||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Overall MobyScore (13 votes)
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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
As good as the ST version and the music sounds better. Rather old hat these days though.
The Games Machine (UK)
Despite limitations, such as the decrease in screen size (resulting in a squashed, but sleek-looking Ferrari), Out Run plays well on the Amiga and is a commendable conversion.
Die Amiga-Version ist allerdings sehr leicht zu beherrschen. Schon mit wenig Übung schafft man die ersten Levels ohne Unfall, da man selbst mit 293 Sachen um alle Kurven kommt. Die Tempoanzeige wird zum überflüssigen Accessoire, weil die Geschwindigkeit kaum Einfluß auf das Fahrverhalten nimmt. Als Hauptschwierigkeiten bleiben daher nur die anderen Autos. Doch selbst die Porsche lassen sich anfangs wie Käfer und Lastwagen problemlos vom roten Renner überholen.
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I reckon that if a company converts a game such as Out Run to the home market, then they should try and make up for the loss of the control system and hydraulic movement by making the 3D movement effective and atmospheric. Instead of doing this, US Gold have merely created a pretty unthrilling racing game which captures little of the feel of the original. The graphics are jerky and ineffective, with some of the most horrendous mistakes imaginable. For example, when turning from side to side, the driver and passenger swap sides! The only notable presentation piece is the loading sequence – and even that is very self indulgent. Considering the power of the machine, Out Run should have been a lot better.
There's really little to recommend Out Run, and I have become bored with attempting to catalogue its plenitude of disasters.