Daytona USA

by AM R&D Dept. #2

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FIRST IMPRESSION

I'm impressed! Given the difference of processing power and graphic capabilities of both systems, AM2 and Sega have done a top-notch translation on the arcade smash.

BEST FEATURE

The new Saturn Mode is a plus, along with the fact that everything seems to be here!

WHATS MISSING

It's a no-brainer that not every single polygon of detail has been included in this version. Little nit-picks like the fact that the clouds moving from up to down on your rear window aren't as realistic as the arcade's moving-in-all-directions clouds.

WILL YOU LIKE IT?

Fans of the arcade will quickly notice that it's not quite as smooth as the arcade original, and it shouldn't be. Newcomers, however, will find themselves highly addicted to it, especially since it doesn't cost $1 a pop.

MANUFACTURER - AM R&D Dept. #2

DIFFICULTY - MODERATE

THEME - Racing

NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1

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Daytona USA screeched into the arcades as the biggest Racing hit of all time.

Now you can play an incredibly accurate version of this coin-op blockbuster, and even better, you get scads of new options.

Reach for the wheel, grab 750 horses of sheer stock-car power, and draft past the opposition at over 200 MPH.

Sega Saturn brings the nation's biggest arcade Racing thrill home with Daytona USA.

This is the NASCAR-style ride of a lifetime, and it has everything you need: gas, guts, and glory.

Daytona USA delivers more than just the hottest arcade Racing game of all time—it also offers amazing technology and a passel of new game choices.

Yes, you get a Sega Saturn version crafted by those game monsters over at Sega's AM2 (the original coin-op internal development group).

It still uses the same terrific hardware and software upgrades that allowed the console version of Daytona USA to give you both incredible polygon speed and texture-mapped graphics.

And yes, you get the same vivid colors, four dynamic driving perspectives, and brain-jarring sounds.

So what's new?

The coin-op version offered three racecourses; Daytona USA for Sega Saturn gives you those, plus an option to race the mirror image of each of the three tracks.

The quarter snatcher gave you two modes of transportation in the form of automatic and manual stockers; this one, in Saturn mode, gives you eight cars with different transmission, handling, and speed characteristics.

Even more, you can modify the number of laps and choose from five levels of difficulty.

The future comes home today, and you'll meet it with white knuckles in Daytona USA!

Daytona USA rating

Daytona USA system requirements:SystemP-200.

Systems: Win9x Windows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game modes: Daytona USA supports single modeSingle game mode

2016-07-28 Daytona USA game added.

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