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Platform: Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Region: Region Not Set

Developer(s): Probe

Publishers(s): U.S. Gold

ReleaseDate: 1987-01-01

Players: 1

Co-op: No

Out Run (Erbe)

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. Background: 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(R) have sold 20,000 video arcade machines worldwide making it the largest selling dedicated arcade game ever. It is the 5th mobile game developed by SEGA(R) 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 soundtrack, taken from the arcade machine, to be used in conjunction with your program to re-create the true coin-op excitement while enjoying this exhilarating game. There are three tracks recorded sequentially; Passing Breeze, Spash 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 (if music is included on your computer version). Insert your audio cassette, turn up the volume and press play to experience the full sound effects and make this a thrilling audio/visual sensation, while you play OUT RUN. Note: Spectrum cassette users - the audio sountrack is on Side 2 of Tape 1. Load your program and once completed remove your cassette and insert Side 2 into your Hi-Fi. Rewind and press play. Insert Tape 2 for whichever machine you are using 48K on Side 1 or 128K on Side 2. Gameplay: 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 the 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 collisions 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: Score: As you drive through each scene, points will be gained for driving well. As you will observe your points add up instantaneously. Time: Each race scene needs to be completed within a specific time. The time will count down as soon as you start the race. Speed: Your cars' speed will be displayed in kilometers per hour. Time Limits: 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. Key Controls: Q = Accelerate A = Brake O = Left P = Right M = Gear Change H = Hold/Pause game R = Reset game Notes for Spectrum/Amstrad Cassette Users: The tape has 15 short pieces of data recorded sequentially (1-15 inclusive). There are numerous ways to travel from the START to give finishing points (A, B, C, D, E). You will always travel in a forward direction. At the end of each route you will come to a fork in the road from which you choose the left or right route. (i.e. at the end of stage (1) you can choose either stages (2) or (3). After you have chosen the respective route, the computer will prompt you to load the approprite section of road. Press PLAY on the cassette recorder and the program will automatically find the correct piece of route data. After the data has loaded, press STOP or PAUSE promptly on the cassette recorder. (Note: the border turns blue when the program finds the correct route). Proceed to play your chosen route. Repeat this procedure after arriving at any chosen fork. When you have completed any of the five finishing points, rewind the tape and play the same or any other course. If you should run out of time for the route you have chosen, rewind and start again. A B C D E Stage 11 12 13 14 15 \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / Stage 7 8 9 10 \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / Stage 4 5 6 \ / \ / \ / \ / Stage 2 3 \ / \ / Stage 1 START Joystick Controls: Accelerate ^ � Sheer Left <----+----> Sheer Right � V Decelerate Fire Button = Change Gear Your Car: Ferrari Testarossa Convertable. 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 totque (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 Credits:- Artwork created by Camel Advertising, Sheffield. Audio Soundtrack: Reproduced from the arcade version, mastered and edited by Ablex Audio Video Ltd. Programming: Amazing Products Ltd (CBM 64/128), Probe Software (Spectrum/Amstrad/ST). Duplication: Ablex Audio Video Ltd., Telford, Shropshire. Production Co-ordinator: Bob Kenrick. U.S. Gold. Director: Geoff Brown, U.S. Gold. Public Relations and Publicity: Richard Tidsall U.S. Gold. Marketing Co-ordination: Tim Chaney U.S. Gold. (C) SEGA 1986. This game has been manufactured under licese from Sega Enterprises Ltd., Japan and OUT RUN(TM) and SEGA(R) are trademarks of Sega Enterprises Ltd., by U.S. Gold Ltd., Birmingham.

ESRB Rating: Not Rated

Genre(s): Racing

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