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Description

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.

Screenshots

Turbo Out Run Amstrad CPC The shop. You must purchase only one item each time
Turbo Out Run DOS Title (1 of 2)
Turbo Out Run Arcade Passing your rival.
Turbo Out Run ZX Spectrum Manual/Auto transmission

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 (2297)
Too easy, jerky, technically shoddy - generally a poor conversion Amiga Martin Smith (62998)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Commodore User Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1989 8.6 out of 12 72
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 70 out of 100 70
GamesCollection FM Towns Jul 08, 2008 7 out of 10 70
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1990 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1991 6.4 out of 12 53
Power Play Genesis Jun, 1992 43 out of 100 43
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1992 5 out of 12 42
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1990 32 out of 100 32

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Trivia

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.
Contributed to by Quapil (4722), Trixter (8722), FatherJack (58544), Sciere (361087), Martin Smith (62998) and Syed GJ (1525)