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Those building blocks which everyone plays with when they're children now come to the Nintendo 64 with LEGO Racers, one in a series of games featuring the versatile building blocks.
In this game players use cars made from LEGO blocks and race them around tracks. In the beginning there are four tracks to choose from and more become available as the player wins circuits. There are also just four racers to choose from initially, with more becoming unlocked as the game progresses. A circuit is made up of four races on four different tracks.
During the race, the player has several weapons at his disposal, from maneuvers such as power sliding and super sliding to power ups which shield the car, boost its speed momentarily, or throw objects or hazards at the other cars. A course map gives the car's position relative to the others and a timer shows how long it takes to complete each lap.
At the end of each race points are awarded based on the finish; at least 10 points, or a third place finish, are necessary to continue with the current circuit. Taking first in the overall circuit unlocks more tracks, cars and characters to choose from. Pieces from different car sets can be mingled to make brand new cars, just like more tangible LEGO sets.
The player can also customize their driver, make a license for him, and build a car by selecting which bricks to use. How the car is built, however, will affect its performance on the track. It can be taken out for a test spin on the practice track before putting it into a circuit.
In addition to the traditional races, players can also choose from a timed race against the great Veronica Voltage or a versus race against a friend.
This game requires a Controller Pak to save your unlocked cars and circuits as well as the new racers which you create. An optional Rumble Pak will shake and rattle your controller with every bump and jostle during the race. ~ Brad Cook, All Game Guide