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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 Title screen
Turbo Out Run Commodore 64 Title screen. The music here is a technical marvel.
Turbo Out Run Commodore 64 Intro screen.
Turbo Out Run Amstrad CPC Game credits

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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 (2932)
Too easy, jerky, technically shoddy - generally a poor conversion Amiga Martin Smith (66812)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 97 out of 100 97
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Arcade Jul, 1989 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1989 8.6 out of 12 72
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Oldies Rising Amstrad CPC Nov 19, 2013 14 out of 20 70
Commodore User Amiga Dec, 1989 65 out of 100 65
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Jan, 1990 6 out of 10 60
Oldies Rising FM Towns Aug 21, 2011 9 out of 20 45

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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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