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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 Atari ST And that was it for this joyride.
Turbo Out Run ZX Spectrum Tape management
Turbo Out Run Commodore 64 Get ready for a new round.
Turbo Out Run FM Towns Options

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 (2283)
Too easy, jerky, technically shoddy - generally a poor conversion Amiga Martin Smith (63001)

Critic Reviews

Retrogaming History Commodore 64 Apr 12, 2010 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
ST-Computer Atari ST Mar, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
Play Time Genesis Jun, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Commodore User Amiga Dec, 1989 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1990 32 out of 100 32
Power Play Amiga Feb, 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.
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