Installing Cannonball The OutRun Enhanced Engine to the JXD GAMEPAD

Cannonball is a re programmed and enhanced version of SEGA’s OutRun by Chris White
http://reassembler.blogspot.com.au/p/cannonball-open-source-outrun-engine.html?m=1

Ported to Android (WIP) by Tim Leader
You can download the Android port at the link below
http://octo-dev.co.uk/projects/octo/outrun/

Below is the additional 15 stage continuous mode rolling through intro mode including in car view. I’ve shortened each stage to make it a 3 minute video. On 15 Stage continuous mode there is no fork in the road, the stages blend together and the music tracks play back to back.

Here’s how to install Cannonball to your JXD GAMEPAD

1. Download the .APK file to your JXD / ANDROID device from the link above.

2. Find the Cannonball.apk file on your JXD using the APKinstaller app that came with the JXD.

3.Select Install using the APKinstaller app.

4.install the file to your device.

5.Open the APKinstaller again and select ‘Manage’

6.Select the Cannonball file and select Export to create a Cannonball app Icon on your home screen.

OutRun and the JXD Gamepad

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Over the pass few weeks I’ve been playing around with the Android powered JXD s7800b Gamepad and I can report back that this handheld machine can run OutRun (The arcade version) perfectly.
The JXD was build for games and especially retro games, it has all of the right buttons and controls in the places you would find retro consoles and modern day consoles too.

There are 4 versions of arcade emulation currently on the JXD, 2 versions through an app called Retroarch , Mame4All and Mame4Droid. The Android version of Mame4All when tested was the only version to play the game perfectly.

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OutRun is an absolute dream to play with the large screen and great controls.

On top of having the perfect arcade port there are lots of other options if your an OutRun fan too.

Probably the next best version would be a toss up between the Gameboy Advance and PC Engine.
Below is the GBA version from SEGA Arcade Gallery.

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It’s a reasonably good port and is emulated perfectly on the JXD with the added bonus of Space Harrier, Super Hang On and Afterburner.

Next up is the PC Engine version running through the App PCE.EMU.

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The list of machines this thing can run goes back way further than the Master System, if you really wanted to you can also fire up the C64 / Amiga Versions!!

If your a big fan of other sprite scaling racers this machine will also delight. Below are some of the other great Yu Suzuki , SEGA or Sprite Scaler games that I have enjoyed using this machine.

Turbo OutRun (HappyChick Arcade Emu)

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Virtua Racing 32X (RetroArch – PicoDrive)

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Power Drift (Retroarch Mame 2010)

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Super Monaco GP Arcade (Retroarch Mame 2010)

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Enduro Racer (Retroarch Mame 2010)

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If you fancy playing all of SEGA’s arcade racing back catalogue go pick one up now from Funstock (ยฃ129)