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Raw Thrills says Nintendo was “super excited” for Cruis’n Blast, open to possible Switch connectivity

Posted on December 10, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch

Earlier in the year, Raw Thrills brought Cruis’n Blast. Nintendo’s logo is featured on the arcade machine in part because the Cruis’n name was licensed from the Big N.

In a recent interview with Arcade Heroes, Raw Thrills CEO Eugene Jarvis spoke about the Nintendo side of things for Cruis’n Blast. On the topic of how involved Nintendo was in the process, Jarvis stated:

“Nintendo loved the original Cruis’n USA so much that they commissioned it to be a launch title for N64. Cruis’n World and Exotica were also prominent titles for them, so they’ve been involved with the series IP forever. They were super excited that we wanted to do Cruis’n Blast, and helped us capture the true Cruis’n spirit of a fun adventure racer.”

Arcade Heroes also asked about the possibility of a Switch port for Cruis’n Blast. Unfortunately, that appears to be off the table at the moment. However, Jarvis did seem open to having Switch connectivity. Raw Thrills has considering “using a Switch controller to activate hidden features”.

Jarvis said:

“Being arcade guys, we really weren’t thinking about creating a home game. We wanted to make it the ultimate arcade driver – so its going to be an arcade exclusive – a special treat for arcade players only! We were thinking about using a Switch controller to activate hidden features in the arcade game. We’ll see what happens!”


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  • Roto Prime

    That collectors edition must cost a fortune…….

    • IBO

      it’s photoshop..

      • Roto Prime

        I knew something was off!!

  • TruExtent

    Darn it, this was a game I was hoping to have on my Switch. I could go for some classic arcade racing with neon lights and explosions.

  • Dylan W

    One can dream but damn, that would be a neat Switch exclusive!

  • Aline Piroutek

    This exclusive would blow out any other gearclub-like game on Switch.
    We need árcade racing games back.
    Ridge Racer, Daytona USA, Crusin’ USA, anything.

    • TruExtent

      Aw man now Daytona’s theme is gonna be stuck in my head for the rest of the week… Eh, I can live with that. Where’s that karaoke version I ripped of my PC version disc?

      • Aline Piroutek

        Daytooooooonaaaa!! Let’s Go Away!

  • Padre

    This would be awesome!
    Only thing that worries me is the amount of tracks. This has only 5 tracks? Console versions should have few more extra for it to have enough replay value. Original Cruisin USA had like 16 tracks right?

  • AJK

    I spent half my holiday money playing Cruise-n-world while on holiday in brighton back in 2002. Would love a switch collection

  • TDude73

    I would love to see Bandai Namco to publish and develop Nintendo’s Cruis’n Blast arcade port exclusively for the Switch.

  • cruisn usa was a great game because you didn’t really have to steer and you basically couldnt lose

  • DeXx4

    So since Nintendo owns the Cruis’n IP, it’s up to them if we get a port, right?

    I’d love to have this on my Switch. This just looks infinitely more fun than Gear Club.

  • Captain N

    I like the original name of Cruis N Redline that this game was supposed to have over Blast 🙁

    And seriously just port the game to Switch…smh !!

  • Segata Sanshiro

    I really want this ported to Switch. I miss arcade racers!