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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Atari ST User (Jul, 1988)
This is one of the best car simulations I have seen for the ST, and a great improvement on the versions released for other home computers.
This is one of the better ST racers on offer, and just shows what the machine can do with careful programming. The coin-op was always going to be a toughie to convert, but unlike the 8-bit versions this one really does catch up the spirit - and much of the excitement - of the original.
ST Action (Jul, 1988)
U.S. Gold did not yield to pressure to release Out Run until they were certain that it was as close to the original as possible. Indeed, improvements and modifications were being made right up until duplication. The graphics are outstanding, the scrolling smooth and the joystick controls are responsive and distinct. In fact, apart from the inconvenience of a lengthy loading time and momentary breaks between stages, this first-class conversion will save ST users a fortune in the arcades. Out Run has already set a blazing trail through the arcades and eight-bit market, shattering both speed and sales records and it will undoubtedly and deservedly continue this success.
An annoying feature of the conversion is the Ferrari's instant stop when the time reaches zero, compared with the gradual deceleration of the coin-op game. Despite the occasional graphic omissions and the multiloading, the ST Out Run has been worth the wait and is an admirable conversion of an incredible coin-op... and yet, don't expect too much of the game even though it is on the ST,
ST/Amiga Format (Jul, 1988)
It's an excellent conversion of the game and captures the feel and action of the arcade version. However, it is a little on the easy side and it won't take long to exhaust the routes. If you seek life in the fast lane, Out Run delivers.
US Gold can breath a hefty sigh of relief with this version of the brilliant Sega coin-op. A lot was expected from the first 16-bit version and no one need be embarrassed about it. If you own an ST you simply mustn't be without a copy of Out Run. A game to keep coming back to.
Power Play (Jul, 1988)
Und die ST-Version von Out Run ist bisher auch die beste Umsetzung des Sega-Spielautomaten. Die Grafik ist schön flott und trotzdem detailliert. Trotzdem: Das Spielprinzip von Out Run war noch nie das hellste. Und obwohl die ST Version eindeutig mehr Spaß macht als die müden 8-Bit-Versionen, ist sie nicht jedermanns Sache.