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Out Run does have it's faults and isn't an accurate conversion but then again anyone who thought it would be is out of his tree. It's fast, playable and looks good.
A brave attempt, but Out Run simply lacks the original's playability and flair.
The Games Machine (UK)
Out Run has a serious flaw, which only becomes apparent on playing. It is far, far too easy, and completing a course within a few goes is a task even the most novice of budding Testarossa drivers won't find difficult. Consequently, lasting appeal is severely lacking.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
A good impression of speed and some excitingly chunky roadside features may be fine technical achievements, but they can't paper over gaping cracks in the gameplay. Without junctions, tight corners, roadsigns or realistic acceleration it's hard to call this Out Run at all.
Una conversione che poteva essere realizzata decisamente meglio! Così com'è rimane un giochino di guda divertente ma lontano anni lice dal coin-op. Le uniche note davvero positive sono la fluidità dello scorrimento e la buona resa delle musiche (anche se sono diminuite). Davvero un peccato la scomparsa dei bivi
Without the exhilerating graphics and other cosmetics, Out Run on the 64 is little more than a mediocre racing game - certainly not the greatest home computer arcade conversion of all time as the blurb proudly proclaims. The worst thing about a conversion like this which has so much build up is the inevitable let down it incurs.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The graphics are rather blocky, especially the roadside buildings and crowds. The lines across the lower half of the CBM version, I found really annoying. But the sound and music are really great. But when it comes down to it, a driving simulation must be drivable. And that's where I felt it was lacking. For too much of the time I felt I was out of control and getting nowhere.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Chronic translation of a ripper coin-op that is not worth looking out for.
Out Run is okay, but there doesn't seem much point to it with mini-stages, no junctions and basic graphics.
So it's fast, but the fact is there's very little actually moving on screen. Graphics are shabby and it's been infinitely surpassed by two sequels, Turbo Outrun isn't bad and Europa is, in my humble opinion, the best racer in 64-land. Sadly, Commodore Outrun isn't even a shadow of it's mighty parent.
Only grab hold of this if you want a small amount of enjoyment for a short amount of time.
With Out Run we were promised great things but it's amazing how some promises produce things that grate. Out Run addicts may like to buy this as a memory of the great arcade game of 1986 but, like most memories, its's a poor substitute for the real experience.
Selbst große Fans des Spielautomaten sollten sich vor dieser Umsetzung hüten. Das Beste an ihr ist die Kassette mit der Original-Musik, aber wer gibt dafür schon 40 Mark aus?
Die C64-Version von Out Run
ist zwar schnell, aber zeichnerisch sehr bescheiden und wird rasch
langweilig. Die CPC-Umsetzung sieht zwar schön bunt
aus, ist aber unspielbar langsam.
Auf unserem Bildschirmfoto
kann man leider nicht erkennen.
wie sich der Ferrari mit schlappem Fußgänger-Tempo fortbewegt. Auch wenn der Tacho
standhaft 280 Sachen anzeigt,
ruckt die Grafik wie in Zeitlupe
müde vor sich hin, Der Spielspaß
ist bei beiden Versionen sehr bescheiden.