I don’t play many non-Mario racers, but I found this in my N64 collection, so I popped it in and was quite pleased. You can select from different types of weather: sunny, fog, rain, snow, night. You can also change your cars suspension, handling, transmission, and tires, which adds strategy to the game. The graphics are very realistic, but the tracks themselves are rather boring. The music is very good, and for some reason I love that menu theme. There’s also a paint shop, and it is quite fun to make designs, despite the fact its hard to tell where you’re drawing. But, you can only save one design at a time.
The one thing that annoys me are the control problems, which cause a lot of crashes, and let me tell you, I have never crashed in a racing game so many times.
But, this game is addicting, and you will be playing it for a long time.