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OutRun Europa

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Master System
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4.1
Game Gear
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3.7
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.

Screenshots

OutRun Europa Amstrad CPC Second title screen
OutRun Europa Amstrad CPC Stage 3 intro
OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum Some of the cars are police cars and should not be crashed into
OutRun Europa SEGA Master System Hurry up, finish this guy off!

Alternate Titles

  • "OutRun Europe" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Joypad Game Gear Dec, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 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
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
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 39 out of 100 39

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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 (122515), Martin Smith (63164) and Terok Nor (18491)