Lost In Translation/Cruis'n USA

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Cruis'n USA
Cruis'n USA marquee.
No screen shot.
Cruis'n USA control panel.
Manufacturer Midway
Released 1994
6 Button(s)
Main CPU TMS32031 (@ 50.000 MHz)
ADSP2105 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
DMA-driven DAC
Raster (Horizontal)
512 x 400 pixels
57.35 Hz
32,768 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 28 ROMs
14,680,064 bytes (14.00 MiB)
MAME ID crusnusa · crusnu21 · crusnu40

About The Game

Cruis'n USA is a 3-D driving, arcade video game.


Released in November 1994. Cruis'n USA was the first game to be released on the Midway V Unit. Cruis'n USA is also 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'.


Revision 1 :

  • 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

Tips and tricks

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.

Wheelie And Turbo Boost

To pop a wheelie and gain some acceleration, double-tap the gas while driving.


  1. Cruis'n USA (1994)
  2. Cruis'n World (1996)
  3. Cruis'n Exotica (1999)
  4. Cruis'n Velocity (2001, Nintendo GameBoy Advance)
  5. Cruis'n (2007, Nintendo Wii)


Reading more like the credits of a major motion picture, here are the game credits.

Eugene Jarvis (EPJ)
Eric Pribyl (ELP)
Hardware Designers
Mark Loffredo (ML )
Glen Shipp (Gleen Shipp) (GWS)
3-D Graphics
Xion Cooper (SXC)
Ted Barber (TED)
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
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
Paul Dussault
Cary Mednick
Wally Smolucha
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
George Bernstein
Executive Producers
Minoru Arakawa
Howard Lincoln
Neil Nicastro
Ken Fedesna
Jel Hochberg
Ken Lobb
Don James
Assistant Producer
Debbie Silkwood
Mike Gottlieb
Darren Walker
Nate Dardick
Barbara Norman
Katie Czerwinski


Starting Girl
Kathryn Garrison
Trophy Girl
Anutza Herling
Beefcake Boy
Sal Divita
Race Announcer
Gingi Lahera
Cruis'n Vocals
Jeff Morrow
Prez Voice
Paul Heitsch
Saturation Agent Walker
John Colt
Hot Tub Babe
Michal Lynn Fuller

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo 64 (1997)

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.