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OutRun Europa

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
80
3.3
Amstrad CPC
...
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 Commodore 64 Title screen
OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum It is possible to go off-road - to a degree - and hit buildings
OutRun Europa Game Gear Arrested
OutRun Europa Amstrad CPC Stage 1: Beware! A police car.

Alternate Titles

  • "OutRun Europe" -- Working title

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The Press Says

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
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
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1991 8 out of 12 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1992 7 out of 12 58
Sega Force Game Gear Mar 18, 1993 51 out of 100 51

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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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