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Turbo Out Run

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Atari ST
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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 FM Towns Washington has flood problems
Turbo Out Run Arcade Catching the Porshe.
Turbo Out Run FM Towns Stage up! Unlike the arcade original no music band on the left side here though
Turbo Out Run DOS Upgrading the car

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 (1847)
Too easy, jerky, technically shoddy - generally a poor conversion Amiga Martin Smith (63168)

The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1989 97 out of 100 97
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Feb, 1990 926 out of 1000 93
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 70 out of 100 70
GamesCollection FM Towns Jul 08, 2008 7 out of 10 70
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1989 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Genesis Jun, 1992 43 out of 100 43 Genesis Jan 07, 2009 4 out of 10 40
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 32 out of 100 32


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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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