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OutRun 2

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For the Xbox version, see OutRun 2 (Xbox).
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OutRun 2
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Chihiro
Genre: Racing































Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
2003-12-01 ¥?  ?
Arcade
US
2003-12-18 $?  ?
Arcade
EU
2003 £?  ?


OutRun 2 is a 2003 arcade racing game developed by Sega for Sega Chihiro hardware. It is the first and only major followup to the original OutRun since Turbo OutRun and OutRunners.


Gameplay

Gameplay is similar to the original OutRun, but with a number of new mechanics; Ridge Racer-style drifting and slipstreaming is the most obvious. A variety of Ferraris were introduced (courtesy of an official Ferrari license), a new set of 15 European-themed routes to drive through were developed, and the classic OutRun music was revisited and joined by new songs. A new "Heart Attack" mode was added where you have to fulfill various small challenges as you drive.

Cars

The original version of OutRun 2 features eight Ferraris. The cars are split into four "classes" with different values for acceleration, handling and top speed.

F50
F50 (1995-1997)
Dino 246GTS
Dino 246GTS (1969-1974)
Testarossa
The Testarossa (1984-1991) is the car used in the original Out Run (without permission from Ferrari) and stands as one of the more common and popular Ferraris in this game.
Enzo Ferrari
The Enzo Ferrari (2002-2004) is the newest model of Ferrari to in OutRun 2.
360 Spider
360 Spider (2001-2005)
GTS/4 Daytona
GTS/4 Daytona or 365 GTS/4 (1971-1973)
288 GTO
288 GTO (1984-1985)
F40
The F40 (1987-1992) is the car that found its way into Turbo OutRun, Battle OutRun and OutRun Europa (all without permission), with a GTE version appearing in Scud Race.

History

Sequels and re-releases

OutRun 2 has yet to be followed by a new game, but there have been a number of updated versions and ports.

OutRun 2 SP is the major arcade update. This version features an entirely new set of routes focused around American locales, the ability to play all 15 routes in each set in a row, two new Ferraris to drive, and Turbo OutRun-esque rivals to overtake. Additionally, physics have been changed to be a bit more forgiving, and the original Out Run and Turbo OutRun music has been added.

OutRun 2 for the Xbox, despite the name, is a port of 2 SP with even more additions: a "Mission" mode, a further two new cars, online play, brand new arranges of the main Out Run songs by Richard Jacques plus various versions of the new OutRun 2 songs, and two new sets of driving routes based on Scud Race and Daytona USA 2: Power Edition (not available in any other version of the game). A direct port of the original Out Run is also unlockable.

OutRun 2 SP SDX is a port of 2 SP to stronger hardware and uses a higher resolution. It's also a very impressive cabinet!

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is yet another "better" port of 2 SP: the two cars from the Xbox version plus three new ones, a Coast 2 Coast mode based loosely on the old Mission mode (i.e. without its... stranger... missions) as well as on Heart Attack mode, and all the new music from the Xbox version plus yet more new arranges of the original OutRun tunes plus two new songs.

OutRun 2 SP for the PlayStation 2 is the only port released in Japan, and it's also a Japan exclusive. It is simply the PS2 version of OutRun 2006 with various refinements, and yet another set of arranges of the original Out Run music plus yet another new song.

OutRun Online Arcade is a no-frills download-only port of OutRun 2 SP (though it has online play), and has since been delisted.

It should be noted that there is no port of the original OutRun 2 (particularly its physics).

Production credits

Source: In-game credits

Digital manuals

Physical scans

Chihiro, US
Chihiro, JP
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Disc
Chihiro, UK


OutRun series of games
Arcade
OutRun (1986) | Turbo OutRun (1989) | OutRunners (1992) | OutRun 2 (2003) | OutRun 2 SP (2004) | OutRun 2 SP SDX (2006)
Sega Master System
OutRun (1987) | OutRun 3D (1988) | Battle OutRun (1989) | OutRun Europa (1991)
Windows PC
OutRun (1987) | Turbo OutRun (1989) | OutRun Europa (1991)
MSX
OutRun (1988)
FM Towns/FM Towns Marty
Turbo OutRun (1989)
LCD handheld game
OutRun (1989) | OutRun F-1 (19xx)
Sega Mega Drive
OutRun (1991) | Turbo OutRun (1992) | OutRun 2019 (1993) | OutRunners (1994) | Arcade Legends OutRun 2019 (200x)
Sega Game Gear
OutRun (1991) | OutRun Europa (1992)
Sega Saturn
Sega Ages OutRun (1996)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 13: OutRun (2004) | OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (2006) | OutRun 2 SP (2007)
Xbox
OutRun 2 (2004) | OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (2006)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
OutRun Online Arcade (2009)
Nintendo 3DS
3D OutRun (2014)
OutRun Albums
Music
OutRun (1992) | Virtua Racing & OutRunners (1993) | Yu Suzuki Produce OutRun (1997) | Sega Presents OutRun 2: Music Through the Ages (2004) | OutRun 2 Sound Tracks (2004) | OutRun 2 Sound Tracks: Side B (2005) | OutRun Sound Tracks: Complement (2007) | OutRun 20th Anniversary Box (2007) | OutRun (2016)
Film
OuRun (1987) | OutRun (1988) | Super Monaco GP / Turbo OutRun (1989)