Out Run
Copyright/Publisher: US Gold, Original Arcade Game: Sega, Developed by: Amazing Products, Programming: Martin
Webb, Graphics: Dennis Webb, Music: Jason C. Brooke, Release Year: 1987, Genre: Racing Sports, No. Of Players: 1

You're cool, the engine's hot, the girl's gorgeous, a tank full of gas and an open road...the rest is up to you..!

The ultimate experience in motor sports simulation, the absolute challenge to nerves and reflexes. Feel the wind in your hair and the pull of the G-force as you power your way along the highways and byeways, a girl by your side and open country before you.

Experience the exhilaration and excitement of driving a high performance sports car in this teasing time trial where your co-ordination and nerve will be tested to unbelievable limits. Out Run the coin-op starred as an arcade sensation. Out Run the computer simulation mirrors this exciting all action spectacle.

Taking nine months for numerous programmers to develop the graphic design and gameplay, OUT RUN must surely be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, home computer arcade version of all time. The computer game reproduces as faithfully as possible all of the exciting elements of the OUT RUN arcade machine.

If it was more realistic you would need a driving license to play. To add to the authenticity, an audio soundtrack from the arcade game is included for use on your Hi-Fi to recreate that true arcade excitement.

SEGA have sold 2000 video arcade machines worldwide making it the largest selling dedicated arcade game ever. It is the 5th mobile game developed by SEGA and is certainly the most successful to date.

Although it is no longer in production OUT RUN has now become a much sought after addition for those arcade owners who didn't purchase the machine when it was originally available. Easily an arcade classic among the elite.

Audio Tape:
Included in this pack is a specially recorded audio soundtrac, taken from the arcade machine, to be used in conjunction with your program to recreate the true coin-op excitement while enjoying this exhilarating game. There are three tracks recorded sequentially; Passing breeze, Splash Wave and Magical Sound Shower.

To use the audio tape, first load your program following the loading instructions for your computer. Toggle off the music. Insert your audio cassette, turn up the volume and press play to experience the full sound effects and make this thrilling audio/visual sensation, while you play OUT RUN.

Like no other game before it, you try a race against time to achieve your objective of reaching any one of five goal lines and become a winner. The course you will take is up to you.

Start your engine, grip the controls and participate in the fastest race ever. Be prepared to dip, curve and increase your speed as you drive this arduous course. Familiarise yourself with the controls and GET READY!

Use your skill and judgement on this hand to eye masterpiece to manoeuvre your way past the many obstacles placed in your path. Avoid collision and try to stay on the road.

Use of gears:
These will help you accelerate, decelerate and manoeuvre through the curves. Use a low gear to start with until you have gained speed and then open it up for tremendous acceleration. Keep in a low gear when tackling a curve to hold the road and shift into high gear for maximum acceleration on the open straight.

Screen Directions:
As you drive through each scene, points will be gained for driving well. As you will observe your points add up instantaneously.

Each race scene needs to be completed within a specific time. The time will count down as soon as you start the race.

Your cars' speed will be displayed in kilometers per hour.

Time Limit:
You'll be disqualified if you fail to complete the respective scene within the designated time limit and you will have to restart. The time limit will vary but will always be displayed under TIME on the screen.

Loading Instructions:
The OUT RUN game is divided into five different courses with five stages as shown by the diagram below:

You may choose to play any course at any time. Each course has different scenery and is completely self contained game which must be loaded separately. When you have finished a course or run out of time, you may wish to drive another course, you must turn off the computer and then back on again.

Joystick Controls:
Joystick [UP] : Accelerate
Joystick [DOWN] : Decelerate
Joystick [LEFT] : Steer Left
Joystick [RIGHT] : Steer Right
[Fire Button] : Change Gear

Left and Right - Select music or turn off music (Radio Screen)
Left and Right - Selects Initials (High Score Table)
Fire Button - Enter Initials (High Score Table)

Your Car:
Ferrari Testarossa Convertible, 2 door, 5 speed, Specification
Engine type: dohc 4 valve flat - 12
Capacity : 4942cc
Maximum speed : 180.1 mph
Maximum power (bhp/rpm) : 390
Maximum torque (lb/ft) : 361
0-60 mph (secs) : 5.8
30-50 mph (secs) : 4.4
50-70 mph (secs) : 7.3
Overall con (mpg) : 12.1
Touring con (mpg) : 19.0
Braking from 80 mph : 242 ft
Top speed : 185 mph
Compression ratio : 8.7:1
Cost : Approx 85,000