"An arcade port that never used the N64's true capabilities and looked easily at home on a PSOne with its pop-up cardboard scenery. Although there are finer racers on the system, it's an enjoyable arcade-style racer: plenty of tracks with recognisable locations, and unlockable cars. It's slightly average but as a Brit who's only ever been to New Orleans, I enjoy cruising the USA."
User Reviews (5)
"This may not be a great port of an arcade game series, but heck if I didn't make some good memories with this. The controls were responsive from what I remember, and there was some memorable if cheesy music to go along with the package. A personal favorite thing to do was run head on with an oncoming bus... Yeah, really stupid, but fun."
"There maybe be better racers on the Nintendo 64 but for some reason I have always found myself going back to this game. I think this is the first racing game on a console that I remember the cars looking like real cars instead of pixilated versions of real cars and location like real locations. I Still enjoy crusin down Chicago's Lower Wacker Drive."
"When Crusin' USA hit arcades, it was impressive enough to claim a few dollars from me, especially since it touted itself as a sneak peak of the "Nintendo Ultra 64". Then previews of other games showed the system doing real 3D environments instead of cardboard. The only thing that could save this port is if it could bring the full-motion arcade cabinet with it."
"Cruisin USA was a game that I absolutely did not enjoy as a kid, and now being a grown man I can safely say that I still do not enjoy it. It was an arcade port that did not really shine compared to the much better arcade racers of the era... With classics like Rush 2049 and Hydro Thunder on N64, it's not great."
"There are better arcade racing games available than Cruis'n USA": that was my initial thought while driving in this game for the first time. It just isn't fun to play. There are plenty of better racers: Mario Kart 64, Diddy Kong Racing, F-Zero GX etc. But if you want to see a piece of N64 history, then go on and give it a try."
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