Turbo Out Run [Model 317-0106]

The Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd.

Turbo Out Run [Model 317-0106] screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Turbo Out Run © 1989 Sega.

Turbo Out Run is the first arcade-based sequel to the legendary 1986 original. It eschews the forked-road, variable route gameplay of it's illustrious predecessor and instead opts for a set route point-to-point race across America. There are several new game-play additions, however, which help to differentiate 'Turbo Out Run' from the original.

Firstly, there's the 'Turbo' of the game's title; a turbo boost that greatly increases the car's speed when engaged. It must be used sparingly, however, as overuse will cause the engine to overheat, rendering the turbo useless until such time as the engine has cooled (as indicated by an on-screen 'Overheat' meter).

Weather conditions are another new feature, with both snow and rain having an adverse effect on driving conditions and car handling. Road surfaces also vary greatly in quality, with sand, oil, speed bumps, safety barriers, standing water and other debris all adding to the challenge.

The final new addition is the ability to upgrade the player's car. This is possible upon completion of every four of the game's sixteen stages. Available power-ups are an improved turbo boost, a more powerful engine, or better gripping tires.

Turbo Out-Run's sixteen stages are as follows:

* Stage 1: New York
* Stage 2: Washington D.C.
* Stage 3: Pittsburgh
* Stage 4: Indianapolis (1st car upgrade section)
* Stage 5: Chicago
* Stage 6: St. Louis
* Stage 7: Memphis
* Stage 8: Atlanta (2nd car upgrade section)
* Stage 9: Miami
* Stage 10: New Orleans
* Stage 11: San Antonio
* Stage 12: Dallas (3rd car upgrade section)
* Stage 13: Oklahoma City
* Stage 14: Denver
* Stage 15: Grand Canyon (Runs along Route 66)
* Stage 16: Los Angeles (End of game)


Turbo Out Run [Model 317-0106] the  Arcade Video Game
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Game ID : 317-0106

Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12.5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), Sega (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 1
Control : steering wheel
Buttons : 2


Turbo Out Run was released in February 1989 in Japan.

The catchy music that plays during the ''car upgrade'' section is the same music used in the upgrade section of Sega's "Hot Rod" game and also the shop section of their 1986 shoot-em-up, "Fantasy Zone". The catchy music was also remixed and used in the team select screen of Sega's "Dynamite Baseball '97".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Super Sonic Team : G.S.M. SEGA 3 - PCCB-00009) on 21/10/1989.


1. Out Run (1986, Arcade)
2. Out Run 3-D (1989, Master System)
3. Battle Out Run (1989, Master System)
4. Turbo Out Run [Model 317-0106] (1989, Arcade)
5. Out Run Europa (1991, Game Gear)
6. Out Runners (1992, Arcade)
7. Out Run 2019 (1993, Mega Drive)
8. Out Run 2 (2003, Arcade)
9. Out Run 2 SP (2004, Arcade)


Music composed by : Yas Takagi



Sega Mega Drive (1992)


FM Towns PC (1989)
Atari ST (1989)
Commodore C64 (1989)
Commodore Amiga (1989)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
Amstrad CPC (1989)
PC [MS-DOS] (1990)
Commodore Amiga (1992, "Action Masters")

Game's ROM.
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