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OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
73
3.8
PlayStation 2
81
3.9
PSP
81
3.6
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Description

Like its predecessors, OutRun 2006 is an old-school arcade racer, which means that your cars don't have realistic physics, don't get damaged and have insanely fast speed.

Since this title is officially licensed by Ferrari, you drive with 15 original models from the DINO 246 GTS over the F430 to the all-new Enzo Ferrari. The heart of the game is the Coast 2 Coast mode in which you race against up to 5 AI players on 15 US themed tracks. In addition you have to impress different girlfriends. She tells you what she wants to see (a hard slide around a curve or a close take-over for example) and you have to perform it to win her heart.

There are 3 other game modes available in singleplayer: OutRun, Time Attack and OutRun2SP. In OutRun2SP you get access to 15 arcade tracks from the original OutRun 2. In OutRun however you need to drive your girlfriend through various checkpoints to the goal before the timer hits zero. In Time Attack you just have to beat the highscore of the current track. You can either race against the clock or against ghost cars.

In every mode you get OutRun miles after the race. These are the currency of the game and are needed to unlock new cars, upgrades and additional music-stations.

If you feel alone, even with your virtual girlfriend in the car, you can race online against 5 other players.

Screenshots

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Windows One of the many Ferraris that you will eventually unlock: The racing 512 BB
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast PSP A medieval inspired stage with high castle walls.
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Windows Another task in hand: You have to overtake the trucks of the convoy with hitting them
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast PSP Chasing rival cars through the casino zone.

Alternate Titles

  • "OutRun2 Special Tours" -- Japanese (alternate) title
  • "OutRun 2 SP" -- Japanese title
  • "Outrun 2" -- Common title

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Xbox Jul 21, 2009 A- 91
Eurogamer.net (UK) PSP Mar 28, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Deaf Gamers PSP 2006 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Aug 17, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
PGNx Media Windows Jul 06, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com PSP Mar 29, 2006 15 out of 20 75
Lawrence PlayStation 2 Jun 10, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Lawrence Xbox Jun 10, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 May 05, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 2006 66 out of 100 66

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Contest

In March 2006, prior to the game's release, a contest was announced where you could win an OutRun 2 arcade cabinet:
Imagine you're the passenger in an OutRun Ferrari racing down the highway at 200mph. What would you look like if you put your head out the window? SHOW US! Get a camera, get creative, and upload your picture to WIN!
The pictures were to be uploaded at the now defunct website: www.outrun2006.com/facemaker

Music

A majority of the music has great nostalgia value since they are either the original tracks from previous Outrun games or remixes. In fact, there are three versions of the classic tracks "Passing Breeze", "Magical Sound Shower" and "Splash Wave" included in the game (although you have to unlock most of them).

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