Battle OutRun

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Battle OutRun
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Action[1]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
Sega Master System
329F329[3] 7033
Sega Master System
£29.9929.99[2] 7033
Sega Master System
Sega Master System

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Battle OutRun is a spin-off to the OutRun series, released exclusively for the Sega Master System in 1989. Unlike many other OutRun titles, Battle OutRun was neither brought to Japan or North America, nor has it been ported to any other systems since.

Battle OutRun is very similar to Chase H.Q., in that rather than trying to reach a specific destination, you have to find and arrest various criminals dotted around North America. There are many obstacles on the road and it is possible to upgrade your vehicle.


You're Joe Hurst, the coolest boundy hunter ever to take the wheel. You're the kind of guy who likes to do tihngs himself. Like building your customer Laborarri Teratuga from odd parts you found in your friend George's tune-up and parts shop. That 'Tuga doesn't run to well now, but man, is it a beautiful machine! All you need is a little cash to make it move as great as it looks.

That's why you're on the road right now, trying to collect the bounty on eight of the nastiest mob bosses ever to grace the Most Wanted. These guys are fast. And they're flanked by ferociously loyal thug drivers who'll try anything to slow you down. Once you spot a boss, the only way to stop him is to bash the life out of his car before time tuns out. Otherwise, you'll have to start over, and lose all the great parts you buy alnog the way.

So belt in and battle your way across the country to meet and beat Casadrando - the biggest boss of them all. If you've got the brains, the guts, and the time, the big guy's yours.[4]



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Production credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Battle OutRun/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #104: "July 1990" (1990-06-16)
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #105: "August 1990" (1990-07-16)
also published in:
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #107: "October 1990" (1990-09-16)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
56 [8]
79 №2, p105
80 [9]
80 [10]
75 [11]
60 №29
80 [12]
65 [3]
88 [13]
80 [14]
75 [15]
87 [16]
Sega Master System
Based on
12 reviews
Master System, EU
BattleOutRun SMS EU nor cover.jpg
BattleOutRun SMS EU Cart.jpg
Battle OutRun SMS EU Manual.pdf
Master System, EU (Sega®)
BattleOutRun SMS EU Box.jpg
BattleOutRun SMS EU Cart R.jpg
Master System, AU

BattleOutRun SMS AU cart.jpg
Master System, BR
BattleOutRun SMS BR cover.jpg
BattleOutRun SMS BR Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
CRC32 c19430ce
MD5 83609eb760c3af64915fd6e73ee7d99e
SHA-1 cfa8721d4fc71b1f14e9a06f2db715a6f88be7dd
256kB Cartridge (EU)


OutRun series of games
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)
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)
OutRun 2 (2004) | OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (2006)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
OutRun Online Arcade (2009)
Nintendo 3DS
3D OutRun (2014)
Nintendo Switch
Sega Ages OutRun (2018)
OutRun Albums
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) | Sega Ages OutRun: Music Collection (2019)
OuRun (1987) | OutRun (1988) | Super Monaco GP / Turbo OutRun (1989)