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OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
80
3.8
Windows
73
3.8
PSP
81
3.6

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 4 3.9
PSP 8 3.6
Windows 15 3.8
Xbox 4 3.8
Combined MobyScore 31 3.8


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 2Gaming since 198x
Outrun 2, c'est le jeu de course ultime, sauf que c'est pas un jeu de course. C'est de l'ambiance, du sunny, du bonheur, de la musique qui te suce, bref : Le meilleur je de voiture-mais-pas-de-course de sa génération.
100
XboxPlayDevil
In other words ... love the original, love arcade racing? Love retro? Well ... Outrun 2 awaits you! Absolutely fantastic!
91
XboxSegaFan.com
Concluyendo, OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast es un juego imprescindible (sobre todo si no tienes el anterior OutRun 2), por su jugabilidad totalmente arcade que engancha como ninguna otra y sus estupendos gráficos. Terminarlo al completo te llevará entre 20 y 30 horas, y eso si no aprovechas el modo online. Es una experiencia totalmente recomendable para los fans de los juegos de conducción y para los que los odian. Nadie puede resistirse a la diversión fresca y 100% directa de esta conseguida conversión.
91
XboxThe Video Game Critic
Outrun 2006 shines in the audio department, providing updated renditions of classic Outrun tunes like Splash Wave, Magical Sound Shower, and Passing Breeze. It's a shame there's no split-screen mode - multiplayer is available on-line only. Another annoyance is Coast to Coast's confusing menu system that makes you sift through tons of modes - few of which are explained anywhere. Compared to the PS2 edition of Coast to Coast, the graphics are slightly grainy, but the ability to use an Xbox controller (with those big triggers) gives this one an edge in the control department. You really can't go wrong with any version of Outrun 2006, which perfectly combines old-school gameplay with state of the art graphics.
91
PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic
My biggest beef with Outrun 2006 is its lack of split-screen action - multiplayer is on-line only! Also, it's way too hard to crack that high score screen, which is dominated by some guy named "Sega". Despite these oversights Coast to Coast is one truly spectacular game that manages to put the fun back into racing.
90
PlayStation 2SEGA-Portal.de
Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast spielt sich gut, hört sich gut an und sieht verdammt gut aus. Außerdem wird es allen Erwarten gerecht, die ich aufgrund des legendären Vorgängers hatte. 30 Strecken (15 aus Outrun 2, 15 neue Special Tours (SP)), die auch rückwärts und bei verschiedenen Tageszeiten befahren werden können, massig heiße Autos und viele freischaltbare Extras sorgen für lang anhaltenden Spielspaß – allerdings nur bei denjenigen, die auch etwas mit dem Genre des Arcade-Racing anzufangen wissen. Tuning-Freaks, die auf Nitro und sonstigen Schnickschnack stehen, werden von Outrun bitter enttäuscht sein. Einziger Minuspunkt ist der dank des so genannten Gummibandeffekts teilweise unmenschlich hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad, der so manchen wohl verzweifeln lässt. Alles in allem aber ein hervorragendes Spiel!
90
PSPDeaf Gamers
The formula for OutRun was perfected in the very first game and the sequels can't really hope to surpass the original game in terms of the impact they have had on gamers. That said, OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is as good an OutRun game as you could hope for on either the PSP or PlayStation 2. The interconnectivity between the two versions is excellent and it's one of the few games where it is worth buying the two versions if you're an OutRun enthusiast. If you can only afford the one version then you can't really go wrong with either version as both are excellent. OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is certainly the best arcade racer on the PlayStation 2 and the best racer so far (arcade or otherwise) on the PSP in our opinion.
90
PlayStation 2Press Start Online
It’s the simple pleasure of the racing itself that’s the overriding wonder of the entire package - when a game that has you driving over the same bits of track again and again and you don’t feel remotely bored, then you know it’s doing something right. While it’s not absolutely perfect - the framerate takes a hit during busy sections, and occasionally the visual opulence is just too much: witness the gaudy neon glare of Casino Town - OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is a Director’s Cut that’s massively superior to an already wonderful original, and is perhaps the ultimate poster child for blue-sky gaming; a real rainy Sunday afternoon treat.
90
XboxPro-G
It's strange how certain games are tied to a system so tightly that you don't believe they'll ever work on anything else. Outrun 2 is such a game, with fans swearing blind that it could never work as well as it does on the Xbox. So, when SEGA announced OutRun 2006: Cost 2 Coast for The PS2, Xbox and PSP (plus the PC) the news was met with much scepticism. Well, it's time to start believing as OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast might just be the best arcade racer available on all three systems.
90
XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
The point's been made before on these pages, but OutRun2 draws it out again: SEGA is brilliant at five-minute racing games.There are 15 stages, laid out like balls in a snooker triangle; as you get to the end of each one in your Ferrari, you adjust the difficulty by taking the left path for an easier ride or right for a tougher one. All you're up against is the clock, and your only obstacles are the indecently curvaceous undulations and turns in the track, often peppered with slow-moving traffic.
90
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
The point's been made before on these pages, but OutRun2 draws it out again: SEGA is brilliant at five-minute racing games.There are 15 stages, laid out like balls in a snooker triangle; as you get to the end of each one in your Ferrari, you adjust the difficulty by taking the left path for an easier ride or right for a tougher one. All you're up against is the clock, and your only obstacles are the indecently curvaceous undulations and turns in the track, often peppered with slow-moving traffic.
90
PSPEurogamer.net (UK)
The point's been made before on these pages, but OutRun2 draws it out again: SEGA is brilliant at five-minute racing games.There are 15 stages, laid out like balls in a snooker triangle; as you get to the end of each one in your Ferrari, you adjust the difficulty by taking the left path for an easier ride or right for a tougher one. All you're up against is the clock, and your only obstacles are the indecently curvaceous undulations and turns in the track, often peppered with slow-moving traffic.
90
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
The point's been made before on these pages, but OutRun2 draws it out again: SEGA is brilliant at five-minute racing games.There are 15 stages, laid out like balls in a snooker triangle; as you get to the end of each one in your Ferrari, you adjust the difficulty by taking the left path for an easier ride or right for a tougher one. All you're up against is the clock, and your only obstacles are the indecently curvaceous undulations and turns in the track, often peppered with slow-moving traffic.
88
WindowsCheat Code Central
You may recall Outrun from the arcade days. It's a cross-country racing game that requires that you reach specific checkpoints within a given time limit in order to continue playing. You may also remember Outrun 2, the most recent sequel to the original arcade version. And if you do, that's too bad because Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is basically a re-release of that game. Although it has one new mode and a few new features, it's still the same game at the core. It even uses the exact same tracks.
87
WindowsPlay.tm
If there's any real issue to pick up Coast 2 Coast up on, it's the lack of a 2 player split screen version, however the game can be played online if that's any consolation to you. Nevertheless, its more of a single player experience than it is for multiples of people, and in that sense it works nearly perfectly. Car handling is simple, the frame rate is speedy, but more than anything Coast 2 Coast is fantastic fun to play - a quality that many a game bogged down with FMVs and unnecessary complications neglects. If your love for the OutRun series has ever been in question, Coast 2 Coast will reassure you that it's back and better than ever. Your Ferrarri, the road and an impatient girlfriend beckon, so what are you waiting for?
87
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
The original OutRun first graced arcades in that wonderful year known as 1986. In spite of the fact that Sega developed numerous sequels and spinoffs to the original OutRun in the following years, it would take eighteen years for Sega to release a game dubbed "OutRun 2". But in 2004 they did just that and released OutRun 2 in the arcades and later on the Xbox. An update, called OutRun 2 SP, would also be unleashed on arcade gamers before the end of the year. But what about the rest of us? Didn't we deserve to go outrunnin' too? Of course we did, which is why I'm incredibly pleased that Sega brought OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast, a package containing OutRun 2, OutRun SP and a bunch of new content, to the PS2 earlier this year.
85
Xbox4Players.de
Erstmal das ungläubige Lob: Wie zum Teufel hat Sumo Digital es hinbekommen, dass alle drei Versionen fast gleich gut aussehen? Das hat bislang kein Entwickler auf die Reihe bekommen! Okay, die optischen Fortschritte bei der Xbox-Fassung kann man mit dem Mikroskop suchen, wirklich hundertprozentig flüssig sind weder PS2- noch PSP-Fassung – aber das Ganze sieht in Bewegung so großartig aus, dass mir Meckereien im Detail völlig wurscht werden. Tonnen von freispielbarem Material, ein unkompliziert-arcadiges Fahrmodell, intelligent designte Levels, problemloser Mehrspielermodus – für den schnellen Raserhunger zwischendurch ist Coast 2 Coast genauso gut geeignet wie der Vorgänger, wenn nicht besser. Längerfristig mangelt es dem Game bewährt an Abwechslung, außerdem finde ich es schade, dass man nicht per Splitscreen oder Hotseat gegeneinander antreten darf. Spaß macht es trotzdem – und zwar eine ganze Menge!
85
PSP4Players.de
Erstmal das ungläubige Lob: Wie zum Teufel hat Sumo Digital es hinbekommen, dass alle drei Versionen fast gleich gut aussehen? Das hat bislang kein Entwickler auf die Reihe bekommen! Okay, die optischen Fortschritte bei der Xbox-Fassung kann man mit dem Mikroskop suchen, wirklich hundertprozentig flüssig sind weder PS2- noch PSP-Fassung – aber das Ganze sieht in Bewegung so großartig aus, dass mir Meckereien im Detail völlig wurscht werden. Tonnen von freispielbarem Material, ein unkompliziert-arcadiges Fahrmodell, intelligent designte Levels, problemloser Mehrspielermodus – für den schnellen Raserhunger zwischendurch ist Coast 2 Coast genauso gut geeignet wie der Vorgänger, wenn nicht besser. Längerfristig mangelt es dem Game bewährt an Abwechslung, außerdem finde ich es schade, dass man nicht per Splitscreen oder Hotseat gegeneinander antreten darf. Spaß macht es trotzdem – und zwar eine ganze Menge!
85
PSPPlay Magazine
Hold on to your Chalupa because the king of fast-food-racing is about to kick it up a notch. Any old-school Sega fan (who hasn’t thrown himself in front of a taxi by now) will tell you that OutRun is the ultimate form of arcade-style racing; tasty, bite-sized chunks of highway littered with rivals and drones where the simple task of crossing the line before the timer hits zero becomes your only care in the world.
85
PSPMAN!AC
Kurzweilige Arcade-Raserei mit viel Umfang und ansehlicher Optik - ideal für zwischendurch.
85
PlayStation 2MAN!AC
Fröhlich-flotte Old-School-Raserei mit hübschen Umgebungen und zahlreichen Herausforderungen.
85
WindowsPGNx Media
Sega proves why it’s the best at arcade racing. OutRun 2006 is a sequel to the Xbox-only OutRun 2, which was a sequel to the original OutRun from Sega’s history. Though the game hasn’t changed a whole lot, it still provides a lot to enjoy. OutRun 2006 includes a plethora of single-player modes. The main mode is the Coast 2 Coast mode. The career mode of sorts includes races, challenges, and girlfriend missions (which are like the heart attack missions found outside of the career mode). As you progress through Coast 2 Coast, you’ll unlock new challenges and girls. The game’s titular mode (OutRun) has you running through tracks, making sure you hit the next checkpoint before time runs out. It also includes time attack and heart attack; in the latter you’re given challenges such as pass a certain number of cars to more ridiculous tasks like dribbling a humongous beach ball through the track. The game also includes the arcade version of OutRun2 SP.
84
PlayStation 24Players.de
Erstmal das ungläubige Lob: Wie zum Teufel hat Sumo Digital es hinbekommen, dass alle drei Versionen fast gleich gut aussehen? Das hat bislang kein Entwickler auf die Reihe bekommen! Okay, die optischen Fortschritte bei der Xbox-Fassung kann man mit dem Mikroskop suchen, wirklich hundertprozentig flüssig sind weder PS2- noch PSP-Fassung – aber das Ganze sieht in Bewegung so großartig aus, dass mir Meckereien im Detail völlig wurscht werden. Tonnen von freispielbarem Material, ein unkompliziert-arcadiges Fahrmodell, intelligent designte Levels, problemloser Mehrspielermodus – für den schnellen Raserhunger zwischendurch ist Coast 2 Coast genauso gut geeignet wie der Vorgänger, wenn nicht besser. Längerfristig mangelt es dem Game bewährt an Abwechslung, außerdem finde ich es schade, dass man nicht per Splitscreen oder Hotseat gegeneinander antreten darf. Spaß macht es trotzdem – und zwar eine ganze Menge!
81
Windows4Players.de
Die gute Nachricht: Auch am PC ist OutRun 2006 ein herrlich rasanter, super spielbarer Arcade-Quickie in hübscher Kulisse, beschwingten Melodien, massig freispielbarem Material, einem sehr guten Mehrspielermodus sowie abwechslungsreichen, fordernden Spielvarianten – und nicht zuletzt ist die Fassung sogar die preiswerteste von allen vieren! Allerdings kann die Raserei seine Konsolenherkunft nicht verstecken, die Kontrolle per Tastatur ist so lala, der Sound noch verbesserungswürdig. Vielleicht ist Coast 2 Coast keine echte Konkurrenz zu NFS und Co., aber auf jeden Fall eine würdige Alternative. Mit vielen, vielen Ferraris.
81
WindowsPC Action
Für 30 Euro bietet Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast alles, was ein Arcade-Flitzer braucht: Geschwindigkeit, dicke Autos und süße Mädels.
Mit protzigen PS-Schleudern durch die Gegend brettern und scharfe Miezen betören, ist für PC ACTION-Redakteure Alltagsgeschäft. Schon im Kindesalter lernten die Schreibdrohnen durch den Spielhallenautomaten Outrun wie man Frauen richtig beeindruckt. Mit Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast keimt das alte Lebensgefühl wieder auf.
80
WindowsThunderbolt Games
Outrun 2006 is as casual or hardcore arcade as you want it, an experience you probably don’t get so often on the PC. The visuals are fairly low-tech, as graphical shortcuts made in the console-version such as washed out backdrops and textures emerge when playing in high-resolutions. However these are minor ailments to a breezy, colourful experience that overall look beautiful in high-res. The music is incredibly relaxing, especially the Passing Breeze track which is pure bliss. Fast, brainless, bonkers arcade driving doesn’t hit this platform everyday, and although the online mode is defunct, the XBLA version is the one to get for that, Outrun 2006 is a snap. For a fiver, it would simply be rude not to get this.
80
PSPTTGamer
OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast PSP is a fantastic handheld game and really shows why some games belong on handheld more than consoles.If you’re looking for a racing game on PSP that you can switch on and off at will, then OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast is it.
80
PlayStation 2TTGamer
The game also impresses in the visuals department with the graphics on par with the PS2 and only slight bouts of slowdown encountered. The LCD screen brings across the vibrant locations perfectly and considering the speed of the game, the level of detail is quite amazing. SEGA has also managed to bring across the original soundtrack with fan favorites as well as some of the new SP songs which really are fun to drive to.
80
PSP3DAvenue
OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast PSP is a fantastic handheld game and really shows why some games belong on handheld more than consoles.If you’re looking for a racing game on PSP that you can switch on and off at will, then OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast is it.
80
PlayStation 2GameSpot
If you're looking for a fun arcade racer with lots of Ferraris and the ability to do some fast and furious drifts, you won't go wrong picking up OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast. Those who've already played OutRun2 may find the experience to be largely the same, but it's definitely still a worthwhile experience, especially for PS2 and PSP owners who may have missed out on that game. For Xbox owners who've already played OutRun2, there's less of a compelling reason to buy Coast 2 Coast. You'll have to figure out how much you really love OutRun before you shell out another 30 bucks for a very similar game.
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XboxGames Radar
Customization is the hottest thing happening in racing games right now. Buy new parts, slap on some 20s and proceed to tear ass through the city streets as the crowd gawks in awe. You won't find any of that in OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast. This is arcade racing at its finest, with no other emphasis besides roaring through course after branching, hairpin-littered course. In fact, the over-the-top nature of OutRun requires near-constant power-sliding and uncanny evasion skills, rather than grease monkey prowess.
80
PSPGameDaily
In 1986, mastermind Yu Suzuki and his development team at AM2 were responsible for many an arcade classic for Sega, including the likes of After Burner and Hang-On. But then they introduced a breezy new arcade racer called Outrun, and the arcade world got turned upside down with its fast-paced antics and the inclusion of a nagging girlfriend if you drove just a bit too harshly and resulted in the flipping of your fancy Ferrari. Now, twenty years later, Sega carries on the tradition, with the help of Sumo Digital, with the release of Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast. We dug the PS2 version, but what of the portable edition for Sony PSP?
80
PSPPSX Extreme
I totally see the merit of the PSP version of OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast, because it offers the one coveted feature that Ridge Racer and Burnout Legends do not... online play. The PlayStation 2 version also offers online play, but I just can't bring myself to wholeheartedly recommend that particular iteration of the game. It's a matter of perspective.
80
PSPGames Radar
Customization is the hottest thing happening in racing games right now. Buy new parts, slap on some 20s and proceed to tear ass through the city streets as the crowd gawks in awe. You won't find any of that in OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast. This is arcade racing at its finest, with no other emphasis besides roaring through course after branching, hairpin-littered course. In fact, the over-the-top nature of OutRun requires near-constant power-sliding and uncanny evasion skills, rather than grease monkey prowess.
80
PSPGameSpot
It's been about a year and a half since the OutRun series was remade for the Xbox in the form of OutRun2. That game was a pretty simple but fun arcade racer that effectively captured the spirit of the original arcade game. This time around, Sega has chosen to release OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast for the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation Portable, in addition to the Xbox. The new game doesn't stray very far at all from the formula established by OutRun2, offering gameplay that largely feels the same as the previous game, but with a good deal more content to explore and unlock.
80
PSPGameSpy
If you loved the classic OutRun and happened to miss OutRun 2, you definitely need to give Coast 2 Coast a try. It's a prime example of how to update a classic video game for a modern system. People looking for a loud and crash-filled Burnout experience or something more simish like Gran Turismo will be sorely disappointed, but if you just want to chill out and drive, then this is the game for you. Just don't be surprised if you start feeling a sense of deja vu if you play it for too long.
80
PlayStation 2GameSpy
If you loved the classic OutRun and happened to miss OutRun 2, you definitely need to give Coast 2 Coast a try. It's a prime example of how to update a classic video game for a modern system. People looking for a loud and crash-filled Burnout experience or something more simish like Gran Turismo will be sorely disappointed, but if you just want to chill out and drive, then this is the game for you. Just don't be surprised if you start feeling a sense of deja vu if you play it for too long.
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XboxGameSpot
It's been about a year and a half since the OutRun series was remade for the Xbox in the form of OutRun2. That game was a pretty simple but fun arcade racer that effectively captured the spirit of the original arcade game. This time around, Sega has chosen to release OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast for the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation Portable, in addition to the Xbox. The new game doesn't stray very far at all from the formula established by OutRun2, offering gameplay that largely feels the same as the previous game, but with a good deal more content to explore and unlock.
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XboxTeamXbox
f you’re an old fart, then you probably got your first seat time playing OutRun in the arcades. If you’re a really old fart, then you tuned your skills on Pole Position and the like, but those readers are probably a bit to decrepit to read this tiny ten point font… So, let’s keep the driving game talk closer to the new. SEGA dominated the arcades with its Ferrari driver because, well, it simply looked better than anything lese out there at the time. The super-shallow learning curve also made OutRun accessible to those that couldn’t even get a Race Drivin’ car out of gear, let alone through the loop-the-loop. Simple and pretty was SEGA’s philosophy with OutRun, and to no surprise, it worked back in the day.
75
PSPJeuxvideo.com
OutRun 2006 : Coast 2 Coast pourrait être comparé à un enjoliveur chromé dont la surface polie cache des heures et des heures d'entretien. Joli, jouable, peaufiné dans ses moindres détails et surtout très fun, le titre de Sega affiche une mine réjouie sur la console portable de Sony en offrant au joueur une réalisation impeccable. A ce stade, je ne vois pas vraiment ce qui pourrait vous arrêter dans votre achat, d'autant que le compteur de vitesse poussé à bloc ne vous vaudra ici aucune perte de points.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Il y a des jeux qui vous rappelle indéniablement votre enfance. Certains l’ont passé derrière une Megadrive, tandis que d’autres ont dépensé beaucoup de leur argent de poche dans les machines d’arcade. Du coup, quand Sega sort une nouvelle version de son mythique Outrun, c’est toute une génération de joueurs qui se trouve touchée en plein cœur. Ils se remémorent certainement les courses endiablées contre le temps, au volant de la Ferrari décapotable, aux côtés d’une belle blonde, cheveux au vent. Vingt ans après l’apparition de la série, le plus grand jeu de course des années 80 a-t-il toujours la même saveur ?
75
PSPGame Informer Magazine
There’s a lot of content in the new Outrun 2006, but for good or bad, much of it will be very familiar to players of the earlier entries. Strike that, it’s actually really, really familiar. Highlights are the multiplayer races, a full version of OutRun SP from arcades, new cars and new locations. While some of the content is new, the game plays exactly the same – fast, thick with the flavor of classic arcades, and kind of simplistic. The PSP version, surprisingly, was my favorite, and it might be because it just feels right to do some quick cruising on a portable.
75
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
There’s a lot of content in the new Outrun 2006, but for good or bad, much of it will be very familiar to players of the earlier entries. Strike that, it’s actually really, really familiar. Highlights are the multiplayer races, a full version of OutRun SP from arcades, new cars and new locations. While some of the content is new, the game plays exactly the same – fast, thick with the flavor of classic arcades, and kind of simplistic. The PSP version, surprisingly, was my favorite, and it might be because it just feels right to do some quick cruising on a portable.
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WindowsComputer Bild Spiele
"Outrun 2006" ist immer wieder ein netter Spaß für zwischendurch. Damit können Sie jederzeit abschalten und den grauen Alltag hinter sich lassen. Die 30 interessanten Strecken und der Herzinfarktmodus, in dem Sie Ihre Freundin beeindrucken müssen, lassen der Langeweile so bald keine Chance.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Geben Sie dem italienischen Hengst die Sporen: 15 wilde Ferraris warten auf eine Spritztour. Von wegen Frauen wirken auf Autofahrer beruhigend: In Out Run 2006: Coast 2 Coast stachelt Sie das vermeintlich schwache Geschlecht zu riskanten Manövern regelrecht an. Nur wenn Sie diverse halsbrecherische Aufgaben zur Zufriedenheit Ihrer Beifahrerin meistern, geht es in der Kampagne voran. Dabei sollen Sie unschuldige Urlauber von der Piste rammen, Lkw-Konvois überholen, Meteoriten ausweichen, überdimensionale Bälle über die Straße schubsen oder außerirdischen Ufos entkommen. Witzig!
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XboxIGN
Twenty years ago, Yu Suzuki launched OutRun, a high speed road race across the country. With your Ferrari and your girlfriend by your side, you set out to scorch the asphalt, choosing your path and passing checkpoints to keep the ride going. Now, two decades later, SEGA's popular racing game returns in OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast with new modes, redesigned levels and additional cars. However, take that with a grain of salt; if you've played (or own) 2004's OutRun 2, you're basically getting a rehash of that title with a couple of extra features added on.
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PSPIGN
Twenty years ago, Yu Suzuki launched OutRun, a high speed road race across the country. With your Ferrari and your girlfriend by your side, you set out to scorch the asphalt, choosing your path and passing checkpoints to keep the ride going. Now, two decades later, Sega's popular racing game returns in OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast with new modes, redesigned levels and additional cars. However, take that with a grain of salt; if you've played (or own) 2004's OutRun 2, you're basically getting a rehash of that title with a couple of extra features added on.
73
PlayStation 2IGN
Twenty years ago, Yu Suzuki launched OutRun, a high speed road race across the country. With your Ferrari and your girlfriend by your side, you set out to scorch the asphalt, choosing your path and passing checkpoints to keep the ride going. Now, two decades later, SEGA's popular racing game returns in OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast with new modes, redesigned levels and additional cars. However, take that with a grain of salt; if you've played (or own) 2004's OutRun 2, you're basically getting a rehash of that title with a couple of extra features added on.
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WindowsPC Zone
It's about time the PC had some arcade fun, and OutRun 2006 is offering it in droves. Just make sure you've got your joypad ready.
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XboxLawrence
It's a curious decision that Sega would choose to include the original Outrun 2SP with their latest arcade-style racer, Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast. After all, the 2006 version is basically the same game: same graphics, same gameplay, same music, even the same courses. The only real improvements are some new game modes and a handful of reworked courses. If you never played the original Outrun 2SP, then the 2006 edition is definitely worth at least a rental. It's easy to learn and the Coast 2 Coast mode gives you a wide variety of gameplay that's enjoyable on a very basic level. However, anyone who played the last game is going to be sorely disappointed. This model is definitely in need of a tune-up.
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PlayStation 2Lawrence
It's a curious decision that Sega would choose to include the original Outrun 2SP with their latest arcade-style racer, Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast. After all, the 2006 version is basically the same game: same graphics, same gameplay, same music, even the same courses. The only real improvements are some new game modes and a handful of reworked courses. If you never played the original Outrun 2SP, then the 2006 edition is definitely worth at least a rental. It's easy to learn and the Coast 2 Coast mode gives you a wide variety of gameplay that's enjoyable on a very basic level. However, anyone who played the last game is going to be sorely disappointed. This model is definitely in need of a tune-up.
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WindowsFactornews
OutRun 2006 : Coast 2 Coast est un petit chef d’œuvre. La prise en main est simple mais le jeu est loin d’être simpliste et on tombe amoureux d’un style de conduite totalement irréaliste et plaisant. Il est beau, ne fera souffrir ni votre PC ni votre porte-feuilles et promet de très nombreuses heures de jeu. Au delà du simple coté nostalgique, Sega vous propose un jeu de vacances, une invitation au voyage et un bonheur purement arcade.
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XboxGame Freaks 365
Possibly the best version of OutRun 2006 to pick up would be the PSP version, because OutRun is one of those games that you'll have an urge to play that'll come and go pretty quickly. Nevertheless, OutRun 2006 is a solid title for racing fans and those with some heavy arcade nostalgia. It's only $30, so it's worth picking up if you missed the Xbox's OutRun 2 or you've been craving a simple racing game.
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WindowsGamezine
Simple et sympa à joueur, ce jeu vous fait progresser avec une difficulté croissante au fil des courses. Mais il faudra s’accrocher, car niveau vitesse ça décoiffe ! Outrun 2006 est un jeu vibrant de nostalgie, et de ce fait il ne devrait pas plaire à tout le monde. Le jeu propose des sensations fortes et reste éloigné des récentes productions, qui le battent sans problème sur le terrain des graphismes. Pour conclure, voici un très bon jeu qui n’exploite pas totalement les capacités de votre PC, mais qui reste assez charmant et amusant pour vous amuser longtemps.
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XboxGamePro (US)
Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is Sega's second current-gen installment of the Outrun arcade racing series. While OutRun2 (released exclusively for the Xbox in 2004 to good critical reception) was a recreation of the arcade game on the Xbox, Coast 2 Coast is more of a collection of OutRun series stages and cars. To be exact, Coast 2 Coast includes 30 stages and 12 licensed Ferraris from the arcade version of OutRun2, as well as the entire version of OutRun2 SP, and upgraded arcade version of OutRun 2 that took incorporated some of the extra elements (such as additional tracks and music) from the OutRun2 on Xbox.
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PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
I totally see the merit of the PSP version of OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast, because it offers the one coveted feature that Ridge Racer and Burnout Legends do not... online play. The PlayStation 2 version also offers online play, but I just can't bring myself to wholeheartedly recommend that particular iteration of the game. It's a matter of perspective.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
De intussen al grijzende fans van het origineel zullen ongetwijfeld genieten van de nostalgie, maar puur als moderne Arcade Racer bekeken moet Outrun de duimen leggen tegen het jonge geweld zoals de Need for Speed-reeks.
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WindowsPC Powerplay
Wie in der guten alten Zeit? Outrun 2006 ist nicht mehr als eine aktualisierte Fassung des Spielhallenklassikers von 1986. Wir fahren noch immer mit einem Ferrari über fünf Etappen ans Ziel. Wie 1986 endet jeder Abschnitt mit einer Gabelung, und Linksabbieger leben dabei einfacher. Obwohl es zahlreiche Spielarten gibt, läuft das Ganze auf zwei Modi hinaus: Rennen fahren, oder Herzchen sammeln für Stunts, die uns die Blondine vorgibt. Dabei nervt vor allem die übertriebene Geschwindigkeit des Spiels, die in Kombination mit der hypersensiblen Steuerung wenig Fahrfreude aufkommen lässt.
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WindowsGaming since 198x
Avec ses modes variés et sa réalisation impeccable, OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast est un bel hommage à la série légendaire de Sega. Si le gameplay n'est pas toujours tip-top, le plaisir est bien là et les thèmes de la série sont toujours aussi plaisants. Un bon petit jeu de course arcade sans prétention, qui fait ce qu'on lui demande, et c'est déjà pas mal.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Beim Spielen habe ich ständig den Münzschlitz gesucht, so retro ist das Programm. Denn in Sachen Fahrphysik, Kollisionsverhalten und KI könnte man meinen, an einem 20 Jahre alten Spielautomaten zu stehen. Generell habe ich ja nichts gegen Remakes, Micro Machines V4 ist ja auch nichts anderes. Aber im Gegensatz zu dem Baller-Rennspiel muss ich in Outrun 2006 nur von A nach B fahren und gelegentlich Drifts hinlegen. Und das macht in jedem Need for Speed mehr Spaß.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Si on ne doute pas que les aficionados trouveront leur bonheur en posant les mains sur le pad, on ne peut s'empêcher de rester un peu dubitatif face à cette nouvelle version de OutRun qui ressemble un peu trop à celle sortie il y a à peine plus d'un an. Si pour 20 ou 30 euros on pourrait se laisser séduire, à près de 45, on y réfléchira à deux fois, l'achat de OutRun 2 en occasion pouvant se révéler être un choix plus judicieux.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Si on ne doute pas que les aficionados trouveront leur bonheur en posant les mains sur le pad, on ne peut s'empêcher de rester un peu dubitatif face à cette nouvelle version de OutRun qui ressemble un peu trop à celle sortie il y a à peine plus d'un an. Si pour 20 ou 30 euros on pourrait se laisser séduire, à près de 45, on y réfléchira à deux fois, l'achat de OutRun 2 en occasion pouvant se révéler être un choix plus judicieux.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Si on ne doute pas que les aficionados trouveront leur bonheur en posant les mains sur le pad, on ne peut s'empêcher de rester un peu dubitatif face à cette nouvelle version de OutRun qui ressemble un peu trop à celle sortie il y a à peine plus d'un an. Criblé de bugs et marchant quand il en envie, le titre n'est pas l'investissement le moins risqué du moment sur PC.