The biggest gaming buzz around the industry was the anticipated release of the Nintendo 64. Early screenshots of Yoshi’s Island 64, F-Zero 64, Zelda 64DD, and of course Mario 64 had the Nintendo crowd at a near frenzy and were the most sought after titles going into the 1996 Holiday season.

But there was just one game I wanted to get ahold of, and that was Waverace 64.  When I finally got a chance to try it out, it was an experience I would not soon forget. The gameplay was perfect, the controls were spot on, and the water….looked and felt so real. I knew right there and then that I was holding on to something really special!

So it shouldn’t be a total surprise that I pull out my copy of the November 1996 issue of Gamefan magazine with the Waverace 64 cover.