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OutRun Europa (ZX Spectrum)

OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum Load screen

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Description

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.

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OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum It is possible to go off-road - to a degree - and hit buildings
OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum We're off. There are other road users to avoid. No sign of a gun yet.
OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum A helpful arrow in the sky shows the way to go
OutRun Europa ZX Spectrum After loading for a while the game instructed me to 'stop the tape and press fire'

Alternate Titles

  • "OutRun Europe" -- Working title

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Your Sinclair Nov, 1991 83 out of 100 83

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Trivia

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.
Terok Nor (18445) added OutRun Europa (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121980), Martin Smith (63162) and Terok Nor (18445)