Reviewed by Anthony Einsel
Over the past few years Nintendo 64 fans have been griping about no violent
car games. Ever since Twisted Metal came out, fans wanted some of this
for their Nintendo 64. All that going to change when Vigilante 8 comes out.
Let's see how it graded...
Graphics 8.0 out of 10
Luxoflux did an excellent job recreating the PSX version of V8. Only this
time it's more crisp, clear, and bright. It gives most of the people a
post-apocalyptic look that would happen if our oil reserves ran out.
Explosions, details, and even effects has its moments. The only problem
is that the system has a small dose of fog and detail is out of commission.
But you don't need that 4MB Pak for graphic capabilities.
Music and Sound 7.8 out of 10
The music in Vigilante is hip, groovy, and smooth. Very ambient, and disco
stylish. Just the way for hip 70's characters. It has also a music track with
8 themes... So if you want the them of V8 go to track 1. If you want a
cutesy-offbeat hippy tune, go to track 8. The voices of the characters are
hilarious and add atmosphere to the game. From Boogie's high pitched voice,
to Molo's bully-ish accent.
Game Challenge 6.9 out of 10
There's not much challenge in this game. Just destroy your opponents and
protect or destroy any object for your objective. Vigilante's have the hardest
job, to protect different kind of things. While Coyotes' have the advantage to
destroy different kind of things... Which make their quest easier.
Game Play-Fun 9.0 out of 10
Vigilante 8 has so much fun in it. Of how you blow up stuff and destroy other
vehicles. It has many modes of play and even a great multiplayer mode. The
hilarious characters and muscle cars give the game atmosphere. You'll be
logging on to serious time with this kind of game.
Not much frustration. Just blow up anything that stands in your way like
cars. But it gets frustrated when you can't protect much of your objective
with your Vigilante character.
Replayability 8.7 out of 10
Vigilante 8 has the arcade and survival mode that has tons of fun in them and
you're able to blast many different cars as you like. The quest mode isn't
that big, so you'll have no time beating it. The multi-player mode stands
out as one of the best of all things. Brawl, Team, Smear. So that way your 3
other friends could have fun with this pak.
Overall 9.7 out of 10
The most outstanding title of car-nage violence of Nintendo 64. I recommend
this game wholeheartedly to all who love Twisted Metal and these other
kinds of games. After this, bring on Vigilante's sequel.