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Out Run Out Run - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Out Run - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You drive a Ferrari Testarossa through various stages each with a checkpoint at the end of the stage that must be reached within the time limit. The player can choose which route to take through the game. The driver also has a choice of three different themes to listen to while driving.

Out Run was produced by Sega in 1986.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Out Run was produced include: Champion Pro Wrestling, Teddy Boy Blues, Space Harrier, Sega Ninja, Repulse, Action Fighter, Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars, Alien Syndrome, Body Slam, and Dump Matsumoto


Name Out Run
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8938
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
Dipswitch Settings

Out Run Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 2-position (low, high)
  • Pedals: 2
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Deluxe/Themed (motion)
  • Cabaret/Mini
  • Environmental/Cockpit
Control Panel Out Run Control Panel Image
PCB Out Run PCB Image

Out Run KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.83 (23 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.91

Overall Like 4.18
Fun (Social) 3.41
Fun (Solo) 3.77
Collector Desire 3.73

Technical Rating: 3.87

Gameplay 4.23
Graphics 4.18
Originality 3.64
Sound/Music 3.64

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

If the Start button is pressed while approaching a checkpoint the following message will be displayed Program by Yu Suzuki 1986 Sep. That this easter egg will not work on all versions of the game, however.



The three of the four soundtracks are called Magical Sound Shower, Passing Breeze and Splash Wave, all of which can be selected at the start of play. The final tune is called Last Wave and it is only played on the highscore board.

The game was converted to the Spectrum, Amstrad, Commodore, Atari ST and Amiga computers by US Gold now Eidos in 1987. These home computer versions were supplied with an extra cassette featuring the arcade music.

An Out Run Soundtrack CD was also released.

Out Run was the second Sega release to feature SuperScaler technology - the first was Space Harrier.

Cabinet Information

There are four different style cabinets a car shaped sitdown which uses a hydraulics system to move the cabinet about during game play with a 25 monitor , a second big sitdown version, with no hydraulics and simpler car and simple left to right movement with a 20 monitor, a deluxe upright with custom plastics, and a mini upright.


The game can be converted to Turbo Out Run with the relevant upgrade kit.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Out Run Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,187 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 480 known instances of this machine owned by Out Run collectors who are active members. Of these, 433 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 44 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 15 active VAPS members with a Out Run machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Out Run circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 40 active VAPS members currently looking for Out Run. There are 6 active VAPS members looking for Out Run boards sets.

This game ranks a 74 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 73 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The game uses dual 68000 CPUs. The sound CPU is a Yamaha YM2151.


Some versions of the game have a suicide battery present on the game board, while others were manufactured without. For more details, check out The Dead Battery Society at httpwww.arcadecollecting.comdeaddead.html


  1. Out Run
  2. Turbo Out Run
  3. Out Runners


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Caberet
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum 109A West Trade St, Simpsonville South Carolina United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: No
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Admission Charge

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 4 129.38 244.38
2016 4 143.75 165.31
2017 6 362.75 346.63
2018 2 442.50 442.50
All Years 16 233.38 287.72


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