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Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski - Nintendo 64

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Game info:
Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski - box cover
box cover
Game title: Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski
Console: Nintendo 64
Author (released): Nintendo (1996)
Genre: Racing Mode: Multiplayer
Design: Katsuya Eguchi, Shigeru Miyamoto, Keizo Ohta, ...
Music: Kazumi Totaka
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

428 kB
Download: not available (stream only)

Game size:

6040 kB
Emulator: Project 64

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Wave Race 64 is a racing video game developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo. It was released for the Nintendo 64 in 1996 and is a follow-up to the 1992 Game Boy title Wave Race. Most of the game involves the player racing on a Jet Ski on a variety of courses while successfully manoeuvring the vehicle around various buoys. A multiplayer mode where two players can compete against each other on a chosen course is also included. The game supports the Controller Pak, which allows players to transfer saved data from one game cartridge to another.
   Originally referred to as 'F-Zero on water', the game was intended to feature high-speed boats with transforming capabilities, but these were ultimately replaced with Jet Skis as producer Shigeru Miyamoto felt that the game would not be differentiated enough from other titles on other systems. Wave Race 64 received acclaim from critics, who praised the game's satisfying controls and dynamic watery environments. The game is credited for helping Nintendo effectively make its paradigmatic leap from the 16-bit 2D graphics of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to the Nintendo 64's 3D capabilities. It was re-released for the Wii and Wii U's Virtual Console in 2007 and 2016, respectively. A sequel, Wave Race: Blue Storm, was released in 2001.
   Wave Race 64 is a racing game in which players race on Jet Skis in different weather conditions and on a variety of courses. The game features three single-player modes (Championship, Time Trials, and Stunt Mode) as well as a multiplayer mode for competitive play. In the Championship mode, the player must race opponents through a series of courses and win the first place. Up to four levels of difficulty can be chosen: Normal, Hard, Expert and Reverse, the latter being Expert with the tracks oriented backwards. Hard, Expert, and Reverse must be unlocked by completing an earlier difficulty. The difficulty also determines the number of courses played: six in Normal, seven in Hard, and eight in Expert/Reverse. When the player completes a course, points are awarded based on the rank they finished. If the required quantity is not met, the player will be disqualified and the game will be over.
   While racing opponents, the player must successfully manoeuvre the Jet Ski around various buoys. There are two types of buoys: red colored, which must be passed on the right side, and yellow buoys, which must be passed on the left side. Each time a buoy is correctly passed, a power arrow in the game's HUD will light, allowing the player's Jet Ski to gain speed. Up to five power arrows can be lit in order to obtain maximum power. Therefore, maintaining this process will allow the player to maintain a high speed. Failure to correctly pass a single buoy will result in the loss of all the player's accumulated power (though the power arrows can be lit again one by one) and missing five buoys over the course of a race will result in disqualification. Leaving the course area limited by pink buoys for more than five seconds will also result in disqualification.
   In Time Trials, the player can freely race on a course to perform the best times, which are recorded in the game's data. In the Stunt Mode, the player must earn points by executing stunts and passing through rings. The points depend upon how many rings the player passes through without missing, as well as the class of stunt that has been performed. The multiplayer mode uses a horizontal split-screen and allows two players to compete against each other on a chosen course. Only the courses that have been unlocked in the Championship mode can be played in the Time Trials, Stunt, and multiplayer modes. The game offers four personalized racers for players to select from, each having their own strengths and weaknesses. A Nintendo 64 Controller Pak can be used to transfer saved data from one game cartridge to another.

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Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski was de­sig­ned for the Nin­ten­do 64, which was the world's first 64-bit vi­deo ga­me con­so­le of the fifth ge­ne­ra­ti­on ma­nu­fac­tu­red by Nin­ten­do in the years 1996 - 2002. It was also the last ho­me vi­deo ga­me con­so­le that used car­tri­dges to dis­tri­bu­te ga­mes. World­wi­de, ap­pro­xi­ma­te­ly 33 mil­lion units of this con­so­le we­re sold at ap­pro­xi­ma­te­ly pri­ce $ 200 per unit. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about Nin­ten­do 64 can be found here.


Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game by using the keyboard of your PC. However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly re­com­mend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, you can buy one of these N64 controllers:

Available online emulators:

2 different online emulators are available for Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
RetroGames.cc JavaScript YES YES YES NO

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