If you have found it difficult to come across Sega’s return to the iconic Daytona USA franchise then you are in luck – they’ve got a new, more affordable design shipping out to locations that was just revealed.
Simply known as Daytona Championship USA Standard, this new cabinet model removes or downsizes certain aspects of the Deluxe cabinet, lowering the cost while providing the same gameplay. The most noticeable change is the removal of the dynamic marquee, which was a 32″ monitor that showed animations and live footage captured by the cabinet camera of users as they drove. In it’s place is a Yellow Hornet car and LED edge lighting. LED lights also appear to enhance the speaker portions on the control panel. UPDATE: The camera is still in place per Sega so you’ll still see player’s faces in-game.
The seat has also changed, removing the 3D molded chrome engine prop beneath the seat and using something of a more traditional Sega seat design. The monitor is a few inches smaller – 43″ instead of 47″ but each unit ships with the coveted 4-speed shifter. Here’s the Deluxe models to compare:
The description doesn’t mention anything about a camera but it still links up to 8 units at a time and all of the controls are in place. It is shipping now so I imagine that you’ll start finding this at locations fairly soon.
Here’s video of the “Definitive Version” of the software that was at IAAPA’17. It made corrections to the handling that players had been complaining about along with a few other things. We’re unsure if this software build has any changes to it but I’ll update this here if we find out.
This also joins Sega’s Target Bravo: Operation GHOST in getting a standard model. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for any additional cabinet models coming under the Daytona brand – Sega could always try out a Super Deluxe/Attraction model like they did with Showdown (video shows the never released curved screen model; that was replaced with a huge flat panel) or OutRun 2. What do you think about this development?