Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA

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Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
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North American Nintendo 64 cover art
Developer(s) Atari Games
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Designer(s) Ed Logg
Composer(s) Barry Leitch
Series Rush
Platform(s) Nintendo 64
Release date(s)
  • NA November 10, 1998
  • PAL February 4, 1999
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution Cartridge

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.

Features[edit]

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, as the last achievement to unlock.

Tracks[edit]

  • Las Vegas
  • New York Downtown
  • Hawaii
  • New York Uptown
  • Alcatraz
  • Los Angeles
  • Seattle
  • Half Pipe
  • Crash
  • Stunt

Unlockable Tracks:

  • Midway
  • Pipe

Cars[edit]

Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA Description / Real-Life Equivalent
Starter Cars
Pickup Chevrolet S-10
Compact Acura Integra
Muscle Car 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427
Mobster Hudson (early "Step-Down" body)
Sedan BMW 5 Series
Bandit Chevrolet Camaro
Coupe Toyota Supra
Exotic Bugatti EB110
Van Volkswagen Type 2
Sportster Dodge Viper RT/10 with hardtop (First generation)
Subcompact Volkswagen Beetle
Concept Vector M12
Hatchback Honda Civic Hatchback
Cruiser Early '60s Cadillac body, with a plain grille
Stallion Ford Mustang ('94-'98)
4x4 Chevy Blazer
Unlockable Cars
Taxi Checker Taxi (1960s-type)
Hot Rod '32 Ford, Chopped and fenderless, but with contemporary style.
Formula Enclosed Indy car
Prototype Ford GT90
Mtn Dew Yellow and green dragster, with Mountain Dew sponsorship logos.
Rocket Spirit of America

Reception[edit]

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".[1] The game received generally positive critical responses currently holding a 7.8/10 on gamerankings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN Reviews Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA (N64)