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OutRun 2019
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Sega, SIMS (JP)
Developer:
Sound driver: SMPS Z80 (banked)
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,800 T-44033
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.99[1] 1118
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[3] 1118-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1118-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1118-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1118-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? ?




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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

OutRun 2019 shares similar gameplay to the original OutRun, with 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.

History

Development

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. The change of name came quite late - advertising for Junker's High was already being printed in Japan prior to the switch.

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

JunkersHigh MD JP Flyer.jpg

JP flyer

BeepMD JP 1992-03.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-03: "March 1992" (1992-02-08)

BeepMD JP 1992-06.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-06: "June 1992" (1992-05-08)
also published in:

BeepMD JP 1992-08.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-08: "August 1992" (1992-07-08)
also published in:

BeepMD JP 1992-10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-10: "October 1992" (1992-09-08)

BeepMD JP 1993-03.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-03: "March 1993" (1993-02-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №1993-04, p19[6]
67 №, p85[7]
47 №14, p114/115
50 №224, p46
80 №5, p15/32
77
70
70
38
59
48 №45, p48[1]
30 №5, p87
50 №1993-04, p45
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[8]
70 №5, p12
Sega Mega Drive
56
Based on
22 reviews

Mega Drive, US
OutRun 2019 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1MB Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1MB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 0eac7440
MD5 f9e6d205c1a4d8b8e8f9ede5d4de9677
SHA-1 3b26b50f4194408cccd3fb9484ac83b97e94e67f
1MB 1993-03 Cartridge (JP)

References


OutRun 2019
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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)
Nintendo Switch
Sega Ages OutRun (2018)
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)