DAYTONA® USA is the holy grail of arcade racing - First launched in 1994, this brand new entry brings Sega’s #1 racer screeching into the 21st century! DAYTONA® Championship USA features three brand new tracks including a recreation of the newly renovated DAYTONA International Speedway®! In addition, the original three classic courses have been remastered for the modern era.
Sega has gone all out to stand out from the pack this time, and the latest DAYTONA® even has a moulded under seat engine with colour shifting lighting effects. New game features include a live camera feed so you can enjoy maximum bragging rights as you overtake your friends! Also, brand new to DAYTONA® is the ‘Live TV’ inspired video billboard. This brand new feature allows spectators to see what’s happening in the race, whether it’s a crash, a pass for position or to find out who’s winning or losing.
The reason why this high octane knockabout NASCAR simulator still thrives, and the reason the third version of the cabinet-based game in the series is now storming arcades globally is all down to the excitement level it generates. In a genre where innovation and individuality are arguably stifled by game design conventions, Daytona USA stands out as truly special, even amid Sega’s own crowded starting grid of genre-defining racers.
The set-up is familiar to anyone who’s ever popped a coin in an arcade machine with a steering wheel welded to the front. You select from several circuits, start at the back of the pack, then zoom through up to 40 other vehicles, attempting to finish the race before the timer runs out. It’s frenetic close-quarters stuff, with frequent hair-raising crashes and tyre-scorching escapes.
Have you got what it takes to take the flag again.... because DAYTONA® has the winning formula!
We at the Games Room Company have always had a great appreciation for video games, ever since the first commercial video game (Computer Space) was released back in 1971. We were one of the first companies to bring over TAITO’s Space Invaders to the UK, quickly going on to supply pubs all over the country. Our founder, Reginald Waldersmith, was a particularly avid fan of Atari’s Pong, describing it as being “quite as fun as real tennis, and not nearly as exhausting.” We have proudly continued his fondness for retro video games, and much of our inventory includes games we’ve manufactured ourselves.