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Outlander title.png
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Mindscape
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$49.9549.95[2] T-87036

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Outlander is a Sega Mega Drive action game by Mindscape. It was only released in North America.


Outlander takes place in a dystopian future. Half the game involves first-person driving segments, while the other half is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up.


Outlander was released for both the Mega Drive and Super NES, with the core gameplay of both versions being broadly similar to one another. The major difference is that on the Mega Drive, all driving sequences are played from the first person, while on the Super NES a third-person camera is adopted.

The Mega Drive version runs with a higher screen resolution (320x224 vs 256x224), however many of the graphics (particularly in the 2D sidescrolling sections) appear to have been drawn with the Super NES in mind, resulting in a "thinner" look to characters and scenery than was likely desired.

Production credits

  • Game design: Jeff Gamon, Phil Harrison, Richard Leinfellner, Steve Leney
  • Coding: Jeff Gamon, Jonathan Taylor
  • Graphics: Steve Leney
  • Additional Coding: Andy Kerridge
  • Additional Graphics: Herman Serrano, Paul Stevens
  • Original Concept: Phil Harrison
  • Original Music: Ben Watkins
  • Sega Music and Effects: Jason Page of Graftgold
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Outlander/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SegaVisions US 11.pdf

Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #11: "February/March 1993" (199x-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
57 [3]
68 [4]
41 №7, p64/65
20 [5]
78 [6]
74 №41, p42/43
62 №19, p62
78 №5, p52/53
63 [7]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
9 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Outlander MD US Box.jpg
Outlander md us cart.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 c5ba7bbf
MD5 e8c7b444a1cbb0c12683ff2fe22e2b20
SHA-1 3b59fb2bfd94de10fdeec1222f27284bb81217c3
1MB 1992-11 Cartridge (US)