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orunners: MAME ROM Information.


Out Runners (c) 1992 Sega.

Between 1 and 8 players (the latter requiring the use of link-up cabinets) compete in this colourful update of the 1986 classic, "Out Run". Out Runners features the multiple routes of the original but this time includes a large number of selectable vehicles; each of which poses different strengths and weaknesses, such as higher speed or better handling. Out Runners captures of the spirit of Out Run adding characters, humour, numerous selectable soundtracks (including a radio broadcast of the race by Jake Elwood) and a seamless driving experience barely interrupted by crashes.


Sega System Multi 32 hardware

Main CPU : V70 (@ 20 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8.053975 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3438 (@ 8.053975 Mhz), MultiPCM (@ 8.053975 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : paddle

Buttons : 5


Even if titlescreen says 1992, OutRunners was released in May 1993 in Japan.

The name of the DJ (Jake Elwood) is a combination of the names of the main characters (Joliet 'Jake' and 'Elwood' Blues) in the 1980 film 'The Blues Brothers'.

"Magical Sound Shower", "Passing Breeze" and "Splash Wave" are the original Out Run soundtracks that can also be found in 'Out Runners' - albeit in 'enhanced' form. Out runner's creators, The AM2 group (led by Yu Suzuki) also created these other famous Sega games :

"After Burner" (1987)

"Enduro Racer" (1986)

"F1 Exhaust Note" (1991)

"Galaxy Force" (1998)

"G-Loc - Air Battle" (1990)

"GP Rider" (1990)

"Hang-On" (1985)

"Out Run" (1986)

"Rad Mobile" (1990)

"Space Harrier" (1985)

"Super Hang-On" (1987)

"Super Monaco GP" (1989)

"Turbo Out Run" (1989)

"Virtua Fighter" (1993)

"V.R. - Virtua Racing" (1992)

"Out Run 2" (2003)

A hugely impressive game CV by anyone's standards.

Toshiba EMI released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Virtua Racing & Out Runners - TYCY-5365) on 15/12/1993.


The US version is slightly different, It has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' on one screen and the 'Recycle It, Don't Trash It!' on the other screen.


* To play Jingle Bells as the background music, you must first start a race. Any time during the race hit the next music station and previous music station at the same time.

* To enter your name to the Best 'Out Runners' rankings, win the game before the clock runs out.


1. Out Run [Upright model] (1986)

1. Out Run [Sit-Down model] (1986)

1. Out Run [Deluxe Sit-Down model] (1986)

2. Out Run 3-D (1989, Sega Master System)

3. Battle Out Run (1989, Sega Master System)

4. Turbo Out Run (1989)

5. Out Run Europa (1991, Sega Game Gear)

6. Out Runners (1992)

7. Out Run 2019 (1993, Sega Mega Drive)

8. Out Run 2 (2003)

9. Out Run 2 SP - Special Tours (2004)


Music composed by : Takayuki Nakamura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Hiroshi Miyauchi


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1994)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.104u8 [Arzeno Fabrice]

0.67 [Jason Lo, R. Belmont]


- 0.146: ShouTime added clone OutRunners (Japan).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (orunneru) to (orunnersu).

- 0.111u1: Robiza fixed EEPROM saving in OutRunners.

- 0.104u8: Arzeno Fabrice added OutRunners (World). Renamed (orunners) to (orunneru).

- 0.86u4: Curt Coder changed description to 'OutRunners (US)' as per title screen and flyers.

- 0.84u5: Replaced Stick controller with Paddle.

- 0.75: Aaron Giles fixed bug in the time accounting for the V60 which was causing Outrunners to run with flickering sprites and slow music. Kobat and Olivier Galibert fixes another V60 bug introduced in 0.74u2 which broke the v70 games (and further broke Outrunners).

- 0.72: Outrunners is currently still broken due to problems with the V60 and recent timer updates, sorry.

- 0.68: Added dualscreen support (2x 416x224) and 'Monitors' dipswitch. Removed 6th button.

- 9th April 2003: David Haywood fixing the title screen in Outrunners.

- 0.67: Jason Lo and R. Belmont added Outrunners (US) (Sega 1992) with Sega 315-5560 "MultiPCM" sound chip emulation. Boot and are playable, but some gfx problems.

- 4th April 2003: Jason Lo submitted major improvements to the Sega System Multi 32 driver, Hard Dunk and Outrunners are playable though they have a few graphics glitches. David Haywood fixed the row scroll / row select in Outrunners.

- 31st January 2003: R. Belmont sent in a very preliminary System 32 Multi driver in which basically only the MultiPCM sound works, nothing else.


Recommended Games (Racing 3D):

Datsun 280 Zzzap

Night Driver

Speed Freak

Change Lanes

Konami GT

Out Run

Out Run (Mega-Tech)

Turbo Out Run

Turbo Outrun (Mega-Tech)


Out Run 2

Out Run 2 Special Tours

Rad Racer

Rad Racer II

Top Speed

Hard Drivin'

Race Drivin'

Hard Drivin's Airborne

Street Drivin'

Big Run

Cisco Heat

Rad Mobile

Rad Rally

Ridge Racer

Ridge Racer 2

Ridge Racer V Arcade Battle

Cruis'n USA

Cruis'n World

Cruis'n Exotica

Dangerous Curves

Dirt Dash

Midnight Run

Rave Racer

Sega Rally Championship

Sega Rally 2

Sega Rally 2 DX

Wheels & Fire

GTI Club

GTI Club 2

Pocket Racer

San Francisco Rush

San Francisco Rush: The Rock

San Francisco Rush 2049

Scud Race

Side By Side

Side By Side 2

Speed Up

Winding Heat

Over Rev

Roads Edge / Round Trip

California Speed

Thrill Drive

Thrill Drive 2

Battle Gear

Battle Gear 2

California Chase

18 Wheeler Deluxe

Initial D Arcade Stage

King of Route 66

Faster Than Speed

Romset: 26368 kb / 17 files / 10.8 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="orunners" sourcefile="segas32.c">
              <description>OutRunners (World)</description>
              <rom name="epr15620.37" size="131072" crc="84f5ad92" sha1="1f9cb04b42b2d450be93400d9979a7910eaf05d1" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="epr15621.40" size="131072" crc="d98b765a" sha1="b58567e976228267a86af53de2135bc0b247a44a" region="maincpu" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr15538.bin" size="524288" crc="93958820" sha1="e19b6f18a5707dbb64ae009d63c05eac5bac4a81" region="maincpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="mpr15539.bin" size="524288" crc="219760fa" sha1="bd62a83de9c9542f6da454a87dc4947492f65c52" region="maincpu" offset="100002"/>
              <rom name="epr15550.bin" size="524288" crc="0205d2ed" sha1="3475479e1a45fe96eefbe53842758898db7accbf" region="soundcpu" offset="100000"/>
              <rom name="mpr15548.bin" size="2097152" crc="b6470a66" sha1="e1544590c02d41f62f82a4d771b893fb0f2734c7" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr15549.bin" size="2097152" crc="81d12520" sha1="1555893941e832f00ad3d0b3ad0c34a0d3a1c58a" region="gfx1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="mpr15540.bin" size="2097152" crc="a10d72b4" sha1="6d9d5e20be6721b53ce49df4d5a1bbd91f5b3aed" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr15542.bin" size="2097152" crc="40952374" sha1="c669ef52508bc2f49cf812dc86ac98fb535471fa" region="gfx2" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="mpr15544.bin" size="2097152" crc="39e3df45" sha1="38a7b21617b45613b05509dda388f8f7770b186c" region="gfx2" offset="4"/>
              <rom name="mpr15546.bin" size="2097152" crc="e3fcc12c" sha1="1cf7e05c7873f68789a27a91cddf471df40d7907" region="gfx2" offset="6"/>
              <rom name="mpr15541.bin" size="2097152" crc="a2003c2d" sha1="200a2c7d78d3f5f28909267fdcdbddd58c5f5fa2" region="gfx2" offset="800000"/>
              <rom name="mpr15543.bin" size="2097152" crc="933e8e7b" sha1="0d53286f524f47851a483569dc37e9f6d34cc5f4" region="gfx2" offset="800002"/>
              <rom name="mpr15545.bin" size="2097152" crc="53dd0235" sha1="4aee5ae1820ff933b6bd8a54bdbf989c0bc95c1a" region="gfx2" offset="800004"/>
              <rom name="mpr15547.bin" size="2097152" crc="edcb2a43" sha1="f0bcfcc749ca0267f85bf9838164869912944d00" region="gfx2" offset="800006"/>
              <rom name="mpr15551.bin" size="2097152" crc="4894bc73" sha1="351f5c03fb430fd87df915dfe3a377b5ada622c4" region="sega" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="mpr15552.bin" size="2097152" crc="1c4b5e73" sha1="50a8e9a200575a3522a51bf094aa0e87b90bb0a3" region="sega" offset="200000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="V70" clock="20000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="Z80" clock="8053975"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ymsnd" name="YM3438" clock="8053975"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="sega" name="Sega/Yamaha 315-5560" clock="8053975"/>
              <display tag="lscreen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="416" height="224" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="6539520" htotal="416" hbend="0" hbstart="416" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <display tag="rscreen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="416" height="224" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="6539520" htotal="416" hbend="0" hbstart="416" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="5" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="paddle" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="30" keydelta="10"/>
                     <control type="pedal" minimum="0" maximum="255" sensitivity="30" keydelta="10"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="32768"/>

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