Typed out by Logan Hudson
USING THE CONTROLLER
Control Stick Function
The Nintendo 64 Control Stick uses an analog system to read the
angles and directions of its movement. This allows precision control
that is not possible using the conventional + Control Pad.
When turning the Control Deck power ON, do not move the Control
Stick from its neutral position on the controller.
If the Control is held at an angled position (as shown in the picture
on the left) when the power is turned ON, this position will be set as
neutral. This will cause games using the Control Stick to operate incorrectly.
To reset the neutral position once the game has started, let go of the
Control Stick so it can return to its center position (as shown in the
picture on the left) then press START while holding down the L and R Buttons.
The Control Stick is a precision instrument; make sure not to spill
liquids or place any foreign objects into it. If you need assistance,
contact Nintendo Consumer Assistance at 1-800-255-3700 or your
nearest Nintendo Authorized Repair Center.
Change the controller configuration by selecting CONTROLLER SETUP
from the Game Option screen.
The + Control Pad or the Control Stick can be used for steering.
Control Pad Up
Manual Shift Up
Control Pad Down
Manual Shift Down
L & R
Manual Shift Up
Manual Shift Down
Selects racer's view
Selcts the options on the menu screens. Pauses game play.
Moves car left or right
Starting the Game
One or Two player Game
If you wantTo play a two-player game, insert a second controller and
turn the Control Deck on. If you want to play a onne-player game, you
only need one controller plugged in.
Selcting your Transmission
Use the Control Stick too highlight the desired race. Press START to
confirm your selection.
Selecting Your Transmission
Use the Control Stick to highlight the desired transmission. Press
START to confirm your selection.
Automatic Cruise-O-Matic changes gears automatically. This is easer
because you don't have to think about what gear you should be in.
If you choose Manual XL Power, you'll have to shift gears yourself. This
is more challenging than Automatic, but gives you more control over
your vehicle's speed. Rather than using your brakes, you can shift to a
lower gear to reduce your speed. Shift to a higher gear to accelerate.
Selecting Your Car
Use the Control Stick to highlight the desired car. Press START to
confirm your selection. If you are going to cruise the USA, you'll use
the same car for the entire race.
Press the B Button from most game menus to access the Game Options
screen. Once you're there, set up the game so it's ergonomically correct.
Onnce the cruise starts, you can't change many of these options
Change the volume of the background music.
Sound FX Volume
Change the volume of the sound effects.
Split L/R: will split the sound effects for both players. Sound effects
for player one will be sent to the left speaker while sound effects for
player two will be sent to the right speaker. Combined: will send bboth
players' sound effects to both speakers.
Make the race easier or more difficult
Race by yourself when this is Off
No traffic when this is Off
Change the speedometer to KPH or MPH
Adjust the screen to your television
Game Pad Setup
Change the button configurations
Use this option to copy information from a game pak to a N64 Controller
Pak, or vice versa.
'63 Muscle Car
Although the '63 Muscle Car isn't the best in a single performanc category,
its over all handling is quite good. It's a great vehicle to use if you're
interested in balanced handling. It's second in top speed and third in 0-60,
skid pad and aero coefficiency (drag).
Top Speed: 145 MPH/ 233 KPH
Skid Pad: 0.98G
0-60: 2.98 sec
Power: 462HP 454 CID V8
It has the best 0-60 rating, but the La Bomba lags the other cars in top
speed performance. It handles the corners almost as good as the Italia P69!
This is a good car to use if you're a beginner.
Top Speed: 142MPH/ 228KPH
Skid Pad: 0.98G
0-60: 2.51 SEC
Power: Super Charged V12
This vehicle has the best Top Speed, but the lowest 0-60 rating. It doesn't
handle the corners as good as the other vehicles, so use this car when you've
mastered the art of taking corners.
Top Speed: 147MPH/ 236KPH
Skid Pad: 0.85
Power: 395HP Twin Turbo V6
Probably the best overall machine! The Italia P69 handles like a dream on
the corners. It ranks third in top speed, but not far behind the fastest at
147MPH/ 231 KPH. This is a great car for anyone.
Top speed: 147MPH/ 231 KPH
Skid Pad: 1.01G
0-60: 2.88 sec
Power 472Hp V12 DOHC 48V
Cruise the Usa (One or Two Players)
Your goal is to race across America, finishing first in every race. By
finnishin first, you'll continnue on to the next race. Start in San
Francisco and work you way to Washington, D.C.
Single race ( One or Two Players)
Select one ot the Easy, Medium, or Expert races to practice your skills.
Selecting the ????? will let the computer radomly select a race for you.
EASY LA FREEWAY
EASY US 101
MEDIUM DEATH VALLEY
MEDIUM BEVERLY HILLS
EXPERT REDWOOD FOREST
EXPERT GRAND CANYON
The LA Freeway has wide lanes and easy corners. There are barrels, road
barriers and light posts on the sides of the road that can slow you down.
Steer clear of 'em
This easy course has wide lanes and long corners. Stay off the shoulder of
the road as the sand will slow you down. Oh yeah, there are a couple of
sections where the roadway is broken. Keep your speed up to jump the gaps!
Wide lanes are inciting, but watch out for some quick S curves and no
shoulder on some of the turns. If you do swerve of the track, be careful
of the telephone poles and cacti.
Thhis two lane freeway makes it difficult to pass due to traffic congestion.
The road is fairly flat and has few turns. The road is fairly flat and has
few turns. Take advantage of the straight-aways.
A two-lane freeway with corn fields and telephone poles. Keep your speed
up and just to stay on the road. Don't worry about paying the fee at the toll bridges!
This estate-lined roadway is adorned with rows of palm trees. Its winding
features make it fun to drive. The end of this strip is tunneled. Don't try to
hold your breath or you'll pass out before you reach the finish line!
There are four lanes and a lot of hills. Watch out for the unforgiving
rock walls. There's a great straight-away near the end. Put the pedal
to the metal and cruise to victory!
This roadway starts off simple, but you quickly encounter touble when
you hit the viaduct. Stay on one side of the road and try not to hit
anything. Good luck!
Beautiful sand and rock formations fill this incredible roadway. There
are plenty of hills and turns, so you need to give the wheel your full attention.
This is one of the most difficult roadways in the game. There is little
room for mistakes. Narrow lanes cause major traffic congestion. Try
to get to the front of the pack early. Stick to the road and beware of
the forest. Bad things will happen if you drift from the path.
USING THE N64 CONTROLLER PAK
Please carefully read and follow the information in the N64 Controller
Pak instruction booklet. The N64 Controller Pak is a portable memory
cartridge for saving game data, controller button configurations, built up
character attributes and more. After saving the game information in a N64
Controller Pak, you can download the information again later or bring your
N64 Controller Pak with you and load your saved game information on any
Nintendo 64 system.
When you use a new N64 Controller Pak with Cruis'n USA, the game will
ask you if you want to create a new game file. Creating a new file is
necessary as it configures your N64 Controller Pak for saving Cruis'n USA
information. You should definitely creatte a new file!
There are 6 game slots where you can save information. Highlight a game
slot where you want to save information and press START. After you've
confirmed your selection, start playing. Your controller button configuration,
cars and options will be saved in the slot you've chosen. All 6 game slots will
use the same high scores and the same track split times. If you want to save
information in a different slot, simply press RESET on the Control Deck, then
select a different game slot.
Inset the N64 Controller Pak with the saved Cruis'n USA information on it
(please see the N64 Controller Pak instruction booklet for operation
instructions). There are 6 game slots that can have information saved in
them. Hightlight a game slot that you want to load and press START. After
you'ce confirmed your selection, start playing To load a different slot, press
RESET on the Control Deck, then select a different game slot.
USING THE "PAK COPY" OPTION
You can copy saved game pak information to a N64 Controller Pak. You can
also copy saved N64 Controller Pak information to a game pak. When you
copy information to a game pak or N64 Controller Pak, any previously saved
information on the destination pak will be erased. Go to the Game Options
screen, select "PAK COPY", and follow the on screen instruction to copy
information. Note that the Cruis'n USA game pak will not save Hot Times
information or track split times. This information, however, can be saved
using the N64 Controller Pak.
Highlight the game slot that you want to delete. Press and hold the C-Left or
C-Right Buttons to delete it.
MEMORY MANAGEMENT SCREEN
You can acces the Memory Managment screen bby pressing and holding START,
then turn on your Nintendo 64 system. Continue to hold START until the
Memory Management screen appears. This screen allows you to manage the
information on your game pak, or on your N64 Controller Pak. You may
delete the entire game file to create additional space on your N64 Controller
Pak or game pak. Deleting the game pak information will reset all options
and car information.
NOTE: Cruis'n USA uses 9 pages of information on your Controller Pak,
leaving you with 114 pages for other games.