Turbo Out Run (Genesis)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Turbo Out Run Genesis If you don't use your boost regularly, the cop car will drive you nuts.
Turbo Out Run Genesis Start of the race; there is one opponent that will bug you the entire time.
Turbo Out Run Genesis The meter in the top right corner builds up a boost.
Turbo Out Run Genesis After a few courses, you get the chance to upgrade some parts.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

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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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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)

Syed GJ (1527) added Turbo Out Run (Genesis) on Oct 04, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4733), Trixter (8712), FatherJack (58535), Sciere (316593) and Martin Smith (63054)