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The sequel to OutRun features similar basic gameplay to the original, with the action viewed from behind the car, and the challenge being to complete each stage within the time limit. Contact can cause the car to spin, slow down or even flip; in each case you will lose time.

There are 16 stages set across the US, gradually moving from east to west, all depicted differently visually. After every 4 levels, you go into a shop screen, with a choice of upgrades. As the title implies, you now have a turbo booster installed, which speeds up the car, although over-use can cause the engine to overheat, and it is not recharged until each shop section. You have 5 continues, and failure to complete the course within the time limit costs you one.


Turbo Out Run DOS You've lost the heat
Turbo Out Run Commodore 64 Intro screen.
Turbo Out Run Amiga The course map
Turbo Out Run ZX Spectrum Flipped the car

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Alternate Titles

  • "Turbo OutRun" -- Alternate spelling
  • "ターボ アウトラン" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Not exactly memorable, but fun. Amstrad CPC Neville (2460)
Too easy, jerky, technically shoddy - generally a poor conversion Amiga Martin Smith (62904)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 97 out of 100 97
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 93 out of 100 93
Retrogaming History Commodore 64 Apr 12, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Commodore User Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ST-Computer Atari ST Mar, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1990 601 out of 1000 60
Video Games Genesis May, 1992 47 out of 100 47 Genesis Jan 07, 2009 4 out of 10 40


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The intro music in the C64 version was originally written for Outrun Europe, an Outrun sequel developed by Probe, which was shelved when the deal to convert Turbo Outrun form the arcades was agreed. After Turbo was released, Outrun Europe was deemed not to be good enough to release, and recoded from scratch, ultimately released as Outrun Europa.
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