Turbo Out Run (Genesis)

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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.


Turbo Out Run Genesis Start of the Chicago course at night
Turbo Out Run Genesis Sunset in Indianapolis
Turbo Out Run Genesis The meter in the top right corner builds up a boost.
Turbo Out Run Genesis If you don't use your boost regularly, the cop car will drive you nuts.

Alternate Titles

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

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Video Games May, 1992 47 out of 100 47
Power Play Jun, 1992 43 out of 100 43
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1992 5 out of 12 42
Sega-16.com Jan 07, 2009 4 out of 10 40


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The intro music in the C64 version was originally written for Outrun Europe, an Outrun sequel developed by Probe, which was shelved when the deal to convert Turbo Outrun form the arcades was agreed. After Turbo was released, Outrun Europe was deemed not to be good enough to release, and recoded from scratch, ultimately released as Outrun Europa.
Syed GJ (1525) added Turbo Out Run (Genesis) on Oct 04, 2002
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