Based on NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), the famous American, Sega AM2 has developed an addictive driving game with high-speed challenges and fascinating races to experience. This game is Daytona USA, it was first available by Sega in 1993 with a limited edition. Then, in 1994, a full version was published. In particular, this game is also the first product of Sega to provide the Arcade Sega Model 2. Besides, the manufacturer also released games on many platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Sega Saturn, Xbox 360, and a modified version with many new features, for Sega Dreamcast.
In the game, players will participate in many fascinating races of NASCAR. Each allows players to compete with many different competitors and many laps to win. About the number of tracks to conquer, the Dreamcast version will use nine tracks. With six available tracks (taken from Sega Saturn’s version) and adding three new tracks as Mermaid Lake, Circuit Pixie, and Rin Rin Rink. This game brings not only new tracks but also new tweaks for each track. They make the races more attractive and require players to have more scientific control. Besides, the A.I system has also been upgraded, making the opponent more dangerous and intelligent. From the tweaks to A.I, the competition’s task will be more complicated.
Regarding the vehicle system, the first phase will provide four different racing cars. Each possesses different specifications, strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, players have to choose the right vehicle for their skills to use. In addition, the game offers six others to collect after completing each stage. Besides using the provided cars, players can also participate in customizing vehicles to help improve performance.
For the game mode, there are two basic parts as individual or multiplayer challenges. In which, individual challenges allow players to participate in different tournaments (from normal to professional). Each has many different rounds to complete. In the multiplayer challenge, the game allows four players to compete with each other. The players can choose any track to experience.
The Dreamcast version has not only new features but also a high-quality image system. All image details are smooth and honest. The colors is displayed appropriately, helping the game to have beautiful scenes.