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OutRun 2019
Publisher: Sega, SIMS (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
1993-03-26 ¥8,800 T-44033
Sega Mega Drive
US
1993-03[1][2] $49.99[2] 1118
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1993 £? 1118-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
199x $?  ?
Sega Mega Drive
AS
199x  ?  ?


OutRun 2019 (アウトラン 2019) is an entry in the OutRun series, released in 1993. It is a Mega Drive exclusive title, and takes place in the "futuristic" year of 2019, unlike previous OutRun titles which take place in the present day. Gameplay and styling are very similar, and it uses a boosting mechanic similar to Turbo OutRun; beyond this, it uses a futuristic setting and offers various additions such as jumps, bridges, and tunnels.

Notable changes between different releases of the game include the maximum speed of the car. In the Japanese game the maximum speed is 341 km/h (211.89 mph), 682 km/h (423.77 mph) in the European version and 682 mph (1097.57 km/h) on the US version of the game.

OutRun 2019 was initially just an OutRun-like game for the Mega-CD under the working title of Cyber Road. It was soon moved to the Mega Drive and renamed Junker's High (also known as Junker Spy), until SIMS were granted the rights to use the OutRun brand.

History

Development

A near-final prototype ROM of Junker's High has since leaked on the internet, showing that Hertz/SIMS had planned on including save memory in the game to store replays and high scores over time. Saving was removed in the final version of OutRun 2019, perhaps for budgeting purposes.

Legacy

Radica Games re-released the game as part of the Play TV Legends series in 2005. This version is notable for its steering wheel controller.

Production credits

  • Car Stunts: Y.Koba
  • Location Supervisor: K.Kato, K.Maz
  • Course Director: K.Naka
  • Special Visual Effects Director: Y.Koba
  • Based on Characters Created by: K.Maz
  • Visual Director: B.T.S
  • Designed by: Wasio, M.Taisi, M.Toma
  • Animation Supervisor: K.Maz
  • Opening Design: M.Taisi
  • Ending Design: M.Toma
  • Title Script: Wasio
  • Sound Effects by: K.Kato
  • Music by: Sako
  • "Hot Fire"
    • Composed and Performed by: Techno Network
    • Produced by Katsu Yamashita
  • "Feel the Beat"
    • Composed and Performed by: Dual Noise
    • Produced by Hilltop Glory
  • "Running Pleasure"
    • Composed and Performed by: Hyper Sonic Gang
    • Produced by Sungreen Hytes
  • "Steal into the Night"
    • Composed and Performed by: Systematic of Rhythm
    • Produced by Poncho Koganei
  • "Relight My Fire"
    • Composed and Performed by: Hi-NRG
    • Produced by Tb.Lib
  • "Victorious"
    • Composed and Performed by: Mainstream
    • Produced by Twinkle Star
  • Graphic Designer: M.Nagashima
  • Publicity Manager: CBX1000
  • Public Relations by: Sinop
  • Director of Photography: B.T.S
  • Directed by: K.Maz
  • Executive Producer: Machida
  • Unit Planner and Coordinator: K.Maz
  • Programmed by: Y.Koba
  • Printed by: Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
  • 1993 SIMS Co., Ltd.

Magazine articles

Main article: OutRun 2019/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
47 №14, p114/115
80 №5, p15/32
77
70
70
38
59
48 №45, p48[2]
30 №5, p87
65 №8, p56/57
45 №7, p44/45
59 №16, p52/53
66 №6, p84-86[3]
36 №42, p36/37
84 №18, p62
29 №6, p30
52 №16, p100[4]
70 №5, p12
Sega Mega Drive
57
Based on
18 reviews

Mega Drive, US
OutRun 2019 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
OutRun 2019 MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Outrun 2019 MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
OutRun 2019 MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
OutRun2019 MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
OutRun 2019 MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
OutRun2019 MD JP CartTop.jpg
OutRun2019 MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Outrun2019 md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, Asia
OutRun2019 MD AS Box.jpg
Cover

References

  1. File:SegaVisions US 11.pdf, page 100
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 File:GamePro US 045.pdf, page 52
  3. File:MeanMachinesSega06UK.pdf, page 80
  4. File:SegaForce UK 16.pdf, page 100


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)