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Cruis'n USA Cruis'n USA - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Cruis'n USA - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Race across various cities in the US against 9 other cars. One of the other cars may be controlled by another person if two machines are linked. Emphasis is more on fun versus being a real driving simulator.

Cruis'n USA was produced by Midway Games in 1994.

Midway Games released 53 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Midway Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Games during the time period Cruis'n USA was produced include: Mortal Kombat II, NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Judge Dredd, Mortal Kombat, Revolution X - Aerosmith, Killer Instinct, 2 On 2 Open Ice Challenge, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and Mortal Kombat 3


Name Cruis'n USA
Developer Midway Games (United States)
Year 1994
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7450
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class JAMMA+
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 4-position (1/2/3/4)
  • Pedals: 2
Sound Midway Digital Compression System (DCS) - Amplified Mono
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Deluxe/Themed (non-motion)
  • Deluxe/Themed (motion)

Cruis'n USA KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.64 (10 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.11

Overall Like 4.11
Fun (Social) 4.11
Fun (Solo) 4.22
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.48

Gameplay 4.11
Graphics 3.40
Originality 3.33
Sound/Music 3.89

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

On the car selection screen, choose a car and then hold all three view buttons down to reveal the secret vehicles that can also be selected.

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Design team leader: Eugene Jarvis of Vid Kidz fame, who also created Defender. With other member Larry DeMar, Vid Kidz created Stargate (Defender's sequel), Robotron: 2084, and Blaster.

Cabinet Information

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.


LICENSOR: Nintendo (Software, graphics, hardware designed mostly by Midway. Manufactured and sold by Midway Manufacturing under license).

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Cruis'n USA Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 207 known instances of this machine owned by Cruis'n USA collectors who are active members. Of these, 179 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 22 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 13 active VAPS members with a Cruis'n USA machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Cruis'n USA circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for Cruis'n USA.

This game ranks a 28 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]




There may have been a hard drive used in this game since the game's boot-up routine uses FTP.


  1. Cruis'n USA
  2. Cruis'n World
  3. Cruis'n Exotica


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): dual-linked
  2. 3D Model (External): sit-down

See the game at:

This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
The Very Best Arcade (The Very Best Weiner Shop) 252 E High St, Pottstown Pennsylvania United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Status: Verified

Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Coins

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Cruisin (Cruis'n) USA Arcade Marquee 28.375" x 8.375"

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Cruis N USA PCB arcade game Board Set Untested Cruisin Jamma

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Cruis'n (Cruisin) World Arcade Marquee/Sign (Dedicated 29"x 9")

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Cruisin (Cruis'n) USA Arcade Marquee Header/Backlit Sign

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Cruis'n USA Sitdown Wheel Limit Resistor. New Old Stock.

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Cruis'n (Cruisin) World Arcade Marquee/Sign (30.25" x 9.25")

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Auction Results

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2016 2 28.75 28.75
2017 3 29.50 39.08
2018 1 59.00 59.00
All Years 6 29.13 38.96


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