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Description

Wave 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.

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There are 17 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.


Promo Images

Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski Screenshot
Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski Screenshot
Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski Screenshot
Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski Screenshot

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Alternate Titles

  • "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

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Critic Reviews

Nintendo Life Jan 06, 2016 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
FNintendo Jan 27, 2016 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The N64 version of Wave Race 64 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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In 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.

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Michael Cassidy (20647) added Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski (Wii U) on Jan 21, 2016
Other platforms contributed by gamewarrior (5115) and Chris Martin (1208)