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Cruis'n USA (rev L4.1)

Cruis'n USA (c) 11/1994 Midway.

A cool driving game.


Midway V Unit hardware

Main CPU : TMS32031 (@ 50 Mhz)

Sound CPU : ADSP2105 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound Chips : DMA-driven (@ 10 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 400 pixels

Screen refresh : 57.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 32768

Players : 2

Control : paddle

Buttons : 6


Cruis'n USA was the first game to be released on the Midway V Unit.

Cruis'n USA is the first driving game to feature digitized (taken from actual footage) textures.

Cruis'n USA and "Killer Instinct" were both released as public previews of the upcoming Nintendo Ultra 64 console (later renamed the Nintendo 64).

The Nintendo 64's hardware is totally different from both of the games' hardware (in fact, both games' hardware are also different from each other) and in many ways inferior, so neither game actually represented the Nintendo 64 console system that the games claim to.

The game was released in upright, sit-down, and full motion cabinets. The upright and sit-down machines support linked play, up to a two game maximum.

A Cruis'n USA unit appears in the 2002 movie 'Van Wilder'.



* Software version : 2.1.

* Build date : WED NOV 09 16 :28 :10 1994

Revision 2 :

* Software version : 4.0.

* Build date : WED FEB 08 10 :45 :14 1995

Revision 3 :

* Software version : 4.1.

* Build date : MON FEB 13 16 :53 :40 1995


* Hidden Cars : Hold View 2 at the car selection screen to unlock the school bus, ATV and police car.

* Golden Gate Park Track : Hold View 1 + View 2 at the track selection screen to turn the U.S. 101 track into the Golden Gate Park track.

* Indiana Track : Hold View 1 + View 3 at the track selection screen to turn the Beverly Hills track into the Indiana track.

* San Francisco Track : Hold View 2 + View 3 at the track selection screen to turn the Grand Canyon track into the San Francisco track.

* Free Game : Win two races, then press Accelerate+Start after losing the third race.

* View Credits : Press View 1 + View 2 while the game is not in play.

* Alternate Ferrari : Highlight the first car at the car selection screen. Hold View 1 and rotate the steering wheel fully to the Right, fully to the Left, fully to the Right, fully to the Left, fully to the Right, fully to the Left, then press Accelerate. If done correctly, the Ferrari will turn from red to green-blue. The new Ferrari is faster and easier to control than the red Ferrari.


1. Cruis'n USA (1994)

2. Cruis'n World (1996)

3. Cruis'n Exotica (1999)

4. Cruis'n Velocity (2001, Nintendo GameBoy Advance)


Director : Eugene Jarvis (EPJ)

Software : Eric Pribyl (ELP)

Hardware designers : Mark Loffredo (ML ), Gleen Shipp (GWS)

3D Graphics : Xion Cooper (SXC), Ted Barber (TED)

Music : Vince Pontarelli

Sound FX : Matt Booty

Additional code : Carl Mey (MEY)

Cabinet art : John Youssi, Linda Deal, Nik Ehrlich, Greg Freres

Additional art : John Watson, Ana Vitek

Mechanical design and motion : Ted Valavanis, Matt Davis, Jim Krol, Tom Sedor, Ray Czajka

Sound system : Ed Keenan

DCS guru : Rich Karstens

Hardware : Ken Williams, Sheridan Oursler, Pat Cox, Al Lasko

PCB designers : Steve Norris, Ray Gay

Art tools : Eric Pribyl (ELP), Warren Davis

Software tools : Eric Pribyl (ELP), Todd Allen, Edwin Reich

Management : Paul Dussault, Cary Mednick, Wally Smolucha

Communications : Monique Jagielnik, Cecilia Rockett, Darlene Crawford, Kathy Kline

Promotional videos : Jim Greene, Art Tianis, Joan Faux, Tal Lekberg

Sales and marketing : Joe Dillon, Roger Sharpe, Barb Rosenthal, Michal Lynn Fuller, Christa Woss, Lenore Sayers, Rachel Davis, Bob Lentz

Ferrets : Kato, Sophi, George Bernstein, Tanzi, Gizmo

Executive producers : Minoru Arakawa, Howard Lincoln, Neil Nicastro, Ken Fedesna, Jel Hochberg, Ken Lobb, Don James

Assistant producer : Debbie Silkwood

Testers : Mike Gottlieb, Darren Walker

Legal : Nate Dardick, Barbara Norman, Katie Czerwinski

* CAST :

Starting girl : Kathryn Garrison

Trophy girl : Anutza Herling

Beefcake boy : Sal Divita

Race anouncer : Gingi Lahera

Cruisn vocals : Jeff Morrow

Prez voice : Paul Heitsch

Saturation agent walker : John Colt

Hot tub babe : Michael Lynn Fuller


* Consoles :

Nintendo 64 (1997)