Cruis'n Exotica

The Arcade Video Game by Midway Games, Inc.

Cruis'n Exotica screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Cruis'n Exotica © 1999 Midway Games, Incorporated..

A great driving game and a direct sequel to "Cruis'n World", and is again a point-to-point racing game with a more twist of fun, with each race having the player racing against nine rival drivers.

Featuring good graphics and new exotic tracks in a variety of global locations, such as Las Vegas, Hong Kong and India also into fantasy worlds (Atlantis, Amazon, Mars). The Cars range from sportcars to more unusual vehicles such as trucks, minis, and police vehicles also more strange vehicles such an clown, a cowboy and an alien.


Cruis'n Exotica the  Arcade Video Game
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Midway Zeus 2 hardware

Main CPU : TMS32031 (@ 50 Mhz)
Sound CPU : ADSP2104 (@ 16 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) DMA-driven (@ 16 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 6


Cruis'n Exotica was released in February 2000 (according to the Version 1.3).

In the Las Vegas race, when you pass under the Elvis impersonator, he looks a bit like Nintendo's 1981 cash cow Donkey Kong in an Elvis suit. And you can also hear an Elvis Guitar Style rendition of the Donkey Kong theme for a few seconds.

Michael Jackson used to own this game (Serial number 44372405623). It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.


• Version 1.3
• Version 1.6
• Version 2.4


• Car Selection Cheat : by pressing the view buttons you can select between the available six cars and an additional twelve cars (low view), the color of the car (chase view), and the person in the car (high view). If you cycle through this once you will see all the characters, on the second cycle their heads will be oversized (Clown, Baby, Blonde Lady, Guy with crew cut, etc.).


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)


Director : Eugene Jarvis
Programmer : Eric Pribyl
Artists : Shawn Cooper, Ted Barber



Nintendo 64 (2000)
Nintendo Game Boy Color (2000)

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