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This is the first game in the Out Run series. For other games in the series see the Out Run category.

Box artwork for Out Run.
Box artwork for Out Run.
Out Run
Year released1986
System(s)Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64/128, Commodore Amiga, DOS, MSX, TurboGrafx-16, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Followed byTurbo Out Run
SeriesOut Run,
Sega Ages,
3D Classics
Designer(s)Yu Suzuki
ModesSingle player
Sega Ages Vol. 3 OutRun
Developer(s)Sega CS1
Year released1996
System(s)Sega Saturn
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 13: Out Run
Year released2004
System(s)PlayStation 2
Rating(s)CERO All ages
3D Out Run
Year released2015
System(s)Nintendo 3DS
Rating(s)CERO All agesESRB EveryonePEGI Ages 3+
Sega Ages Out Run
Year released2019
System(s)Nintendo Switch
Rating(s)CERO All agesESRB EveryonePEGI Ages 3+
LinksOut Run at PCGamingWikiOut Run ChannelSearchSearch
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Out Run (アウトラン Auto Ran?) (also spelled OutRun and Outrun) is a 1986 arcade game designed by Yu Suzuki and Sega-AM2. The game was a major hit with arcade-goers and is notable for its innovative hardware (including a moving cabinet), pioneering graphics and music, a choice in both soundtrack and route, and its strong theme of luxury and relaxation. In retrospective interviews, Yu Suzuki has classified Out Run not as a racing game, but as a "driving" game.

The game featured many innovations of both technology and gameplay. At the time of its release, the game was unique in that it was possible to choose the stages in which the race took place, save for the initial one. Before every checkpoint, there was a fork in the road, allowing the player to enter one of two different environments. (A similar branching system had been used once before in the 1983 Atari/Tatsumi racer TX-1.)

The player controls a man driving a car with his girlfriend in the passenger seat. The car is popularly perceived to be a Ferrari Testarossa convertible; however, this game did not have an official Ferrari license (unlike its sequel Out Run 2, released 17 years later). Starting at a coastal area, the player must pass through four checkpoints between five laps within a set time limit.

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