Cruis'n USA (N64) Reviews
Product Type: other Nintendo 64 games
Newest Review: ... USA are crazy - traffic does indeed jam, and the CPU are capable of taking each other out, and when vehicles (cars, buses, ... more
Customer Cruis'n USA (N64) Reviews (7)
by - written on 05/02/11 (Very useful, 28 readings)
The N64 limitations meant Midway were never going to come close to producing a perfect port of the arcade checkpoint racer, Cruis'n USA, but to rub asphalt into the wounds, the title would be censored by Nintendo (at the least animals were removed), whilst bloody fighting games Mortal Kombat Trilogy and Killer Instinct Gold avoided being butchered... Speaking of which, the frame rate gets rather choppy when driving through detailed surroundings, such as downtown San Francisco - this is also the section where the external views can be blocked, albeit partially and briefly, by cars behind. There are direction signs in Cruis'n USA but nothing to tell how tight an ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/03/10 (Very useful, 11 readings)
"Cruis'n USA" is a racing video game. It was first released for the Nintendo 64 in 1998 by Midway. In the United States, the game received a guidance rating of "E" which deemed it appropriate for all ages. Cruis'n USA first saw mild success in the arcade. I remember the unit as being a full scale, sit down racing game complete with moulded plastic seats and a rather small steering wheel. When the video game made its way to the Nintendo 64, it was one of the first titles I picked up for the console and found the gaming experience to be very weak in comparison to the arcade version. While the title was successfully able to capture the race ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/10/00, updated on 21/10/00 (Useful, 78 readings)
When this game first came out on the arcade I thought it was the best game ever, and for its time, it was. About 18 months later we had bigger and better technology in the arcades and Cruis'n had only just hit N64. It was starting to look shabby on the arcades, but with cut down graphics, sound and detail in the 64 version, it both looked, and played awful. The only factor that was the same was the american rock soundtrack which on the arcades was great to drive to, but with the cut down sample rates along with everything else, even that seemed to have no effect on the game anymore. I think it is possible to get hold of a copy of the sequal ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/11/00, updated on 17/11/00
I know this is one of the first N64 releases, but give me a break, half the screen is full of graphics popping out of nowhere. These are the worst graphics on N64, and with how fast it feels like your're going you might as well be playing Super Nintendo. The combination of no challenge,no fun, no excitement, and Super Nintendo graphics all make this the worst Nintendo 64 racing game. This is even worse than the "fast-paced and exciting" GT64. Do not rent this game, but instead buy the best Nintendo 64 racing game,San Francisco Rush. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/01/10 (Useful, 4 readings)
Cruis'n USA was probably a big hit when it first hit the arcade back in 1994, but the 1996 port to the N64 fared badly. Many people complained as the game was a direct port and therefore received no enhancements even though it was produced 2 years later on a console with more power. The game delivers quite a dull experience, you'll often find yourself driving ahead of the pack and not seeing another driver for a couple of minutes, the best remedy for this is playing in the 2 player mode, although that doesnt make it much better. A few cars are available to drive, with various upgrades as you beat the USA tour with them. There are numerous tracks in ... Read the complete review
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