Wave Race 64

Wave Race 64

1996

System
Nintendo 64
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo EAD

8.5

Game Rating

User Ratings: 32

Our Review: 9/10

Overview

Number of Players
2
Genre
Racing
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 6th Aug 2007, 1,000 points (USA)
  • 17th Aug 2007, 1,000 points (UK/EU)
  • 31st Jul 2007, 1,000 points (JPN)

Nintendo 64

  • 29th Apr 1997 (UK/EU)
  • 27th Sep 1996 (JPN)
  • 1st Nov 1996 (USA)

Wii U eShop

  • 31st Dec 2015, £8.99 (UK/EU)
  • 11th Aug 2016, $9.99 (USA)
Series
Wave Race
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

Screenshots (5)

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Reviews

  • 59

    Wii U eShop / N64

    Review Wave Race 64

    Wonderful water racer

    Wave Race was not a well known series prior to its arrival on the Nintendo 64. Actually it wasn't a series at all, but rather a single release: a top-down racer on the Game Boy. With its 64-bit machine offering the opportunity for new 3D gaming experiences, Nintendo decided to have another crack at a Jet Ski racer and came up...

  • 9

    Virtual Console / Nintendo 64

    Review Wave Race 64

    Splash wave

    Given that Wave Race 64 was a launch title for the N64, and that it has now been over 10 years since that launch, it is all the more baffling to play it today. Comparison with modern games tends to put the graphical and physics achievements of older titles into stark relief, but Wave Race is the exception to the rule. In the years since,...

About The Game

Originally a launch game for Nintendo 64, Wave Race 64 immediately blew the competition out of the water with its impressive 3D graphics and gameplay that was anything but shallow!

In Championship Mode, race around nine challenging courses, from the tranquillity of Sunny Beach to the stormy surf of Marine Fortress, each packed with obstacles to avoid and ramps to launch into crowd-pleasing stunts.

Play against a pal in Vs. mode, choose Time Trials Mode to shave off seconds from your laps, or opt for Stunt Mode to practise your handstands, backflips and barrel rolls! And if you're really good, you might even catch a ride on a dolphin!