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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 branching routes and a raft of new features: changed weather conditions, night racing, obstacles on the tracks, optional automatic gears, annoying police cars.

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 FM Towns New Orleans
Turbo Out Run FM Towns The music in this FM Towns version is awesome
Turbo Out Run FM Towns Main menu
Turbo Out Run FM Towns When I was drivin' in Memphis... didn't see the ghost of Elvis though

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Turbo Out Run Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

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GamesCollection Jul 08, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Oldies Rising Aug 21, 2011 9 out of 20 45


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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.
Sciere (748769) added Turbo Out Run (FM Towns) on Mar 08, 2011
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