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Cruis'n USA (Nintendo 64)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com - Nintendo 64:


    Slam the pedal to the metal and hang on for a wild race across the highways of America. Catch tall the roadside scenery and famous landmarks from three different driving perspectives -- from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, South Dakota's Mount Rushmore to the rolling hills of Appalachia.

    Experience the treacherous turns and famous landmarks as you drive across America!

    Select one of five difficulty levels and even remove street traffic or rivel racers from the course.

    Select one of ten short courses or go the distance on an textended 14-stage road race.

    A split screen perspective allows two players to share the action simultaneously.

    With the N64 Controller as your steering wheel,you have the precision to make the tightest of turns and quickest maneuvers.

    There's no better way to experience the excitement of cross-country racing!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Apr 26, 2005.

Press Release:
    FAMOUS ARCADE RACER SPEEDS ONTO NINTENDO 64 TRACK
    Cruis'n USA Accelerates to the Top of Holiday Wish Lists

    REDMOND, Wash., December 2, 1996 -- Just in time for the holidays, Nintendo of America introduces the most technologically advanced and fastest racing game yet, Cruis'n USA. Available exclusively for the Nintendo 64 at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $69.95, Cruis'n USA continues the tradition of the popular video arcade game of the same name by bringing incredible graphics, high speed racing courses, and challenging terrain to video game players of all ages.

    Cruis'n USA takes players on a frenzied ride across the country from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., at speeds of up to 150 MPH in a one or two-player, split-screen mode. Using texture-mapping to create realistic backgrounds, players experience the wonders of the U.S., from the giant redwood forests of Northern California, to the imposing Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, to the White House in Washington, D.C. Cruis'n USA offers gamers three different driving perspectives, allowing players to catch all the roadside scenery and famous landmarks. Special details of the arcade game are enhanced in the Nintendo 64 version, including hidden cars containing a secret code that appear out of nowhere.

    "Thanks to the one-of-a-kind technological capabilities of the Nintendo 64, we've taken the popular arcade experience of Cruis'n USA to new heights," says Peter Main, Nintendo of America's executive vice president, sales and marketing. "Interactive auto racing has never been so exciting or realistic, and now players can enjoy a hair-raising cross-country jaunt from the comfort of their own homes."

    Players have the freedom to customize every cross-country trek by choosing from seven different automobiles -- the '63 Muscle Car, Italia P69, La Bomba, Devastator VI, plus three hidden cars -- as well as 14 completely challenging courses, and five different difficulty levels. Each course contains hidden surprises and rival racers positioned to obstruct the player's view. Using the Nintendo 64 control stick, players have complete control of their automobile, with a full range of motion and angles allowing precision driving performance from the smallest swerve to the tightest turn.

    The Nintendo 64 system is a product of the worldwide joint development and license agreement combining Nintendo's expertise in video game development with Silicon Graphics Inc.'s (NYSE:SGI) renowned visual computing technologies as used to create special effects in numerous blockbuster motion pictures. Developed in partnership with SGI, the revolutionary Nintendo 64 system launched in the U.S. on September 29, and has already sold more than 750,000 units to date, making it by far the fastest selling of all next generation video game systems.

    Contributed by skl (1142) on Feb 25, 2004.