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Daytona USA Dreamcast!

While we normally attempt to supress outright joy or indignation and remain impartial, it's a little hard not to get excited about the prospect of a well-executed Daytona game...

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While we normally attempt to supress outright joy or indignation and remain impartial, it's a little hard not to get excited about the prospect of a well-executed Daytona game, and it looks as though we may finally have one. These shots at SegaWeb are infinitesimally superior to the original Saturn version and may well present Sega with another killer app upon which to base their Dreamcast sales campaign with the PS2 in the offing. Milking Sega's arcade heritage for all its worth, Daytona USA : Network Racing should go far to injecting the dull NASCAR genre with some much needed speed and variation. As you can see from the graphics the original tracks are in, as are the tracks and cars from Daytona 2 and Daytona CCE. As hinted at in the title, online play will be the order of the day, although it's not known whether this will be reliant on Sega's high speed cable modems that are yet to be implemented or whether modem play will be an option.

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