Red Bull remembers Wave Race on the N64

Shortly after I finished writing about the previous Red Bull post by Ben Sillis, Jon Partridge published one in a similar vein. Is this going to be a theme now? Having people write about the Nintendo 64 every other week? Well I sure do hope so. We gotta keep the console alive!

Anyway, he starts off the article by talking about the 1992 Game Boy version of the game. Since this website isn’t called GBSquid.com, we’ll just move on to the part where he starts to talk about the Nintendo 64 version of Wave Race.

The first thing I noticed with the article was that he mentioned that Wave Race 64 was a launch title for the Nintendo 64.This is kinda true. Wave Race 64 was released after the Nintendo 64 by three months in Japan, one month in North America and six weeks in Europe. So while it’s pretty close, it’s not quite a launch title in any region.

Besides that, Partridge goes on to talk about how Wave Race 64 was quite revolutionary because of its water graphics and its different movement style to road-racers like Mario Kart. I must agree with this point since the control in WR64 is really awkward when you play it for the first time, especially if you’re used to rolling on asphalt all day.

The rest of the article goes on to talk about Wave Race: Blue Storm on the Gamecube. Again, since this isn’t on the Nintendo 64 I’ll let it be. Overall, the article is an interesting read. I’d recommend you go and take a look at it for a look at the wave race series throughout the ages.

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Shortly after I finished writing about the previous Red Bull post by Ben Sillis, Jon Partridge published one in a similar vein. Is this going to be a theme now? Having people write about the Nintendo 64 every other week? Well I sure do hope so. We gotta keep the console alive! Anyway, he starts […]
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