I can’t even begin to calculate how many quarters I pumped into the Daytona USA machine at my local mall back in 1993. And the mall in the next town over. And at the mini-golf course. And at rest stops during family vacations. Yeah, I played a lot of Daytona USA.
But it’ll only take 40 quarters (AKA $10 AKA 800 Microsoft Points) to relive those memories in my living room on October 25 when Sega adds Daytona USA to the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Arcade. The downloadable port will feature enhanced graphics (but really, how can you enhance those polygons?), steering wheel support and online play. Up to eight players will be able to race around the game’s three tracks, simulating the system link feature Daytona USA was known for.
The PSN/XBLA version will also retain the game’s iconic soundtrack, but now there’s a Karaoke Mode because, according to Sega, “you know you have been singing along anyway.”