mike Skinner, and Dick Trickle.

    The 17 NASCAR sanctioned speedways in the game include legendary NASCAR ovals such as the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Bristol Motor Speedway. New NASCAR tracks are included it the game such as California Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Texas Motor Speedway. For those who like the twists and turns of a road course, NASCAR 99 provides Watkins Glen International and Sears Point Raceway.

    "EA SPORTS' NASCAR 99 provides a fun, interactive way for fans to enjoy NASCAR racing," said George Pyne, NASCAR vice president of marketing. "We're excited about the debut of NASCAR 99 during NASCAR's 50th anniversary year. Fans will enjoy the game's enhanced special effects as well as have the opportunity to race as one of their favorite NASCAR legends."

    In 1997 more than 11 million people attended NASCAR events around the country and an additional 183 million people watched NASCAR races on television.

    EA SPORTS is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling titles include FIFA Soccer, John Madden Football’, NHL® Hockey, NBA Live Basketball, PGA TOUR® Golf, Triple Play Baseball’ and NASCAR® 98.

    Electronic Arts, headquartered in San Mateo, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of $909 million for fiscal 1998. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and advanced entertainment systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under seven brand names: Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS, Maxis®, Origin Systems® Inc., Bullfrog® Productions Ltd., Westwood Studios’ and Jane's® Combat Simulations. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 11, 2004.