Number of Players
Release Date


  • US 17th Nov 2002
  • EU 3rd May 2002
  • JP 14th Sep 2002
Feature Support


  • Review Wave Race: Blue Storm (GameCube)

    Wave Race 64 was one of the biggest new IPs on the N64; how does this Gamecube sequel fare?

    Starting off in Wave Race: Blue Storm is noticeably more difficult than the N64 original, but with more stunts to learn and the new boost feature it's much more rewarding when you get the hang of it. The majority of the tracks are updated from the original...

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Wave Race: Blue Storm News

  • Poll So, Wave Race 64 Or Blue Storm - Which Is Best?

    Or are you a GB purist?

    The arrival of Wave Race 64 on Switch as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack has been the cause of much celebration in the Nintendo Life office. Those water physics have the power to impress some two-and-a-half decades on, and it still handles like a dream. If you've never played the game — or if you're a PAL...

  • News Wave Race Director Shinya Takahashi Hints That The Series May Return Soon

    ​"You may see that game again"

    Given its long and proud history, it goes without saying that Nintendo is sitting atop a mighty goldmine of IP, much of which lies dormant at the present moment in time. One such sleeping series is Wave Race, which began life on the Game Boy back in 1992; it might not be one of the most popular franchises Nintendo...

  • Feature HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect for Wii U

    Easy wins and fan favourites

    In a turn of events that shouldn't surprise any followers of Nintendo, an anonymous source of reasonable repute has recently been quoted as stating that a big-name HD remaster is on the way to Wii U in 2015. We'd suggest this isn't too far off from saying something rather obvious such as "Nintendo is making games that...

  • News Wave Race Trademark Resurfaces

    New wave?

    Nintendo of America has updated the trademark for watery racing series Wave Race. But don't get your wetsuit on just yet — there's no confirmation of a new game for now. The trademark was renewed as of mid-August, according to Trademarkia. It's possible that there's a new entry into the series coming, but it could also be a case of...

About The Game

Wave Race Blue Storm is guaranteed to get your adrenaline going whether you're a fan of racing games in general or water-based racers in particular. Heck, even if you hate racing games you might be won over. With an ultra-challenging Championship Mode, a flashy Stunt Mode and great four-player action, Wave Race Blue Storm delivers a total racing package.

Blue Storm features eight courses, eight riders and three difficulty levels to tackle. The great thing about the courses is that they offer completely new racing experiences based on wave conditions. The perfect line on a sunny day is not necessarily the way to go once the waves reach tsunami-sized intensity. These conditions can change mid-race, so it's crucial that you stay on your toes.

The play control provides a nice balance between realism and fun. Your watercraft bounces from wave to wave with impressive realism, thanks to solid real-world physics. The game is easy to pick up and play, but as you work your way through Championship Mode you'll have to master the more subtle control nuances. The L and R Buttons, for example, allow you to lean into turns.

Instead of packing the game with gazillions of riders who perform exactly the same, the developers at Nintendo Software Technology provided eight unique riders with noticeable strengths and weaknesses which actually affect gameplay. On top of that, the individual attributes of each rider can be customized to your own specifications. The end result is top-notch play control and truly competitive races.

The Stunt Mode is designed equally well. Stunts come in two varieties: jumps and tricks. Jump stunts are performed while in mid-air, and trick stunts are executed on the water. It's particularly fun to bust stunts during a multiplayer race to add a little humiliation to your friends' defeat.