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Micro Machines 64 continues Galoob's toy car racing series that has appeared on multiple platforms since 1989. Once again the action is viewed from an overhead perspective, only now with 3D visuals. Thirty-one miniature vehicles are available, ranging from tanks and boats to helicopters and cars. Power-ups like hammers or missiles can be used to hinder rivals on a number of offbeat courses. The analog stick handles steering, with individual buttons used to accelerate, brake, jump, and use weapons.
Real-world environments include a backyard, school desk, pool table, beach, and science lab as you compete in 48 circuits. Single-player modes include Driving School, Head-to-Head, Challenge, Time Trial Challenge, and Time Trial Single Race. Driving School is a practice mode, Head-to-Head pits you against a computer opponent on a choice of tracks, and Challenge features a series of three-lap races against four computer opponents. Both Time Trial modes have you trying to break one or more speed records.
Micro Machines 64 also features dedicated multiplayer modes supporting up to eight players on the same screen. (The latter involves two people sharing each controller.) If a player lags behind the competition, he or she is automatically removed from the race. Play then continues until there's a winner. Available modes include Single Race, Tournament, Teams Mode, and Party Play. Each features similar racing action with slightly different rules. Key statistics for each mode are automatically saved to cartridge. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide