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While Cruis'n USA takes the player on a trip across the highways of America, Cruis'n World leads them to race all around the world. Courses, taken from the coin-op version, are located in: Egypt, Florida, Germany, Hawaii, Russia (in easy mode); England, France, Kenya, New York (in medium mode); Australia, China, Italy, Mexico (in expert mode).

The gameplay is not intended to be realistic. It is for instance possible to ride across the Great Wall of China, leap-frog over a semi truck with a police car, or perform a back flip with a military ATV, or take part in a race on the moon.

Principal variations from the arcade game to the console version consist in that:
  • In the arcade version, introductory voice clips are present in some stages; animals explode into bloody chunks when colliding with the player's vehicle (in the N64 version they cross the road swiftly enough most of the times, and the vehicle goes across them as if they were immaterial in the infrequent other occasions).

  • The N64 version offers two-player and tournament modes, a special course on the Moon, the possibility to enhance cars with custom boosts and alter its appearance by paintworks, and does not use the sound effects from the previous game.


Cruis'n World Nintendo 64 Title screen.
Cruis'n World Nintendo 64 Main menu.
Cruis'n World Nintendo 64 A female voice says: "Choose a car!"

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Nintendo Power Magazine Sep, 1998 7.7 out of 10 77
Retroage Jan 04, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Meristation Jul 30, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Consoles News Sep, 1998 69 out of 100 69
Mega Fun Aug, 1998 64 out of 100 64
Game Play 64 Sep, 1998 62 out of 100 62
Video Games Aug, 1998 62 out of 100 62
GameSpot Oct 06, 1998 5.9 out of 10 59
Total! (Germany) Aug, 1998 3.25 out of 6 55
64 Power / big.N / N Games Aug, 1998 42 out of 100 42


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