OutRun (C64)

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OutRun
OutRun - C64 - USA.jpg
Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1987
Developer: Amazing Products Ltd.

Out Run (also stylized as OutRun) is a racing video game released in arcades by Sega in September 1986. It is known for its pioneering hardware and graphics, nonlinear gameplay, and a selectable soundtrack with music composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi. The goal is to avoid traffic and reach one of five destinations.

The game was designed by Yu Suzuki, who traveled to Europe to gain inspiration for the game's stages. Suzuki had a small team and only ten months to program the game, leaving him to do most of the work himself. The game was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the best-selling video games of its time and Sega's most successful arcade cabinet of the 1980s. It was ported to numerous video game consoles and home computers and spawned a number of sequels. Out Run has been cited as an influence upon later video games.

Screenshots

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OutRun - C64 - Title Screen (Europe).png

The European title screen.

OutRun - C64 - Title Screen (USA).png

The USA title screen.

Music

The game used the music from other ports of OutRun, including the SMS and arcade versions, and were arranged by Jason Brooke, a freelance composer, who had to enter the music in assembly, which was converted to his sound driver.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
101 Splash Wave Hiroshi KawaguchiJason Brooke 1:58
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102 Magical Sound Shower Hiroshi KawaguchiJason Brooke 3:14
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Credits

(Source for composer: Recognizable from OutRun (ARC). Source for arranger and foley artist: PAL main menu, NTSC loading screen. Source for programmer: Code recognition.)

Game Rip

Format

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Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip and sounds the same on every one of them.

Releases

  UK.svg   UK
OutRun - C64 - Europe (Cassette).jpg
Title: OutRun
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1987-1?-??
Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd.
  UK.svg   UK
OutRun - C64 - Europe (Disk).jpg
Title: OutRun
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1987-1?-??
Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
OutRun - C64 - USA.jpg
Title: OutRun
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Mindscape, Inc.
  UK.svg   UK
OutRun - C64 - Europe (Kixx).jpg
Title: OutRun
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Kixx

Links


OutRun
OutRun Platform - ARC.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - CPC.png • Platform - SMS.png • Platform - ZXS.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - MSX2.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - PCE.png • Platform - GEN.png • Platform - GG.png • Platform - SAT.png • Platform - J2ME.png • Platform - 3DS.png
OutRun 3-D Platform - SMS.png
Turbo OutRun Platform - ARC.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - CPC.png • Platform - FMT.png • Platform - ZXS.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - GEN.png
Battle OutRun Platform - SMS.png
OutRun Europa Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - CPC.png • Platform - GG.png • Platform - SMS.png • Platform - ZXS.png
OutRun 2019 Platform - GEN.png
OutRunners Platform - ARC.png • Platform - GEN.png
OutRun 2 Platform - ARC.png • Platform - XBOX.png
SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.13: OutRun Platform - PS2.png
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast Platform - PS2.png • Platform - PSP.png • Platform - W32.png • Platform - XBOX.png
OutRun Online Arcade Platform - PS3.png • Platform - X360.png
Notable Songs Magical Sound Shower • Passing Breeze • Splash Wave • Last Wave
Notable Personnel Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Notable Companies Sega