Battle Out Run

  • Sega

  • FormatVideo Games
  • TypeDriving
  • SystemConsole

Battle Outrun would happen, that’s what, and that can only be a good thing. Not many people remember Battle Outrun. 

Think of Kit driving into the back of the truck in Knight Rider and you have the gist
Matt (SoulFunk) Farrell
Maybe it's because it was only ever released on Sega's 8 bit Master System in 1989. It mashed together the world of Sega's famous top down racer with Taito's police chase 'em up to get the best of both worlds and create a fantastic little game. The action took place over a series of 9 events across America, where the player was asked to stop a wanted criminal. Strangely though, it didn't state anywhere that you were a cop, just some guy with a Ferrari F40 with an excuse to drive fast. If I had an F40 though, I think I might take it for a slow cruise down the coast instead of smashing it into an unknown’s car for justice (or maybe sell it and go on holiday). Halfway through each level, a truck would appear. Think of Kit driving into the back of the truck in Knight Rider and you have the gist. This then allowed for upgrades to catch Mr naughty man. The game is pretty tough though towards the later levels, so getting all the upgrades is needed for an easier ride. After cruising for a bit longer through the endless amount of yellow Beatle like cars (some car manufacturer is making a hell of a lot of money), you reach the bad guy and decide to smash your expensive car against his until he can't take anymore. All I can say is either this guy is rich or the police budget has gone up a lot. There are some great games for the Master System, but this is one of my favourites, and one, considering its limited release, I'd love to see a remake of. If you have a Master System, it's definitely worth your time.

Review by Matt (SoulFunk) Farrell

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