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Turbo Out Run (Amiga)

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Description

The sequel to OutRun features similar basic gameplay to the original, with the action viewed from behind the car, and the challenge being to complete each stage within the time limit. Contact can cause the car to spin, slow down or even flip; in each case you will lose time.

There are 16 stages set across the US, gradually moving from east to west, all depicted differently visually. After every 4 levels, you go into a shop screen, with a choice of upgrades. As the title implies, you now have a turbo booster installed, which speeds up the car, although over-use can cause the engine to overheat, and it is not recharged until each shop section. You have 5 continues, and failure to complete the course within the time limit costs you one.

Screenshots

Turbo Out Run Amiga The high score screen
Turbo Out Run Amiga The course map
Turbo Out Run Amiga The cops are running me off the road!
Turbo Out Run Amiga Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Turbo OutRun" -- Alternate spelling
  • "ターボ アウトラン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Too easy, jerky, technically shoddy - generally a poor conversion Martin Smith (63052) unrated

The Press Says

Zero Jan, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Zzap! Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1989 8.6 out of 12 72
Amiga Format Jan, 1990 70 out of 100 70
CU Amiga Dec, 1989 65 out of 100 65
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1990 601 out of 1000 60
Power Play Feb, 1990 32 out of 100 32

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Trivia

Tandy 1000

Turbo Outrun is very well programmed, but there are things that a 4.77MHz Tandy 1000 simply cannot do, including full-frame 16-color screen memory updates with any semblance of speed. To offer Tandy owners another option, the developers added an additional graphics option: Tandy 4-color. Selecting this runs the game in CGA. :-)

Without an Adlib, the music is played through the PC speaker, but with a very nicely-simulated 3-voice sound hack.

Awards

  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #54 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Stuart Wynne)

Martin Smith (63052) added Turbo Out Run (Amiga) on Apr 20, 2004
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