DescriptionThe third game in the OutRun series, which revolutionised the third-person perspective style of racing games. The levels are set across Europe, as you bid to escape from the police. Unlike other titles in the series, you use a different vehicle on each level, with motorbikes and jet-skis adding variety and taking different skill to use. You must complete each level within the strict time limits, and the routes are dogged with other vehicles to avoid and overtake. You can choose between sound effects or music.
- "OutRun Europe" -- Working title
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|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Sep, 1991||94 out of 100||94|
|Commodore Format||Commodore 64||May, 1993||89 out of 100||89|
|GameFan Magazine||Game Gear||Oct, 1992||88 out of 100||88|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Nov, 1991||83 out of 100||83|
|Joypad||Game Gear||Dec, 1992||80 out of 100||80|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Oct, 1991||74 out of 100||74|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Dec, 1991||8 out of 12||67|
|Mean Machines||SEGA Master System||Dec, 1991||63 out of 100||63|
|ST Format||Atari ST||Dec, 1991||58 out of 100||58|
|Sega Force||Game Gear||Mar 18, 1993||51 out of 100||51|
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DevelopmentDevelopment on the game (which is an original product based on OutRun, not an arcade conversion) originally began not long after the Amiga conversion of the first OutRun was released in 1988. By early 1989 it was previewed in magazines of the day, but the release of the Turbo OutRun arcade game, and US Gold's subsequent conversion, meant that it was pushed aside and not completed for another 2 1/2 years.
- Commodore Format
- July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Driving Games
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- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)