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Get ready for some stock car racing with Electronic Arts' NASCAR 2000. Just in time for the new millennium is a game which features all the hair-rising and spine-tingling thrills of NASCAR racing on your Nintendo 64.
There are 40 real drivers available for you to race as, from contemporaries such as Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon to legends like Richard Petty, who is the only old-time racer who you can select at any time. Access to the rest has to be earned by placing in the top five at certain tracks during a championship season with a race length of 50% or more.
Eighteen real tracks are also ready for you to race on, including a new addition, the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Bob Jenkins and Benny Parsons, both veteran broadcasters, provide the commentary, and you have both a pit crew chief and a spotter to assist you while you race. They'll let you know when it's time to pull in for a quick pit stop during the race.
You can jump right into the game for a single race or start a championship season in which go through a series of races and earn points depending on how you finish in each one. Between races and before qualifying heats you can tweak your car's specifications to your liking.
Six views on the action are available, and the graphics include plenty of sparks and smoke when you run into walls or other cars, in addition to crumples in the body of your car. You can also check out replays of your most spectacular moves and crashes.
Two players can go head-to-head on a split-screen. A Controller Pak is necessary to save game data and a Rumble Pak will allow you to feel every bump in the road. ~ Brad Cook, All Game Guide