1. About Me. ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง


๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด
๐Ÿ‘พ Video gaming has been my hobby since the late 70’s.
Below is a collection of the games machines and consoles i’ve owned starting from LCD games to full size arcades.

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๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒดโ˜€๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด
My favourite arcade machine of all time is SEGA Outrun.

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๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš—My love for OutRun started as a kid with summertime family holidays to seaside towns in Wales and Blackpool.

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๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš—Outrun Deluxe was the closest thing to driving a real car when I was 12 years old back in 1986…and driving a Ferrari felt soooo cool at that age.

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๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš— I suppose most of SEGA’s deluxe machines back then were so exciting to me as a kid.
The real challenge was using my weight to rip back the bike of Enduro Racer and leaning to steer the racing bike Hang On, when your a young lad these machines weighted a tonne!

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๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš—Here’s me in the mid 90’s playing the sit down OutRun in Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ. This is the only time I finished the arcade version!

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I’m a big Ferrari fan too!

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[Above- Me giving the three screen SEGA FERRARI 355 Challenge by Yu Suzuki a blast in 2012]

๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš—I love all of Yu Suzuki’s 80’s arcade games and share my passion with some great friends. The below picture was taken at my friends house where I’m playing arcade Space Harrier. This Space Harrier arcade machine has some history….it was used to get the World record Space Harrier arcade high score!!

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๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš— Enjoy the journey of creating the number 1 OutRun blog.

๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš—Please leave me your comments on anything you find interesting and I will get back to you.

๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš—If you have any OutRun related information or photos you can contact me at Taggsta@gmail.com. Make sure you leave your name too and I will credit you to the post.

๐ŸŒด๐Ÿš—OutRun 86 Blog is a way of sharing my passion for OutRun and Video games as a hobby. Enjoy OutRunners!

21 thoughts on “1. About Me. ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for taking me back down memory lane because I too remember that game so well and I remember the line it had to play it each one of us trying to go further then the other anyway my question to you is where can I get the music sound track to the game I want to play it in my sports car as I’m driving and no I won’t be speeding at 293 (although that sounds nice) anyway can you please help me with this I just want it on a cd so I can play it thanks so much for any help you have

  2. Hi Robert,

    There are plenty of OutRun music Cd’s out there, the most recent being the 20th Anniversary box set. Unfortunately this goes for well over $100!!
    The anniversary box set and like most OutRun CD’s are from Japan and are most likely now out of print.
    My advice would be to keep an eye out on eBay by saving a search for ‘OutRun music’
    Check out the OutRun music page on this blog so you can see the different CD covers to help.

  3. Awesome website, I have no idea why I am so hooked up on the whole Out Run story, probably for similar reasons as you. Keep it up. Cheers!

    • Thanks for the info on this. I noticed the video (and watched) it a few months back when I searched outrun on tumblr.
      I didn’t know his album was called OutRun tho.
      I may do a little feature on it if I have time to understand more about the artist.
      Thanks Ivan.

  4. Great site! Brings back a lot of good memories. How do you download the papercraft templates from that FG_site Website though? Everything’s in Japa-flipping-nese and I can’t read Kanji! What do I do? These things look awesome but how do I get them? Please tell us so I and others can download and make them!

    • Hi Jason, thanks for the kind words! Unfortunately the OutRun Papercraft model has no link to download it. There is one way to get this though, a Japanese Magazine called Dorimaga featured it. This Magazine has Akira from VF on the from cover. Search this blog because I think I featured it somewhere.
      Thanks for your comment and please follow the blog for updates.

  5. Hello, Thanks for this great OutRun fan site! Like you, i just loved this game. Back in time, my most favorite type of games where platform games, as they could be done properly on a home computer (I had the Commodore 64 at that time), and racing games where more avarge to bad due to technical limitations. So you can imagine how i was blown away when i went to the local arcade hall close to the sea, and saw 3 deluxe OutRun models, with each a huge row of eager gamers behind it, drooling over its graphics and smooth gameplay.

    This game made me like racers more than whatever type of game out there, and to the day of today, this is still the case.

    I found your site while i was searching for a proper release date for OutRun on the Nintendo 3DS in europe, but only Afterburner II has a release date (15-01-2015). I will buy every sprite scaler from the good old times SEGA made, and so Afterburner II, OutRun, and Thunderblade soon will be mine (within a 5 month time frame, as each month one game will be released, and there are 2 less famous games (for me) are also included in the new SEGA retro games list on the 3DS.

    I will now take a look at the rest of the site, but i love the introduction, it’s like reading my own story and passion for this awesome game!

  6. Hello Sean, I created a group dedicated entirely to Out Run in any version, is a great opportunity for us to introduce this wonderful game in the world. It would be nice to gather all the fans in one group, what do you say? Do you have a Facebook account? If you want we can work together (as a hobby) and administer the group. My English is very bad but I hope to improve with time ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Backlab, yes I would be happy to support this. I’ve struggled to update my blog recently as I’ve been restoring my Aus OutRun. Happy to add to the Facebook page. It looks good so far ๐Ÿ‘. I have a FB account under Sean Tagg

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