Lost In Translation/Turbo Out Run

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Out Run (Arcade version)
Out Run (Sinclair ZX Spectrum version)

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Turbo Out Run
Turbo Out Run marquee.
Turbo Out Run title screen.
Turbo Out Run control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1989
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) 68000 (@ 12.500 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sega PCM (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.64 Hz
12,288 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 31 ROMs
2,433,024 bytes (2.32 MiB)
MAME ID toutrun · toutrun1 · toutrun2

About The Game

Turbo Out Run is a chase-view driving arcade video game which abandons the forked-road, variable route game-play of it's illustrious older brother, opting instead for a standard set route point-to-point approach. There are several new game-play additions, however, which help to separate it from the original game and give it its own identity.

Firstly; there's the 'Turbo' of the title which is, obviously, a turbo boost that greatly increases the car's speed when engaged. It must be used sparingly, however, as overuse will cause the engine to overheat, rendering the turbo useless until such time as the engine has cooled (this is indicated by an on-screen 'overheat' meter). Weather effects are another new game-play addition, with snow, rain etc. making driving conditions very tricky.

One final new feature is the ability to upgrade your car at the end of each stage; this can be a turbo boost, new engine, better tires etc.


The catchy music that plays during the 'car upgrade' section is the same music used in the upgrade section of Sega's "Hot Rod" game and also the shop section of their 1986 shoot-em-up, "Fantasy Zone".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Super Sonic Team : G.S.M. SEGA 3 - PCCB-00009) on 21/10/1989.


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


Music Composed By
Yas Takagi

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the U.S. Gold port of Turbo Out Run.
Sega Mega Drive (1992)
FM Towns Marty
Atari ST (1989)
Commodore C64 (1989)
Commodore Amiga ("Turbo Out Run", 1989, U.S. Gold)
Commodore Amiga (1992, "Action Masters")
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
Amstrad CPC (1989)
PC [MS-DOS] (1990)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Super Sonic Team -G.S.M. SEGA 3- PCCB-00009[1] 1989-10-29 Pony Canyon CD version.
Mega Selection II -G.S.M. SEGA- PCCB-00077[2] 1991-12-15 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Input 64: Commodore C64 Game-Music 1984 - 1989 [Public Beta] LADO-17080-2[3] 2001-03-05 L'Age D'Or CD version.
Back in the S.S.T. Band!! ~The Very Best~ SCDC-00312[4] 2003-11-19 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.1 SVWC-7092~4[5] 2001-10-24 SME Visual Works 3 CD version.
OutRun Sound Tracks -Complement- N/A[6] 2007-02-07 SEGA CD version.
OutRun 20th Anniversary Box WM-0538~48[7] 2007-02-08 Wave Master 11 CD version.
The Epic Themes 2 CZCD 012[8] 2007-07-13 Binary Zone Interactive 2 CD version.
The Best Of The Maniacs Of Noise! CZCD 019[9] 2007-07-13 Binary Zone Interactive 2 CD version.
S.S.T. Band ~Live History~ SDDV-00035[10] 2006-09-20 Happinet Corporation Released on DVD.
Output64 - Delete All Data - Input64 Remixed 3/X N/A[11] 2001-01-01 N/A CD version.
Input 64: A Collection of Commodore 64 Game Music LADO 17080-2[12] 2001-01-01 L'Age D'Or CD version.
Input 64: A Collection of Commodore 64 Game Music LADO 17080-1[13] 2001-01-01 L'Age D'Or Double vinyl version.
Output64 - Delete All Data - Input64 Remixed 2/X N/A[14] 2001-01-01 N/A Vinyl version.

External Links


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.