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There are no reviews for the Commodore 64 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Commodore Format (Dec, 1990)
Out Run does have it's faults and isn't an accurate conversion but then again anyone who thought it would be is out of his tree. It's fast, playable and looks good.
Zzap! (Feb, 1988)
A brave attempt, but Out Run simply lacks the original's playability and flair.
Out Run has a serious flaw, which only becomes apparent on playing. It is far, far too easy, and completing a course within a few goes is a task even the most novice of budding Testarossa drivers won't find difficult. Consequently, lasting appeal is severely lacking.
A good impression of speed and some excitingly chunky roadside features may be fine technical achievements, but they can't paper over gaping cracks in the gameplay. Without junctions, tight corners, roadsigns or realistic acceleration it's hard to call this Out Run at all.
Retrogaming History (Mar 13, 2009)
Una conversione che poteva essere realizzata decisamente meglio! Così com'è rimane un giochino di guda divertente ma lontano anni lice dal coin-op. Le uniche note davvero positive sono la fluidità dello scorrimento e la buona resa delle musiche (anche se sono diminuite). Davvero un peccato la scomparsa dei bivi
Commodore User (Jan, 1988)
Without the exhilerating graphics and other cosmetics, Out Run on the 64 is little more than a mediocre racing game - certainly not the greatest home computer arcade conversion of all time as the blurb proudly proclaims. The worst thing about a conversion like this which has so much build up is the inevitable let down it incurs.
The graphics are rather blocky, especially the roadside buildings and crowds. The lines across the lower half of the CBM version, I found really annoying. But the sound and music are really great. But when it comes down to it, a driving simulation must be drivable. And that's where I felt it was lacking. For too much of the time I felt I was out of control and getting nowhere.
Chronic translation of a ripper coin-op that is not worth looking out for.
Bedenkt man, wie kräftig die Werbetrommel für OUT RUN gerührt wurde, so muß man feststellen, daß man es versäumte, die „Milchzähne“ zu entfernen. Besonders in puncto Grafik hätte noch einiges plombiert werden müssen. Der Zahnstein sitzt besonders fest an der einfarbigen Darstellung der Autos; die vorbeiscrollenden - scheinbar von Kinderhand gezeichneten - Häuser setzen dem Ganzen die „Jacket-Krone“ auf. So möchte ich enden mit der Feststellung: Die flopverdächtige Version von OUT RUN sollte so schnell wie möglich noch einmal in Behandlung gehen. Die Blutungen kommen sonst nicht zum Stillstand!
Zzap! (Dec, 1990)
[Budget re-release] Out Run is okay, but there doesn't seem much point to it with mini-stages, no junctions and basic graphics.
Commodore Force (Aug, 1993)
So it's fast, but the fact is there's very little actually moving on screen. Graphics are shabby and it's been infinitely surpassed by two sequels, Turbo Outrun isn't bad and Europa is, in my humble opinion, the best racer in 64-land. Sadly, Commodore Outrun isn't even a shadow of it's mighty parent.
Your Commodore (Jan, 1991)
Only grab hold of this if you want a small amount of enjoyment for a short amount of time.
Your Commodore (Mar, 1988)
With Out Run we were promised great things but it's amazing how some promises produce things that grate. Out Run addicts may like to buy this as a memory of the great arcade game of 1986 but, like most memories, its's a poor substitute for the real experience.
Happy Computer (Feb, 1988)
Selbst große Fans des Spielautomaten sollten sich vor dieser Umsetzung hüten. Das Beste an ihr ist die Kassette mit der Original-Musik, aber wer gibt dafür schon 40 Mark aus?
Power Play (Feb, 1988)
Die C64-Version von Out Run ist zwar schnell, aber zeichnerisch sehr bescheiden und wird rasch langweilig. Die CPC-Umsetzung sieht zwar schön bunt aus, ist aber unspielbar langsam. Auf unserem Bildschirmfoto kann man leider nicht erkennen. wie sich der Ferrari mit schlappem Fußgänger-Tempo fortbewegt. Auch wenn der Tacho standhaft 280 Sachen anzeigt, ruckt die Grafik wie in Zeitlupe müde vor sich hin, Der Spielspaß ist bei beiden Versionen sehr bescheiden.