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System(s): Sega System Multi 32, Sega Mega Drive
Arcade (System 32)
Sega Mega Drive
Sega (Japan)
Sega Mega Drive
Data East (US)
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Racing[2][3]

Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 32)
¥? ?
Arcade (System 32)
$? ?
Arcade (System 32)
£? ?
Arcade (System 32)
DM ? ?
Arcade (System 32)
$? ?

Sega Mega Drive
¥7,8007,800 G-4119
Sega Mega Drive
$69.9969.99[4] T-13096
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive

OutRunners (アウトランナーズ) is a sequel to the 1986 Sega classic OutRun and was developed in 1992 and released in early 1993 for the Sega System Multi 32 arcade platform.


OutRunners follows a similar format to OutRun, in which the player is tasked with driving across the world within a specified amount of time. There are, however, twice as many areas as OutRun in OutRunners, as the world is divided into east and west (selectable after the first stage). Whereas OutRun took place in Europe and Turbo OutRun North America, OutRunners spans the entire globe.

The superior System 32 hardware allow for vastly improved graphics, eight selectable cars (a scrapped plan for the original OutRun) and more music tracks (including those featured in the original OutRun game). It was always distributed as a two player deluxe cabinet (hence the "System Multi 32" name), and it is possible to link two cabinets together to create a four-player racing experience. It was the first OutRun game to allow more than one player to compete at once.


Easy Handling
Smooth Operator
Bad Boy
Road Monster
Quick Reactor
Wild Chaser
Mad Power
Speed Buster
The Ferrari Testarossa from the original OutRun, albeit with any unlicensed Ferrari badges removed and some differences in bodywork.

Track Layout

Like the original OutRun, the journey in OutRunners contains many forks in the road, leading to one of ten possible endings. Players all begin at the same location, but are given a choice whether they want to take the eastern or the western routes. Some areas are repeated for both sides, though it is impossible to visit the same location twice in one outing.

Goal Stage Number Goal
5 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 5
A Northern Europe Russia F
Germany Germany
B Switzerland China Switzerland China G
France Hawaii Niagara Falls France
C Atlantic Ocean Underwater Tunnel Japan San Francisco Start Grand Canyon Atlantic Ocean Underwater Tunnel Japan H
Mediterranean Sea Pacific Ocean Crossway Bridge South America Mediterranean Sea
D Spain Hong Kong Spain Hong Kong I
Egypt Egypt
E Kenya Australia J


Though it was the most popular game for Sega's Multi 32 hardware, unlike its predecessors OutRunners only received one home console port, to the Sega Mega Drive in 1994. In this port, the screen is split horizontally into two in an attempt to mimic the two screens of the System Multi 32 platform. This, along with the reduced graphics quality and scaled back special effects, meant this version of the game is often the subject to harsh criticism. For some reason, Data East published the game in the US; it was not released in Europe.

There would not be another OutRun game released until 2003, when OutRun 2 was brought to Sega Chihiro hardware.


Main article: OutRunners/Comparisons.

Production credits

Arcade version

Additionally, the name Miyu Tsukamoto is present in the ROMs.

Mega Drive version

Magazine articles

Main article: OutRunners/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: OutRunners/Promotional material.


Photo gallery

Physical scans

System 32 version

Arcade, US
OutRunners System32 US Manual.pdf
Arcade, JP
Arcade, DE

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
58 [5]
61 [6]
48 [7]
50 №283, p38
40 №1994-06, p62
65 [8]
50 [9]
20 [10]
76 №34, p44
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
11 reviews
Mega Drive, JP
Outrunners md jp cover.jpg
OutRunners MD JP CartTop.jpg
Outrunners md jp cart.jpg
OutRunners MD JP Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, US
OutRunners MD US Box.jpg
OutRunners MD US Cart.JPG
Mega Drive, KR
OutRunners MD KR cover.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ede636b9
MD5 dad0322e38b9efaa5551c0aa881fd633
SHA-1 5d00ad7d9dccd9067c4bd716c2ab9c0a18930ae2
2MB 1994-03 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 e164a09f
MD5 c1024e8e850cfc1c0894b394bf863520
SHA-1 4225162ed3cf51e16bfe800ae74a9b026f5dee56
2MB 1994-03 Cartridge (JP)



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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)