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Description

Originally an arcade machine, Cruis'n USA was then released for the Nintendo 64. The game asks players to choose from four vehicles to race in a variety of courses throughout the USA —based on real locations, their names are: Golden Gate Park, US 101, LA Freeway, Arizona (easy mode); Beverly Hills, Death Valley, Iowa, Indiana, Appalachia (medium difficulty mode); San Francisco, Redwood Forest, Grand Canyon, Chicago, Washington, D.C. (expert mode). Various pre-race options included are the choice of automatic or manual transmission, various controller configurations, as well as background music selection option.

Players take control of the vehicle from a third-person perspective, and while avoiding various hazards along the way, must beat the clock as well as the CPU-controlled rivals to achieve first place.

Screenshots

Cruis'n USA Nintendo 64 Checkpoint
Cruis'n USA Nintendo 64 Track selection screen
Cruis'n USA Nintendo 64 3...2....1...Go!
Cruis'n USA Nintendo 64 Some rivals

Promo Images

Cruis'n USA Screenshot
Cruis'n USA Screenshot
Cruis'n USA Screenshot
Cruis'n USA Screenshot

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User Reviews

A port that's not the best Mario Duenaz (32) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameCola.net May, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
GamePro (US) Feb, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
The Video Game Critic Apr 08, 2006 B- 67
Video Games Jan, 1998 65 out of 100 65
Mega Fun Feb, 1998 61 out of 100 61
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1997 5.3 out of 10 53
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 C- 42
All Game Guide 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
IGN Nov 14, 1996 4 out of 10 40
X64 May, 1998 40 out of 100 40

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Trivia

N64 Changes

In the processing of porting the game from arcade to Nintendo 64, various small things were censored to fit Nintendo's rating system. The Trophy girl at the end of races had a Cruis'n USA top drawn on instead of a bikini. Also, the ending scene of the president in a hot tub with bikini clad women was removed. Finally, the transmission option 'XL Powershaft' was renamed 'XL Power', and the ability to hit and kill animals (like deer) was entirely removed.

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Chris Martin (1204) added Cruis'n USA (Nintendo 64) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by mars_rulez (33286) and gamewarrior (5113)