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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 ZX Spectrum Unfortunately there's another 'Start the tape', 'Stop the tape and press fire' load sequence before the game actually gets underway
OutRun Europa Commodore 64 Title screen
OutRun Europa Amiga Police copter shooting you in a scooter.
OutRun Europa SEGA Master System Through a tunnel...

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Alternate Titles

  • "OutRun Europe" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1991 90 out of 100 90
GameFan Magazine Game Gear Oct, 1992 88 out of 100 88
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Joypad Game Gear Dec, 1992 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1991 8 out of 12 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear May, 1992 26 out of 40 65
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1991 58 out of 100 58
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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