Developed by SIMS Co
Published by Sega
Released in 1993
Before 'Mario Kart' and 'Stunt Race FX' changed my opinion, I thought all racing games were the same. In everything I played you looked at the back of a car and moved it from left to right on the screen avoiding cars and scenery.
The illusion of speed was created by sprites increasing in size and hills and corners in the road varied the game play. I sound derogatory when I describe these early racing games but I did enjoy them. They all rather blended into one though and the reason why one stood out over another was largely down to factors outside of game play. I loved the 'Lotus'/'TopGear' games because of the music for example. But of all the similar games I loved 'Outrun' the most. It's "the consummate exhibit in an oversubscribed genre" Noao Diniz states in '1001 Video Games You Must Play before You Die’. "One of the most joyous experiences in video gaming".