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Out Run (アウトラン)

Released in 1986

Developer: Sega
Manufacturer: Sega
Distributor: Sega

***** (4 total votes)

Out Run marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

A car racing game. Features a realistic steering wheel.

Hardware Info

Controls: Steering / Pedal(s) / Gearshift
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
320 x 224 Resolution
Colors: 4128 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

68000 cpu @ 12 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 4 Mhz
68000 cpu @ 12 Mhz
YM-2151 audio @ 4 Mhz
Sega_PCM audio

Hardware Platform

Outrun hw

Mame ROMs

outrun, Out Run (set 1)
outruna, Out Run (set 2)
outrunb, Out Run (set 3)

Game Details

You drive a Ferrari across the U.S. within the time limit. There is a checkpoint at the end of each stage. You have a blonde sitting next to you. You can choose which course you take.

This appeared in two versions: Stand-up and sit down. It also has three tunes you can listen to while racing: Passing Breeze, Splash Wave and Magical Sound Shower.

Out Run control panel
control panel

Out Run cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Out Run title screen
title screen
Out Run gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Out Run promotional flyer
promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

***** by Reinen. Comment: "My second fave of all time (beaten only by PowerDrift, also by SEGA) - everything about this game is smooth - the option to choose your music at the beginning was magic(al Sound Shower) - and although I never got past stage 2 in about a decade of playing, I always went back for more." 2003-02-15 19:13:17Z

**** by marminZ80. Comment: "Out Run was a novelty in those days; look at the smooth scrolling of the scenery and the details. That was not done before. Also, it had great athmotsferic music! It was stunning to play. One of the most graphic innovative games of that year." 2003-05-28 22:48:42Z

***** by cwert99. Comment: "Made in 1986, Out Run set the standard for driving games. Even 15 years later when you see these new driving games on location, there is elements that were stripped directly from the Out Run, but no one has been able to capture the soul and the heartbeat of this forever hit. " 2003-05-13 11:32:25Z

***** by Hypermind. Comment: "Great gameplay - I spend most of my allowance on this machine :)" 2003-04-24 09:20:38Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/26/2000 5:09:55 PM