The game was a major hit on the arcades in 1986 and was notable for its pioneering graphics and music and ported on the 8/16bits on 1987.
The player controls a man driving a Ferrari Testarossa convertible with his girlfriend in the passenger seat. However, this game did not have an official Ferrari license (unlike its sequel Out Run 2, released many years later). Starting at a coastal area, the player must pass through four checkpoints between five laps within a set time limit. Before every checkpoint, there was a fork in the road, allowing the player to enter one of two different environments. The game was a major hit on the arcades and was notable for its innovative hardware (including a moving cabinet), pioneering graphics and music, a choice in both soundtrack and route, and its strong theme of luxury and relaxation.
The game is featured here because of its popularity rather than its nice visuals and sound for the 8bit home-computers. The ZX Spectrum port, although is poor due to its hardware limitations, still it runs and plays better when compared to the Amstrad CPC port! On the other hand the intro and gameplay sound music here (128k version) is candy to the ears.
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CPU: Z80 @ 3.5 MHz MEMORY: 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB GRAPHICS: Video output is through an RF modulator and was designed for use with contemporary portable television sets, for a simple colour graphic display. Features a palette of 15 shades: seven colours at two levels of brightness each, plus black. The image resolution is 256x192 with the same colour limitations. SOUND: Early models (48k) had sound output through a beeper on the machine itself. This is capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves. Late models (128k) fetured a three-channel audio via the AY-3-8912 chip, MIDI compatibility