Top Gear Overdrive (N64) Reviews
Description:A racing game developed by Snowblind and published by Kemco.
Newest Review: ... RALLY on PS3/360. You will drift around every corner, Only the cars with the highest handling have the hope of going around a ... more
Customer Top Gear Overdrive (N64) Reviews (4)
by - written on 16/06/08 (Very useful, 87 readings)
Given that Im not much of a fan of the genre, it may surprise some people to find that one of the first games I got for my N64 was this, Top Gear Overdrive, a racing game. My 64 came packaged in a deal with Super Mario 64 and this, so I never really had a say in it, and probably wouldn't even have looked at the game had it not come with the console. The game is an arcade racing game that supports up to 4-Players and even the Expansion pack to enhance the graphics. It was released in 1998 to very little response critically or sales wise, and isn't one of the better known Nintendo 64 games by any stretch of the imagination. The game offers a single ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/06/10 (Very useful, 34 readings)
Well i'll compare this game to the 2 N64 games its closest too. So that'd be Cruis'n World and Beetle Adventure Racing. It resembles Cruis'n World in the fact that at the end of each race you collect money which you can use to upgrade various aspects of your car, or buy a new car (this is also similar to Top Gear 2 on the SNES). When i first played this game, i instantly thought of Beetle Adventure Racing, possibly because the first car you get in the game is a VW Beetle. The graphics are similar to BAR, but TGO definitely has better graphics, most likely because it can take advantage of the Expansion Pak, which doubles the screen ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/10/01, updated on 02/10/01 (Very useful, 99 readings)
The N64 has been starving for a good "real" racer since it's release way back in 96. There were some good cute racers such as Diddy Kong and Mario Kart and then there were some just plain awful racers like Cruis'n USA and F1 Pole Position 64. Finally, that has changed with the release of Snow-blind Studios Top Gear Overdrive. By far the best racer to grace the system, TGO features some of the best graphics, control, game play and all out fun to ever come out of an arcade racer. Being one of the first games to support the RAM Expansion Pack it's pretty much a given you're going to be treated to some knockout graphics if you're lucky ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/12/00, updated on 07/10/04 (Somewhat useful, 40 readings)
This game is quite awful and needs to be kept clear from. It has tracks which you would expect from this game and the usual cars (nothing special there) yet the inclusion of a turbo boost really does spoil it. In multiplayer mode it alright yet the action is usaully limited to whoever has the fastest car. The graphics look good but play jerkily even with an exspantion pack. The tracks hve long straights which go into really tight turns and you almost certainly crash. It then may have an odd short cut here and there. The game is quite poor and deserves to be kept well away. This game shows u that good graphics don't always mean good gameplay. It does play smoothly but Read the complete review
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