Racing Game of the Week #22: “Wild Wild Racing” (2000)

It is 24th November 2000. “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” by LeAnn Rimes is the UK no. 1 single. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, enters its second weekend at the top of the Northern American box office. Michael Parkinson is knighted a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Sony releases the PlayStation 2 in Europe – one of its launch titles is Rage’s Wild Wild Racing; along with Midnight Club, Moto GP and Ridge Racer V, it’s one of the first racing games for the console.