Title Out Run Company Sega/U.S.Gold Game Type Racing Players 1 HD Installable Yes (with Patch) Compatability All (with Patch) Submission Angus Manwaring Profiled Reviewer Review Out Run was a divine racing game that wowed myself and millions of others when it appeared at the more affluent game arcades in the mid eighties. The idea was to drive your red Ferrari (complete with blonde passenger) across a map that featured a variety of gorgeous terrains including coast roads, cliff passes and winding tunnels. The game was viewed from a third person perspective just behind your car, and a variety of stunning tunes (four, I think, with a Latin American feel) could be selected to inspire or distract your concentration. In short, the game was brilliant; an exhilarating race against time with beautifully detailed, cutting edge graphics and a glorious and atmospheric soundtrack. Now for the bad new, the Amiga conversion was less than inspired. A lot less. True, this is a fairly early Amiga game but nevertheless, it is at best mediocre and has no redeeming qualities. ...Well, the music isn't awful, unless you have the sound effects on at the same time, whereupon it immediately becomes so. Having said that, if you compare the music (even unaccompanied) to the original work, it actually is pretty awful. The update of the road and passing objects, (like trees, rocks etc) as well as the other vehicles, is fairly poor, and rather than cause excitement, you find that you try and overlook these failings. The animation of your vehicle as it turns, and sometimes tumbles, is again pretty dreadful. This is a game I'd recommend you avoid. It is actually playable, but it's failings and complete lack of any inspiration dictate that if you look up the word "naff" in the dictionary, you should find "U.S. Gold's Amiga conversion of Out Run" written there. If you want to see how a racing game of this type should be done, try any of the three Lotus games, especially Lotus Turbo Challenge 2. That maybe a slightly unfair cpmparison as Out Run is from an earlier era, but Buggy Boy or Super HangOn demonstrate it's defficiencies equally well.