Wave Race 64 splashes onto Euro VC

Two new titles arrive for this week's European Virtual Console update, Wave Race 64 and Craterzone.

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Europeans now have 125 Virtual Console titles to download from their Wii Virtual Console, as two more games are added with today's update.

The first, Wave Race 64, was originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 1997, and is the sequel to the Game Boy title Wave Race. Players race on Jet Skis, navigating their way through awkwardly placed buoys, and perform tricks to earn points. Wave Race 64 has four different gameplay modes: championship, stunt challenge, two-player, and time trials.

The second title this week is Cratermaze, which was originally released for the TurboGrafx in 1990. The game's hero, Opi, has to rescue his friends from the Zenzombie's henchmen. The game has 60 levels of mazes to navigate, and each 15 levels Opi rescues one of his mates. Enemies are defeated by digging holes and dropping them in.

Wave Racer 64 costs 1,000 Wii points (approx £7.00), and Cratermaze, 600 points (£4.20).

Discussion

14 comments
AoW_TMS
AoW_TMS

WaveRace64 is the best water based wave generator simulation ever created.

Pete5506
Pete5506

That game was so fun on the N64

Talduras
Talduras

Lol. It's basically what the U.S. got this week without Metroid. Didn't Europe get Metroid on VC before us, though?

playstation_wii
playstation_wii

I've heard that the ads in waverace had been changed

JFreezy02
JFreezy02

Awesome! Wave Race 64 was really fun to play! Still waiting for GoldenEye 007 for N64 too. I hope the fact that Rare made it won't stop it from coming to the VC.

theGrynch
theGrynch

Can't wait for them to re-release the Turok games.

GreenHornet00
GreenHornet00

This was the first game I ever played when I first rented the n64, and it was so much fun! The graphics totally blew me away back then.

bourne2083
bourne2083

when will these games be released on american wii

MacRuckus
MacRuckus

Wave Race is a classic game. I just love those ramps and tricks. They need to make a new one on the Wii.

Warlypwnage
Warlypwnage

wave race was so much fun. so is real jet-skiing, albeit a little expensive.

DELTAsnake
DELTAsnake

Got it! it's one of the few games on the 64 that holds up today.

sirhamalot
sirhamalot

Wave Race 64 came out in the US and Japan in 1996

manny_stlye
manny_stlye

I hope Super Metroid does come out in the states this coming Monday!!!

UncleBalsamic
UncleBalsamic

I need to find this on the 64, I love waverace.