Unreleased Nintendo 64 Prototypes Of Mini Racers & Tamiya Racing Surface Online

Unreleased-Nintendo-64-Prototypes-Of-Mini-Racers-And-Tamiya-Racing-Surface-OnlineJust days after the unfinished Nintendo 64 game Wildwaters Extreme Kayak was leaked online, two more prototype cartridges have been surfaced in ROM form for all to enjoy. Funnily enough these new additions also hail from the same developer, Looking Glass Studios, further preserving history on the now defunct studio.

The first of the bunch, Mini Racers, seems to take a lot of inspiration from the likes of Micro Machines, Circuit Breakers, and the hidden Sony PlayStation 1 gem RC de Go!. The pint sized racer features a selection of interesting and alternative tracks to enjoy, a selection of RC cars, and even up to four players racing at once- a prototype which appears to be the finished game.

Tamiya Racing, however, seems to be much more of an unfinished sample due to the lack of finesse and functionality. Aside from the questionable camera angles and very sensitive controls, Tamiya Racing seems to only hold one racing track within. That said it's great to see another addition to our gaming history preserved.

Mini Racers (Unreleased Nintendo 64) Gameplay Video

Tamiya Racing (Unreleased Nintendo 64) Gameplay Video

Source and Download Links: Unseen64


Last Updated ( 09 April 2012 )  

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(Link to this comment) Zenszulu 2012-04-09 17:30
Mini Racers looks pretty decent and the sound is pretty good in a generic sort of way, wonder if they just never had a publisher for it in the end? It is nice to see some of these unfinished and unreleased games surfacing, seems to be happening more and more often too.
(Link to this comment) gunstarhero 2012-04-09 17:38
Marvellous stuff. Hopefully I'll be able to have a go on these games once I acquire an N64 flash cart.
(Link to this comment) Liamh1982 2012-04-12 14:47
I would recommend playing Mini racers using 1964 rather than Project 64 - the text is not visible in the latter.
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