Micro Machines V3

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Micro Machines V3
Micro Machines V3 cover.jpg
Developer(s)Codemasters
Novalicious (GBC)
Publisher(s)
SeriesMicro Machines
Platform(s)PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color
ReleasePlayStation
  • EU: March 1997
  • NA: 30 November 1997
Microsoft Windows
Nintendo 64
  • NA: 24 March 1999
  • EU: 30 April 1999
Game Boy Color
  • NA: 13 November 2000
  • EU: 24 November 2000
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Micro Machines V3 (Micro Machines 64 Turbo for the Nintendo 64 port) is a racing video game developed and published by Codemasters for PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color.

Development and release[edit]

A Sega Saturn version of the game was demonstrated at the 1996 Electronic Entertainment Expo, at which time Codemasters stated that they were hoping to release the PlayStation and Saturn versions simultaneously.[1] However, in mid-1997 they announced that development on the Saturn version had been halted.[2] An N64 port of Micro Machines V3 was released in 1999 entitled Micro Machines 64 Turbo. This port can let 8 people play simultaneously while using a Pad Share, where one person uses one side of the controller, steering with the Directional pad, while the other player uses the four C-buttons. The vehicles accelerate automatically in these modes. An official micro machines vehicle was packaged with each copy.

Reception[edit]

Next Generation reviewed the PlayStation version of the game, rating it four stars out of five, and stated that "Micro Machines V3 may not be the next Formula 1, but it is brilliant in its own right. One of the truly great multiplayer PlayStation games."[3]

Micro Machines V3 received positive reviews. Aggregating review websites GameRankings gave the Game Boy Color version 85.00% based on 4 reviews,[4] the PlayStation version 78.04% based on 13 reviews[5] and the Nintendo 64 version 73.31% based on 8 reviews.[6]

Reviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Micro Machines Returns!". Sega Saturn Magazine. No. 9. Emap International Limited. July 1996. p. 10.
  2. ^ "News in Brief". Sega Saturn Magazine. No. 23. Emap International Limited. September 1997. p. 13. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Finals". Next Generation. No. 39. Imagine Media. March 1998. p. 111.
  4. ^ "Micro Machines V3 for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Micro Machines V3 for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Micro Machines 64 Turbo for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved 8 March 2017.