Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nintendo Nostalgia Part 4

   For part 4 of this series I'm going to do an all racing game edition. Again, this is not a best of list or anything like that, it is only a few of my favorites, and in no particular order.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

   Mario Kart 64. Let me get this game out of the way. We all know Mario Kart, it's Nintendo's racing game. You drive around racing other Nintendo characters, throwing bananas peels, and turtle shells, shrinking people and more. The racing aspect of the game was excellent, but I really like the battle modes. The objective was to hit the other player three times without being hit three times yourself. It was a lot of fun, and I don't see many games with this type of gameplay and it's too bad.


   Lego Racers. Lego Racers is a fairly generic racing game with pretty much the same elements of gameplay as Mario Kart. Except you got to build your own vehicles from Legos. I was a huge Lego fan when I was a kid, and this game was a lot of fun. You could spend a long time just creating cars, which was a blast for me.


   San Francisco Rush 2049. This game was an absolute blast. You race around hitting ramps, and sprout wings to do flips and rolls with. I didn't play the traditional racing mode of this game very much. The best part for me was the stunt mode. You pick up speed and hit ramps trying to do as many flips, spins or rolls as you can without wrecking yourself. It was one of my favorite multiplayer games.


   Wipeout 64. An arcade style racing game similar to most from the genre. There isn't really anything special about this game, you get what you would expect. You fire rockets, lazers, machine guns, plant mines, to stall your opponents and win the races. It's nothing revolutionary or innovative, just a lot of fun.



 Excitebike 64. This was Excitebike's jump to 3D, and offers pretty much everything you would expect it to. You have a Season Mode, lots of tracks and the over the top feel that the original had. And of course you had the Track Editor to create your own tracks. You could even play the original Excitebike, which was probably my favorite part.

  Ok guys that's part four, I hope you enjoyed it. I may have one or two left in me, then I might move onto NES or SNES games.

19 comments:

  1. Wipeout 64 was one of the first video games I ever played... so nostalgic...

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  2. man, I loved mario kart. I played that game with a friend of mine like 3 weeks ago and I nostalgia'ed hard when listening to the music and playing on those different tracks

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  3. I remember losing a couple of friendships over Mario kart... Still the funnest game out at that time though!

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  4. Mario Kart was such an intense game back when it was the hit. But now we have 3D TV's and complete immersion into the game, danggg

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  5. thank you so much you gave me a big smile, i love that game, played sooooo much!!!

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  6. I need to get me a nintendo 64 again. these bring back a lot of memories.

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  7. I enjoyed playing MK64 and Diddy Kong Racing!

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  8. Oh no, I completely forgot about Diddy Kong Racing! I should've put it up there.

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  9. Amazing finds. Thank you for making me remember my childhood

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  10. Mario Kart 64 brought some good memories back in the day. One of the greatest games ever.

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  11. if we are talking about racing games you forgot one of the main ones, F-Zero

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  12. Mario kart <3 Nostalgia on GB version^^

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  13. Those games were awesome, specially Mario Kart.

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  14. Mario Kart is sick! I still play that occasionally with friends. also nice blog background! following :)

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  15. If I had back all the hours of my life that mario kart had consumed I could probably retire early.

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  16. Ahh, brings back so many memories. Thanks for the post.

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