- 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.
The Genesis port is a faithful rendition of the game, but has the expected lower fidelity found in arcade-to-Genesis conversions.
OutRun made history by being the first game to let the player pick a radio station to listen to. When you start the game, you get to pick which music to hear as you drive. The Genesis port keeps the arcade game's three tunes, and adds another song as well, Step On Beat.
The original music was composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi and was ported to the Genesis by Shinichiro Sato. The songs keep their rather off looping timing. The extra driving track is the work of Masayoshi Ishi.
|01||Splash Wave||Hiroshi Kawaguchi||Shinichiro Sato||5:55||Download|
|02||Magical Sound Shower||Hiroshi Kawaguchi||Shinichiro Sato||5:21||Download|
|03||Passing Breeze||Hiroshi Kawaguchi||Shinichiro Sato||5:45||Download|
|04||Step On Beat||Masayoshi Ishi||Masayoshi Ishi, Shinichiro Sato||4:25||Download|
|05||Last Wave||Hiroshi Kawaguchi||Shinichiro Sato||1:51||Download|
- Ripper: DJ Square Wave
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
(Source, 20th Anniversary liner notes.)
The Genesis version is one of the few versions of the game to have credits. However, it only credits the sound to the music group T's Music. In the album OutRun 20th Anniversary Box, it was revealed that the members of T's Music who specifically worked on the Genesis version were Shinichiro Sato and Masayoshi Ishi.
"MIY" in the high score list is probably short for Kawaguchi's first family name, Miyauchi.
OutRun uses a YM2612 chip for music, which wasn't quite as powerful as the arcade version's YM2151. Because of this, the music suffers a bit in fidelity. Also, unlike the arcade game where the wave crashes in Last Wave were played on a separate chip, the Genesis synthesizes the wave effects and music on the same audio chip.
- mobygames.com/game/genesis/outrun - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/genesis/586363-outrun - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_Run - Wikipedia.
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|Notable Songs||Magical Sound Shower • Passing Breeze • Splash Wave • Last Wave|
|Notable Personnel||Hiroshi Kawaguchi|