Video Game / Beetle Adventure Racing

Beetle Adventure Racing! (known as HSV Adventure Racing! to Australians) is a Racing Game for the Nintendo 64, developed by Paradigm Entertainment and released by Electronic Arts in 1999 to coincide with the release of the Volkswagen New Beetle. It's also way more fun than it has any right to be.

Beetle Adventure Racing! is different from most racing games in that all of the available cars are New Beetles (though some have a spin on them, such as the police car Beetle). There are only six tracks available, but the game makes up for that by adding lots of additional paths and shortcuts, which often feature interesting and funny things, such as a crashed spaceship or Jurassic Park. The game also features long draw distances, which emphasizes the beauty of the courses. You can spend hours just exploring all the nooks and crannies of the levels.

The actual courses support only one- and two-player races, but there's also a Beetle Battle mode that allows up to four players to compete to get the most ladybug tokens, as they destroy one another along the way.

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