Released in November 1994. Cruis'n USA
was the first game to be released on the Midway V Unit. Cruis'n USA
is also the first driving game to feature digitized (taken from actual footage) textures.
and "Killer Instinct
" were both released as public previews of the upcoming Nintendo Ultra 64 console (later renamed the Nintendo 64).
The Nintendo 64's hardware is totally different from both of the games' hardware (in fact, both games' hardware are also different from each other) and in many ways inferior, so neither game actually represented the Nintendo 64 console system that the games claim to.
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.
A Cruis'n USA
unit appears in the 2002 movie 'Van Wilder'.