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Destruction Derby 64 -- Looking Glass Studios/Psygnosis/THQ Inc.

After the horrendous slanderware port of WipeOut to the N64, I was ready for the worst. I even started out the game not to happy to even be looking at it... But! The game wasn't so bad. I'd even say that it was a better sequel than Destruction Derby 2 on the PlayStation was. Granted this game isn't for everyone. I mean most gamers aren't going get into driving a car backwards and looking out the rear view for entire length of a race. I'd even imagine that most people don't know you should do this. But that's the way to rack up the points.

Why? Because, just like in a real destruction derby when your car has it's engine in the front... Break your engine and you're out of the race. Your trunk though is a nice big squish buffer that you can slam around, helping you to not get knocked out of the race quickly.

Gameplay, graphics, sound and yes! even the music, were right on par with what I wanted to see in this game. If you never got around to playing Destruction Derby on the PlayStation, now's your chance to check it out.

>>>>> 20.5/25 <<<<< R.I.P.
Graphics 4.0
Sound 4.5
Gameplay/Control 4.0
Longevity/Playability 4.0
Overall 4.0
Total 20.5