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OutRunners (World)


Out Runners (c) 1992 Sega.


Between one and eight players (the latter requiring the use of link-up cabinets) compete in this colourful update of the 1986 classic, "Out Run". Out Runners features the multiple routes of the original but this time includes a large number of selectable vehicles; each of which poses different strengths and weaknesses, such as higher speed or better handling. While Out Runners captured some of the spirit of Out Run, it couldn't match the superb gameplay and sheer inventiveness of the illustrious original.


- TECHNICAL -


Sega System Multi 32 hardware


Main CPU : V70 (@ 20 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8.053975 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3438 (@ 8.053975 Mhz), MultiPCM (@ 8.053975 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 832 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 32768


Players : 2

Control : paddle

Buttons : 5


- TRIVIA -


"Magical Sound Shower", "Passing Breeze" and "Splash Wave" are the original Out Run soundtracks that can also be found in 'Out Runners' - albeit in 'enhanced' form. Out runner's creators, The AM2 group (led by Yu Suzuki) also created these other famous Sega games :

"After Burner" (1987)

"Enduro Racer" (1986)

"F1 Exhaust Note" (1991)

"Galaxy Force" (1998)

"G-Loc" (1990)

"GP Rider" (1990)

"Hang-On" (1985)

"Out Run" (1986)

"Rad Mobile" (1990)

"Space Harrier" (1985)

"Super Hang-On" (1987)

"Super Monaco GP" (1989)

"Turbo Out Run" (1989)

"Virtua Fighter" (1993)

"Virtua Racing" (1992)

"Out Run 2" (2003)


A hugely impressive game CV by anyone's standards.


Toshiba EMI released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Virtua Racing & Out Runners - TYCY-5365) on 15/12/1993.


- UPDATES -


The US version is slightly different, It has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' on one screen and the 'Recycle It, Don't Trash It!' on the other screen.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* To play Jingle Bells as the background music, you must first start a race. Anytime during the race hit the next music station and previous music station at the same time.


* To enter your name to the Best 'Out Runners' rankings, win the game before the clock runs out.


- SERIES -


1. Out Run (1986)

2. Out Run 3-D (1989, Sega Master System)

3. Battle Out Run (1989, Sega Master System)

4. Turbo Out Run (1989)

5. Out Run Europa (1991, Sega Game Gear)

6. Out Runners (1992)

7. Out Run 2019 (1993, Sega Mega Drive)

8. Out Run 2 (2003)

9. Out Run 2 SP - Special Tours (2004)


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1994)