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The third game in the OutRun series, which revolutionised the third-person perspective style of racing games. The levels are set across Europe, as you bid to escape from the police. Unlike other titles in the series, you use a different vehicle on each level, with motorbikes and jet-skis adding variety and taking different skill to use. You must complete each level within the strict time limits, and the routes are dogged with other vehicles to avoid and overtake. You can choose between sound effects or music.


OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum I think the obstacle I just carefully avoided was actually extra fuel
OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum The start of the game. Steal a bike and chase the bad guys. No idea who they are or what they've done but, hey, its a good excuse for a chase.
OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum The Hurry Up sign in the sky indicates that there's some kind of time limit
OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum ... and what does 'Hurrying Up' get me, pulled over by the police and one life gone

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  • "OutRun Europe" -- Working title

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Your Sinclair Nov, 1991 83 out of 100 83


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Development on the game (which is an original product based on OutRun, not an arcade conversion) originally began not long after the Amiga conversion of the first OutRun was released in 1988. By early 1989 it was previewed in magazines of the day, but the release of the Turbo OutRun arcade game, and US Gold's subsequent conversion, meant that it was pushed aside and not completed for another 2 1/2 years.


  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Driving Games

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Terok Nor (26234) added OutRun Europa (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 04, 2004
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