Wave Race 64

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Wave Race 64
Wave Race 64.jpg
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Wave Race
Platform(s) Virtual Console, Nintendo 64
Release date(s) Nintendo 64
JP September 27, 1996
NA November 5, 1996
EU April 29, 1997
Virtual Console
JP July 31, 2007
NA August 6, 2007
EU August 17, 2007
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods Classic Controller, GameCube Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Wave Race 64
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Wave Race 64 (ウエーブレース64 Uēbu Rēsu Rokujūyon) is a racing game for the Nintendo 64 that was released on September 27, 1996 in Japan and on November 5, 1996 in North America. In Wave Race 64 the player races on jet skis in many different weather conditions, on a variety of different courses. The game was sponsored by the Kawasaki Heavy Industries brand, and featured product placement for the Coca-Cola Company brand Fanta. Wave Race 64 was released August 6, 2007 for the Virtual Console in North America; in PAL territories it was released on August 17.

Emulation Information

No Controller Rumble

As was the case in the official Wii Virtual Console release, there is no support for the original Nintendo 64 release's Rumble Pak functionality, even when emulating or connecting a GameCube controller.

This only affects the Japanese release of the game, where it's not widely established in Western sources whether the Japanese Virtual Console release was that of the initial Nintendo 64 version or the Shindou (振動) version.

No Controller Pak Saving

As was the case in the official Wii Virtual Console release, there is no support for the original Nintendo 64 release's Controller Pak functionality.

The Pak was originally used as a backup for the cartridge's internal savefile, and could be brought over to another Nintendo 64 system to compare scores and utilize custom watercraft configurations. None of those things would be necessary on Wii Virtual Console either way, and thus aren't in Dolphin's Virtual Console either.


There are no reported problems with this title.


16:9 Widescreen


$16:9 Widescreen
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This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Wave Race 64 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21395 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0.2 Windows 7 AMD FX 4130 @ 3.8 GHz AMD Radeon HD 6670 Works fine skittyz321

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