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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 Atari ST Tumbling violently out of control after contacting another object on the road
Turbo Out Run Atari ST High score table
Turbo Out Run Atari ST Blast off with turbo-boost!
Turbo Out Run Atari ST Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Turbo OutRun" -- Alternate spelling
  • "ターボ アウトラン" -- Japanese spelling

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The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Zero Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ST-Computer Mar, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1989 8.6 out of 12 72
ST Format Jan, 1990 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1990 601 out of 1000 60
Power Play Jan, 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.
Martin Smith (66833) added Turbo Out Run (Atari ST) on Apr 20, 2004
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