Diddy Kong Racing


N64GM014 - Developed by Rare, Ltd. and published by Nintendo of America Inc., "Diddy Kong racing" was released for the Nintendo 64 gaming system on October 31, 1997. The Diddy Kong Racing game plays more like a cross between Super Mario 64, R.C. Pro-Am and Mario Kart 64. The scenario of this game is that Wizpig, a crazy pig-like space wizard, has taken over Tiger island and closed down all the island's prized racetracks. So now it becomes your mission to recover the race tracks, defeat the various world bosses, and finally take on the evil Wizpig Porker himself. There are four levels called worlds, and you must place first on each of the level's four tracks, then race and defeat that world's boss. There are also some of your favorite characters here, such as Timber Tiger, Tiptup Turtle, the Kremling spy Krunch, Banjo, Conker, Bumper Badger and Pipsy Mouse. The Diddy Kong Racing game for 64 is structured a lot like Mario Kart 64, but takes it to the next level beyond simple racing with weapons. Diddy Kong Racing (DKR) also has an adventure mode, which features bosses, an overworld to explore, and many hidden secrets. Graphically, Diddy Kong Racing is simply a joy to behold. The visuals are colorful, there are high quality world environments, a steady frame rate throughout, the tracks are very detailed, and the landscapes appropriate. The gameplay is also outstanding, with much of the racing style like that found in Mario Kart 64. And the similarities don't stop with driving, as you can shoot other racers, pick up power-ups, and drive over power boosters to give that extra burst of speed. Diddy Kong racing also features a unique and very strategic way of powering up and using weapons. Each balloon color on the race track corresponds to a specific weapon, and collecting same-types in a row, powers up that weapon. There are different ways that you can strategically use this to your benefit. DKR is also multiplayer, where up to four players can compete in the races. But new tracks for multi-player mode can only be unlocked by playing in single player mode. There are also four battle modes of play. Overall, Diddy Kong racing is an under appreciated decent racing kart game that offers a great experience. It is highly addictive and a lot of fun for the whole family. If you are a Mario Kart Fan, chances are you will enjoy this title as much as Super mario 64 or Mario Kart 64. The working title for this game was "RC Pro-Am 64". Pre-owned. Includes game cartridge only. Rarity Rating C - Review by NES Gamer

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