Long before game companies spent a fortune on the musical scores for their games, OutRun had an incredible soundtrack. The game itself was loads of fun, too.
You drove your Ferrari from stage to stage, avoiding other, slower traffic and trying to get to the checkpoint before your time ran out. Get there fast enough, and your time would be extended as you made your way to the next checkpoint.
The music wasn’t the only thing that set OutRun apart, though being able to choose your favorite radio station at the beginning of the game was a very cool touch. The game also let you choose your own path from start to finish, with each checkpoint section consisting of a fork in the road. Take the left path and you may find yourself in windmill country; take the right path and you may find yourself in the mountains. The result is a game that rarely plays the same way twice. Free advice: I always found the easiest path to be to constantly veer right, but you’ll want to explore every combination in order to maximize the scenery.