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OutRun 2019
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Console: Sega Genesis
Year: 1993
RFG ID #: U-040-S-04180-A
Part #: 1118
UPC: 010086011180
Developer: Hertz
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Racing
Sub-genre: Futuristic
Players: 1
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge 8 Meg
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  • 122 of 7431 collectors (1.6%) have this game in their collection
  • 11 of 7431 collectors (0.1%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 0 of 7431 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.

Taken from the case:

Road Racing in the 21st Century. In the 21st Century, if you're doing 200mph, you're holding up traffic. Welcome to Outrun 2019 - a worldwide racing tour where gutsy drivers compete over death-defying tracks in a survival of the fastest.

  • Hazardous Gameplay - Turbo boosts, swerving tunnels, 360 degree spins, end-over-end flips, speed ramps & more.
  • Multiple Tracks - 25 different routes across 5 levels of road racing action
  • Stunning Graphics - Compete across futuristic cities, icy roads, snow-capped mountains, desert sands.... even ancient ruins

Tan's review:

Wow I love this game. Classic Outrun at it's best. Don't let the futuristic theme fool you, this is pure Outrun and as good as any other version. One of the fastest games on the Sega Genesis, it is also one of the more flexible. You can adjust the difficulty level to be easy for those pick up and play casual sessions, or choose hard for a serious challenge. The control is top notch and very simple, further making it an easily accessible game

The graphics as indicated in the overview are indeed stunning. One moment your racing along with a sunset and gently sloping hills the next your in the desert gazing at the Pyramids or cruising along an icy road with snowy mountains in the background. Smoke from your vehicle, different types of road surfaces and many forms of roadside hazards make this a very bright and colourful game that's fun to watch.

Of course what is an Outrun game without great music? Outrun 2019 follows it's predecessors with a great soundtrack that is always upbeat and pleasant to listen to. It also has a very passive engine sound that maintains a balance with the music without becoming grating as many 16 bit racing games do.

  • Gameplay - 4.5/5
  • Graphics - 5/5
  • Sound - 4.5/5
  • Overall Score - 4.5/5
  • How it has aged over the years - Like a 15 year old single malt

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sega Mega Drive E S Outrun 2019 Sega 1993 Racing
Sega Mega Drive J S OutRun 2019 SIMS 1993 Racing
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Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Plug & Play TV Games U S Play TV Legends Outrun 2019 Radica Games 2005 Racing
Game Trivia:

  • Outrun 2019 was originally developed as a Mega CD/Sega CD game and was to be called Cyber Road. Later on when moved onto the Genesis/Mega Drive, it was to be named Junker's High before they chose to make it part of the Outrun series. - info from Wikipedia

Directional Button (D-Button)

  • Press left or right to move your car in those directions.
  • Press to make selections on menu screens.

Start Button

  • Press to make choices on some menu screens.
  • Press to pause the race.

Button A

  • Press to brake.

Button B

  • Press to accelerate.

Button C

  • Press to shift (Manual shift only).

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Michael Collins: Page design, HTML code.
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Keith Brown (Tan): Review, Overview, Related games, Trivia, Part, Dev, Players, Screenshots, misc
Scott Williams: Scans, Instructions
ApolloBoy: Developer, cart size

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