Extreme-G

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Extreme-G
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Probe Entertainment Limited
Acclaim Entertainment
Racing, Futuristic Racing
64-megabit cartridge
Controller
Nintendo 64
Retail Features
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Ratings
This title has been rated KA by the ESRBThis title has been classified 3+ by the ELSPA
European Union European Release Date(s)
Nintendo 64
December 91997
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Nintendo 64
September 301997
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Nintendo 64
May 291998
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The ever so extreme racing game, Extreme-G, was created by Probe Entertainment Limited and released in the late 1990s. It is well known for being fast. Like, Sonic fast. This is by far XG's defining feature.

As expected, tracks defy gravity and no architect could make them work. They make multiple loops, twists, drops, and shibopples. The vehicles themselves are remotely controlled by the pilots as stated in the manual.

Taking a hint from the success of Mario Kart 64, XG gives you weapons to avoid making the race standard fare. There are 12 weapons, and they're not Koopa shells. They're lasers, mines, bombs, grenades, things that could really hurt a person, so you'd better be careful. Also from Mario Kart, is an enclosed vehicular combat game mode: Battle Mode. There is no track, just an area, and the goal is to destroy each other (Up to 4 players) with weapons.

The game uses split-screen for multiplayer, but if you've only got 3 players, then player 1 gets an unfair advantage of having an entire half screen.

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