By Bob Strauss
Updated August 12, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

Picture yourself watching a sci-fi movie, set in a futuristic arcade, that involves a dizzying car race. ”Wow!” you can imagine saying to yourself, ”How did they do those special effects?” You’ll have the same reaction while enjoying Daytona USA. This one- or two-player racing game is so utterly realistic, yet at the same time so obviously (and lovingly) computer-generated, that playing it is like finding yourself in the middle of something dreamed up by Industrial Light & Magic. A