The game featured a completely 3D rendered San Francisco, with many famous landmarks visible in the game including the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and you can even drive down Lombard Street, known as the "Crookedest Street In The U.S." by locals. The game gave players freedom that was not seen in games before, and for many years after, Vette!'s release. There were also many features that were unheard of in 1989, including:
- Car damage that affected the car's engine and handling.
- Full control over the game's camera views, including interior cam with full working dashboard.
- The presence and interaction of law enforcement, in which you get pulled over and must give an excuse as to your erratic driving.
- The ability to drive anywhere within the accurately modeled city, including highways, tunnels, and bridges.
- Pulling over at the various gas stations was the only way to repair your car.
- This game had Grand Theft Auto qualities because the player is able to run people over.
This Video Game contains examples of:
- Cool Car: The titular car, the Chevrolet Corvette. To be exact, it's an advergame.
- Copy Protection: As we said in the description.
- Diegetic Interface: The car interiors are so impressive for a late '80s driving game.
- Older Than They Think: Grand Theft Auto is not the first game to give the player the ability to run people over.
- Spiritual Successor: Corvette
- There Are No Police: Averted. There are police and they will get on your case if you give them a reason to do so. Getting serious and you're in a Hot Pursuit.
- Wide Open Sandbox: There is so much to explore in the city.