Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski

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Alt. titles
"Wave Race 64" -- European title,
"Shindou Wave Race 64" -- Rumble Pack version,
"ウェーブレース64 振動パック対応版" -- Japanese spelling
Published byNintendo Co., Ltd.   Developed byNintendo EAD   ReleasedSep 27, 1996   PlatformNintendo 64   Wii   Wii U   GenreAction   Racing / Driving   Sports   Perspective1st-person   Behind view   SportSailing / Boating   MiscLicensed   InterfaceDirect Control   

Wave Race 64 is a jet-ski racing game. The goal is to beat the other participants in the race by successfully navigating the jet-ski through courses marked by colored buoys. Red and yellow buoys must be passed on right and left side, respectively, in order to gain speed and ensure advantage in the race. Failure to pass the buoys, on the other hand, leads to decrease in speed and eventually disqualification. Game modes include Warm Up (basically a training session in a course known as Dolphin Park); Time Trials, in which players race against time; Championship, in which players compete in a tournament, choosing one of the four available difficulty levels; and Stunt Mode, where performing various stunts awards players with point. A two-player split-screen versus mode is available as well. Players can customize their racers, modifying their parameters, which include grip, handling, acceleration, top speed and collision stability.