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Cruis’n Blast Review

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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated today.

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

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 14/09/2021

Platforms: Switch and Wii

Genres: Action and Racing

Developer: Raw Thrills (@RawThrills)


Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: You can play this with 4 players online. 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.


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.

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.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 8-12 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. 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.


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.

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