I’ve recently been tinkering with drawing an Outrun Deluxe machine as part of an art project focusing on my younger years of enjoying the big arcade machines of the 80’s. (Below)
I’ve shared my work with Yosuke Okunari , producer at SEGA and project collaborator with M2 (The guys who have been delivering the 3DS 3D SEGA Classics ).
I’m not sure if Okunari-san thought it was a old OutRun SEGA drawing or if he just wanted to share a recent picture that was taken as part of an interview for the release of 3D OutRun.
He’s shared a very , very early OutRun development sketch of the OutRun cabinet. Check it it below!
This image above was drawn much earlier than the images seen in the Yu Suzuki GAMEWORKS book release during the Dreamcast era. (Seen below)
Hope you enjoyed seeing these early concept images of one of the best arcade cabinets ever released.
If your looking forward to OutRun appearing in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS and you live outside of Japan right now it’s a bit of a bummer.
To get your OutRun fix head over to Nintendo’s Miiverse and you can see some cool OutRun fan art and read the comments of those lucky Japanese gamers who have already downloaded the game.
Here’s a few pics from some of the lucky Outrun owners below.
[Credit Roll – Are the OutRun couple going separate ways?]
[Some of the OutRun cars look different with the optional extras like this Green car]
More details are being released on additional modes from completing each Goal.
Car enhanced handling. It is possible to drive without slipping on a sharp curve.
Car with enhanced bumper. It is possible to not crash with contact to traffic.
Car top speed is up. It is possible to run at 350 kilometers per hour or more.
Car with a special tires. Car will still run at speed even if going of the track. This is like using the Gear Gacha cheat, a technique that was used in the 80’s to get quicker times going off road without loosing speed.
If you complete all Goal’s A – E an Arcade mode will appear.
This is meant to replicate the Arcade version…does this mean the Testarossa is a hidden feature… I don’t think so. I believe it’s a 30fps mode as the game runs at 60fps on the 3DS.
During the start up of this blog I had heard about GM making a Drink Driving video that featured OutRun. I had never seen it or been able to locate it online.
Today I managed to find it and watch it so I will post some screen grabs and a link to the video for you all to see.
The video oozes the 1980’s and that OutRun cab looks soooo shiny and new.
Nice side art!
Above – this is what driving OutRun looks like when your drunk
It will look similar to wearing the wrong prescription glasses!!
Here’s the link below. You will need to start the video at 8 minutes in.
Check out below the latest video of Chris Whites superb OutRun track editor called ‘LayOut‘
The video shows a new track that’s been created and then it’s tested by running Cannonball The re-engineered and improved OutRun also by Chris.
I really hope that Yu Suzuki gets to see this impressive expansion to his game.