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Old 16th December 2019, 08:08 AM
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Question Mickey's Speedway USA.

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Originally Posted by https://www.speedrun.com/msusa/guide/kns73
Mickey's Speedway USA (or abreviated MSUSA) is a 2000 kart-racer for the N64, developed by RARE, it features the popular Mickey Mouse and his friends on a quest throught all United States to rescue Pluto from the Weasels.

This game is, imo, one of Rare's most underrated games on their sleeve (even more than their ZX Spectrum games), it features the same good engine that made Diddy Kong Racing a classic (just slighty altered). Sadly, the game never caught on the audience, mostly because Perfect Dark & Majora's Mask were about to be released at the time this game was launched.

It didn't help that critics and players gave the game below-average reviews (the GBC version is better rated on most websites than the N64 one) critizising how just plain the game was in comparation to strong titles like DKR or CTR.

Thing is, MSUSA has flaws, the AI is frustrasting, some stuff feel rushed, the acceleration in this game is pretty bad, the items suffer from poor design, and most people find the voice acting obnoxious (i dont find them annoying). But still, is a good game, it has Rare's quality from their golden era, and it can be really fun to play when mastered, so, let's not take more time and get ready for a good time!
But how do you feel, RWP?
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Old 16th December 2019, 09:08 AM
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I want to give it another go before hassling it. Have you played it recently?
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Old 16th December 2019, 09:21 AM
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yeah, we spent like an hour on it a couple days ago

it's actually pretty ok, has very responsive inputs and the level designs are pretty nice

the speedruns make it seem fun at a high level
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Old 16th December 2019, 03:50 PM
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why are they keeping it on their sleeve?
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Old 16th December 2019, 06:04 PM
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Because it never caught on the audience
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Old 16th December 2019, 08:26 PM
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Old 16th December 2019, 08:48 PM
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apparently he's the "beginner-friendly" character for time trials

what a strange concept, buying the GBC game just to get better at the 64 one
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