Cruis'n World

The Video Game PCB by Midway Mfg. Co.

Cruis'n World screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Cruis'n World © 1996 Midway Mfg. Co.


Cruis'n World is a direct sequel to "Cruis'n USA", and is again a point-to-point racing game, with each race having the player racing against nine rival drivers.

Unlike its USA-set prequel, Cruis'n World's races take place in a variety of global locations, such as the Egypt, London and France. Players can race in any one of twelve countries ranked by difficulty, or drive the entire world through fourteen tracks.

While the core gameplay remains the same, new time-saving stunt moves have been introduced in the form of wheelies and jumps, and many tracks now feature short-cuts.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Cruis'n World the  Video Game PCB
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Midway V Unit hardware

Main CPU : TMS32031 (@ 50 Mhz)
Sound CPU : ADSP2105 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound Chips : DMA-driven (@ 10 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : paddle
Buttons : 6

TRIVIA

Released in November 1996.

UPDATES

Revision 1 :
• Software version : 1.3.
• Build date : ???

Revision 2 :
• Software version : 1.7.
• Build date : ???

Revision 3 :
• Software version : 1.9.
• Build date : ???

Revision 4 :
• Software version : 2.0.
• Build date : TUE MAR 18 12 :32 :57 1997

Revision 5 :
• Software version : 2.3.
• Build date : FRI JAN 09 10 :25 :49 1998

Revision 6 :
• Software version : 2.4.
• Build date : ???

Revision 7 :
• Software version : 2.5.
• Build date : ???

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Hidden Cars : Hold View 1 or View 2 at the car selection screen to access two sets of hidden cars. Hold View 1 + View 3 to access a third set of hidden cars.

• Alternate Car Color : Press View 3 at the car selection screen.

• Hidden Tracks : Hold View 1, View 2, or View 3 at the race selection screen to access the Hawaii, Africa and Australia tracks.

• View Credits : Press View 1 + View 3.

• Jump over Cars : To jump over a slower moving car or one coming at you, pull a wheelie right before you hit it. If you do it right you should still be pulling a wheelie when you hit the car you are jumping over and will not crash.

• Wheelie and Turbo Boost : To pop a wheelie and gain some acceleration, double-tap the gas while driving. NOTE : If you're playing in Manual mode, you can also do this by switching from fourth gear to neutral and back.

• Ride on 2 Wheels : To race on 2 wheels, double-tap the gas while turning a corner.

• Back Flip : When you are going up a hill, do a wheelie at the top.

• Side Flip : Do a wheelie while turning, then press in the opposite direction of your turn to flip on your side.

• Honk your Horn : While racing, press Start to honk your horn. The Humvee will fire it's machine gun if you do this.

• Short Cut in Hawaii : Before the tunnel you'll see construction cones. Go through them on the forest side and it'll take you up a 2-track and off a cliff.

• Shortcut in China : When racing in China, you will find a break in the sides of the wall. Hit the gas and cut your wheel. It will take you through the break in the wall and across a country road before rejoining the game ahead of your competition.

• Shortcut in New York : The shortcut through the Big Apple is on the third exit through a construction zone!

SERIES

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)

STAFF

Director : Eugene Jarvis (DRJ)
Lead software : Eric Pribyl (ELP)
Software : Scott Posh (SRP)
3D Graphics : Ted Barber (TED), Matt Davis (MAT), Xion Cooper (SXC)
Music : Vince Pontarelli
Cabinet art : John Youssi, Nik Ehrlich (NIK), Herman Sanchez
Mechanical designers : Ray Czajka (RAY), Matt Davis (MAT), Tom Sedor, Chris Bobrowski
Hardware : Mark Loffredo, Glenn Shipp, Ken Williams, Al Lasko, John Lowes, Sheridan Oursler, Pat Cox, Scott Parrish, Bob Kay, John Mleczko, Leroy Brown
Sound programmers : Matt Booty, Ed Keenan
PCB designers : Steve Norris, Ray Gay
Additional code : Eugene Jarvis (DRJ)
Art tools : Eric Pribyl (ELP), Scott Posh (SRP), Warren Davis
Software Tools : Eric Pribyl (ELP), Scott Posh (SRP)
Game testers : Eddie Ferrier, Mike Vinikour, Alex Gilliam, Mike Lesage, Kevin Day, Rosalind Dugas
PC support : Kevin Day
Management : Paul Dussault, Cary Mednick, Ted Valavanis
Promotional videos : Jim Greene, Joan Faux, Art and Mike Tianis
Sales and marketing : Joe Dillon, Rachel Davies, Mark Chan, Lenore Sayers, Roger Sharpe, Michal Lynn Jakala, Christa Woss, Pat Fitzgerald
Executive producers : Neil Nicastro, Ken Fedesna, Howard Lincoln
Test : Darren Norman
Legal : Barbara Norman, Debbie Fulton
Game consultant : Ken Lobb

* CAST :
Cruisn world theme vocals : Josie Falbo
Starting girl : Kathryn Garrison
Race announcer : Gingi Lahera
Saturation agent walker : John Colt
Hot tub honey : Michal Lynn Jakala
Trophy babe : Diana Lee
Boy toy : Scott Posh (SRP)
The president : Paul Heitsch

PORTS

Consoles:


Nintendo 64 (1997)

SOURCES
Game's picture.
Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.

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