P377 Teletext 377 Oct27 21:12:04       ——————————————————————————————  OUTRUN 2 (XBOX)  The original arcade version of OutRun had the best game music ever. That's not rose-tinted nostalgia talking that's cast iron, legally enforceable, fact. The music and, at the time, graphics were superb and so too was the variety packed level design. The handling of the car bore little relation to driving a real Ferrari but in those days nobody really cared. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— By Roger Hargreaves GET GREAT GAMES+TONES ON YOUR MOBILE SEE ITV1 p355 Feature Inbox TV Guide Kids
P377 Teletext 377 Oct27 21:12:19       ——————————————————————————————  OUTRUN 2 (XBOX)  Nowadays all anybody cares about is realism and most new driving games in particular are doomed to a tedious reality that's off-putting to all but the most ardent petrol heads. In creating a sequel to its much-loved sequel Sega has been faced with a dilemma: make it realistic or make it fun? Thankfully, they've (mostly) opted for the latter. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Latest gaming news 376 Make your mobile cool Visit the PhoneZone ITV1 p590 Feature Inbox TV Guide Kids
P377 Teletext 377 Oct27 21:12:34       ——————————————————————————————  OUTRUN 2 (XBOX)  Petrolheads will hate it but OutRun 2 isn't about simulation, it's about entertainment. The steering is va'uely realistic but Sega has made it possible to "drift" your car in the most preposterous, physics defying way possible. With the wind behind you it's now possible to skid round bend after bend, with your car perpetually at right angles to the direction you're moving. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— In The Middle 378 GET GREAT GAMES+TONES ON YOUR MOBILE SEE ITV1 p355 Feature Inbox TV Guide Kids
P377 Teletext 377 Oct27 21:12:49       ——————————————————————————————  OUTRUN 2 (XBOX)  For better or worse, and except for the music, the amazing skid is pretty much the game's only distinguishing feature. In arcade mode OutRun 2 keeps the same basic branching level structure as the original and many of the same locations. This means it can be beaten in just 10 minutes or so and the couple of extra game modes don't really add anything of any real interest. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Latest DVD reviews 313 GET GREAT GAMES+TONES ON YOUR MOBILE SEE ITV1 p355 Feature Inbox TV Guide Kids
P377 Teletext 377 Oct27 21:13:04       ——————————————————————————————  OUTRUN 2 (XBOX)  The main attempt to add longevity to the game is via the online mode (which works fine, but is in essence as limited as the arcade mode) and the mission mode. The mission mode is 101 short missions with widely varying goals. So, on one you might be required to drift for a certain length of time or on another stick to a specific section of the road. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Your favourite Channel 4 shows 400 CELEBRITY GOSSIP p617 Feature Inbox TV Guide Kids
P377 Teletext 377 Oct27 21:11:29       ——————————————————————————————  OUTRUN 2 (XBOX)  There's an impressive variety to each mission, but their appeal — and thus the appeal of the whole game — is severely limited, because they're so bonnet-crumplingly hard. Truly, there is Mike Tyson encased in concrete hard and there is OutRun 2's mission mode. Most people will spend half the day just completing the first one — and from then on there's 100 more left... ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— GameCentral index 375 Make your mobile cool Visit the PhoneZone ITV1 p590 Feature Inbox TV Guide Kids
P377 Teletext 377 Oct27 21:01:34       ——————————————————————————————  OUTRUN 2 (XBOX)  The preposterous difficulty level is a shame because there's a lot of neat extras to unlock, including the original arcade game and tracks from Daytona USA and Scud Race. Most people won't see these though and they'll just be left humming along to the music. The newly remixed versions on the soundtrack are great and all, but in the end that's just not enough. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Big Screen 310 FOR LOTTERY, WE HAVE THE LOTTO p123 Feature Inbox TV Guide Kids
P377 Teletext 377 Oct27 21:11:49       ——————————————————————————————  OUTRUN 2 (XBOX)  IN SHORT: Technically perfect version of the long awaited arcade sequel. PROS: Looks good, sounds good and drifting around the tracks is a laugh riot. CONS: Mission mode is so hard it puts half of the game forever out of reach. SCORE: 7/10 Out: Now (UK) ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— e-mail us: gamecentral@teletext.co.uk TURNER THE WORM p394 Feature Inbox TV Guide Kids