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DescriptionA port of the most successful arcade racer ever, the home versions of Daytona USA include the same elements that made the original version successful: three highly detailed tracks, arcade driving physics that challenge the player to find the best trajectory to make a flying lap without kissing the rails and beating the checkpoint timer. The 40 cars of the Easy race (later named 3-7 Speedway), one of the stalwarts of the original version, are also present in this version.
These home versions include a new mode (Saturn or PC Mode, depending on the platform) where the three tracks are played without the timer, and optionally in mirror mode, using one of the bonus cars (with additional abilities such as driving on grass or hitting the rails without losing speed) and in one of three lengths: Normal (identical to the arcade original), Grand Prix (2.5 times longer) and Endurance (10 times longer).
On the downside, detail and frame rate suffered a drop to fit the game into the limited hardware of the Saturn and Personal Computers, and lacking any kind of multiplayer, comparing to the two to eight player rumbles of the arcade version.
- "デイトナUSA" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Console Generation Exclusive: Sega Saturn
- Daytona USA series
- Launch title: Saturn (United States)
- SEGA Sports games
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|MAXIMUM Magazine||SEGA Saturn||Oct, 1995||100|
|SuperGamePower||Arcade||Oct, 1994||4.8 out of 5||96|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||SEGA Saturn||Jun, 1995||96 out of 100||96|
|Shin Force||SEGA Saturn||Jul 19, 1999||9.2 out of 10||92|
|GamePro (US)||SEGA Saturn||Aug, 1995||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Electric Playground||SEGA Saturn||2000||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Power Unlimited||SEGA Saturn||Jul, 1995||8.5 out of 10||85|
|CD Player||SEGA Saturn||1996||8 out of 10||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||SEGA Saturn||Jul, 1995||15.5 out of 20||78|
|Game Freaks 365||SEGA Saturn||2007||6.1 out of 10||61|
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1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Daytona USA appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
PromotionAt one point to boost Saturn sales
Arcade Credits (18 people)
16 developers, 2 thanks
Yu Suzuki, All Staffs of Sega R&D Dept. #4, #2Presented by:
Sega, AM R&D Dept. #2