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I don't really do much "gaming" these days and I'm completely out of touch when it comes to new consoles but when the N64 was king, Micro Machines 64 was a nifty racing game to have at hand. It's really like no other racing game, even the other Micro Machines titles on different consoles, the courses are very imaginative, the graphics are great and it's a very fun racing game, even quite challenging at times. The camera angle is from a sort of bird's eye view, it's a little tricky to get used to but quite enjoyable once you get the hang of it. Driving a Micro Machine gives you a great deal of possibilities, small things become large as you race your little motor around interesting courses, such as breakfast tables where honey proves to be a sticky point that slows you down and sand castles, the graphics are bright and colourful and bring it all to life. This game is rather frustrating because the other participants can use weapons (as can you) in a Mario Kartesque style that makes life rather unpredictable, winning doesn't just require skill but also a bit of luck because it's easy to be propelled from first to last place. This is a great little racing game, especially if you are a kid - it's really very fun and even if you're an adult, it's embarassingly enjoyable too.
This game is the N64 version of the PS1 game 'Micro Machines V3'. This is probably the only Micro Machines game that i have really enjoyed, it features a large amount of cars and tracks. You unlock the various cars by getting the best times on each of the tracks, these cars range from hot rods, to monster trucks and Ferrari Testarossa's. The game also features a 4 player race mode, and also a 8 player pad share mode, although the 8 player mode probably isnt the best invention, it becomes more frustrating than enjoyable. This game does require the N64 Controller PAK in order to save data, this is effectively a Memory Card that plugs into the back of your N64 controller. It will probably cost you about £3 or so for a brand new one, i bought a pack of 2 in 2009 for £5. If your a fan of Micro Machines, either buy this, or Micromachines V3 or V4. This game is a direct port of V3 and V4 is the PS2 sequel of the game.