|There's a significant rabid Sega crowd who get all mushy-eyed over mention of "Daytona"--something I've missed out on, I guess, by not having any previous Sega console. So I have to play it with eyes un-mushed.|
And as far as arcade driving games go, it's pretty fun. The tracks feature entertainingly preposterous rock formations and nice wide roads with crazy turns, the AI is tenacious and the music super-peppy--maybe even a little overboard on the peppyness.
I've played it before with a wheel and it handled pretty darn well as far as I can recall. Things aren't so smooth with the analog stick on the regular DC pad, at least not for me. So I'd better go back to that wheel.
This version I think has BBA multiplayer support and from what I've heard it was plenty fun, though I never had an urge to try it out. In fact I didn't get this game until the DC was pretty well dying, by which point it was nice and cheap. I still enjoy other DC racers more, but Daytona provides a cheesy arcade change of pace.