Lost In Translation/Out Runners

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Out Run (Arcade version)
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Out Runners
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Out Runners control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1992
5 Button(s)
Main CPU V70 (@ 20.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.054 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM3438 (@ 8.054 MHz)
MultiPCM (@ 8.054 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
416 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
32,768 Palette colours
Screens 2
ROM Info 17 ROMs
27,000,832 bytes (25.75 MiB)
MAME ID orunners · orunneru

About The Game

Between 1 and 8 players (the latter requiring the use of link-up cabinets) compete in this colourful update of the 1986 classic, "Out Run". Out Runners features the multiple routes of the original but this time includes a large number of selectable vehicles; each of which poses different strengths and weaknesses, such as higher speed or better handling. Out Runners captures of the spirit of Out Run adding characters, humour, numerous selectable soundtracks (including a radio broadcast of the race by Jake Elwood) and a seamless driving experience barely interrupted by crashes.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : paddle

Buttons : 5


"Magical Sound Shower", "Passing Breeze" and "Splash Wave" are the original Out Run soundtracks that can also be found in 'Out Runners' - albeit in 'enhanced' form. Out runner's creators, The AM2 group (led by Yu Suzuki) also created these other famous Sega games :

"After Burner" (1987)

"Enduro Racer" (1986)

"F1 Exhaust Note" (1991)

"Galaxy Force" (1998)

"G-Loc - Air Battle" (1990)

"GP Rider" (1990)

"Hang-On" (1985)

"Out Run" (1986)

"Rad Mobile" (1990)

"Space Harrier" (1985)

"Super Hang-On" (1987)

"Super Monaco GP" (1989)

"Turbo Out Run" (1989)

"Virtua Fighter" (1993)

"V.R. - Virtua Racing" (1992)

"Out Run 2" (2003)

A hugely impressive game CV by anyone's standards.

Toshiba EMI released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Virtua Racing & Out Runners - TYCY-5365) on 15/12/1993.


The US version is slightly different, It has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' on one screen and the 'Recycle It, Don't Trash It!' on the other screen.

Tips and tricks

  • To play Jingle Bells as the background music, you must first start a race. Anytime during the race hit the next music station and previous music station at the same time.
  • To enter your name to the Best 'Out Runners' rankings, win the game before the clock runs out.


1. Out Run [Upright model] (1986)

1. Out Run [Sit-Down model] (1986)

1. Out Run [Deluxe Sit-Down model] (1986)

2. Out Run 3-D (1989, Sega Master System)

3. Battle Out Run (1989, Sega Master System)

4. Turbo Out Run (1989)

5. Out Run Europa (1991, Sega Game Gear)

6. Out Runners (1992)

7. Out Run 2019 (1993, Sega Mega Drive)

8. Out Run 2 (2003)

9. Out Run 2 SP - Special Tours (2004)

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1994)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Virtua Racing & Out Runners TYCY-5365~6[1] 1993-12-15 Toshiba EMI 2 CD version.
Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.1 SVWC-7092~4[2] 2001-10-24 SME Visual Works 3 CD version.
OutRun Sound Tracks -Complement- N/A[3] 2007-02-07 SEGA CD version.
OutRun 20th Anniversary Box WM-0538~48[4] 2007-02-08 Wave Master 11 CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.