Out run

Out run
developer Sega
Publisher Sega
authors Yu Suzuki
release 1986
category running play
modes 1 player
housing standard and “Sit down”
input steering wheel; 2-Gang circuit (Low/High); 2 pedals (gas and brake)
Arcade system head CCU: (2x) 68000 (@ 12,5 MHz)

sound CCU: Z80 (@ 4 MHz)
sound chip: YM2151 (@ 4 MHz), Sega PCM (@ 15,625 kHz)

monitor raster dissolution 320 x 224 (horizontal) pallets colors 12288

Out run (also OutRun and Outrun) is a Arcade - running play of Sega, which appeared 1986 in the play halls.

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of the players steers the driver at the steering wheel Ferrari of a Testarossa Cabriolets, which drives with its blond pillion passenger. With the beach Coconut Beach as starting point, he must reach four checkpoints, in order to drive through 5 distance sections in a set time limit.

At the feature time the play was going by singularly, there it possible was its own racing course to select (with exception first). Before each checkpoint divides the road, which places to the player before the decision, which from two distance sections it drives through next.

The housing gave it in altogether four different versions. From the normal, upright standing model there was two variants, the “deluxe upright” and a somewhat smaller “mini upright”. The upright standing models have only steering wheel, circuit and pedals. Of the luxoriöseren “Sit down” - models, which had the representative form of a Testarossa, there were likewise two variants. These were provided with hydraulic mechanics, which the part of the housing where the driver sat, according to which actions in the play happening moved. Out run was the first running simulation, which supported Force feedback.

The play was very successful and as the best running play in play halls is often regarded. Its popularity owes the play mainly to the innovative hydraulic housing, the selection of its mood music and distance, and the diagram, which arranged at this time a speed for the player, as it was not able other automat running play of this time. There are since 1976 3-D Rennsimulationen, these was however graphically substantially simpler. The play of poles position (Namco, 1982) is considered as an outrider of the realistic running play.


the play was under-painted by a eingänglichen sound TRACK, and offered to the player three music pieces to the selection. The player selected his favourite melody before beginning of running on the basis the radio in the Testarossa. The music was composed by Hiroshi Miyauchi, which was responsible also for the sound TRACKs to other Sega Arcade plays. The pieces in detail were called:

  • Passing Breeze
  • Magical sound Shower
  • Splash Wave
  • load Wave (music of the High Score table)

distance names

A goal 1
2 3 4 5 Vineyard
A Wilderness
the ore
Death Valley B gateway
old Capital Coconut
Beach Alps Desolation Hill C Devil's
Canyon Wheat Field Cloudy
Mountain motorway D Seaside
Town Lakeside
E [
work on] cut off

the further releases

as part of other plays


were continuations in the play hall as auxiliary module for Out run 1989 turbo Outrun. Into turbo Outrun one drove only along a distance with points of check and drove from New York town center to Los Angeles over 16 sections. It offered an skirt-annoying sound TRACK. Although the play was both graphic and clay-technically superior, the charm of the original was missing to it.

A further continuation gave it 1992 with OutRunners, what permitted again the distance choice. There was to interconnect for the first time the possibility several plays and in such a way up to eight players head on head running against each other made possible. The play offered also eight different cars to the player to the selection. It was the most successful play for Segas system Multi 32 - hardware, and one the last successful 2D-Spiele von Sega.

In the year 2003 the continuation appeared OutRun 2 in the Japanese play halls. To 29. September 2004 published Sega a version for the Xbox. OutRun 2 offers three play modes (Outrun mode, Heart Attack, Time Attack), an on-line mode, the OutRun Challenge and a revised diagram engine to the player. In the OutRun Challenge the player must fulfill to 101 varied missions, in order to de-energise new cars or Spielkarten.

To 31. March 2006 appeared the extended version, OutRun 2006: Coast ton of Coast, for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation portable one. This version contains additionally OutRun 2 frames. A PC version of OutRun 2006: Coast ton of Coast is announced.

There were three further Out run s, which appeared only for home consoles: OutRun Europe, Battle Out run, and OutRun 2019. For the Sega master system gives it also a special version of Out to run, which supports a 3D-Brille.

worth knowing

  • the other cars, against which one is start:
  • in a cut out scene of the film Donnie Darko of 2001, play Donnie Out run during it also with its friend in a play hall are. The scene shows, how it builds an accident during a discussion with it.
  • In the video game Shenmue II one finds an Out run automat, which one can tape. The play is nearly detail-faithfully converted, up to smaller changes with audio Samples and the diagram at the car to go around (in order a renewed Lizenzierung from Ferrari to).
  • The original Out run is hidden in the XBox play Out run 2 and can be de-energised with the code nineteen86.

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