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Description

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.

Screenshots

Turbo Out Run Genesis Sunset in Indianapolis
Turbo Out Run FM Towns Enjoying the nice view in Indianapolis
Turbo Out Run Genesis Highscores screen
Turbo Out Run Genesis 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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User Reviews

Not exactly memorable, but fun. Amstrad CPC Neville (3145)
Too easy, jerky, technically shoddy - generally a poor conversion Amiga Martin Smith (67716)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1990 93 out of 100 93
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Amiga Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Commodore User Arcade May, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Arcade Jul, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1990 70 out of 100 70
GamesCollection FM Towns Jul 08, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1992 66 out of 100 66
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1990 601 out of 1000 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1992 5 out of 12 42

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Trivia

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.
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