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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Publisher: Sega (US, Europe), SIMS (Japan)|
|Sound driver: SMPS Z80 (banked)|
|Number of players: 1|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Main article: OutRun 2019/Magazine articles.
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ROM dump status
- https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
- Beep! MegaDrive, "March 1993" (JP; 1993-02-08), page 5
- Sega Visions, "February/March 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 100
- GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 52
- Mega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 45
- Mean Machines Sega, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-28), page 80
- Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1992" (JP; 1992-06-08), page 10
- Beep! MegaDrive, "September 1992" (JP; 1992-08-08), page 12
- Beep! MegaDrive, "April 1993" (JP; 1993-03-08), page 19 (21)
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
- Consoles +, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 114/115 (114)
- GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 48 (52)
- GamesMaster, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-19), page 87
- Mean Machines Sega, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-28), page 84-86 (80)
- Sega Force, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-04), page 100