Lost In Translation/Daytona USA
|Main CPU||i960KB (@ 25.000 MHz)|
68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
YM3438 (@ 8.000 MHz)
(2x) MultiPCM (@ 8.000 MHz)
496 x 384 pixels
8,192 Palette colours
|ROM Info||36 ROMs|
48,693,248 bytes (46.44 MiB)
|MAME ID||daytona · daytonam · daytonat|
- 1 About The Game
- 2 Cabinet and Artwork
- 3 Ports
- 4 Soundtrack Releases
- 5 References
About The Game
Daytona USA is 3-D, checkpoint-style, racing arcade video game.
Even if titlescreen says 1993, Daytona USA was released in March 1994.
The first game to come out on Sega Model 2 hardware, worth mentioning above and beyond anything else due to the fact that it is the number one grossing game of all time.
Daytona also caused and still causes a problem in the arcade industry, Sega had come up with such a 'killer app' that no other game from them or any other company since has matched it in terms of profitability, leading to the phrase heard from most site operators, 'It's no Daytona'.
This game contains statues of Sonic the Hedgehog and Jeffrey from "Virtua Fighter".
Toshiba EMI released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Daytona USA / B-Univ - TYCY-5392) on September 7, 1994.
The US version has the "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.
Tips and tricks
Time Attack Mode
At the Transmission Selection screen, hold the Start button and press the Accelerator. In Time Attack Mode, only the cars controlled by players are shown in action. If you score high enough to rank in this mode, the letters 'T.A.' (For Time Attack) are shown next to your record in the ranking table.
If you play well enough to make the high score table. You can enter special initials at the Name Entry Screen to hear music of some of SEGA's classic games. Here is the list (Game name - Initials to enter) :
|F1 Exhaust Note||EXN|
|Turbo Out Run||TOR|
|Sword of Vermillion||VMO|
|V.R. - Virtua Racing||V.R|
|Super Monaco GP||SMG|
|G-Loc Air Battle||GLC|
|SDI - Strategic Defense Initiative||SDI|
You must finish in third place or better in every course.
To get an overall view of the race condition during gameplay, hold the Start button and simultaneously press view change buttons 2+3+4.
On the beginner track there is a slot machine on the top of the stone arch. To play the slot machine, press Start to stop the movement of the wheels. If you get a 777 you'll get 7 seconds of extra time. If you get three Bars you'll get 5 seconds of time.
In the transmission selection screen hold the 'Start' button down, you will notice that it says 'Real Players Only'. Keep holding the 'Start' button down, until the transmission selection time runs out (You have to choose manual). From my knowledge this only works on the beginner track. Continue holding the start button down through the whole first lap. If you notice you reach 210 mph just before the Jackpot machine. This will give you at least 2 car lengths lead over other racers that don't do the cheat (if you do it right and don't bump any other cars). This will give you time to get away from the rest of the field and keep on truckin'.
Intermediate Course Easter Egg
If you drive onto the elevated path just before the Pit Road, a billboard will appear stating that you just lost your sponsor.
Expert Course Easter Eggs
If you stop on the last corner the seagulls will get closer to your car. If you drive the second lap in reverse the Statue will be standing on it's hands. If you stop completely near the statue you can make it spin by pressing the Start button repeatedly. When the game starts press the start button repeatedly to make the seagulls get larger.
- Daytona USA (1993)
- Daytona USA 2 - Battle On The Edge (1998)
- Daytona USA 2 - Power Edition (1998)
- Yu Suzuki
- Circuit Designer
- Toshihiro Nagoshi
- Makoto Osaki
Cabinet and Artwork
- Sega Saturn (1995)
- Sega Saturn (1996, "Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition")
- Sega Saturn (1998, "Daytona USA Championship Circuit Netlink Edition")
- Sega Dreamcast (2001, "Daytona USA 2001")
- PC (Microsoft Windows 95) (1996)
- PC (Microsoft Windows 95) (1997, "Daytona USA Deluxe")
|Album Name||Catalogue No.||Released||Publisher||Comments|
|Daytona USA||TYCY-5392||1994-05-25||Toshiba-EMI||CD version.|
|SEGAROCKS Live in Japan||WWCE-31069/B||2004-12-15||Wave Master Entertainment||CD version.|
|SEGA Racing Best||MJCA-00043||1999-03-03||Marvelous Entertainment||CD version.|
|SEGA Saturn History ~Saturn Was Young~ First Volume||WWCE-31052~3||2004-10-27||Wave Master||2 CD version.|
|From Loud 2 Low ~Takenobu Mitsuyoshi Works~||HR-06||2003-11-04||Hitmaker Records||CD version.|
|Club Saturn||MM 86013-2||1997-11-11||Breakdown Records||CD version.|
|CLUB SEGA||MJCA-00003||1997-10-17||Marvelous Entertainment||CD version.|
|Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.1||SVWC-7092~4||2001-10-24||SME Visual Works||3 CD version.|
|AFTER BURNER 20th Anniversary Box||WM-0581~6||2007-11-29||Wavemaster Inc.||6 CD version.|
|Psyched - CLUB-MIX from SEGA RACING GAMES||TKCA-71193||1997-07-24||Tokuma Japan Communications||CD version.|
|Let's Go Away The Video Game DAYTONA USA Anniversary Box||WM-0620~3||2009-04-09||Wave Master||4 CD version.|
|Saturn Sampler Audio CD||MMSJAN96||1996-01-01||Mean Machines Sega||CD version.|
|From Loud 2 Low Too -TAKENOBU MITSUYOSHI WORKS-||WM-0624~5||2009-06-25||Wave Master||2 CD version.|
- Daytona USA (CD) at the VGMdb
- SEGAROCKS Live in Japan (CD) at the VGMdb
- SEGA Racing Best (CD) at the VGMdb
- SEGA Saturn History ~Saturn Was Young~ First Volume (CD) at the VGMdb
- From Loud 2 Low ~Takenobu Mitsuyoshi Works~ (CD) at the VGMdb
- Club Saturn (CD) at the VGMdb
- CLUB SEGA (CD) at the VGMdb
- Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.1 (CD) at the VGMdb
- AFTER BURNER 20th Anniversary Box (CD) at the VGMdb
- Psyched - CLUB-MIX from SEGA RACING GAMES (CD) at the VGMdb
- Let's Go Away The Video Game DAYTONA USA Anniversary Box (CD) at the VGMdb
- Saturn Sampler Audio CD (CD) at the VGMdb
- From Loud 2 Low Too -TAKENOBU MITSUYOSHI WORKS- (CD) at the VGMdb