Daytona USA Circuit Edition

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Daytona USA Circuit Edition
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (30 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Arcade Racer, 3D Control Pad, Taisen Cable, Sega Saturn Modem
Genre: Driving/Racing[1], Racing[2]

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,8005,800 GS-9100
Sega Rating: All Ages

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Daytona USA Circuit Edition (デイトナUSA サーキット エディション) is a second update to the Sega Saturn version of Daytona USA.

Circuit Edition is also compatible with the Taisen Cable cable and allows for online play via the Sega Saturn Modem.


It was developed by Sega AM3 and builds upon the western release of Daytona USA: Champion Circuit Edition released several months prior. Whereas Japan did not receive Champion Circuit Edition, Circuit Edition reached Japanese stores in early 1997 and did not receive a subsequent western release.


Though the western Champion Circuit Edition and Japanese Circuit Edition are by-and-large the same game, Circuit Edition adds further tweaks to the formula, creating the definitive copy of Daytona USA for the Saturn. Circuit Edition extends the draw distance even further, swaps some textures and allows the user to set the time of day in which to race in, whether that be night, dusk or morning. On top of this, the arcade soundtrack is now an option, and new drift mechanics have been implemented, making the game control more similarly to the original arcade version.

Production credits

Vocals For "Sons Of Angels"And "The American Dream" Performed By Eric Martin*.
Lyrics For "Sons Of Angels" And "The American Dream" Written By Eric Martin And Andre Pessis.
Eric Martin Appears Courtesy Of Atlantis Recording Corporation

Magazine articles

Main article: Daytona USA Circuit Edition/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

DaytonaUSACE Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-01: "1997-01 (1997-01-17)" (1996-12-27)
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-02: "1997-02 (1997-01-31)" (1997-01-17)
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-06: "1997-06 (1997-03-07)" (1997-02-21)
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Physical scans

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Saturn, JP
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Daytona USA Circuit Edition Saturn JP WarrantyCard.pdf
Warranty Card

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
651,962,640 1996-12-04 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9100 V1.001

Track list

1. Data track  
2. The King Of Speed [Remix] (4:46) 
3. Let's Go Away [Remix] (4:11) 
4. Sky High [Remix] (5:17) 
5. The Noisy Roars Of Wilderness (4:36) 
6. Pounding Pavement [Remix] (5:09) 
7. Daytona USA Medley (6:05) 
8. The King Of Speed [Goal] (0:11) 
9. Let's Go Away [Goal] (0:12) 
10. Sky High [Goal] (0:08) 
11. The Noisy Roars Of Wilderness [Goal] (0:10) 
12. Pounding Pavement [Goal] (0:13) 
13. The King Of Speed [Ending] (0:40) 
14. Let's Go Away [Ending] (0:36) 
15. Sky High [Ending] (0:34) 
16. The Noisy Roars Of Wilderness [Ending] (0:33) 
17. Pounding Pavement [Ending] (0:39) 
18. Sons Of Angels (1:34) 
19. The American Dream (4:36) 
20. Lack Of Speed (0:10) 
21. Sunset On The Daytona Beach (1:06) 
22. Crash And Burn (1:48) 
23. The King Of Speed [Arcade] (4:32) 
24. Let's Go Away [Arcade] (4:17) 
25. Sky High [Arcade] (4:31) 
26. Breakdown [Arcade] (0:10) 
27. Bitchin' [Arcade] (0:11) 
28. Check It Out! [Arcade] (0:10) 
29. The King Of Speed [Arcade Ending] (0:35) 
30. Let's Go Away [Arcade Ending] (0:35) 
31. Sky High [Arcade Ending] (0:33) 
Running time: 58:48

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Saturn


Daytona USA Circuit Edition

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Main page | Comparisons | Hidden content | Magazine articles | Reception

Books: Daytona USA Circuit Edition Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (1997) | Sega Saturn Hisshou Hou Special: Daytona USA Circuit Edition (1997)
Music: Daytona USA Circuit Edition Original Sound Track (1997)

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Daytona USA series of games
Daytona USA (1994) | Daytona USA 2: Battle on the Edge (1998) | Daytona USA 2: Power Edition (1998) | Sega Racing Classic (2009) | Daytona Championship USA (2017)
Sega Saturn
Daytona USA (1995) | Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition (1996) | Daytona USA Circuit Edition (1997) | Daytona USA: CCE Netlink Edition (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Daytona USA 2001 (2001)
LCD handheld game
Daytona USA (199x) | Daytona USA (199x)
Windows PC
Daytona USA (1996) | Daytona USA Deluxe (1997) | Daytona USA Deluxe Special Edition (199x)
Xbox Live Arcade
PlayStation 3 PlayStation Network
Daytona USA (2011)
Daytona USA related media
Daytona USA (1994) | Daytona USA Circuit Edition Original Sound Track (1997) | Daytona USA 2 Sound Tracks (1998) | Let's Go Away: The Video Game Daytona USA Anniversary Box (2009)
Daytona USA Koushiki Guide Book (1994) | Sega Saturn Hisshou Hou Special: Daytona USA Kanzen Guide Book (1995) | Daytona USA Official Guide Book (1995) | Daytona USA Circuit Edition Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (1997) | Sega Saturn Hisshou Hou Special: Daytona USA Circuit Edition (1997) | Daytona USA 2 Official Guide (1998)
Daytona USA CGMV (1994)