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Posted: 15 months ago, last updated 9 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Cruis’n Blast is a brash over the top racing game based on a series of big arcade machines. Competing with games like Ridge Racer, OutRun and Daytona USA, it offers whacky racing with big and bombastic visuals and characters.

On Switch Cruis’n Blast offers 30 over-the-top tracks and 23 custom vehicles from licensed supercars to monster trucks and unicorns. As you can tell this is on the far end of fantasy arcade racing. The game offers five real-world locations (London, Madagascar, Rio de Janeiro, Death Valley, Singapore and California) but these continue the fantasy theme with buildings collapsing, planes crashing and Ferris wheels rolling across the road.

Different versions of the game are available:
  • Cruis'n USA (1996) on Nintendo 64 and Arcade
  • Cruis'n World (1996) on Nintendo 64 and Arcade
  • California Speed (1998) on Nintendo 64 and Arcade
  • Cruis'n Exotica (1999) on Arcade, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color
  • Cruis'n Velocity (2001) on Gameboy Advance
  • Cruis'n (2007) on Wii
  • Cruis'n Blast (2017) Arcade, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Nintendo Switch

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/09/2021

Platforms: Switch and Wii

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Action and Race

Developer: Raw Thrills (@RawThrills)




Play Time: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game. Up to four people can race together in the game. There is split-screen as well as local Wifi multiplayer if you own more than one Switch and a copy of the game each.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) with Very Mild Themes and Violence.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The bright, brash arcade style makes it approachable for younger children, although to do well requires skill, forward thinking and some memorisation.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.


Cruis’n Blast usually costs £35.99.

Cruis’n Blast

Switch Store Switch £35.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Cruis’n Blast Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@RawThrills) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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