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OutRunners (Genesis)

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OutRunners is a sequel to the classic arcade racer OutRun. It puts you behind the wheel of 8 different race cars with the aim being coming up first on a world-wide cross-country racing tournament.

As mentioned you get to select from 8 differently tuned cars, each with different handling and speed specs. and then ride out in hopes of getting the trophy. At the end of each stage you get to select between different branching routes that determine what your next stage will be, and thus the different routes you take to the end game determine what ending you get (if you manage to beat the other players).

OutRunners places a big emphasis on competitive gameplay as you are always racing against another car, be it an AI or human-controlled one in a perpetual split-screen multiplayer mode.


OutRunners Genesis It's split screen against the computer in a 1-player game
OutRunners Genesis Title screen showing Mad Power car
OutRunners Genesis Mountain type road
OutRunners Genesis Game start

Alternate Titles

  • "アウトランナーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says Jan 17, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Aug, 1994 4 out of 5 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Apr 20, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Jul, 1995 4.3 out of 10 43
Game Players Aug, 1994 41 out of 100 41
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Oct, 1994 4 out of 10 40
Mega Fun Jul, 1994 28 out of 100 28
The Video Game Critic May 25, 2005 D- 16


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Arcade version

The arcade original features up to 8 simultaneous racers by linking four 2-seater cabinets.
Zovni (9350) added OutRunners (Genesis) on Apr 15, 2007
Other platforms contributed by FatherJack (51568)