27 years ago AM2 released OutRun to the arcades.A game designed by the now legendary Yu Suzuki.
That made me 12 years old when OutRun hit our Arcades, it was the center piece attraction at every main arcade in the U.K.
Its now 2013 , I thought that in 27 years I had seen everything the original OutRun had to offer.
for the last three and a half years Chris White the owner of Reassembler has been decoding and uncovering amazing unknown things about the game and it’s programming secrets.
Through Chris’s long term commitment and passion for OutRun he has uncovered things that may never of been known about the game, things that have been hidden for 27 years which is astounding.
Not only has Chris decoded the OutRun program and understood everything there is to know within the code he’s taken it to the next level and spent several years re-writing programming mistakes and inconsistencies made by the original OutRun team.
Beyond smoothing out original issues
( things that may only be recognized by true OutRun fans) Chris has created his own additional optional extras like Time Trial, WideScreen and 60 fps mode.
This has all been neatly put together as an easy to use and navigate front end.
You thought the Japanese Saturn version of OutRun including ‘Arrange mode’ music tracks and ‘Smooth mode’ at 60Hz was the best version?
This is truly the best OutRun experience you can have.
Check out the details below
Once loading up ‘Cannonball‘ you will be greeted with the main options
Time trial is a great new feature that adds a new look and challenge to the original OutRun.
Who would of ever thought that Coconut Beach would not be your starting stage. It’s great to see the start of OutRun look so different.
Check out the images of what OutRun looks like starting at stages 2 – 15.
OutRun has been given a new lease of life and I don’t think this is the end of the project. Fan’s and contributors to Chris White ‘Reassembler’ site are still giving support, suggestions and coding for Cannonball to run on other operating systems.
I would love to hear what Yu Suzuki would make of Cannonball. I think he would be very impressed.