Review by MONSTERMAN1960

Reviewed: 01/28/01 | Updated: 01/28/01

One of the best racing games for the N64

Many people who read this game's title would just think it is one of those dumb games that is licensed by a someone, but it is a very bad game. But this is not true. This is one of the best racers that have ever hit the Nintendo 64. It keep me coming back for quite some time. It is a very good game.

Gameplay: Well, in this game the controls are ok. It is like other racing games. They take a minute to get used to, and the controls in multi-player battle mode is a little bit different than in race mode. This game is not to hard to beat. It will only take a short amount of time to get all 6 levels, but there are more to be unlocked than just the levels. The game is very fun to play, and there are many shortcuts in every level, some cut time off you game, some add time. Overall very good. Rating: 9

Video: This may be an old Nintendo 64 game, but it is very cool looking. The levels look very cool, and there is a ton of eye candy, from a t-rex, to a crashed UFO, to a dragon.
Sometimes all you want to do is look at the things in
the levels, the race taking a back seat.The framerate is
always very high, even with 4 player multi-player. Every Beetle looks very real, as you can see the seats in the back window. There are a few pop-ups in this game, but not to many. Even the crashes look very cool. Rating: 9

Audio:Well, the music is very 1970ish, and sometimes you just cant stand it. Thats ok. The sounds of the Beetles make sounds very cool. The horns all sound very cool. The sounds the cars make when they crash is ok. Over all, not the best part of the game, but it is ok. Rating: 6

Replayability: You will be playing this game for awhile. It may not take you very long to unlock all 6 levels, but to get all the cheats, and multi-player levels will take some time. To get cheats you must find the hidden cheat boxes in Championship mode. There are quite a few, and some are very funny. To get multi-player levels, you must get 100 points in Championship mode, in the form of point boxes. And that is no easy task. It will have you doing it for awhile. Up to 4 players can be in multi-player battles. But only 2 players can be in multi-player races. This keep me playing for sometime, but when you unlock everything, there is not much more use for the game unless you play it a lot for multi-player parties. Rating: 8

Overall rating: 8

Rent or Buy: I would buy it if you like racers or Beetles. Otherwise you might not like it, but it is a very fun game for anyone. Now that it is a few years old, you can find it for $40 or less a lot of times.

Rating:   4.0 - Great

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