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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 ZX Spectrum We're off. There are other road users to avoid. No sign of a gun yet.
OutRun Europa Amstrad CPC Stage 4
OutRun Europa SEGA Master System Introduction
OutRun Europa Amstrad CPC Stage 3 intro

Promo Images

OutRun Europa Magazine Advertisement
OutRun Europa Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "OutRun Europe" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

ST Action Atari ST Nov, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Datormagazin Amiga Nov 07, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Zero Amiga Dec, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Force Amiga May, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Joypad Game Gear Dec, 1992 80 out of 100 80
SEGA-Portal.de SEGA Master System Sep 21, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Play Time Game Gear Dec, 1992 62 out of 100 62
Play Time SEGA Master System Mar, 1992 49 out of 100 49
Video Games SEGA Master System Feb, 1992 39 out of 100 39
The Video Game Critic Game Gear Jun 30, 2019 F 0

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Trivia

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.

Version differences

The various formats' versions share a theme but are all essentially different games. The Master System/Game Gear title uniquely features "Road Rash" style punching when on your motorbike and rocket firing when in Porsche, and has a front end strongly resembling the C64's earlier, unreleased "OutRun".

Mysterious ZX Spectrum version

In the May 1989 issue of Your Sinclair, the magazine ran a two-page preview on a forthcoming third "OutRun" game for home computer formats, and the first one not to be based on a coin-up. Promising 15 stages divided across five European countries, stacks of new features and almost three times the frame-rate of the original ZX Spectrum version. However the game shelved two years later bears no resemblance to the previewed one that was featured in a magazine.

Awards

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

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