Daytona USA Trophy/Achievement Guide

October 26, 2011


Daytona USA has finally hit PSN and XBLA. If you’re looking to nab 100% of the trophies or 200 G for your Gamerscore, follow this guide to ensure you get all the trophies/achievements within an hour! I posted the guide on and is currently in submission as well.

Estimated trophy/achievement difficulty: 1/10
Offline: 11 (6,4,1) (185 )
Online: 1 (1) (15 )
Approximate time to 100%: 1 hour
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3+
Glitched trophies: None
Missable trophies: None
Do cheat codes disable trophies? N/A
Road Map

Daytona USA is the hit arcade racing game from the 90s that was later released for the SEGA Saturn. It was then remade for the SEGA Dreamcast, but was not the same version as the Saturn or Arcade. Now it has hit PSN with crisper visuals, eight-player online play, steering wheel support and a karaoke mode.

Simply put, this is one game that doesn’t really “need” a trophy guide, but I decided to piece one together just in case there are those who are curious to what needs to be done for the 100%.

Step 1: Tackle the Arcade Mode
Honestly, tackling Arcade Mode is the first thing I would do to get those trophies out of the way. Put the game’s difficulty and time difficulty at “very easy” and you’ll bang out the Arcade trophies within 10-15 minutes. Each race is actually one playthrough.

Step 2: Tackle the Extra Modes
Again, nothing strenuous by any means here. I will list what needs to be done to achieve the trophies in this department below.



First Place BEGINNER  / 10 
Win a BEGINNER Course in ARCADE Mode (any difficulty level is ok).

Jump onto ARCADE Mode, set the difficulty and time difficulty at “very easy.” Sit back, race through eight laps and take the top spot with ease. Each lap should take you between 15-18 seconds.

First Place ADVANCED  / 10 
Win a ADVANCED Course in ARCADE Mode (any difficulty level is ok).

Jump onto ARCADE Mode, set the difficulty and time difficulty at “very easy.” This course has a few more turns to be weary of but a little application to the brakes is all that’s needed for some of those turns. Still straightforward and simple. This course contains four laps and you should be clocking in lap times within the one minute mark.

First Place EXPERT  10 
Win a EXPERT Course in ARCADE Mode (any difficulty level is ok).

Jump onto ARCADE Mode, set the difficulty and time difficulty at “very easy.” The course is littered with sharper turns that requires you to apply the brakes more often. If you keep crashing, don’t worry. That’s what the purpose of the “very easy” mode is for, to not worry about the AI catching up to you. This course is two laps long with each lap averaging roughly two minutes.

Slot Machine  15 
On a BEGINNER Course of ARCADE Mode press “Special” in front of the Slots to stop the 3 reels.

When playing the BEGINNER Course on ARCADE Mode, you’ll notice a slot machine right before a quick overpass. Press the “select” button three times (you can rapidly press it more than that however) to stop each reel. Trophy/achievement should pop up seconds after doing that.

Find the hidden sign at the dead end in ADVANCED Course of ARCADE MODE.

When playing the ADVANCED Course on ARCADE Mode, do a 180 from the starting line and stay on the right hand side of the track. You’ll notice a ramp that goes up and to the right into a cave. Go in there and read the sign that says, “Congratulations! You just lost your sponsorship!” Trophy/achievement should pop up within a couple of seconds after approaching it.

Flipside  15 
On an EXPERT Course of ARCADE Mode, upend the Jeffry statue by repeatedly pressing “Special”.

When playing the EXPERT Course on ARCADE Mode, you’ll notice a big statue of Jeffry from Virtua Fighter roughly 30-40 seconds into the course (you can’t miss it). Just stop the car nearby the statue (with the statue in view) and rapidly press the “select” button to rotate the statue. Keep rotating the statue until the statue pops up and you’re good to go.

Repair HORNET  / 2
Repair damage in the Pit during Arcade Mode.

Best way to get this is to play the BEGINNER level in Arcade Mode. Reach a speed anywhere between 180-200 mph and then hit a wall head-on. The car will appeared banged up at this point. Pull into the Pit Stop on the left side of the starting line and as the car approaches the crew, the trophy/achievement will pop up.

Rank In  15 
Upload your record to the Time Trial Mode scoreboard.

Go into the Extras Mode, select Time Trial, then race on any track of your choice. Complete the time trial and the game will upload your time to the server. Make sure you’re signed onto the PlayStation Network when doing this.

Challenge Clear  / 2
Clear a challenge in CHALLENGE Mode.

Literally what the description says. Go into the Extras Mode, select Challenge and do the very first challenge. Complete that and this trophy/achievement is yours.

Survive: 5000  / 2
Log over 5000 in SURVIVAL Mode.

When you select Survival from the Extras Mode, I recommend doing the Beginner level. The “odometer” is your points in this mode and the longer you race, the more points you’ll rack up. The only thing that can prevent you from getting this trophy is the time limit. However, just keep passing your opponents and reaching checkpoints to increase your time and this trophy/achievement is easily yours.

Karaoke Racer!  / 3
Play KARAOKE Mode until the end.

Alright guys, time for the hardest trophy to get in the game. Go into Karaoke from the Extras Mode, choose any song, any level and set the “auto drive” to “on.” Start the event, put the controller down, let the song roll and the trophy will unlock at the end of the trophy. I know you might’ve broken a sweat with this one, but SEGA can’t just “give” you the trophies/achievements 😛 .

100 hits  / 2
Hit the sign or road cone 100 times. (no. of hits is the cumulative total)

Now this trophy is a “slight” grind…and I use the term very loosely. The game has a “rewind” feature to let you correct any mistakes that might have costed you the race. Well, there’s any use for it and I’m going to explain how to utilize it for this trophy. Go to the Advanced level in Arcade Mode and at the start of the race, stay on the left hand side of the track. You’ll notice there are four signs next to each other within a line. Lineup the car to takedown all four signs. After hitting the fourth sign, pause the game and press the  or  button to initiate the “rewind” feature. Rewind to the point right before you hit the first sign, then press the  or  to start the race again from that point. Keep doing that until you’ve used all your “rewinds” available. Then, pause the game again and press the  or  to retry the event. Keep doing this until the game has registered that you’ve hit 100 objects and the trophy/achievement is yours.

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