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OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (Windows)

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Description

Like its predecessors, OutRun 2006 is an old-school arcade racer, which means that your cars don't have realistic physics, don't get damaged and have insanely fast speed.

Since this title is officially licensed by Ferrari, you drive with 15 original models from the DINO 246 GTS over the F430 to the all-new Enzo Ferrari. The heart of the game is the Coast 2 Coast mode in which you race against up to 5 AI players on 15 US themed tracks. In addition you have to impress different girlfriends. She tells you what she wants to see (a hard slide around a curve or a close take-over for example) and you have to perform it to win her heart.

There are 3 other game modes available in singleplayer: OutRun, Time Attack and OutRun2SP. In OutRun2SP you get access to 15 arcade tracks from the original OutRun 2. In OutRun however you need to drive your girlfriend through various checkpoints to the goal before the timer hits zero. In Time Attack you just have to beat the highscore of the current track. You can either race against the clock or against ghost cars.

In every mode you get OutRun miles after the race. These are the currency of the game and are needed to unlock new cars, upgrades and additional music-stations.

If you feel alone, even with your virtual girlfriend in the car, you can race online against 5 other players.

Screenshots

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Windows In the showroom you can unlock cars, stages, goals, music and car colors.
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Windows Pre-race cut scene - All cars are beautifully modeled. They are all officially licensed from Ferrari
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Windows You get ranked even if you don't finish the stage.
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Windows Burning out just after crossing the start line

Alternate Titles

  • "OutRun2 Special Tours" -- Japanese (alternate) title
  • "OutRun 2 SP" -- Japanese title
  • "Outrun 2" -- Common title

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The Press Says

Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 28, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Cheat Code Central Jul 08, 2006 4.4 out of 5 88
PGNx Media Jul 06, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Action Jul 27, 2006 81 out of 100 81
4Players.de Jun 27, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Thunderbolt Games Jan 07, 2010 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Aug 04, 2006 15 out of 20 75
PC Zone Aug 10, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Gamezine Jul 16, 2006 14 out of 20 70
PC Powerplay Jun 28, 2006 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Contest

In March 2006, prior to the game's release, a contest was announced where you could win an OutRun 2 arcade cabinet:
Imagine you're the passenger in an OutRun Ferrari racing down the highway at 200mph. What would you look like if you put your head out the window? SHOW US! Get a camera, get creative, and upload your picture to WIN!
The pictures were to be uploaded at the now defunct website: www.outrun2006.com/facemaker

Music

A majority of the music has great nostalgia value since they are either the original tracks from previous Outrun games or remixes. In fact, there are three versions of the classic tracks "Passing Breeze", "Magical Sound Shower" and "Splash Wave" included in the game (although you have to unlock most of them).

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Sicarius (61021) added OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (Windows) on Jul 29, 2006
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