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Penny Racers Preview

Publisher - THQ
Developer - Takara
Platform - N64
Release Date - October 1998
Type - Racing

THQ, the king of wrestling games plans to offer something a little different in October. Penny Racers is a racer (hence the title) where you race pennies, well, actually you race toy cars that are based after Takara's slot car line.

Each car is customizable to your standards, including the engine, body, tires, and even weapons. You will pit your car in a race, and if you win you can collect your opponent's car pieces and use them in your own car.

If you thought that was a lot of customization, then you'll be glad to hear that there is a track editor, to accompany the 9 standard levels. You can pick and drop pieces of track to form your own design, similar to what you would do with a slot car track. Do I hear Dex Drive possibility anyone?
Also in works is a four player splitscreen mode, which every good racer should have. With the style of this game the 4 player should run just as smooth as the 1 player, we'll see.