The N64 was a great throwback to the days of cartridge based systems, and for me, this was possibly one of the great games made in those offices. It's not only fast, difficult, and loads of fun, but so utterly addictive you'll play until you win.
The storyline is, well, there is no storyline. You jump into a car which quality varies in three categories. Then, after selecting your max spped to acceleration level, you race a series of 6 races. It takes more than just a foot on the pedal, with easy controls for turning, and obliterating opponents.
As you complete each level of ease, up to master, you unlock different ships and courses, which is great for the multiplayer option, which allows you to have heaps of fun with four friends, though an expansion pack is required.
Overall, this is probably one of the essential N64 games, and will reap hours of entertainment and a few blistered thumbs.