Mickey's Speedway USA

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Mickey's Speedway USA
Mickeys Speedway USA.jpg
North American box art of the Nintendo 64 version
Developer(s) Rareware
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) Disney Interactive
Engine Modified Diddy Kong Racing engine
Platform(s) Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64
Release date(s) Nintendo 64
  • NA November 13, 2000
  • EU December 1, 2000
Game Boy Color
  • EU March 23, 2001
  • NA March 25, 2001
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution Nintendo 64 cartridge

Mickey's Speedway USA known in Japan as Mickey's Racing Challenge USA (Japanese: ミッキーのレーシングチャレンジUSA Mikkī no rēshingu charenji USA) is a Disney racing game for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color, developed by Rareware and published by Nintendo. The Game Boy Color version of this game is a sequel to Mickey's Racing Adventure (which was released in 1999 for the Game Boy Color only). It is styled after other kart racers such as the Mario Kart series, and Diddy Kong Racing.

Gameplay[edit]

Mickey's Speedway USA includes a Grand Prix mode, as well as multiplayer racing and battle modes. The game features six initial characters, with a further four being unlockable. The default characters are paired in likeness, and each pair is given the same statistics, such as Donald and Mickey having average statistics, or Pete and Goofy having a concentration in speed and quickness.

Synopsis[edit]

Mickey Mouse's dog, Pluto, is kidnapped by the Weasels for his "diamond" collar (later found out to be fake). As one of the drivers, including Disney characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pete, the player races on tracks in the United States, based on locations such as New York, Alaska, Los Angeles, and Seattle, to find the Weasels and save Pluto.[2]

Characters[edit]

Default[edit]

A screenshot of Mickey's Speedway USA showing a race, with the player controlling Mickey Mouse.

Unlockable[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GBC) 80.76%[3]
(N64) 67.77%[4]
Metacritic (N64) 71/100[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 3/5 stars[6]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (GBC) 6/10[7]
(N64) 5.67/10[8]
GameFan 91%[9]
Game Informer (GBC) 8/10[10]
(N64) 6/10[11]
GamePro (GBC) 4/5 stars[12]
(N64) 3/5 stars[13]
Game Revolution C+[14]
GameSpot (GBC) 9/10[15]
(N64) 7.5/10[16]
IGN (GBC) 9/10[17]
(N64) 6.8/10[18]
NintendoLife 6/10 stars[19]
Nintendo Power (N64) 7.4/10[20]
(GBC) 3.5/5 stars[21]

The game was met with positive to average reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 80.76% for the Game Boy Color version,[3] and 67.77% and 71 out of 100 for the Nintendo 64 version.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mickey's Speedway USA Box Shot for Nintendo 64". GameFAQs. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mickey's Speedway USA :: GBC Game Review". Kidzworld. Retrieved April 11, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Mickey's Speedway USA for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Mickey's Speedway USA for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Mickey's Speedway USA for Nintendo 64 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ Frankle, Gavin. "Mickey's Speedway USA (N64) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Mickey's Speedway USA (GBC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 2001. 
  8. ^ EGM staff (February 2001). "Mickey's Speedway USA (N64)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Archived from the original on February 11, 2001. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "REVIEW for Mickey's Speedway USA (N64)". GameFan. November 10, 2000. 
  10. ^ "Mickey's Speedway USA (GBC)". Game Informer (97). May 2001. 
  11. ^ Reiner, Andrew (January 2001). "Mickey's Speedway USA (N64)". Game Informer (93): 136. 
  12. ^ Uncle Dust (April 25, 2001). "Mickey's Speedway USA Review for Game Boy Color on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on November 22, 2004. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ Four-Eyed Dragon (February 8, 2001). "Mickey's Speedway USA Review for N64 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ Liu, Johnny (November 2000). "Mickey's Speedway USA Review (N64)". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on August 7, 2001. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  15. ^ Provo, Frank (March 28, 2001). "Mickey's Speedway USA Review (GBC)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ Satterfield, Shane (November 15, 2000). "Mickey's Speedway USA Review (N64)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  17. ^ Harris, Craig (April 10, 2001). "Mickey's Speedway USA (GBC)". IGN. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  18. ^ Mirabella III, Fran (November 10, 2000). "Mickey's Speedway USA (N64)". IGN. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  19. ^ Cave, Lewis (October 4, 2011). "Mickey's Speedway USA (Nintendo 64) Review". NintendoLife. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Mickey's Speedway USA (N64)". Nintendo Power 138: 124. November 2000. 
  21. ^ "Mickey's Speedway USA (GBC)". Nintendo Power 142: 125. March 2001. 

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