Last Updated on June 19, 2023
On newsstands now is Retro Gamer 247, which dedicates several pages to Outrun 2.
Developed and published by Sega in 2003, Outrun 2 is the sequel to the original OutRun game released in 1986, albeit one that ignores the existence of Turbo Outrun and Outrunners. The game features high-speed racing on various tracks with exotic landscapes and backgrounds. Players can choose from a variety of cars and compete in various modes, including time attack, checkpoint mode, and outrun mode. It was praised for its graphics, sound, and addictive gameplay. The game was later ported to Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC.
This month's cover game is @SumoDigitalLtd incredible conversions of OutRun 2. There's also a superb mini mag filled with 40 Sega arcade games. grab it from the newsstand or directly from us.https://t.co/KCKCN2EmHM pic.twitter.com/0MpkbteUw0— Retro Gamer (@RetroGamer_Mag) June 14, 2023
Here’s the main feature listing for Retro Gamer 247:
The Legend Lives On: 20 Years Of OutRun 2
Sumo Digital’s Steve Lycett, Phil Rankin and Pete Ellacott explain how they converted Sega’s hit arcade game to Xbox, PS2, PSP and PC
The Making Of
This month we chat to Jason Kingsley about his monochromatic masterpiece Blade Warrior, learn how Clockwork Knight and its sequel reached Sega’s Saturn and discover how Turbo The Tortoise was made
This issue we revisit David Crane’s excellent adaptation of Ghostbusters and discover if Magic Pockets by The Bitmap Brothers is still worth playing
A Tribute To Toaplan
Masahiro Yuge and Tatsuya Uemura revisit Toaplan’s many fantastic games – from Tiger-Heli and Hellfire to Flying Shark and Slap Fight
And much more, including…
The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom, Mayhem In Monsterland, International Superstar Soccer ’98, Tingle: Unsung Hero, Matt Householder, Supervision, Star Parodier, Front Line, Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, Mirror’s Edge, Homebrew
In addition, this edition features a 32-page book of 40 classic Sega arcade games. You can pick up Retro Gamer 247 now from WHSmith and various supermarkets.
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