Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo 64 games
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Mario Kart 64 (N64)
Member Name: briangilmour
Mario Kart 64 (N64)
Advantages: Fun, simple and appeals to all
Disadvantages: A little dated looking now.
The other day I dusted off the old N64 and decided to have a little run with it, as I rummaged threw my old cartridges I found Mario Kart 64. I forgot I'd even had it, so I put it on all the while wondering if it could be anywhere near as good as I thought it was when I first played it almost 10 years ago.
Pleasantly I was very surprised to say that this is still a fantastic and fun racing game. Its sticks to the most basic of basic principles in it's gameplay. Hold B to drive , A to break, L or R to Jump and Z to fire you're chosen weapon.
There are 2 modes you can play in 1 player. Grand Prix and Time Trials. The latter isn't much kop but the prior is where the fun begins. The Grand Prix has 3 difficulty levels 50cc 100cc and 150cc , basically Easy , Medium and Hard. Best to start at the start and work you're way up.
The great thing is that when you play it on hard you WILL at times find yourself in or around last place, and when this happens, the weapons you pick up are much more damaging and useful to your cause. With over 16 tracks to run through the Grand Prix has great longevity.
My favourite part of the game is the Multi-Player however. Yes you can race against your friends but the real fun comes in "Battle Mode". You pick one of 6 locations and get 3 balloons each which act as lives. The aim is to collect weapons and try to kill your opponent 3 times with them
Overall it's simple but an awesome fun game which appeals to anyone from age 5 and up. Brilliant and typical Mario fun from Nintendo.
Summary: Great fun game and for the budget price you can get it at now, it's worth a punt.