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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 Arcade Truck coming.
Cruis'n USA Nintendo 64 Selecting a car.
Cruis'n USA Nintendo 64 3...2....1...Go!
Cruis'n USA Nintendo 64 La Bomba in US 101 - 2

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 Nintendo 64 Mario Duenaz (32)

Critic Reviews

Mega Score Nintendo 64 Mar, 1998 89 out of 100 89
GamePro (US) Nintendo 64 Feb, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Feb, 1998 61 out of 100 61
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Dec 04, 1996 6.1 out of 10 61
The Game Hoard Arcade Feb 28, 2020 4 out of 7 57
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Apr, 1997 3.25 out of 6 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Mar 28, 2008 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide Nintendo 64 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Edge Nintendo 64 Jan, 1997 4 out of 10 40
X64 Nintendo 64 Apr, 1998 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

N64 Changes

In the process of porting the game from arcade to Nintendo 64, a few 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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Contributed to by mars_rulez (43904), gamewarrior (5048) and Chris Martin (1204)