EuroGamer have posted up a review of Wave Race: Blue Storm, NST's GameCube launch title in Europe. Here's a snippet:
"The single player game consists of a single Exhibition (qualification) round, followed by a series of three circuits, which I am happy to describe as intermediate, hard and impossible. Players take up the mantle of one of eight characters, each with their own coach and unique character attributes, and race in these circuits, unlocking the next challenge if successful. The idea is to amass points by placing respectably, and thanks to the weather system there is a degree of strategy to consider. Each circuit is a certain number of days long, with a race set on each, and weather forecasts are offered for up to three days in advance. The trick is to choose the tough ones to complete on the clear days, saving the easier races for tough conditions."