Virtua Formula and Extra Songs
In the Japanese version, press Left, Right, Left, Right, B, C, A at the title screen. A jingle should confirm this. Two things become unlocked:
- You can play as Virtua Formula (the car from Virtua Racing and the final boss of Original Mode) in Arcade Mode.
- Several songs are unlocked in the Sound Test: the associated themes for Virtua Formula (the menu theme when it appears in Original Mode, its starting theme, and the theme you hear when that race ends), the staff roll music, and an unused song.
The US version checks for the cheat code and plays the jingle, but does nothing. The cheat can still be enabled using Pro Action Replay code FF807F:0001 (FF807E:01 for Gens/GS).
The above code unlocks the song "Jingle Bell", which is an arrangement of Jingle Bells. The arcade version also had an arrangement of Jingle Bells as an unused track.
A build date is located in the ROM header, but only in the Japanese version.
SEGA MEGA DRIVE (C)SEGA 1994.MAR OUT_RUNNERS 1994/03/03 Ver.FINAL!! OUT_RUNNERS 1994/03/03 Ver.FINAL!!
The Japanese version has a unique Sega screen featuring Sonic and Tails flying past each other, spraying pixels out of their airplanes which form the Sega logo. The logo then turns blue and splits into two, one for each "screen", then fades away. The US version features a standard Sega logo screen, followed by a Data East logo screen.
The Japanese version also features a few Sonic billboards, based on the cover artwork for the first game, near the start and finish of the race. These were completely removed from the US release.
The OutRun series
|Arcade||OutRun • OutRunners|
|ZX Spectrum||OutRun Europa|
|FM Towns||Turbo OutRun|
|Sega Master System||OutRun 3-D (Prototype) • OutRun Europa|
|Genesis||OutRun • Turbo OutRun • OutRun 2019 (Prototypes) • OutRunners|
|Game Gear||OutRun Europa|
|PlayStation 2||OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast • OutRun 2 SP|