Golden Joystick Awards: Game of the year 1988
Golden Joystick Awards: Arcade style game of the year 1988
Based on Sega 1986 coin-op.
European and USA versions of Out Run has some small differences like the title screen, extra music track, a different demo mode and a few extra graphics here and there.
European version on the left and US version on the right.
The first and highest selling 16-bit game version
Atari ST version of Out Run was the first ever 16-bit home computer game to reach UK's TOP-10 charts of best selling games at position 6. It was also the highest selling version of the game in mid May, leaving behind not only Out Run, but also every other game for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 or Amiga.
In the same issue Amiga was the only machine to feature TOP-5 list instead of TOP-10 that the other platforms enjoyed. C+VG wrote that at the time Commodore 64 marketshare was also fastly dropping below 20% of total game sales first time in its history.
Source: Computer + Video Games issue July 1988
Top UK ST charts position: 1 (8/1988, 9/1988), 3 (4/1991 budget)
Months on charts: 11 between 8/1988 - 4/1991