Another End of Day thought wrapped up. I wonder how many of these I've done. I wonder how many times I've duplicated my thoughts! I never intend to, but I'm sure I have. I just hope you still enjoy reading! See you in a few, short hours.
I will never, EVER forget the time I spent with the Wave Race 64. I remember purchasing the game like it was yesterday. I wasn't big on the idea of the game, but there were slim pickings for the N64 at the time, so I thought I'd give it a go. I knew that Nintendo was behind the development, so that was enough to convince me that I should add it to my collection. That was one of the best game decisions I've ever made.
I cannot tell you how many hours I spent sinking into Wave Race 64. I played every course a million times over. I spent months just topping scores in Dolphin Park. I would play that game until all hours of the night with a friend. We'd try to pull off one more trick, one more flip to get a score just a tad higher than the last. My dear lord, was I addicted to that game.
I want to have that experience again. I want to see what today's generation of Nintendo hardware can bring to the franchise. The poor series has only seen 3 installments, with the first coming out on the Game Boy! Since the GameCube days, we haven't heard a peep from the series. Should we just consider it to be dead in the water (pun totally intended)?
Nintendo certainly has bigger racing franchises that mean a lot more to them. There's no denying that Mario Kart takes priority over the Wave Race brand. I'd say the same for F-Zero, even with the franchise's recent standings. With that said, I feel it's a true shame that we haven't seen a new installment. That type of racing just seems to scream motion control to me, yet Nintendo never bit. It's certainly not too late to bring it back, but I think Nintendo may have just moved on.
Does Wave Race deserve another installment? Do you even care about the franchise, or am I a fan just because of my N64 memories? Certainly there are other franchises more deserving of a revival, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't like to see Wave Race resurface. Leave a comment and let us know if you are on-board or couldn't care less.