Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
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|Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA|
North American Nintendo 64 cover art
Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA is a racing video game developed by Atari Games and published by Midway Games exclusively for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was released on November 10, 1998 in North America, and February 4, 1999 in Europe. Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA is a sequel to San Francisco Rush and the second game in the Rush series.
The game is notable for the high level of detail in the recreations of the various cities and states used, and for its fast arcade-style physics. The game also features a two-player mode and rumble pack support. Hidden shortcuts and jumps add to the replay value of the game.
Cities used are New York (Uptown and Downtown), Hawaii, Las Vegas, San Francisco (Alcatraz), Los Angeles, and Seattle. Other tracks playable at the start of the game are Stunt, Crash, and Half-pipe. A bonus track can be won if a Circuit Championship is won. The player's car is miniaturized and you drive through the offices of Midway Games. Another bonus is the Full Pipe level(labelled as Pipe), as the last achievement to unlock.
- Las Vegas
- New York Downtown
- New York Uptown
- Los Angeles
- Half Pipe
|Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA||Description / Real-Life Equivalent|
|Muscle Car||1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427|
|Mobster||Hudson (early "Step-Down" body)|
|Sedan||BMW 5 Series|
|Van||Volkswagen Type 2|
|Sportster||Dodge Viper RT/10 with hardtop (First generation)|
|Hatchback||Honda Civic Hatchback|
|Cruiser||Early '60s Cadillac body, with a plain grille|
|Stallion||Ford Mustang ('94-'98)|
|Taxi||Checker Taxi (1960s-type)|
|Hot Rod||'32 Ford, Chopped and fenderless, but with contemporary style.|
|Formula||Enclosed Indy car|
|Mtn Dew||Yellow and green dragster, with Mountain Dew sponsorship logos.|
|Rocket||Spirit of America|
IGN gave Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA a great 8.9 out of 10 overall despite criticism with the presentation stating "generic menus and the same overall front-end as San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing which is a bit on the cheesy side". The game received generally positive critical responses currently holding a 7.8/10 on gamerankings.
- IGN Reviews Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA (N64)
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