Cruis'n Adventure coin-op game spotted in Chicago

A new entry in the dormant Cruis'n series has been licensed by Nintendo. 


Arcade Heroes, the self-professed saviors of coin-op gaming, took notice of a game sporting the Cruis'n logo back in 2015. Just recently the site posted a photo of a cabinet bearing the name Cruis'n Adventure, a new multiplayer racing game, at a movie theater in Chicago.

Now the site has confirmed that the game is the real deal, and has been licensed by Nintendo. "That cabinet is just a test cabinet, for production it’s much cooler," according to a source from Raw Thrills, a development studio headed up by Cruis'n series programmer Eugene Jarvis, also known for classics like Defender and Robotron: 2084, and developer of Cruis'n Adventure. "Cruisn is designed from scratch, completely new engine. Basically what you see there is only a small fraction of what the game will be."

That small fraction shows plenty, however. Scoping out the picture (courtesy of Arcade Heroes), you can see three colored buttons that switch your perspective in-game, just like older entries in the series, as well as gorgeous graphics in line with contemporary racers.

Now that test cabinets have been spotted, Raw Thrills should have official info to share soon.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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    May 6, 2016 1:22 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Cruis'n Adventure coin-op game spotted in Chicago

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      May 6, 2016 1:41 PM

      Something tells me that there's no way it could live up to the memory in my head of what the old games were. Nostalgia's a tricky beast

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      May 6, 2016 2:31 PM

      This story does not speak to me, but the fact that you did a story of this sort does.

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        May 6, 2016 3:16 PM

        Care to elaborate? Anyone's free to weigh in. I'm trying to feel out what type of stories y'all wanna read about. :)

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          May 6, 2016 3:23 PM

          I read it as he's not into arcade racing games

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          May 6, 2016 5:28 PM

          I love the fact that it's a Current Arcade Story; but I don't care about Cruis'n. Hard Drivin' or Virtua Racing? Now we're talking!

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            May 6, 2016 5:29 PM

            I guess I should've put "specific story" or "story about this game" but I was feeling pithy.

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