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  1. 18 hours ago, Tomdominer said:

    Yeah, I truly believe Wave Race 64 (along with F-Zero X and 1080 Snowboarding) are the some of the best racing games of all time.

     

    Some Wave Race tips for beginners.

    • Missing a L/R buoy reduces your top speed. Once you have missed one, you must pass five to get maximum engine power again.
    • Press accelerate right on the "GO" of the start countdown with give you maximum engine power right from the start.
    • The Z/R button is used for tighter turns. Use this on hairpins, but be careful, is sensitive and takes some getting used to.
    • The B button bends your knees. This is useful to take the height out of waves & jumps. If you want to return to the water quickly, tab B while riding up the wave.

     

    I didn't know this about the b button. I've completed that game many times and never even bothered tweaking the stats.

  2. 18 hours ago, Protocol Penguin said:

    I’ve never seen anything on any later systems that matches Wave Race 64 in terms of raw gameplay design and simple elegance of its control system. The sequel on the GameCube was a limp disappointment.

    Yep I think it's probably one of the best games I've ever played. 1080 is up there too and to a lesser extent excite bike 64. Really deep control systems.

  3. 6 minutes ago, nakamura said:

    MRC is not bad tbh. It's a little fuzzy but tweaks to the handling setup improve it no end. It's not great but I do like it myself. 

    To be fair if I bought it back in the day I'd probably played the shit out of it and got a lot from it.

  4. After three painful mins playing multi racing championship I can confirm it's pretty awful. Terrible frame rate, an annoying announcer that can't be muted and handling thats no where near as satisfying as sega rally. 

     

    Appreciate no one cares, but for some reason I thought I might have found a hidden gem. It's gash.

  5. 10 minutes ago, MikeBeaver said:

    it's VERY slow... I remember being hyped for it at the time, and sorely dissapointed upon release :(

    Interesting, was it the pal version? One YouTube vid looks like euro release and it looks super slow.  Other looks ok. Frame rate looks crap though in both.

    I probably should have bought a playstation back in the day too, was fed a line of drivel by N64 mag saying the PlayStation couldn't compete graphically. Heard recently a developer saying the PlayStation was designed to do fast graphics, the N64 sort of more quality. Though the N64 also had 2kb video ram I think so not sure how right that is!

     

    Edit: https://www.ign.com/articles/1997/09/12/multi-racing-championship

    Wait what, only 3 tracks!?!

  6. 1 hour ago, Dudley said:

    Yeah I don't buy it either, that's a 6 review by text.  What happened was the forum lost its collective pants and they paniced.

    It nearly put me off buying it, but then ign called ranted and raved about, for some reason I believed ign, even if took ten minutes to load it's web pages on my dial up modem.

  7. On 30/06/2021 at 14:12, K said:

     

     

    OK, looks like I got my dates wrong. I do recall him mentioning the GTA3 thing though, in the context of him saying that the one of the main scoring scandals everyone bangs on about is an example of a time when it was genuinely a mistake.

     

    I have that issue of Edge in front of me, and its interesting re-reading it in context with that Ste Curran quote above. The same issue had them review Halo, Oddworld, Amped, Project Gotham Racing Rez, Pikmin, Civ III, Jak and Daxter, Shenmue 2, Baldurs Gate DA, Virtua Tennis 2, and GTA 3 (among others) - so it was a pretty heavy month for games. It's quite a sparse review, it reads like they didn't spend much time with the game.

    Is that the issue with fxxk on the cover?

  8. On 01/07/2021 at 14:47, Pob said:

    It's hard to see how someone could play GTA3 for more than give minutes and not realise how revolutionary it is. Spotting the genius of Halo was very astute - it took me a second play-through to really appreciate it - once I'd got used to the controls, been told to try it on a harder difficulty etc. Up till then I thought Medal Of Honour: Allied Assault (basically Call Of Duty 0) was a much better game.

    I keep trying to like halo, but still don't really like it. then again I think every FPS except Goldeneye, quake 3 and unreal tournament is shit!

  9. On 29/06/2021 at 19:54, spanky debrest said:

    Yeah I personally agreed with Edge's meme-tastic 5/10 for Double Dash - though I'm one of those extremists who'd have given Super Mario Kart an easy 10/10 and finds the modern ones boring.

     

    Their 6/10 for Gunstar Heroes was a shambles however you cut it though. 

    I agree too, double dash was crap but then I think all them are rubbish compared to super nes one!

  10. On 29/07/2021 at 09:56, phresh said:

     

    It's the speed boost you get for going around (5?) buoys and not missing any. I'm sure tricks fill it up as well, so if you can smash out a double backflip at the start you can get it quicker just to give you more of an advantage.

    Checked yesterday, tricks don't as far as I can tell, however I think they do in blue storm, haven't tried!

  11. 6 minutes ago, phresh said:

     

    It's the speed boost you get for going around (5?) buoys and not missing any. I'm sure tricks fill it up as well, so if you can smash out a double backflip at the start you can get it quicker just to give you more of an advantage.

    I didn't know this, will try later :)

  12. On 28/07/2021 at 08:26, Dudley said:

     

    All of this, I got it very, very late, like in the last 2 years late and my only problem with it was I finished what I thought was the first cup and it turned out to be the game.

    Yes there just seems to be three difficulties and that's it (on wave race 64)

     

    Another thing, I reckon the most annoying thing about blue storm is the presentation, the music is annoying and although the graphics are better it just seems messy somehow. Also I don't know what's wrong with the controls but somehow they just don't feel right compared to wave race 64.

     

    Is there anything as good as wave race? Anyone tried aqua Moto?

  13. 40 minutes ago, phresh said:

    I like the way that the stunts are useful while racing as well, using them to either boost the speed bonus or specifically with the dive trick to avoid speed sapping waves.

    Wait. What!?! Doing tricks gives a speed boost !? I didn't know this !!

  14. 4 hours ago, Protocol Penguin said:

    How they went from Wave Race 64 and 1080 with their incredible control systems to the lumpen, fiddly Wave Race Blue Storm and 1080 Avalanche I have no idea (well, I guess it was due to Nintendo farming the sequels out to NST).

    I left avalanche back to the shop. Interestingly the main programmer on it is talking bout doing a real sequel:

    He's the same English guy who worked for Nintendo Japan and made the Mario face in mario 64, the one you can push and pull around when it starts up.

    Edit: turns out I now nothing about new games, this is now a vr game called carve, looks good but I can't be arsed with vr

     

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