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Iggy's Wreckin' Balls Preview

Publisher - Acclaim
Developer - Iguana
Platform - N64
Release Date - Released
Type - Racing

Looking for something a little different? Iggy's Reckin' Balls, a silly (not in a bad way) vertical racing game, just might be the answer. Players can choose between eight distinct ball characters to race in ten different environments, which form 100+ tracks. Just some of the environments that will be encountered in the game: Whirlyway, Soft Sun Bay, and Tiki Woods.

Each ball has a chain-link grapple that shoots from the top its head either to attack enemies or to attach onto ceilings of hovering tracks, allowing the ball to pull itself up. Each level is loaded with zany gadgets, including giant fans, conveyor belts, and rolling drums. Tons of power-ups can be found throughout each level, such as reverse controls, freeze bombs, and seeking projectiles. Iggy's Reckin' Balls features three different multiplayer modes of play: battle mode, time trial, and a team combo mode. Currently, the graphics are appealing with fluidly animated balls and interesting backgrounds; however, Iguana plans on adding more graphical elements.

How ever Iggy's Reckin' Balls turns out, it should be a completely original game. It just might be worth it to drop the heavy artillery for a while and try some vertical racing.