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Encyclopedia > Daytona USA (arcade game)
Daytona USA

Daytona USA title screen (arcade version)
Developer(s) Sega-AM2, Amusement Vision (AM4)
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) Toshihiro Nagoshi
Release date(s) 1993 (Japan)
1994 (US)
Genre(s) Racing game
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Platform(s) Arcade, Sega Saturn, Windows, Sega Dreamcast
Input Steering wheel, 4-position Shifter, 2 Pedals
Arcade cabinet Sit-Down
Arcade system(s) Sega Model 2
Arcade display Raster 496 x 384 pixels (Horizontal), 8192 colors

Daytona USA is a racing arcade game released by Sega in 1993 for Japan and 1994 worldwide. It built upon the groundwork laid in the 1992 release Virtua Racing and at its release, was the most detailed 3D racer ever released. As of 2007, Daytona USA is the highest-grossing arcade game of all time. [1] Image File history File links Daytona_1. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates 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. ... Amusement Vision Amusement Vision, Ltd. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sega Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... Toshihiro Nagoshi Toshihiro Nagoshi is a video game producer and designer for Sega. ... Notable events of 1993 in computer and video games. ... 1994 1994 in games 1993 in video gaming 1995 in video gaming Notable events of 1994 in computer and video games. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... 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. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... A modern road cars steering wheel Steering wheels from different periods A steering wheel is a type of steering control used in most modern land vehicles, including all mass-production automobiles. ... 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. ... A computer display monitor, usually called simply a monitor when the meaning is clear from the context, is a piece of electrical equipment which displays viewable images generated by a computer without producing a permanent record. ... Suppose the smiley face in the top left corner is an RGB bitmap image. ... 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 Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Virtua Formula 8-machine plus commentator setup at the extinct Sega Virtualand, inside the Luxor Casino, Las Vegas, USA, in 1993. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

Contents

Gameplay

The player is put behind the wheel of a stock car, with the choice of three tracks as well as an automatic or manual transmission. The player's objectives are to outrun the competing cars, and complete the race before time runs out. This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ... A manual transmission (also known as a stick shift, straight drive, or standard transmission) is a type of transmission used in automotive applications. ...


Daytona USA offered multiplayer and introduced the possibility of linking four twin cabinets or eight deluxe cabinets to create an eight-player competition. Linked deluxe cabinets may also include a camera pointing towards the drivers seat, linked to a closed-circuit television to show the player on a separate screen. Eventhough the game was released years before the Daytona USA Museum opened in Daytona Beach, the International Speedway Corporation had already held the copyright to the name "Daytona USA." Any future game would require a license to use the name Daytona USA.[citation needed] Online gaming redirects here. ... A video camera is a camera used for electronic motion picture acquisition, initially developed by the television industry but now common in other applications as well. ... Surveillance cameras. ... Richard Pettys car used for his 200th career win, on display at Daytona USA in January 2001 Daytona USA is an interactive motorsports attraction located at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Daytona Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... International Speedway Corporation (NYSE: ISCA) is a corporation whose primary business is the ownership and management of NASCAR race tracks. ... Copyright symbol Copyright is a set of exclusive rights regulating the use of a particular expression of an idea or information. ...


Courses

There are three race courses in the arcade version of Daytona USA.

The 'AM2 turn', found in Dinosaur Canyon
The Hornet passing underneath the spectator bridge Dinosaur Canyon (Attract Mode)
The lit tunnel through the mountain section in Dinosaur Canyon

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Beginner - Three Seven Speedway

  • Course Type: Speedway
  • Number of laps: 8 / 20 / 80 (Standard / Grand Prix / Endurance mode)
  • Number of Cars: 40
  • Course BGM: 'The King Of Speed' (alternate theme: 'Pounding Pavement')
  • Skill Level: Beginner

The Three Seven Speedway is a standard tri-oval speedway track in layout, based loosely on the Daytona International Speedway and Pocono Raceway. It begins with a rolling start, with the player in 40th place. The first turn takes the player past cheering crowds on the right, with a large field fronting the pit stop area on the left. The next section of track after the second turn is a straight road through a forest setting, and is dominated by three large slot machine reels embedded into a stone arch above the track. If the player presses the Start button while playing, the first reel will stop, pressing the Start button again will stop the next reel and so on; if the 3 reels match the player is awarded with extra time (7 seconds for three sevens, 5 seconds for three bars, 3 seconds for all other matches). The third turn is the setting of a large mountainside, with the image of Sonic the Hedgehog engraved into the rock. This is the tightest turn of the track, which leads to the pit road and the finish line. There are a couple of cars to watch out for to secure first place in the track: cars 20 (MISS Tea), 46 (Bird Line), 53 (OK Bike Works), 55 (Evangeline Motor Oil), and 62 (Gladner Insurance). On 1993 machines in Japan, car 20 was normally implemented to be an unfair opponent. However, on mostly all 1994 machines in America, car 20's AI was toned down. The Daytona USA 2001 manual states this race takes place in a city called Las Segas. Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Pocono Raceway is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond; it is the site of two annual NASCAR Nextel Cup races held just a few weeks apart in June and July. ... A rolling start is a type of start in an autoracing race, in which the cars are led at a certain speed by the safety car, before being allowed to accelerate at a certain point just before the start line. ... Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comic book version, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


Advanced - Dinosaur Canyon

  • Course type: Road course
  • Number of laps: 4 / 10 / 40 (Standard / Grand Prix / Endurance mode)
  • Number of Cars: 20
  • Course BGM: 'Let's Go Away'
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Dinosaur Canyon is a medium-length road course. From a standing start, the player heads through tough canyon terrain with many elevation changes. Notable features include a tunnel through a mountain, power generating windmills, and the words "SEGA-AM2" in the grass on the outside section of the penultimate turn. The final turn reveals the reason behind the name of the course: a large dinosaur fossil can be seen embedded in the side of the rocky terrain. There is also a hidden message from the creators of Daytona USA, present in all versions of the game: if you turn the car around after the 'GO' signal is given, and take the road heading away to the right to a tunnel in the mountainside just before the pit entrance (meaning the final turn is to your left), there is a sign at the end: 'You Just Lost Your Sponsors!' This course also has some cheap enemies: car number 16 (Tune Insurance), car numbers 12 and 13 (Starline Performance Cars), and car number 20 from the Three Seven Speedway (MISS Insurance). Proper steering and the correct speed will avoid any conflict with these cars. A standing start is a type of start in autoracing events, in which cars are stationary when the race begins. ...


Expert - Seaside Street Galaxy

  • Course type: Street circuit
  • Number of laps: 2 / 5 / 20 (Standard / Grand Prix / Endurance mode)
  • Number of Cars: 30
  • Course BGM: 'Sky High'
  • Skill Level: Expert

This winding course begins with a standing start on a large suspension bridge. After crossing the water, the player is taken through several tunnels with hard turns, to emerge on a hill leading downwards alongside a residential area. The course then takes a gentle curve alongside a cliff section, where seagulls fly, horses stand in a grassed section, and sea can be seen all the way to the horizon. Next the player is directed onto the same bridge for the return stretch - after leaving the bridge, the player passes alongside a Space Shuttle readied for launch, and a galleon moored alongside a dock area - the sharpest hairpin turn in the game. After taking this turn, an onramp leads to the first section of bridge, and the finish line. For the current Space Shuttle mission, see STS-117 NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ...


Notable features of Seaside Street Galaxy include a statue of Jeffry from Virtua Fighter, which can be found beside the track on the first right-hand bend between the tunnel section and the residential hill area. If the player approaches the statue, stops, and presses either X (Sega Saturn) or START (arcade), the statue will move and stand on its head. This feature was removed from Daytona USA 2001. Seaside Street Galaxy also sports some tough drones in all of Daytona USA: Cars 55 (Evangeline Motor Oil, the hardest opponent in the course), 51 (Bird Line), 62 (Gladner Insurance), and 16 (Tune Insurance from Dinosaur Canyon). Virtua Fighter is a 1993 fighting game developed by the Sega studio AM2, headed by Yu Suzuki. ...


Home console versions

Daytona USA (USA Saturn version)

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Daytona USA (Sega Saturn / Windows)

Daytona USA was ported to the Sega Saturn as a Western launch title in 1995, and to Windows in 1996. The conversion had a somewhat slow frame rate (around twenty frames per second, compared to the arcade version's sixty), and used 'clipping' to render only the scenery nearest the player. This failed to impress many critics and casual gamers of the time, who voiced preference for the Sony PlayStation's Ridge Racer port. Hindsight amongst the gaming community, however, places Daytona USA as the more playable game, with Ridge Racer being merely a technically-impressive arcade port.[citation needed] It is also worth noting that as a consequence of the Sega Saturn's rushed launch date, Daytona USA's development was severely rushed as a result - had the launch gone to plan, it is likely that the Saturn port would be more faithful to the arcade original.[citation needed], Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... In computer science, porting is the process of adapting software so that an executable program can be created for a computing environment that is different from the one for which it was originally designed (e. ... The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Frame rate, or frame frequency, is the measurement of how quickly an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames. ... Sony Computer Entertainment, Incorporated ) (SCEI) is a Japanese video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, mostly in video game consoles and is a full subsidiary of Sony Corporation that was established on November 16, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... Ridge Racer on the PlayStation Ridge Racer is a series of arcade racing games developed and published by Namco for both the arcade and various consoles. ...


Daytona USA is compatible with the Arcade Racer steering wheel accessory. It is also compatible with the 3D analog control pad (when switched into analog mode) and the Saturn will detect it as the Arcade Racer steering wheel.

Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition (USA Saturn version)

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Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition
(Sega Saturn)

In 1997, the in-house team that oversaw the mostly arcade-perfect Saturn port of Sega Rally Championship remade the original Saturn version of Daytona USA with a new engine (a modified version of the Sega Rally Championship engine). This version, entitled Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition was released only in North America and Europe, and drastically reduced the popup that was prevalent in the original Saturn version. With the increased framerate (now a solid thirty frames per second) came a new selection of cars, two new courses - Desert City and National Park Speedway - and a 2-player mode. Sega Rally Championship is a 1995 arcade racing game developed by AM5 (also known as Sega Rosso) on the Sega Model 2 board. ...


CCE sported a soundtrack by Richard Jacques and Jun Senoue which, while featuring remixes of the original tunes and several new ones, did not feature the original tunes themselves. Richard Jacques is a British composer. ... Jun Senoue (born August 2, 1970 in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku, Japan) is a video game composer and musician, well known for some of his contributions in many Sonic the Hedgehog games. ...


This is also the first version of Daytona USA to name the three tracks present in the original Daytona USA game (rather than simply using Beginner, Intermediate and Expert): 'Three Seven Speedway' (also known as 777 Speedway, for the Beginner track), 'Dinosaur Canyon' (for the Intermediate track), and 'Seaside Street Galaxy' (for the Expert track).


It was also separately released for the Saturn as a Netlink-compatible title, entitled Daytona USA: CCE Netlink Edition. Although commonly thought to be Panzer Dragoon Saga, this NetLink version of Daytona USA: CCE is in fact the rarest North American Sega Saturn game. It was available only through Sega's online store, and making it even more rare is its almost total indistinguishability from the regular version of Daytona USA: CCE. The only notable differences are found only when opening the case up, which features a black and white NetLink booklet underneath the standard booklet, and the disc has a small NetLink logo. It commonly fetches US $250 on eBay, in the rare instances it does pop up. NetLink (or Seganet in Japan) is a 28. ... Panzer Dragoon Saga (titled Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG in Japan) is a role-playing video game (RPG) released exclusively for the Sega Saturn in 1998. ...


Daytona USA:CCE is compatible with the Saturn's 3D analogue control pad, in addition to the Arcade Racer steering wheel and the Virtua Stick accessories.


Daytona USA Deluxe

Daytona USA: Deluxe is a PC port of Daytona CCE. It has an improved draw distance and supports more memory. The game also features an exclusive race course: Silver Ocean Causeway; a Direct3D patch for this version was also later released. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Daytona USA Deluxe Was released as Daytona USA Evolution in Korea.[2]

Daytona USA: Circuit Edition (Japan-only)

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Daytona USA: Circuit Edition (Sega Saturn)

After the release of Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition to the Western Saturn market, a further-updated version was later released in Japan as Daytona USA: Circuit Edition. This version has the soundtracks from both the original Daytona USA arcade game and the remixes from Championship Circuit Edition, in addition to an eight-minute-long medley of all three original track themes (called 'Daytona Medley'). It also retained the drifty handling of the original Daytona USA arcade game that was changed in Championship Circuit Edition, and added the ability to play at night, dusk, or morning (by holding X, Y or Z on the controller as the 'START YOUR ENGINES' screen was displayed). Aside from these differences, it is identical to Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition.

Daytona USA (USA Dreamcast version)

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Daytona USA 2001 (Dreamcast)

On March 14, 2001, Daytona USA was given a complete revamp for release on the Sega Dreamcast platform. This version (known as Daytona USA 2001 in Japan, Australia, and Europe, and simply Daytona USA in the USA) features every single course from the original Daytona USA game and the Championship Circuit Edition. Three new tracks were also specially designed for this game ('Rin Rin Rink', 'Circuit Pixie' and 'Mermaid Lake'), and all of the tracks are playable normally, in reverse, mirrored, or in reverse-mirrored mode. The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ...


The game's graphics were significantly updated. It was also playable online, allowing for competition between up to four players and uploading/downloading of best times and ghost car information, although the online options were removed from the PAL version. Another addition to this version of Daytona USA was the Championship mode, where the player must place above a certain point in the overall rankings to progress, culminating in the King of Daytona Cup.


This version tends to be criticized for poor controls. The analog stick's default setting is extremely sensitive, but that can be corrected in the options screen (except in the Japanese version). However, the game still does not handle exactly like the original arcade version of Daytona USA even when using a racing wheel. The physics / handling / control are different from the arcade version. Though it is likely that the game was designed with analog controls in mind and therefore doesn't play as easily on a joypad as the Saturn version which used a standard d-pad.{{{author}}}, {{{title}}}, [[{{{publisher}}}]], [[{{{date}}}]].


Available cars

The racing team featured in the Daytona USA arcade game and Saturn port is called Team Hornet. Although the team is never explicitly mentioned in the games, their car features an easily-recognisable hornet logo stamped on the front of the car. From Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition and onwards, however, Team Hornet's available garage was reduced to one playable car alongside other racing teams' cars.


Daytona USA

In the arcade and Sega Saturn versions of Daytona USA, the Hornet car is numbered 41. However, on linked arcade machines, players 1, 2, 3 and 4 will have cars numbered similarly in multi-player mode for easy identification mid-race.

  • The colours of Team Hornet's two selectable cars - automatic and manual transmission - consist of red and blue (automatic), and yellow, red, and black (manual). The car with manual transmission has a slightly higher top speed than the car with automatic transmission. The depiction of the Hornet car in the original game resembles a Chevrolet Beretta, although the Beretta was never entered in NASCAR.
  • In the Sega Saturn and PC versions of Daytona USA, there are six unlockable Hornet cars available alongside the standard manual and automatic Hornet cars (making eight cars available in total). These can be accessed either by placing in first place on both 777 Speedway and Dinosaur Canyon on Normal difficulty, or pressing Down-Right on the D-pad, left trigger (L), right trigger (R), C, and Y buttons on the Saturn gamepad at the title screen. The cars are coloured differently according to their abilities:
    • Black (automatic) and Orange (manual) cars will not slow down when hitting walls.
    • Green (automatic) and Pink (manual) cars will crash after hitting a wall, but perform well on grass.
    • Light Blue (automatic) and Light Yellow (manual) cars have a high top speed, but have difficulty gripping the track.
    • There are also two unlockable Horses (each either manual or automatic) to race as. The first horse can be obtained by placing first on all three courses on Normal difficulty; the second is unlocked by placing first on 777 Speedway on Normal difficulty in Endurance mode (i.e. 80 laps as opposed to the standard 8).

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Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition/Circuit Edition & Daytona USA Deluxe (Windows)

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  • Hornet' (Normal, car number 19) - The Hornet car has a grip rating of 3/5, an acceleration rating of 3/5, and a top speed rating of 2/5, making it an ideal all-rounder.
  • Gallop (Normal, car number 27) - The Gallop car has identical statistics to the Hornet car, making it another all-rounder, ideal for two-player races.
  • Max (Beginner, car number 2) - The Max car has a grip rating of 5/5, an acceleration rating of 5/5, but a top speed of 1/5. This makes it an ideal car for a course with plenty of corners, such as Dinosaur Canyon.
  • Phoenix (Expert, car number 8) - The Phoenix car has a grip rating of 1/5, but is rated 5/5 for its acceleration and top speed capabilities.
  • Oriole (Expert, car number 16) - The Oriole car is a toned-down version of the Phoenix car, with a grip rating of 2/5, and an acceleration & top speed rating of 4/5.
  • Magic (Expert, car number 33) - The Magic car has a grip rating of 3/5, an acceleration rating of 2/5, and a top speed rating of 3/5, maing it the ideal cross between the Hornet car and the Oriole car.
  • Wolf (Beginner, car number 41) - This car has a grip rating of 4/5, an acceleration rating of 5/5, but a top speed of 1/5, making this car an excellent choice for those new to the game.
  • Balance (Normal, car number 99) - The Balance car has a grip rating of 5, an acceleration rating of 1/5, and a top speed rating of 4/5. This car performs well on long, straight courses such as Seaside Street Galaxy or National Park Speedway.

There is 9th car called Daytona which can be unlocked either by finishing in first place on all five tracks, or via a cheat code. The Daytona car uses the body style, paint scheme and car number of the featured car in the original Daytona USA game. It is rated 5/5 in the grip, acceleration and top speed categories, however, meaning it will not handle the same as the classic car.


There are also two horses that are unlockable and playable, named Ura and Ura 2.


All of the cars have sponser stickerers on the side that read "Sega Rally Championship" as the game was made from the same department.


Daytona USA: Circuit Edition also featured fictional specifications for the Hornet car as part of the CD case artwork. The car is 4903mm long, 1273mm high, and 1730mm wide. It weighs 1600kg, and is capable of speeds up to 329km/h. Its engine's power output is 812ps/5800rpm.


Daytona USA 2001

There are four cars available from the beginning of the game. Unlike in the previous games, three of the first five cars resemble high performance supercars. All four are numbered 41, despite being from different racing teams:

The Automatic Hornet car, as it appears in Daytona USA 2001
  • Hornet - with a Grip, Acceleration and Maximum Speed rating of 70/100, and a top speed of 319km/h (automatic) and 334km/h (manual), the Hornet car is once again an excellent all-rounder. The slogan underneath the Hornet logo painted on the front of the car reads 'High-Class'. Resembles an ordinary NASCAR style stock car
  • Grasshopper - This car has a Grip rating of 90/100, an Acceleration rating of 40/100, and a Maximum Speed rating of 30/100. Its top speed is rated at 294km/h with automatic transmission, and 309km/h with manual transmission. This makes the car ideal for inexperienced players. Resembles an ordinary NASCAR style stock car.
  • Falcon - The Falcon has a Grip rating of 80/100, and an Acceleration and Maximum Speed ratin of 50/100, making it an ideal cross between the slow Grasshopper and the fast Hornet cars. Its top speed is 309km/h and 324 km/h for automatic and manual transmissions respectively. Resembles a 2001 Dodge Viper.
  • Lightning - With a Grip rating of 50/100, but an Acceleration and Maximum Speed rating of 80/100, the Lightning car is the most powerful car available from the beginning of the game. This comes at a cost to manoeuverability, however - this car is highly prone to oversteer. It is capable of reaching speeds of up to 330km/h (automatic) or 345km/h (manual). Underneath the Lightning logo painted on the front of the car is the text 'The Lightning Racing Team'. Resembles a Ford GT40.

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  • Unicorn, car number 41 - This car is an upgraded version of the Lightning car, with a top speed of 349km/h (automatic) or 364km/h (manual). Its Grip rating is 35/100, its Acceleration rating is 90/100, and its Maximum Speed rating is 90/100. The Unicorn is even more prone to oversteer than the Lightning car, but is incredibly powerful in the hands of an experienced driver. This car is awarded when you complete Championship mode. Resembles a 2001 Dodge Viper
  • Red Cat, car number 77 - The Red Cat is the Daytona USA safety car, which can be obtained either by winning a Netplay race or logging 20 hours of gameplay time. It has a Grip rating of 60/100, an Acceleration rating of 80/100, and a Maximum Speed rating of 65/100, and has a top speed of 310km/h (automatic) or 325km/h (manual). This car handles exceptionally well whilst cornering, making it ideal for courses with long, smooth turns - such as Mermaid Lake, or Rin Rin Rink. Resembles a NASCAR style pace car.
  • Pywackett Barchetta, car number 69 - a car shaped curiously like a biplane, which can be won finishing a race on Three Seven Speedway in all four default cars. The Pyewackett Barchetta has a top speed of 295km/h (automatic) or 310km/h (manual). Its Grip rating is 85/100, and is rated 80/100 for Acceleration - its Maximum Speed rating, however, is lower at 65/100.
  • Rule of the 9th, car number 99 - Rule of the 9th is a car shaped like a 1930s roadster, with a curiously-shaped driver. Its top speed is either 335km/h (automatic) or 350km/h (manual). The Rule of the 9th is a moderately powerful car, with a Grip rating of 50/100, an Acceleration rating of 85/100, and a Maximum Speed rating of 85/100. To unlock this car, you need to beat the original track time records for all eight tracks in Mirror Reverse mode, using the 'Fixation (number)' number of laps.
  • Javelin - unlocked by logging 100 hours of gameplay time.
  • Pywackett Barchetta Super, car number 69 - an upgraded version of the Pywackett Barchetta, this machine has an extremely high grip ability at 100/100. Its Acceleration is rated at 60/100, and its Maximum Speed is rated at 45/100 - 303km/h with automatic transmission, and 318km/h with manual transmission. To unlock this car, select any track in Single Race mode, with the number of laps set to 2. Select the original Pyewackett Barchetta, and begin the race - once the 'GO!' signal is given, turn around and race the track in reverse. As long as you make it to the checkpoints within the time limit, when you finish the race (in last place, obviously) you will be awarded the Pyewackett Barchetta Super car.

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Soundtracks

Daytona USA's soundtrack was composed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi and is as follows: Tetsuya Mizuguchi Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Japanese: 水口哲也, Mizuguchi Tetsuya, born May 22, 1965 in Otaru, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a video game designer and founder of the video game developer firm, Q Entertainment. ...

  • Let's Go Away (Attract/Advertise mode; a shortened version of the Dinosaur Canyon course theme)
  • The King Of Speed (Three Seven Speedway; alternatively known as 'The King of Speed (ROLLING START), or simply 'ROLLING START')
  • Pounding Pavement (Three Seven Speedway; accessed in the arcade version by holding the VR4 button during the 'GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES')
  • Let's Go Away (Dinosaur Canyon)
  • Sky High (Seaside Street Galaxy; also known as 'Blue, Blue Skies')

These names come from the Daytona USA B-Univ original soundtrack CD - in the Saturn port of Daytona USA, the Sound Test screen also displays names for the various themes.


If you remain on the track beyond the length of the CD soundtrack (for the Saturn port) - for example, whilst in Endurance mode - the next track on the CD plays.


Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition's main soundtrack is as follows:

  • Sons of Angels (Introduction)
  • The King Of Speed (Three Seven Speedway; a remix of the original Daytona USA theme)
  • Pounding Pavement (Desert City; a remix of the original Daytona USA theme)
  • Let's Go Away (Dinosaur Canyon; a remix of the original Daytona USA theme)
  • Sky High (Seaside Street Galaxy; a remix of the original Daytona USA theme)
  • Funk Fair
  • The Noisy Roars of Wilderness (National Park Speedway)
  • Race to the Bass (removed in Daytona USA: Circuit Edition)
  • The American Dream (Replay)
  • Daytona USA Medley (Japanese Circuit Edition and PC version only)

It should be noted that any of the course themes can be mapped to another course through the Options menu - The King of Speed can be mapped to Dinosaur Canyon, for example. Daytona USA: Circuit Edition also featured the original Daytona USA arcade themes, which could be mapped to courses.


The Daytona USA 2001 soundtrack is a mix of remixed and original music:

  • Let's Go Away (Introduction; a shortened version of the Dinosaur Canyon course theme, remixed from the original Daytona USA theme)
  • The King Of Speed (Three Seven Speedway; a remix of the original Daytona USA theme)
  • Let's Go Away (Dinosaur Canyon; a remix of the original Daytona USA theme)
  • Sky High (Seaside Street Galaxy; a remix of the original Daytona USA theme)

The courses taken from Daytona USA: (Championship) Circuit Edition do not have their original themes; instead, new songs are used in place of Funk Fair, The Noisy Roars of Wilderness and (strangely enough) Pounding Pavement. Race to the Bass, and the Daytona USA Medley do not appear either. The new songs are not given names ingame, and with the lack of an official soundtrack CD it is assumed they are named after their respective courses.


In addition to the above themes, Daytona USA 2001 also features different remixed music for the mirror and mirror-reversed versions of the courses. Theme music from the original Daytona USA arcade machine is selected at random and used as title screen music - these songs can be found in the Sound Test from track 48 onwards.


Trivia

  • In the Sega Saturn game Fighters Megamix, one of the Hornet cars was unlockable as a hidden fighter. Hornet's stage is even Three Seven Speedway.
  • At the high score screen, you can enter your initials as something like P.D, V.R, SMG, R.M, SHO, and more to hear short versions of classic Sega tunes from games such as Virtua Racing, Rad Mobile, Super Hang-On, Turbo Out Run, and more. O.R, for example, will play a short clip of Magical Sound Shower from OutRun - A.B will play a shortened version of Final Takeoff from After Burner. This feature works in the arcade and Saturn port of Daytona USA - it does not work in CCE, CE, or Daytona USA 2001.
  • In the arcade version of Daytona USA, it is possible to change the display range of the 'TRAFFIC' display, by holding the Start button and pressing VR2 (for Short range), VR3 (for Normal range), or VR4 (for Long range) at any time during the race.
  • In the arcade version of Daytona USA, holding the start button while chosing the transmission allowed a "Real Racers Only" mode. No computer opponents were present. In single player mode, doing so would prompt a single-car time trial mode.
  • It is also possible to adjust the size of the map displayed on the right side of the screen, by holding down the Start and VR1 buttons and pressing either VR2 (for a Large map), VR3 (for a Normal map) or VR4 (for a Small map).


The Game Over screen is very unique. In it, Tetsuya Mizuguchi and other singers are heard spelling "G-A-M-E O-V-E-R" while techno music plays and the letters animate (in two variations, depending on whether or not you finish the race or fail to reach a checkpoint before the clock hits zero). Fighters Megamix is a 1997 fighting game developed by AM2 and published by Sega exclusively for the Sega Saturn. ... Sega Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Virtua Formula 8-machine plus commentator setup at the extinct Sega Virtualand, inside the Luxor Casino, Las Vegas, USA, in 1993. ... A Rad Mobile screenshot Rad Mobile (1991) was a very fast race-driving arcade game released by Sega under its Sega System 32 platform. ... Super Hang-On is a 1987 motorcycle racing arcade game from Sega, and the sequel to the acclaimed Hang-On. ... Turbo OutRun is a videogame by Sega released to arcades in 1989. ... Out Run (also spelled OutRun and Outrun) is a racing game released by Sega in 1986. ... After Burner is a 1987 Japanese arcade game by Sega. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Tetsuya Mizuguchi Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Japanese: 水口哲也, Mizuguchi Tetsuya, born May 22, 1965 in Otaru, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a video game designer and founder of the video game developer firm, Q Entertainment. ...


Notes

  1. ^ System16.comSystem 16 - Model 2 Hardware (Sega)
  2. ^ http://www.demoland.co.kr/game_list/list_view5.html?num=2305

External links

  • Daytona USA Deluxe Demo

 
 

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