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Game - Penny Racers (N64
User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. click to show.I'm not kidding when I say this. This game is absolute chaos. It's just you and 5 others, but the fact that your opponents are almost always on your tail is crazy. Combine that with cannonballs, landmines, turbo bombs, etc. and you've got a game right there.

Adding to that is a teaspoon of frustration AFTER the race. Depending on the position you finish in, you can take a racer part from the ones who finish in 4th to 6th. This is the only way to progress in the game. The computers also do this, and they CAN take parts from you, making it a little punishing, but then again, it's all up to the AI Roulette.

There are nine tracks to play, each with different gimmicks and road types. To add to that, there are three (plus one bonus) race classes which set the difficulty of the AI, and the amount of customization you can have with your car.

Speaking of that, the customization is nearly unlimited. You can equip various tires, engines, bumpers, even a crown onto you car. Most of these affect the stats of your car and have a certain amount of points, which you must not go over or else you cannot race in some classes.

Weapons feel a lot like they're from Mario Kart, but the core features are much different. They're parts that you can equip, and they can be the only thing that stands between you and an absolute victory. They also have a limited quantity per race, which can be refilled.

Races, in themselves, can be quite...quirky. The physics system for the cars makes them bounce away quite a bit from each other when they hit, and it even affects the weapons themselves. Expect you car to be rolling end over end when racing.

The music is mediocre. The MIDI-like sounds are pretty nice, but they get repetitive and annoying after a while, especially since you have to repeat races over and over again just to make sure you are fully prepared for the next race.

Other than that, I have nothing more to say. If you can find this, and like games for their core gameplay, I'd suggest grabbing this. Though it's not the best they could do, it's definitely a good one.

(I've also heard there are a set of secret parts.)





Niko Reiesu
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