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Encyclopedia > Daytona USA
Daytona USA
Developer Sega-AM2
Publisher Sega
Designer Yu Suzuki
Release date 1994
Genre Racing game
Modes Single player, multiplayer
Cabinet Sit-down
Arcade system Sega Model 2
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Monitor Raster, standard resolution
horizontal orientation
Input Steering wheel, 4-position Shifter, 2 Pedals
Ports Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows, Sega Dreamcast
Notes {{{notes}}}

Daytona USA was a racing arcade game released by Sega in 1994. Daytona USA took the groundwork laid by Sega in their 1992 release Virtua Racing and built upon it, with the smoothest graphics and most realistic physics yet seen in a racing game. The game was also a huge leap forward in multiplayer, with the possibility of linking four twin cabinets, or eight deluxe cabinets, to create a massive eight player competition. Deluxe cabinets also contained a camera attached just above the coinslots pointing towards the drivers seat, which could be linked to a television to show the player's facial expressions on a separate screen. The series is also known for its incredibly cheesy J-Pop soundtrack [1]. A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Sega Amusement Machine Research and Development Department 2 (popularly known as Sega AM2 or simply AM2) is a research and development team for the video game company Sega. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... Sega (セガ) (pronounced seh-gah (IPA: seɪ.gÉ™) in the U.S, see-gah (IPA: siː.gÉ™) elsewhere) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... Yu Suzuki Yu Suzuki (Japanese: 鈴木裕 Suzuki YÅ«, born June 10, 1958) is a prominent producer of arcade and video games. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... This is a listing of computer and video game genres with brief descriptions and examples from each genre. ... A racing game is any game that involves competing in races through a surrogate playing piece or vehicle, either getting it from one point to another or completing a number of circuits in the shortest time. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... This arcade cabinet, containing Centipede, is an upright. ... An arcade system board is a standardized printed circuit board or group of printed circuit boards that are used as the basis for multiple arcade games with very similar hardware requirements. ... The Sega Model 2 is an arcade system board released by Sega in 1993. ... Intel 80486DX2 microprocessor in a ceramic PGA package A central processing unit (CPU), or sometimes simply processor, is the component in a digital computer that interprets instructions and processes data contained in software. ... A sound chip is an integrated circuit (i. ... Look up Video in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Video is the technology of capturing, recording, processing, transmitting, and reconstructing moving pictures, typically using celluloid film, electronic signals, or digital media. ... Image resolution describes the detail an image holds. ... Nineteen inch (48 cm) CRT computer monitor A computer display, monitor or screen is a computer peripheral device capable of showing characters and/or still or moving images generated by a computer and processed by a graphics card. ... Suppose the smiley face in the top left corner is an RGB bitmap image. ... A modern road cars steering wheel A modern Formula One cars steering wheel that has buttons and knobs to control various functions A steering wheel is a type of steering control used in most modern land vehicles, including all mass-production automobiles. ... In computer science, porting is the adaptation of a piece of software so that it will function in a different computing environment to that for which it was originally written. ... The Sega Saturn (Japanese: セガサターン, Sega Saturn), is a video game console of the 32-bit era. ... Microsoft Windows is a series of operating environments and operating systems created by Microsoft for use on personal computers and servers. ... The Sega Dreamcast (Japanese: ドリームキャスト; code-named Blackbelt, Dural and Katana during development) was Segas last video game console. ... A racing game is any game that involves competing in races through a surrogate playing piece or vehicle, either getting it from one point to another or completing a number of circuits in the shortest time. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... Sega (セガ) (pronounced seh-gah (IPA: seɪ.gÉ™) in the U.S, see-gah (IPA: siː.gÉ™) elsewhere) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Sega (セガ) (pronounced seh-gah (IPA: seɪ.gÉ™) in the U.S, see-gah (IPA: siː.gÉ™) elsewhere) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Virtua Racing is a Formula 1 racing arcade game developed by Sega-AM2 released in August 1992 headed by Yu Suzuki. ... Computer graphics (CG) is the field of visual computing, where one utilizes computers both to generate visual images synthetically and to integrate or alter visual and spatial information sampled from the real world. ... A black hole concept drawing by NASA. Physics (from the Greek, φυσικός (physikos), natural, and φύσις (physis), nature) is the science of the natural world dealing with the fundamental constituents of the universe, the forces they exert on one another, and the results produced by these forces. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... A video camera can be classified two ways: Professional video cameras, such as those used in television production Camcorders used by amateurs This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Photographs from the 1862 book Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine by Guillaume Duchenne. ... Cheesy (1993) is a solo album by En Esch of KMFDM and Slick Idiot. ... J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ...


Daytona USA was one of the highest grossing arcade games ever made; no game since has come close to selling as much, or making as much for arcade owners. [2]


It was ported to the Sega Saturn in 1995 and to Microsoft Windows in 1996. The conversion had a somewhat slow frame rate and lots of pop-up, which failed to impress several critics and casual gamers who were more interested in the Sony PlayStation's Ridge Racer port. So, the in-house team who made the Saturn port of Sega Rally Championship remade Daytona USA with a new engine that reduced the popup, adding more cars, three new tracks and a 2-player mode, and re-released it in 1997, first on the Saturn as Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition, then on the PC as Daytona USA Deluxe. A Direct3D patch for this PC version was subsequently released. In computer science, porting is the adaptation of a piece of software so that it will function in a different computing environment to that for which it was originally written. ... The Sega Saturn (Japanese: セガサターン, Sega Saturn), is a video game console of the 32-bit era. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Microsoft Windows is a series of operating environments and operating systems created by Microsoft for use on personal computers and servers. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Frame rate, or frame frequency, is the measurement of how quickly an imaging device can produce unique consecutive images called frames. ... Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ... The PlayStation (Japanese: プレイステーション) is a video game console of the 32-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid 1990s. ... Ridge Racer on the PlayStation Ridge Racer is the name of an arcade and home 3D racing game franchise developed and published by Namco. ... Sega Rally Championship is a 1995 arcade racing game developed by the (today renamed Hitmaker) Sega AM3. ... Direct3D is part of Microsofts DirectX API. Direct3D is only for use in Microsofts various Windows operating systems (Windows 95 and above) and, although in a quite different version, in the Xbox. ...


Daytona USA was also completely revamped into a Sega Dreamcast version. This sported the same tracks as the Championship Circuit Edition (which of course included the original's three) and added three more, as well as a gargantuan graphical update to bring the game's visuals up to modern standards. It was released in the console's dying year, 2001. The Sega Dreamcast (Japanese: ドリームキャスト; code-named Blackbelt, Dural and Katana during development) was Segas last video game console. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


A sequel, Daytona USA 2, was also released. A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ...


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PlanetDreamcast: Games - Reviews - Daytona USA (942 words)
However, Daytona USA on the Saturn suffered from a lack of multiplayer options, poor framerate, and almost-criminal levels of terrain pop-up.
Daytona CCE addressed many of Daytona USA's problems on the Saturn, bumping up the framerate, adding a split-screen two-player mode, and creating two additional tracks.
A sequel to Daytona USA was released into arcades a couple of years ago, and the Dreamcast seems a much more capable piece of hardware than its not-so-illustrious predecessor.
MSN Encarta - Romania (1012 words)
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