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Turbo Out Run (Atari ST)

Turbo Out Run Atari ST Title screen


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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.


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Turbo Out Run Atari ST And that was it for this joyride.
Turbo Out Run Atari ST Title screen
Turbo Out Run Atari ST Progress

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Zero Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ST-Computer Mar, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1989 8.6 out of 12 72
ST Format Jan, 1990 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1990 601 out of 1000 60
Power Play Jan, 1990 32 out of 100 32


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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.


  • 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 (63028) added Turbo Out Run (Atari ST) on Apr 20, 2004
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