Cruis'n Exotica

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Cruis'n Exotica
Cruis'n Exotica
North American arcade flyer
Developer(s) Midway Games (Arcade)
Gratuitous Games (Nintendo 64)
Crawfish Interactive (Game Boy Color)
Distributor(s) Midway Games
Designer(s) Eugene Jarvis
Series Cruis'n
Platform(s) Arcade
Nintendo 64
Game Boy Color
Release date(s) Arcade
  • WW 1999
Nintendo 64
  • NA October 16, 2000
Game Boy Color
  • NA November 6, 2000
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Up to 4 players simultaneously
Cabinet Upright
Arcade system Midway Zeus II
Display Raster, standard resolution, horizontal

Cruis'n Exotica is the 1999 sequel to Cruis'n World and the third entry in the Cruis'n series. It plays similarly to the previous games in the series but it adds a PIN system to track progress like San Francisco Rush 2049. The levels take place in exotic locations in the universe, such as Las Vegas, Thailand, and even the surface of Mars. The game also allows a player to choose a driver visible onscreen during races, including a martian, a baby, a clown, and a cowboy.

It was ported by Gratuitous Games and released on the Nintendo 64 in 2000, along with a Game Boy Color version developed by Crawfish Interactive.



Difficulty Track Name
Easy Korea
Easy Atlantis
Medium Sahara
Easy Hong Kong
Easy Alaska
Medium Vegas
Medium India
Hard Ireland
Medium Holland
Medium Amazon
Hard Tibet
Hard Mars


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (N64) 55.87%[1]
(GBC) 48%[2]
Metacritic (N64) 43/100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 6.5/10[4]
GameFan 50%[5]
GameSpot (N64) 5.8/10[6]
(GBC) 5.4/10[7]
IGN (N64) 5.7/10[8]
(GBC) 5/10[9]
Nintendo Power 6.7/10[10]

The game was met with very mixed to negative reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 55.87% and 43 out of 100 for the Nintendo 64 version,[1][3] and 48% for the Game Boy Color version.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Cruis'n Exotica for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Cruis'n Exotica for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Cruis'n Exotica for Nintendo 64 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cruis'n Exotica (N64)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. January 2001. Archived from the original on January 29, 2001. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "REVIEW for Cruis'n Exotica (N64)". GameFan. October 24, 2000. 
  6. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (October 27, 2000). "Cruis'n Exotica Review (N64)". GameSpot. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ Provo, Frank (November 20, 2000). "Cruis'n Exotica Review (GBC)". GameSpot. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ Lewis, Cory D. (October 20, 2000). "Cruis'n Exotica (N64)". IGN. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ Harris, Craig (November 15, 2000). "Cruis'n Exotica (GBC)". IGN. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Cruis'n Exotica (N64)". Nintendo Power 138: 128. November 2000. 

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