The track takes place in a clean and futuristic city with numerous gardens along the coastline on a boulevard called Atlantica Drive. It is comprised of straight and twisteing roads. The player can spot a blimp flying in the sky.
The police vehicles patrolling the course in the Hot Pursuit mode are the Ford Crown Victoria in the PlayStation release or the Ford Falcon EL in the PC release. In Need for Speed: High Stakes, the Chevrolet Caprice and the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 are patrolling instead.
Rear Flutterblast #19 by Matt Ragan and Aquila 303 by Rom Di Prisco will play when participating in an event along the course.
- An Electronic Arts building can be seen near the dividing roadway.
|Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit - Courses|
|Beginner||Hometown · Redrock Ridge · Atlantica · Rocky Pass|
|Expert||Country Woods · Lost Canyons · Aquatica · Summit · Empire City (Bonus)|
|Hidden||AutoCross · Caverns · Scorpio-7 · Space Race · The Room · TR02B (Unreleased)|
|Need for Speed: High Stakes - Courses|
|Beginner||Celtic Ruins (Scotland) · Landstrasse (Germany) · Dolphin Cove (USA) · Hometown (USA) · Redrock Ridge (USA) · Atlantica (USA)|
|Advanced||Kindiak Park (Canada) · Route Adonf (France) · Rocky Pass (Canada) · Country Woods (USA) · Lost Canyons (USA)|
|Expert||Durham Road (England) · Snowy Ridge (USA) · Aquatica (USA) · Summit (Canada) · Empire City (USA)|
|Raceways||Raceway (Italy) · Raceway 2 (USA) · Raceway 3 (Spain)|