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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.

Screenshots

OutRun Europa SEGA Master System You lose your shield points if you damage your bike too much
OutRun Europa Amstrad CPC Stage 3
OutRun Europa SEGA Master System Title screen
OutRun Europa Amiga You are in jail.

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Alternate Titles

  • "OutRun Europe" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1993 89 out of 100 89
GameFan Magazine Game Gear Oct, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Sega Force (UK) SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Sep, 1991 87 out of 100 87
ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 87 out of 100 87
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1991 83 out of 100 83
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1992 7 out of 10 70
Video Games SEGA Master System Feb, 1992 39 out of 100 39

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Development

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.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Driving Games

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