Gameworks volume 1 is a glossy Japanese released hard back book focusing on Yu Suzuki’s game history.
Release during the SEGA Dreamcast era it featured a GD-ROM with 5 of Yu’s classics sprite scalers including a version of OutRun with an unfortunately modified Ferrari.
The book is totally in Japanese so if your not familiar with Japanese the only thing you will get out of it is the game disk and the gorgeous photos and archive pictures.
So let’s take a look at some of the OutRun specific content.
Below – The book featured a first time release of a drawing of the Standard sit down arcade.
This was then accurately presented at the 1986 Jamma Show in Japan (Below)
As you can see below The original drawing seen in the book varies to the production cabinet. The production version dropped the OutRun writing from the base.
There’s also a nice concept drawing of the what the Deluxe cabinet may of turned out like (Below)
Think I prefer the final production design.
There are some nice photos of the machines too and they are in perfect condition.
I picked up this japanese book when it was first released for £70 from a Video Games Importer in the UK.
You can still pick it up now from Specialist import shops or eBay.
The price hasn’t changed too much over the years, you can still grab it from £70 – £100.
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