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Mickey's Speedway USA (ミッキーのレーシングチャレンジUSA) is a racing game released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64 and 2001 for the Game Boy Color. The game was developed by Rare and published by Nintendo. It starred Walt Disney properties and characters, all from the Mickey Mouse line. It was similar to Mario Kart 64 and Diddy Kong Racing, the latter of which was also developed by Rare.

Gameplay

It featured weapons and took place in American cities rather than Disney related locations. In all there were 21 race tracks. A battle mode was also included.

Characters

  • Mickey Mouse: Balanced character.
  • Donald Duck: Balanced character.
  • Minnie Mouse: High handling and acceleration, poor weight and speed.
  • Daisy Duck: High handling and acceleration, poor weight and speed.
  • Goofy: High weight and speed, poor handling and acceleration.
  • Peg-Leg Pete: High weight and speed, poor handling and acceleration.
  • Huey Duck: Average speed and weight, poor handling and high acceleration.
  • Dewey Duck: High handling, very high acceleration, and poor weight and speed.
  • Louie Duck: Very high handling, high acceleration, fair speed, and poor weight.
  • Ludwig Von Drake: Very high weight and speed, terrible handling and acceleration.

Tournaments and courses

  • Tournament 1: Traffic Troubles
    • Course 1: Indianapolis
    • Course 2: San Francisco
    • Course 3: New Mexico
    • Course 4: Grand Canyon
  • Tournament 2: Motorway Mania
    • Course 1: Los Angeles
    • Course 2: Alaska
    • Course 3: Las Vegas
    • Course 4: Philadelphia
  • Tournament 3: Freeway Phobia
    • Course 1: Dakota
    • Course 2: Seattle
    • Course 3: New York
    • Course 4: Chicago
  • Tournament 4: Victory Vehicles
    • Course 1: Yellowstone
    • Course 2: Washington, D.C.
    • Course 3: Everglades
    • Course 4: Malibu
  • Tournament 5: Frantic Finale
    • Course 1: Hawaii
    • Course 2: Orgeon
    • Course 3: Texas
    • Course 4: Colorado

Note: The player can unlock an extra New Orleans track as well.

Reception

The Nintendo 64 version received "average" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.

Matthew Byrd, writing for Den of Geek in 2017, said, "To be honest, Mickey’s Speedway USA doesn’t quite measure up to the likes of Diddy Kong Racing, Mario Kart 64, or Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Its courses are not nearly as inventive (many are just basic recreations of US locations), its power-ups are a little slim, its A.I. is perpetually stuck in first, and its roster is a bit thin. . . [but] Rare still managed to produce an engagingly charming and more than functional kart racing title that’s only notable flaws are tied into the fact that it didn’t surpass what came before it."

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