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Description

A 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.

Screenshots

Daytona USA SEGA Saturn The farthest-away view of your car.
Daytona USA SEGA Saturn The view from inside the car
Daytona USA SEGA Saturn The second course is more complex than the beginner course.
Daytona USA SEGA Saturn Introduction

Promo Images

Daytona USA Other
Daytona USA Other
Daytona USA Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "デイトナUSA" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1995 96 out of 100 96
Mean Machines Sep, 1995 96 out of 100 96
Coming Soon Magazine Sep 27, 1995 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Unlimited Jul, 1995 8.5 out of 10 85
Electric Playground 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Entertainment Weekly Jun 09, 1995 B+ 83
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jun, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jul, 1995 15.5 out of 20 78
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Game Hoard Jun 22, 2020 4 out of 7 57

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Daytona USA appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Promotion

At one point to boost Saturn sales Sega of America ran a promotion where if you bought a Sega Saturn they would give you Daytona USA, Virtua Cop and Virtua Fighter 2 for no extra cost.
quizzley7 (21710) added Daytona USA (SEGA Saturn) on Jan 26, 2003
Other platforms contributed by mars_rulez (43849) and Luckspeare (2697)