1001 Video GamesOutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
ContestIn March 2006, prior to the game's release, a contest was announced where you could win an OutRun 2 arcade cabinet:
Imagine you're the passenger in an OutRun Ferrari racing down the highway at 200mph. What would you look like if you put your head out the window? SHOW US! Get a camera, get creative, and upload your picture to WIN!The pictures were to be uploaded at the now defunct website: www.outrun2006.com/facemaker
Japanese PS2 versionWhen the game was released for the home market in Japan more than 10 months after Coast 2 Coast, it retained the original arcade title OutRun 2 SP. The PS2/PSP link-up feature was removed, as the PSP game was not launched in Japan (all PSP unlockables are included in this version from the start). Instead it has gained force feedback wheel support for GT Force and GT Force Pro. The animations at the end of the courses (i.e. volcano erupting and space shuttle launching) which were absent from C2C, are included in 2SP. It also has a couple of extra unlockable music tracks (for example, SP Remix of "Rush a Difficulty") not available in the other versions. And just like in the arcade original, Clarissa has more revealing clothes in this version.
MusicA majority of the music has great nostalgia value since they are either the original tracks from previous Outrun games or remixes. In fact, there are three versions of the classic tracks "Passing Breeze", "Magical Sound Shower" and "Splash Wave" included in the game (although you have to unlock most of them).
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