There are no two ways about it, this is the coolest game ever
The gameplay is fantastic and gets really addictive playing with your mates and blowing up their vehicle when there about 2cm from the finish line. The controls are really tight and unique but soon becomes second nature as your brain tells you that you have to use "Rock n Roll racing" controls.
The graphics were good; there was great backgrounds overlooking the track and fantastic paintings of the characters. Lets just say that this was the greatest soundtrack of all time until Vice City came along. The rock soundtrack was amazing and the commentator should be given an honoury knighthood by the queen ("And Rip is in another time zone!"). The game lasts for ages with 9 planet leagues and about 10 races on each of them.
Simply put, I would buy a SNES for this. Its THAT good.