OutRun Europa

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
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...
Amstrad CPC
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3.2
Amiga
78
3.1
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Description

The 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.

Screenshots

OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum I think the obstacle I just carefully avoided was actually extra fuel
OutRun Europa Amiga Nice cliffs
OutRun Europa Amiga Staring level 1 with motorcycle.
OutRun Europa Amstrad CPC Stage 4

Alternate Titles

  • "OutRun Europe" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Datormagazin Amiga Nov 07, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Joypad Game Gear Dec, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1991 78 out of 100 78
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Master System Sep 21, 2009 7 out of 10 70
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
Sega Force Game Gear Mar 18, 1993 51 out of 100 51
Video Games SEGA Master System Feb, 1992 39 out of 100 39

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Trivia

Development

Development 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.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Driving Games

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