History VideoGame / Outrun

5th Jun '18 2:15:32 PM NoUsername
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A driving game first to hit the arcades in 1986, ''[=OutRun=]'' amounts to a time-attack SpeedRun. You, a manly man in his [[CoolCar Ferrari]], [[CaptainObvious start at the start line]], and RaceAgainstTheClock to a CheckPoint at the end of the stage. You are accompanied by a token female passenger, who presumably was attracted solely by the horsepower. Along the way, you must avoid other motorists and assorted roadside obstacles, lest you [[TheManyDeathsOfYou crash in a variety of entertaining ways]]. Just before that checkpoint, the road forks into two, and each fork will allow you to access a differently-themed area. Get through five stages, and you reach the finish line. Depending on the route you take (and the final stage you reach), and you'll get MultipleEndings.

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A driving game first to hit the arcades in 1986, ''[=OutRun=]'' amounts to a time-attack SpeedRun. You, a manly man in his [[CoolCar Ferrari]], [[CaptainObvious start at the start line]], and RaceAgainstTheClock to a CheckPoint at the end of the stage. You are accompanied by a token female passenger, who presumably was attracted solely by the horsepower. Along the way, you must avoid other motorists and assorted roadside obstacles, lest you [[TheManyDeathsOfYou crash in a variety of entertaining ways]]. Just before that checkpoint, the road forks into two, and each fork will allow you to access a differently-themed area.area; generally, the right-facing path is more difficult than the left-facing one. Get through five stages, and you reach the finish line. Depending on the route you take (and the final stage you reach), and you'll get MultipleEndings.



* ArcadePerfectPort: Only two: the UsefulNotes/SEGASaturn version in the "SEGA Ages" line, and the version [[EmbeddedPrecursor included with]] the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} release of ''[=OutRun=] 2''. The Saturn release also includes rearranged music and the ability to bump up the framerate from 30 fps to 60, but these features are optional. Every port released prior to the Saturn wasn't powerful enough to perfectly emulate the game, while every release afterwards modifies the car to look less like a Testarossa.

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* ArcadePerfectPort: Only two: the UsefulNotes/SEGASaturn version in the "SEGA Ages" line, and the version [[EmbeddedPrecursor included with]] the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} release of ''[=OutRun=] 2''. The Saturn release also includes rearranged music and the ability to bump up the framerate from 30 fps to 60, but these features are optional. Every port Consoles released prior to the Saturn wasn't weren't powerful enough to perfectly emulate the game, while every release afterwards modifies later ports modify the car to look less like a Testarossa.



* DrivingStick: ''Massively'' simplified gearbox with two options: Low gear and High gear. ''[=OutRunners=]'' also had cars with 3 or more speed, but the way you shift pretty much amounts to pushing the up/down lever until you reach the gear you want. As if this didn't make things easy enough, later games added an automatic function. Presumably, people complained at the lack thereof in the first installment. ''[=OutRun=] 2'' onwards had 5 or 6 speed manual gearboxes, but with the same up/down functionality.

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* DrivingStick: ''Massively'' simplified gearbox with two options: Low gear and High gear. ''[=OutRunners=]'' also had cars with 3 or more speed, but the way you shift pretty much amounts to pushing the up/down lever until you reach the gear you want. As if this didn't make things easy enough, later games added an automatic function. Presumably, people complained at the lack thereof in the first installment. ''[=OutRun=] 2'' onwards had has 5 or 6 speed manual gearboxes, gearboxes depending on the car, but with all share the same up/down functionality.functionality; to make things simple, it also includes an option for automatic transmission.



* {{Fauxrrari}}: The first game didn't have official licensing from Ferrari, despite using everything about the Testarossa's styling, up to and including the prancing horse logo on the back; re-releases of the game usually replace the Testarossa with a similar yet generic Ferrari expy. The cars were fully licensed from ''[=OutRun=] 2'' onwards.

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* {{Fauxrrari}}: The first game didn't have official licensing from Ferrari, despite using everything about the Testarossa's styling, up to and including the prancing horse logo on the back; re-releases of the game usually replace the Testarossa with a similar yet generic Ferrari expy. The cars were fully licensed from in ''[=OutRun=] 2'' onwards.and its derivatives.



* OneManArmy: Even you are accompanied by a token female passenger.

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* OneManArmy: Even Although you are accompanied by a token female passenger.



** The original game had lots of varied scenery, which looked pretty spiffing for the 16-bit era.

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** The original game had lots of varied scenery, which looked pretty spiffing spiffy for the 16-bit era.



* SequelGoesForeign: While the original ''[=OutRun=]'' doesn't set in a specific place (though implied to be a condensed Europe), ''Turbo'' is set in the {{Eagleland}} and ''[=OutRunners=]'' takes place in ''multiple countries''.

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* SequelGoesForeign: While the original ''[=OutRun=]'' doesn't isn't set in a specific place (though implied to be a condensed Europe), ''Turbo'' is set in the {{Eagleland}} and ''[=OutRunners=]'' takes place in ''multiple countries''.is a world rally.



* WritingAroundTrademarks: The 3DS version of [=OutRun=] redesigned the car's back to look less like Ferrari due to licensing issues (that one that causes ''[=OutRun=]'' 2006 to not have any rerelease anymore and the remake ''[=OutRun=] Online Arcade'' to be taken off the respective console digital store)

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* WritingAroundTrademarks: The 3DS version of [=OutRun=] redesigned the car's back to look less like Ferrari due to licensing issues (that one that causes ''[=OutRun=]'' 2006 to not have any rerelease anymore and the remake (which also resulted in ''[=OutRun=] Online Arcade'' to be taken off the respective console digital store)being delisted from online stores).
31st Mar '18 11:41:12 PM HyperEmerson
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* ContinueYourMissionDammit: If you don't move at all in the original, the flag man starts gesturing at the driver to move on. [[EasterEgg After a while]], he turns his back to the driver in exasperation.

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* ContinueYourMissionDammit: If you don't move at all in the original, the flag man starts gesturing at the driver to move on. [[EasterEgg After a while]], he turns his back to the driver in exasperation. In ''[=OutRun=] 2'' he also alternates between stretching his limbs and dancing the Moonwalk.
31st Mar '18 11:37:02 PM HyperEmerson
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* ContinueYourMissionDammit: If you don't move at all in the original, the flag man starts gesturing at the driver to move on. [[EasterEgg After a while]], he turns his back to the driver in exasperation.
22nd Feb '18 6:00:38 AM HashiriyaR32
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* V8EngineNoises: Every single Ferrari in ''[=OutRun=] 2'' and its subsequent releases emit a [=NASCAR=]-like V8 engine note, not unlike the stock cars from VideoGame/DaytonaUSA. The problem? Not all of the cars in-game are powered by a V8 (There's the V6-powered Dino, and the V12-powered 365/4 Daytona and Enzo), and those that are V8 powered would not emit the same sound as an American V8 due to differences in the type of crankshaft used (Ferrari uses flat-plane crankshafts for their V8 engines. The typical American V8 engine, including those used in NASCAR, use a cross-plane crankshaft).
17th Feb '18 1:30:57 AM nombretomado
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** ''[=OutRun=] Online Arcade'' (UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade and PlayStationNetwork version of ''[=OutRun=] 2006'')

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** ''[=OutRun=] Online Arcade'' (UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade and PlayStationNetwork UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork version of ''[=OutRun=] 2006'')
11th Jan '18 7:40:47 PM klausbaudelaire
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* BrandX: The first game didn't have official licensing from Ferrari, despite using everything about the Testarossa's styling, up to and including the prancing horse logo on the back. The cars were fully licensed from ''[=OutRun=] 2'' onwards.


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* {{Fauxrrari}}: The first game didn't have official licensing from Ferrari, despite using everything about the Testarossa's styling, up to and including the prancing horse logo on the back; re-releases of the game usually replace the Testarossa with a similar yet generic Ferrari expy. The cars were fully licensed from ''[=OutRun=] 2'' onwards.
5th Jan '18 12:44:40 AM Cryoclaste
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* AWinnerIsYou: One of the first prominent example of averting this, consistently since the first game due to it have multiple finish paths, however played straight in the DolledUpInstallment Outrun 2019.

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* AWinnerIsYou: One of the first prominent example of averting this, consistently since the first game due to it have multiple finish paths, however played straight in the DolledUpInstallment Outrun [=OutRun=] 2019.



* DolledUpInstallment: Outrun 2019 was meant to be named something else (Junker's High), but renamed to fit the Outrun series as it has similar gameplay. It lacks the most prominent features such as the Ferrari or the couple as protagonist.

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* DolledUpInstallment: Outrun [=OutRun=] 2019 was meant to be named something else (Junker's High), but renamed to fit the Outrun [=OutRun=] series as it has similar gameplay. It lacks the most prominent features such as the Ferrari or the couple as protagonist.



* {{Mayincatec}}: The Legend stage in ''Outrun 2006'' combines in one single place the Olmec heads in the state of Tabasco, the atlantes of Tula, Hidalgo, the Temple of Kukulcan in Chichén-Itzá, Yucatán, and the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán just north from Mexico City.

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* {{Mayincatec}}: The Legend stage in ''Outrun ''[=OutRun=] 2006'' combines in one single place the Olmec heads in the state of Tabasco, the atlantes of Tula, Hidalgo, the Temple of Kukulcan in Chichén-Itzá, Yucatán, and the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán just north from Mexico City.



** Averted with ''Outrun 2019'', which has only one ending.

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** Averted with ''Outrun ''[=OutRun=] 2019'', which has only one ending.



* {{Synthwave}}: The TropeNamer for "Outrun" music, due to how its {{chiptune}} soundtrack has the kind of 80s synth vibe that characterizes synthwave.

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* {{Synthwave}}: The TropeNamer for "Outrun" "[=OutRun=]" music, due to how its {{chiptune}} soundtrack has the kind of 80s synth vibe that characterizes synthwave.



* WritingAroundTrademarks: The 3DS version of OutRun redesigned the car's back to look less like Ferrari due to licensing issues (that one that causes Outrun 2006 to not have any rerelease anymore and the remake Outrun Online Arcade to be taken off the respective console digital store)

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* WritingAroundTrademarks: The 3DS version of OutRun [=OutRun=] redesigned the car's back to look less like Ferrari due to licensing issues (that one that causes Outrun ''[=OutRun=]'' 2006 to not have any rerelease anymore and the remake Outrun ''[=OutRun=] Online Arcade Arcade'' to be taken off the respective console digital store)
24th Apr '17 8:16:07 PM Jagger
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* {{Synthwave}}: The TropeNamer for "Outrun" music, due to how its {{chiptune}} soundtrack has the kind of synth vibe that characterizes synthwave.

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* {{Synthwave}}: The TropeNamer for "Outrun" music, due to how its {{chiptune}} soundtrack has the kind of 80s synth vibe that characterizes synthwave.
24th Apr '17 8:15:03 PM Jagger
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* {{Synthwave}}: The TropeNamer for "Outrun" music, due to how its {{chiptune}} soundtrack has the kind of synth vibe that characterizes synthwave.
12th Jan '17 11:31:22 AM Meyers07TheTroper
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* WritingAroundTrademarks: The 3DS version of OutRun redesigned the game to look less like Ferrari due to licensing issues (that one that causes Outrun 2006 to not have any rerelease anymore and the remake Outrun Online Arcade to be taken off the respective console digital store)

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* WritingAroundTrademarks: The 3DS version of OutRun redesigned the game car's back to look less like Ferrari due to licensing issues (that one that causes Outrun 2006 to not have any rerelease anymore and the remake Outrun Online Arcade to be taken off the respective console digital store)
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