Cruis’n Adventure is Announced for Arcades

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We’ve learned (via Arcade Heroes) that Nintendo is actually putting out a new Cruis’n racing game for arcades.

The new game, dubbed simply Cruis’n Adventure, is an officially licensed entry within the series formerly known to be only on Nintendo or in arcades.

Developed by Raw Thrills and headed by Eugene Jarvis (one of the key staff that worked on Cruis’n USA, World, and Exotica), fans can expect the new racing game to be designed completely from scratch, in an entirely new engine.

“That cabinet is just a test cabinet, for production it’s much cooler. Cruis’n [Adventure] is designed from scratch, completely new engine,” Jarvis said. “Basically what you see there is only a small fraction of what the game will be.”

If you’re a fan of ours that lives near Chicago, the current location test has two cabinets at the Regal City North Stadium 14 Theater.

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  1. InkBrush
    May 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Nintendo touching an old IP they never touched in years? That’s a shocker.

  2. Jack
    May 6, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    nintendo making arcade games :0

  3. Guest
    May 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Cruis’n… arcade… Nintendo…? What?

  4. FailedSurgery
    May 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I’m always confused when people are nostalgic over Cruisn USA. The cruisn games have never been good. Are they confusing it with the legendary Daytona USA? Anyway I dunno who would be excited for this, Raw thrills somehow profits in the arcade business, but I don’t think they’ve ever made a game worth playing.

  5. dogmentation
    May 6, 2016 at 4:21 pm


  6. anonemouse
    May 6, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Somebody wanted this?

  7. SiliconNooB
    May 6, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    What a pleasant surprise!

    I miss colourful 90s arcade racers like you would not believe!

  8. Erud
    May 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Come on, It’s [CURRENT YEAR]!

  9. Bitterbear
    May 6, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Treehouse will find a way to censor a car.

  10. Zufield
    May 6, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    That’s because Raw Thrills is practically the only game in town.

    It’s kinda easy to make a profit in American arcades when there’s pretty much zero competition.

  11. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    May 6, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Well, maybe not a car…

  12. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    May 6, 2016 at 9:09 pm


  13. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    May 6, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Cruis’n Exotica WAS.MY.SHIT!! I am totally cool with a new Cruis’n game.

    Every time Raw Thrills releases a new arcade game, I keep hoping that one day they’ll port it over to consoles. Seriously, Dirty Drivin’ is a game that NEEDS to be played by everyone. Maybe Cruis’n Adventure might get an NX port.

    Also, in light of the current elections, they could still have Bill Clinton appear in the ending just like in the older games.

  14. Thanatos2k
    May 6, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I hated Cruis’n The World. I was always a Hydro Thunder kind of guy.

  15. Thanatos2k
    May 6, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I mean, it really was racing in its most blandest form.

  16. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    May 6, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Hydro Thunder was the shit! Hydro Thunder Hurricane on XBLA was good too, but if you can find an arcade with H2Overdrive, then I highly recommend playing that too. It’s from the original creators of Hydro Thunder and it might be getting a console port pretty soon. Fingers crossed.

  17. CrimsonColossus
    May 7, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Yo dats some tight lingo, my hot diggity dog!

  18. FailedSurgery
    May 7, 2016 at 12:51 am

    I assumed all the companies dropped out cause there was no money to be made.

  19. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    May 7, 2016 at 6:52 am


  20. Derek
    May 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    The cabinet also had that. California speed was an example. Ofc i still wax nolstagic about 90’s mag ads, the devs were hiring lingerie models and porn stars for their ads

  21. Thanatos2k
    May 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Nah, console versions were worthless. Without the grip accelerator it wasn’t worth playing!

  22. Revonox
    May 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I really wish Hydro Thunder Hurricane was on PC. Without the windows store bullshit. I love that game.

  23. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 7, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Since when did Nintendo get the rights to Cruis’n?

  24. Guin
    May 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I’m more of an Initial D person, but hey anything to keep arcades alive.

  25. Dark Link
    Dark Link
    May 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Cruis’n USA was one of my favorite Arcade/N64 racing games ever so I’m excited to see this hitting U.S. shores.

  26. Antoni Fox
    Antoni Fox
    May 9, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    This rubbish should have died with the N64. If you want a proper arcade driving game, call SEGA.

  27. Antoni Fox
    Antoni Fox
    May 9, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    And people wonder why arcades are dead?

  28. SiliconNooB
    May 13, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Watch them give her a mastectomy!