If you’re someone who played a lot of Nintendo games during the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube eras, you may remember the Wave Race series. Made up of Wave Race 64 and Wave Race Blue Storm, it was a first party racing game franchise that had players take control of various jet-skis and race other characters to the finish line in a picturesque ocean setting.
And the series was pretty well received too, with both games having review averages of around 80% on sites like Game Rankings and Metacritic. But did you know that we nearly got a third game for the Wii?
Yep, as beta gaming site Unseen 64 has found out, a whole new Wave Race game was in development for the Wii at one point, and would have utilised motion controls in some sense. Here’s the video about it:
So what happened? Well, unfortunately for any Wave Race fans out there, Nintendo considered the game too risky after the cancelled Project H.A.M.M.E.R. (see these two posts for more details on that), and the game was rejected. Because it apparently couldn’t do enough to seperate itself from the jet-ski mini game in Wii Sports Resort.
But what do you think? Are you disappointed that we never got a new Wave Race game for the Wii? Would you have bought one if it was available?