This is your stereotypical beat em up, two guys hitting each other over the head with assorted nasty things, so why is it so bad? Although it has all the assorted requirements of a fighter i.e. special characters, extra levels, everything that any decent fighter has. However the graphics cannot even be looked at for more than a minute without you needing to go to and look at something more aesthetically pleasing - like wallpaper! The animations are jerky, everything that could have been good was just taken OTT and it just looks terrible! The multiplayer is almost no-existent, and there is a delay of about a second between pressing a button and you 'clayfighter' executing the move. If there is one thing to say about this game it is that on dooyoo you have to give it one star out of five at the very least, so it gets way more than it deserves. Run away from it very fast, shield your eyes and don't look.
Although many people think that this is the worst game on the N64, it is not. Whilst at a friends house I played on this game and found it to be quite good, if not one of the best games on this Nintendo console. I tried out all of the characters and settled with the green blob, I have forgotten the name of this odd looking creature, but anyway, this green blob can transform into all sorts of things like hammers and bits of string to tie you up in. When I had beaten the rabbit boss I moved onto the final boss,a mad scientist, sadly I narrowly lost,so my friend took over and won for me. I think that this game was not supposed to be a state of the art beat 'em up, it was supposed to be a joke, to be funny, and I found it funny, particularly when one of the characters throws a chicken at you and clucks like a hen, don't buy this game, but at least rent it for a night, it doesn't last that long but it's a bit of fun, give Clayfighter a chance for once, and don't prejudge it because of scores it gets in magazines or what other people think of it, play it yourself and you might just like it, I did.
Interplay know this is bad. They let it go for release without sending the magazines a copy to review (so people are not put off). Interplay clearly got bored making this. The box promises around 16 playable characters, but, incredibly, only around 9 are in the game! If that wasn’t bad enough, they then decided to release the proper version (The Directors Cut) out in America...except, it was a rent-only game! Logic defying! Or is it? Maybe Interplay have sense, because, basically, this game is appalling. The graphics were more clear on the SNES Clayfighter games, and it was much easier to control back then too. Now, the characters are sluggish with few moves...although that doesn’t stop it from being too easy! If the developers of a game reckon its bad...what on earth are the public gonna think?
Clayfighter 64 really should have stayed on the 16-bit systems. Looking at the N64 port, nothing has changed. Okay, so the three-dimensional backgrounds are snazzy at times, but they pop up. And the characters...they have no emotions, look stupid and are unoriginal. The game tries to be funny, but it isn't. The stupidly-named moves are really dire, and you can't get into the game due to the appaling graphics - especially in the fighters. The sound is horrible - lucky I have a mute button. So what if they decided to add speech? It's delivered with all the annoyance of Pokémon's "PIKA! PIKA!" and is twice as ear-destroying. The gamplay is bad. Very bad. Almost unplayable; controls are unresponsive at times, and the gravity isn't quite tuned correctly. There is really nothing good to say about this game - needless to say you won't play it for long. And that's if you buy it; DON'T.
THis is one of the worst games available on the N64, avoid like a mother-in-law who's birthday you've forgot. For starters, the graphics are awful. I'm pretty sure this game wasn't too bad on the SNES, but for the N64 "update" they've clearly forgotten to take use of the extra power. The characters are choppy and there is a fair amount of pop-up in the polygonal backgrounds. The sound is terrible, totally irritating music, and although the speech is quite good, what they say and how they say it is hair-tearingly annoying. As for the gameplay, I don't know where to start. It plays like a guitar with no strings - the only fun is had from banging it on the ground. The characters have less charisma than tadpoles, the moves are awful (and have "comedy" names); basically, this game has nothing to recommend it at all. Except... nope, except nothing, this game really is that bad. AVOID!