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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 Go!
Cruis'n USA Nintendo 64 Some rivals
Cruis'n USA Arcade Auto or manual.
Cruis'n USA Arcade Title Screen.

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

The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Apr 08, 2006 B- 67
Super Power Nintendo 64 Jul, 1997 65 out of 100 65
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Feb, 1998 61 out of 100 61
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Apr, 1997 3.25 out of 6 55
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nintendo 64 Feb, 1997 5.3 out of 10 53
RetroGame Man Nintendo 64 Apr 21, 2017 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Mar 28, 2008 5 out of 10 50
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Mar, 1997 31 out of 100 31
Joypad Nintendo 64 Apr, 1998 0 out of 10 0

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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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