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Turbo Out Run (Out Run upgrade, FD1094 317-0118)


Turbo Out Run (c) 1989 Sega.


Turbo Outrun echews the forked-road, variable route game-play of it's illustrious older brother, and instead opts for a standard set route point-to-point approach. There are several new game-play additions, however, which help to separate TOR from the original game and give it its own identity.


Firstly; there's the 'Turbo' of the title which is, obviously, a turbo boost that greatly increases the car's speed when engaged. It must be used sparingly, however, as overuse will cause the engine to overheat, rendering the turbo useless until such time as the engine has cooled (this is indicated by an on-screen 'overheat' meter). Weather effects are another new game-play addition, with snow, rain etc. making driving conditions very tricky.


One final new feature is the ability to upgrade your car at the end of each stage; this can be a turbo boost, new engine, better tires etc.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : 317-0118


Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 12.5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), Sega (@ 4 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 12288


Players : 1

Control : steering wheel

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


The catchy music that plays during the ''car upgrade'' section is the same music used in the upgrade section of Sega's "Hot Rod" game and also the shop section of their 1986 shoot-em-up, "Fantasy Zone".


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Super Sonic Team : G.S.M. SEGA 3 - PCCB-00009) on 21/10/1989.


- 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)


- STAFF -


Music composed by : Yas Takagi


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1992)

FM Towns Marty


* Computers :

Atari ST (1989)

Commodore C64 (1989)

Commodore Amiga (1989)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)

Amstrad CPC (1989)

PC [MS-DOS] (1990)

Commodore Amiga (1992, "Action Masters")