I was huge Gamecube fan back in the day, and this one of the first games Nintendo put on the plate. Apparently Wave Race 64 had a solid fan-base, and this seemed to be a very promising sequel.
Since I’ve never played Wave Race 64, I can’t really tell how different the two games were. I’ve seen some screen-shots and videos, and they don’t seem drastically different.
Regardless if it’s true to its roots, it’s not a horrible game, just boring. The racing is okay, and there are a few extra modes to chew on but after a few hours there doesn’t seem to be much to do.