Well OutRun fans, information has now been released regarding M2’s port of OutRun to the Nintendo 3DS.
I’ve been checking out the SEGA archives web page daily for the last 3 weeks waiting for an update and finally today it’s here.
The thought of driving your Ferrari Testarossa down Coconut Beach in 3D has had me pretty excited now for the last Month or so.
Looking at the official page I’m a little disappointed to see the Testarossa gone just like the GameWorks version. If licensing is an issue why change from the Testarossa to another car that looks like a different Ferrari anyway?
If your an OutRun purist I think it’s going to be a disappointment 😦
OutRun had a Red car, don’t waste time programming different colour car options, have a hidden feature to include the Testarossa !
Ok….rant over for now, let’s look at some of the other features that M2 are including as this element of these 3D re-releases had been excellent for Super Hang On, Space harrier and Galaxy Force.
It is possible to save the game at any time during play and save one replay to watch over again, it is also possible to appreciate the game in slow replay. There is also a double-speed playback function replay.
You can choose to play the five levels of the original version or more.
If you select the lowest degree of difficulty, there will be no traffic.
It is possible to play both Map versions of the game – OLD Version (Japan Version) and NEW Version (Overseas Version) as seen in previous releases.
You can select four types of screen display options –
4:3 Original Arcade
Full 3DS Screen
Deluxe Cabinet Mode
Deluxe cabinet mode looks the most interesting option as this simulated the moving deluxe cabinet.
There will be 3 bezel surrounds simulating the arcade –
Upright (Stand up version)
Standard (Sit down version)
Deluxe (Sit down version)
There are several nice OutRun cabinets out there like the rare Japanese Cockpit version , it would of been nice for M2 to share this option too.
There will be two additional music tracks included in the 3DS version as well as Magical Sound Shower , Slash Wave , Passing Breeze and Last Wave.
These are –
Cruising Line and Camino a Mi Amor.
I’m yet to hear these additional tracks so I can’t comment on if they fit the original atmosphere of the game. Personally though I hold a huge amount of nostalgia to the original tracks by SST Band.
So there you go OutRun on the 3DS…
3D Mode, Widescreen mode, Deluxe cabinet bezel Mode, new music tracks
The iconic OutRun Testarossa has gone and been replaced again.
I’m not sure if the optional extras will be enough for OutRun purists to love the M2 3DS version…..only time will tell.
I will definitely be picking the game up as soon as it released outside of Japan, it will be great to see what the 3D Mode brings to the OutRun experience.
Looking at previous release information this may come as late as December outside of Japan, let’s hope for an earlier release date.