Summary: Welp, I'm not new to the Cruis'n franchise, but I was pretty curious about this Wii outing. Fortunately, on a casual trip to a Gamestop in a mall, I happened to find a copy of the game available for a mere $7. I bought it with a copy of the Billy & Mandy game and eventually went home to play. Apparently, Cruis'n is actually a direct port of the Fast and the Furious arcade game, but Midway somehow lost the rights to the movie.
Not as fun as the old Cruis'N games, but still a passable effort.
18 March 2013
Summary: The Cruis'N games for the arcades and the N64 were some of the most entertaining race games ever created in my opinion. I have fond memories of playing those games for hours on end, so I was really looking forward to this newer version to play on my Nintendo Wii system. The game was designed by Eugene Jarvis, the same fellow who brought the Cruis'N games to the world back in the 90's, so I had high hopes that this one would be pretty great given the power of the Wii...
Summary: Due to the title of this release there is some disappointment and confusion. While this called "Cruis'n" it's actually a home port of the first "Fast & Furious" Arcade. Midway lost the rights to F & F before the game was released which is why the "Crus'n" name was used. That game was introduced in 2004, which is why the graphics seem dated.
Summary: This game is probably very really realistic of how hard it is to control a race car. Although the courses are wacky. For example driving in China Town NY. If you're an inexperienced video game racer then this is not for you. Transitioning from a game like Mario Kart to this is extremely difficult. In Mario Kart I always finish in the top 5 racers with friends and top 3 without. In Cruis'n you will get lucky to get in the top 6 ( may i mention there are only 8 racers ).