One of the best, but most unappreciated N64 games out there.

User Rating: 9 | Re-Volt N64
Re-Volt is a great racing game, it's completely different than the standard racing game. The game includes many different remote-controlled cars to choose from which are raced on tracks that are definitely not seen in any other racing game. You can drive through a supermarket, neighborhood, people's houses, ghost towns, toy stores and many more environments. There is a stunt arena where you can drive a car of your choice around the track to hit various jumps to get stars which unlock new cars. Also, there are time trials, a championship mode, and single races which also result in unlocking cars and tracks.

Multiplayer in Re-Volt is great, the battle mode is easily my favorite. Get some friends together for racing or battle mode and it's going to be pure racing carnage. With human players, the weapons are much more effective and can result in some amazingly close matches.

The physics on the cars are amazing, with realistic handling and collision effects. The game's weapons also make for interesting twists during the race. Seeking bottle rockets, oil slicks, bowling balls, and other weapons all throw an interesting curve into the gameplay. Some weapons will send the cars flying through the air while others will cause handling problems and collisions. Utilizing the expansion pack, the game has smooth graphics. The cars and environment look very well and use the N64 hardware better than many of the other racing games. Sometimes there are frame rate drops in the custom tracks and during multiplayer, but not too often during the single player game. The sound effects in the game are not anything amazing, they suit the game well, but could have been better. The engine effects are obviously a short, looping track that can become very annoying. The collision noises and explosions sound great.

The best aspect of the game is the track creator. Custom tracks can be made using many different parts, including turns, ramps, bumps, hills, and many other pieces. If you spend a lot of time on a track, you can make some huge and amazingly complex tracks with the track creator. Giant jumps can be created, banking curves and intersections can result in some crazy races. The downside is that the tracks can only be used in multiplayer and cannot be used in any of the single player modes. The multiplayer racing is the best anyway though, so it's not much of a big deal, as long as you have someone else to play with.

I'd recommend this game to anyone who likes a good racing game but is tired of the same old thing over and over again. It may take a while to get used to how the game handles and the physics, but once it is learned it can result in a lot of fun!

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