OutRun 2019

a game by Sims Co., Ltd.
Genre: Racing
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 6.1/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 7.0/10 - 2 votes
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OutRun 2019
OutRun 2019
OutRun 2019
OutRun 2019

Step into a futuristic race car that has a top speed of 200mph! Sega has changed the face of road racing with the hi-tech Outrun 2019. Grueling routes to choose from include cross-country, ancient ruins, futuristic cities and icy roads. Obstacles such as other cars and trees will put your driving skills to the test. Your turbo boost will kick in for those tricky passes and ramps. Get ready for the ride of your life!

People say:

5.0

For some reason Sega has never been able to do a good racing game on the Genesis. This futuristic version of Outrun is no exception. The scaling is not as smooth as I expected it to be and there just isn't much difference between this and the previous versions. While the challenge is there it just doesn't look good.

6.0

I had hoped that with all of the programming experience at Sega they would finally get Outrun to be one of those 'wow'; type racing games. Although the games; are getting better, there still is a lot ofj room for improvement. Perhaps there just isn't enough memory so I guess I will just have to wait until Batman CD.

5.0

What happened! If this is what the future holds for cars, l'll stick to the classics. The graphics are very choppy and fail to give the effect of real driving. The game play is OK and the only real improvement is the power boost after you top out your speed. The game needs more variety and the music and sounds are lame.

7.0

Outrun 2019 is a good idea, but there isn't any challenge! You run into too few cars, obstacles, or hazards to make the game a real challenge. The music isn't quite up to Outrun standards either, but it's passable. I love the power booster and the multilevel tracks, however, which add a new twist to the old theme.

Game Reviews

THE FUTURE OF RACING

In the 21st Century, road racing has far surpassed present day formula racing technology. Cars in the future can easily move at 200 mph, and that's going slow! With these new cars, drivers now compete in cross-country road races through futuristic cities, ancient ruins, icy roads and more. Get ready for the ride into the next century!

OutRun 2019 attempts to give a good, popular racing game a sci-fi twist. Unfortunately, this Genesis game ends up as a plain horse-and-buggy ride.

Economy Car

OutRun 2019 is basically a one-player, behind-the-car perspective, four-stage race.

You pilot a space-age auto across deserts, through anonymous futuristic cities, over lakes and rivers, and across bi-level freeways.

The future of motor-car racing seems oddly sterile. If you keep the gas pressed down, your car accelerates into another level of speed, which looks and feels just like every other level. Taking turns at high speeds is easy, which knocks a big chunk out of the game's potential challenge. The game's challenge isn't enhanced either by the too polite opposing drivers who don't try very hard to impede your progress.

ProTip: Be on the lookout for ramps. They look like other cars until you're right on top of them.

Vroom With a View

OutRun 2019's graphics swerve all over the road. The backgrounds are well-done, and the daily time changes (sunrise, twilight, sunset) look grand. Your car, however, is blocky. Imagine the Batmobile designed and built by your father, and you might get the picture.

The sounds need a tune up. The tunes are mediocre motor music. Tire screeches and crash noises must be a thing of the dim past, as well.

Outdone

If you're looking for out-of-this-world car fun, pull into another garage. There's little challenge on this easy street. However, if you don't like the overly realistic and demanding game play involved with some racing sims, you may want to take OutRun 2019 for a test drive.

When you get to a fork on the road (there should be two in each level), remember this: If you went right at the first turn, go left at the next one.

A futuristic follow-up to Sega’s 1986 arcade hit, Out Run 2019 continues the Out Run franchise’s signature high-speed style across a series of checkpoint-filled highways. Players take control of a rocket-powered blue racecar that can reach speeds close to 700 miles per hour. As with previous titles in the speed-driven series, the object is get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. To help accomplish this, the car comes equipped with turbo mechanism that will automatically kick in after a period of mistake-free driving.

The game’s four stages offer multiple branching routes, with the goal being to complete each route within 80 seconds. Making things difficult are various road hazards that may cause the vehicle to flip or spin, aggressive opponents, and routes filled with blind spots and sharp turns.

You’ll see detailed cities, snow-capped peaks, the expanses of the desert, and even some ancient ruins along your journey. Equipped with turbo boosts, a detailed readout, and your best strategy, you’ll experience 360-degree spins, brutal wipeouts, deadly flips, speed ramps, and more. Think you’ve got what it takes to outrun the fastest futuristic vehicles ever?

OutRun 2019 features:

  • Futuristic racing
  • Speeds of up to 700 mph
  • 25 routes
  • Five levels
  • One-player action

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