The Sega 3D Classics line has been a complete and utter success for Sega. Not only have they dug into their treasure trove of bygone era gaming goodness, but they’ve opted to showcase some of the pinnacle titles that helped define not only the culture of gaming, but a time in history. While February’s installment in this 3DS series was a fun venture into the colorful world of Fantasy Zone, it felt lackluster when juxtaposed with the titles in the 3D Classics lineup that came before it; historically important titles that helped solidfy Sega’s gaming identity in the 80s and early 90s. Fortunately, this latest entry, OutRun is one of those titles.
HelenBaby writes : "Jonathan Town will need no introduction to many of you. He is, ofcourse, the former Nintendo Community Manager, and also happens to be a hardcore 3DS fan. He has kindly agreed to take some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions relating to the console he loves".
God is a Geek: Terms like “classic” and “iconic” are thrown around with irritating frequency these days, but never have they been more appropriate than when it comes to describing SEGA AM2’s seminal OutRun. This is a coin-op that managed to transcend the artform – it became part of popular culture, with a name that even non-gamers will almost certainly recognise, and with its badass soundtrack and radical choice of sportscar, it was and remains a touchstone of gaming cool.
Cyburn writes : "Out Run is one of those games that was a must-play in the arcades back in the 1980s, a time when the arcade was -the- place to play the best games. Of course these days it is home alternatives which dominate in players’ hearts.
Since the 80s there have been many remakes and sequels of Out Run on a variety of consoles, but there were those who felt that they didn’t match to the original game. The original arcade had a 3D mode which, due to its technology, was extremely difficulty to replicate on the home consoles (though props to the Master System version for managing a version in conjunction with its SEGAScope 3D Glasses). For these reasons among others SEGA and M2, as part of their 3D Classics range, have added Outrun to their 3D re-masters list".