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OutRun (Amstrad CPC)

OutRun Amstrad CPC Loading screen.

MISSING COVER

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Written by  :  makky (11)
Written on  :  Nov 26, 2011
Platform  :  Amstrad CPC
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Summary

Yet another game that was rushed out in time for christmas

The Good

Colourful loading screen, good in game graphics(in places).

The Bad

Hardly any sound to speak off. No real sense of speed - you actually think your driving backwards when accelerating. Everything seems to jump in steps towards you as you struggle to keep on the road. After all the hype and excitement this christmas gift was a total disappointment. I recall the odd screenshot in amstrad mags in the build up the christmas showing a pretty attractive looking game. The actual game itself looked very different and left me returning to a grand prix budget game that actually did the job unlike outrun..

The Bottom Line

A rushed port seemingly based upon the spectrum version but this is no excuse for the poor programming employed. Why release a racer that has no sense of speed? Perhaps the software house involved just rushed out what they could with a smile knowing it would sell out quickly.