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OutRun Europa

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Gear
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3.7
Atari ST
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3.2
ZX Spectrum
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1.7
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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.

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OutRun Europa Commodore 64 Jetski-ing across the channel, using missiles to shoot down helicopters
OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum ... and what does 'Hurrying Up' get me, pulled over by the police and one life gone
OutRun Europa Commodore 64 Level 1, on the motorbike
OutRun Europa Commodore 64 Stealing a Porsche, the agent reaches Paris

Alternate Titles

  • "OutRun Europe" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 94 out of 100 94
GameFan Magazine Game Gear Oct, 1992 88 out of 100 88
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 87 out of 100 87
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Force Amiga May, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Joypad Game Gear Dec, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 74 out of 100 74
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Master System Sep 21, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Dec, 1991 63 out of 100 63

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Trivia

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.
Contributed to by Kabushi (121658), Martin Smith (63154) and Terok Nor (18397)