Videogame Review

Nintendo Game Review: 'Wave Race 64'

EW's GRADE
A

Only the third game available for Nintendo 64, Wave Race 64 makes a watertight argument for quality over quantity. Jet skis, driven by Mighty Morphin-type characters, are the vehicles of choice in this silky smooth slalom race; the first thing you'll notice are the waves, which have never looked as realistic in any 32-bit or PC title. The game's easy learning curve, complete with a practice level, inspires instant addiction. Hotdogging isn't essential to winning, but you won't rest until you've mastered handstands and flips on your watercraft. A

Originally posted Nov 29, 1996 Published in issue #355 Nov 29, 1996 Order article reprints