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{{Infobox Game
 
{{Infobox Game
| Title    = OutRun
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| Title    = OutRun
| BoxArt    = OutRun - ZXS - UK.jpg
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| BoxArt    = OutRun - ZXS - UK.jpg
| Platform  = [[ZX Spectrum|ZX Spectrum 128]]
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| Platform  = [[ZX Spectrum]]
| Year      = 1987
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| Year      = 1987
| Developer = {{Developer|Sega|Sega Enterprises, Ltd.}}, {{Developer|Probe Software|Probe Software Ltd.}}
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| Developer = {{Developer|Sega|Sega Enterprises, Ltd.}}, {{Developer|Probe Software|Probe Software Ltd.}}
| Amazon    =  
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| Amazon    =  
 
}}
 
}}
  
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{{Album Art|OutRun - ZXS - Album Art.jpg}}
 
{{Album Art|OutRun - ZXS - Album Art.jpg}}
  
The game's music was originally composed by [[Hiroshi Kawaguchi]], and arranged for the Spectrum possibly by [[Jason Brooke]], though this has yet to be confirmed. The arcade version of OutRun allowed you to choose your radio station music among three tracks, but the Spectrum only has two tracks, and they alternate as you pass checkpoints.
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The game's music was originally composed by [[Hiroshi Kawaguchi]], and arranged for the Spectrum possibly by [[Jason Brooke]], though this has yet to be confirmed. The arcade version of OutRun allows you to choose your radio station music among three tracks, but the Spectrum 128K only has two tracks, and they alternate as you pass checkpoints. On the Spectrum 48K, only one track plays over the main menu.
  
 
In the original game, [[Last Wave]] is heard during the high score list and a jazzy tune plays along with the roar of waves, but the Spectrum removed the tune and plays only the waves. Since it's just white noise, the "song" is not included.
 
In the original game, [[Last Wave]] is heard during the high score list and a jazzy tune plays along with the roar of waves, but the Spectrum removed the tune and plays only the waves. Since it's just white noise, the "song" is not included.
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The game sold on cassette and diskette; the cassette version featured an analog recording of the original arcade songs [[Magical Sound Shower]], [[Splash Wave]], and [[Passing Breeze]]. After the game finished loading into memory, you could play the cassette like an ordinary audio tape and listen to the arcade music instead of the game's digital soundtrack.
 
The game sold on cassette and diskette; the cassette version featured an analog recording of the original arcade songs [[Magical Sound Shower]], [[Splash Wave]], and [[Passing Breeze]]. After the game finished loading into memory, you could play the cassette like an ordinary audio tape and listen to the arcade music instead of the game's digital soundtrack.
  
If you have a Spectrum 128, you'll hear music through the [[AY-8-8912]], but if you have an earlier Spectrum, the music will be played on the [[PC Speaker]]. Currently, only the higher quality audio has been recorded.
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If you have a Spectrum 128, you'll hear music through the [[AY-3-8912]], but if you have an earlier Spectrum, the music will be played on the [[PC Speaker]]. Currently, only the higher quality audio has been recorded.
  
 
===Recording===
 
===Recording===
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{{Issue Recording}}
 
{{TrackListBegin
 
{{TrackListBegin
 
  | Arranger = Y
 
  | Arranger = Y
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TrackListEntry
 
{{TrackListEntry
  | Track = 1
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  | Track       = 101
  | Title = Magical Sound Shower
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  | Title       = Magical Sound Shower
  | Composer = {{TrackListComposer|Hiroshi Kawaguchi}}
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  | Composer   = {{TrackListComposer|Hiroshi Kawaguchi}}
  | Arranger = {{TrackListArranger|Unknown}}
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  | Arranger   = {{TrackListArranger|Unknown}}
 
  | DurationMin = 6
 
  | DurationMin = 6
 
  | DurationSec = 34
 
  | DurationSec = 34
  | Game = OutRun
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  | Game       = OutRun
  | Platform = ZXS
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  | Platform   = ZXS
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TrackListEntry
 
{{TrackListEntry
  | Track = 2
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  | Track       = 102
  | Title = Splash Wave
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  | Title       = Splash Wave
  | Composer = {{TrackListComposer|Hiroshi Kawaguchi}}
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  | Composer   = {{TrackListComposer|Hiroshi Kawaguchi}}
  | Arranger = {{TrackListArranger|Unknown}}
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  | Arranger   = {{TrackListArranger|Unknown}}
 
  | DurationMin = 4
 
  | DurationMin = 4
 
  | DurationSec = 3
 
  | DurationSec = 3
  | Game = OutRun
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  | Game       = OutRun
  | Platform = ZXS
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  | Platform   = ZXS
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TrackListEnd}}
 
{{TrackListEnd}}
  
(Source: [[:Image:OutRun - ARC - Song Titles.png|Arcade]])
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{{TrackListBegin
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| Arranger = Y
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}}
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{{TrackListEntry
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| Track      = 201
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| Title      = Magical Sound Shower
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| Composer    = {{TrackListComposer|Hiroshi Kawaguchi}}
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| Arranger    = {{TrackListArranger|Unknown}}
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| DurationMin = 0
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| DurationSec = 0
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| Game        = OutRun
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| Platform    = ZXS
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}}
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{{TrackListEnd}}
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(Source: [[OutRun (ARC)]])
  
 
===Credits===
 
===Credits===
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** '''Not Credited Composer:''' {{Credits|Hiroshi Kawaguchi}}
 
** '''Not Credited Composer:''' {{Credits|Hiroshi Kawaguchi}}
 
** '''Not Credited Arranger:''' {{Credits|Unknown}}
 
** '''Not Credited Arranger:''' {{Credits|Unknown}}
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** '''Not Credited Foley Artist:''' {{Credits|Unknown}}
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** '''Not Credited Programmer:''' {{Credits|Jason Brooke}}
  
(Source: [[:File:OutRun - ARC - High Scores.png|High Scores]], game lacks credits.)
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(Source: [[OutRun (ARC)]], game lacks credits.)
 
 
The arcade features an abbreviation of the original composer's name in the high score list.
 
  
 
[[Category: Games Without Credits]]
 
[[Category: Games Without Credits]]
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===Game Rip===
 
===Game Rip===
 
{{Rips
 
{{Rips
| Formats = {{Format|AY}}
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| Formats = {{Format|AY}}
| File    = OutRun (ZXS).zip
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| File    = OutRun (ZXS).zip
 
}}
 
}}
  
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===Audio Devices===
 
===Audio Devices===
For Spectrum 128 users, ''OutRun'' uses the built-in [[AY-3-8912]] chip. Other Spectrum computers do not play anything. The cassette release included an analog audio recording of the actual arcade music that could be played during the game instead of its built in music.
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''OutRun'' checks for an [[AY-3-8912]] chip or compatible (using I/O port B) at ports FFFD<sub>hex</sub> and BFFD<sub>hex</sub>. On the ZX Spectrum 128, it accordingly uses the built-in AY-3-8912 (and redundant [[Fuller Box]] and [[3-Channel Sound Unit]] if plugged into the edge connector). Other Spectrum computers use the built-in [[PC Speaker|loudspeaker]]. The cassette release included an analog audio recording of the actual arcade music that could be played during the game instead of its built-in music.
  
 
==Releases==
 
==Releases==
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{{Publication
 
{{Publication
| Title     = OutRun
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| Title       = OutRun
| BoxArt   = OutRun - ZXS - UK.jpg
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| BoxArt     = OutRun - ZXS - UK.jpg
| Platform = {{Platform|ZX Spectrum|ZX Spectrum  128}}
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| Platform   = {{Platform|ZX Spectrum}}
| Publisher = {{Publisher|U.S. Gold|U.S. Gold Ltd.}}, {{Publisher|Sega|Sega Enterprises Ltd.}}
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| Publisher   = {{Publisher|U.S. Gold|U.S. Gold Ltd.}}
| Released = 1987-??-??
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| Released   = 1987-??-??
| Country   = UK
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| Country     = UK
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Publication
 
{{Publication
| Title     = OutRun
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| Title       = OutRun
| BoxArt   = OutRun - ZXS - UK.jpg
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| BoxArt     = OutRun - ZXS - UK.jpg
| Platform = {{Platform|ZX Spectrum|ZX Spectrum  128}}
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| Platform   = {{Platform|ZX Spectrum}}
| Publisher = {{Publisher|U.S. Gold|U.S. Gold Ltd.}}, {{Publisher|Sega|Sega Enterprises Ltd.}}
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| Publisher   = {{Publisher|U.S. Gold|U.S. Gold Ltd.}}
| Released = 1987-??-??
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| Released   = 1987-??-??
| Country   = France
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| Country     = France
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Publication
 
{{Publication
| Title     = OutRun
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| Title       = OutRun
| BoxArt   = OutRun - ZXS - Spain.jpg
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| BoxArt     = OutRun - ZXS - Spain.jpg
| Platform = {{Platform|ZX Spectrum|ZX Spectrum 128}}
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| Platform   = {{Platform|ZX Spectrum}}
| Publisher = {{Publisher|U.S. Gold|U.S. Gold Ltd.}}, {{Publisher|Erbe Software|Erbe Software, S.A.}}, {{Publisher|Sega|Sega Enterprises Ltd.}}
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| Publisher   = {{Publisher|U.S. Gold|U.S. Gold Ltd.}}, {{Publisher|Erbe Software|Erbe Software, S.A.}}
| Released = 19??-??-??
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| Released   = 19??-??-??
| Country   = Spain
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| Country     = Spain
 
}}
 
}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/outrun mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/outrun] - Moby Games.
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* [https://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/outrun mobygames.com/game/zx-spectrum/outrun] - MobyGames.
* [http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0003563 worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0003563] - World of Spectrum.
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* [https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/3563/ZX-Spectrum/Out_Run spectrumcomputing.co.uk/entry/3563/ZX-Spectrum/Out_Run] - Spectrum Computing.
* [http://www.gamefaqs.com/sinclair/947748-outrun gamefaqs.com/sinclair/947748-outrun] - GameFAQs.
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* [https://www.gamefaqs.com/sinclair/947748-outrun gamefaqs.com/sinclair/947748-outrun] - GameFAQs.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_Run en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_Run] - Wikipedia.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_Run en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_Run] - Wikipedia.
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{{Series - OutRun}}

Latest revision as of 16:35, 11 December 2021

OutRun
OutRun - ZXS - UK.jpg
Platform: ZX Spectrum
Year: 1987
Developer: Sega Enterprises, Ltd., Probe Software Ltd.
For other games in the series, see OutRun.

OutRun is a third-person driving game where you drive a Ferrari Testarossa down various roads in a race against time. As you reach the end of a road, you come to a fork where you can merge left for an easier road or right for a harder road. You must avoid other cars on the road and the numerous buildings and structures on the sides of the road. Crashing slows you down and wastes precious time. You can adjust the car's speed by moving between high and low gear.

Like with all ZX Spectrum conversions, OutRun suffered greatly in the graphics department, and most of what made the arcade game so revolutionary was lost. Still, the game is quite playable.

Screenshots

OutRun - ZXS - Title.png

The title graphic.

OutRun - ZXS - Menu.png

Setting up the game.

OutRun - ZXS - Driving.png

Driving along the road.

OutRun - ZXS - Next Lap.png

Made it to the first checkpoint.

OutRun - ZXS - Wipe Out.png

Don't smash into trucks!

OutRun - ZXS - High Scores.png

The high score list.

Music

VGMPF Album Art       Icon-Help.png

OutRun - ZXS - Album Art.jpg

The game's music was originally composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi, and arranged for the Spectrum possibly by Jason Brooke, though this has yet to be confirmed. The arcade version of OutRun allows you to choose your radio station music among three tracks, but the Spectrum 128K only has two tracks, and they alternate as you pass checkpoints. On the Spectrum 48K, only one track plays over the main menu.

In the original game, Last Wave is heard during the high score list and a jazzy tune plays along with the roar of waves, but the Spectrum removed the tune and plays only the waves. Since it's just white noise, the "song" is not included.

The game sold on cassette and diskette; the cassette version featured an analog recording of the original arcade songs Magical Sound Shower, Splash Wave, and Passing Breeze. After the game finished loading into memory, you could play the cassette like an ordinary audio tape and listen to the arcade music instead of the game's digital soundtrack.

If you have a Spectrum 128, you'll hear music through the AY-3-8912, but if you have an earlier Spectrum, the music will be played on the PC Speaker. Currently, only the higher quality audio has been recorded.

Recording

Issue - Incomplete.svg

This recording is incomplete.

Icon-Help.png
# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
101 Magical Sound Shower Hiroshi KawaguchiUnknown 6:34
Download
102 Splash Wave Hiroshi KawaguchiUnknown 4:03
Download
# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
201 Magical Sound Shower Hiroshi KawaguchiUnknown 0:00
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Download

(Source: OutRun (ARC))

Credits

(Source: OutRun (ARC), game lacks credits.)

Game Rip

Format

Download

AY.png

Download

(Info)


Ripping Spectrum music is a complicated process that it beyond the scope of this site. The music was recorded with Game Emu Player v1.79.

Audio Devices

OutRun checks for an AY-3-8912 chip or compatible (using I/O port B) at ports FFFDhex and BFFDhex. On the ZX Spectrum 128, it accordingly uses the built-in AY-3-8912 (and redundant Fuller Box and 3-Channel Sound Unit if plugged into the edge connector). Other Spectrum computers use the built-in loudspeaker. The cassette release included an analog audio recording of the actual arcade music that could be played during the game instead of its built-in music.

Releases

  UK.svg   UK
OutRun - ZXS - UK.jpg
Title: OutRun
Platform: ZX Spectrum
Released: 1987-??-??
Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd.
  France.svg   France
OutRun - ZXS - UK.jpg
Title: OutRun
Platform: ZX Spectrum
Released: 1987-??-??
Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd.
  Spain.svg   Spain
OutRun - ZXS - Spain.jpg
Title: OutRun
Platform: ZX Spectrum
Released: 19??-??-??
Publisher: U.S. Gold Ltd., Erbe Software, S.A.

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