Turbo Outrun arcade game review is online!

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

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Finally, I’ve been able to do something I’ve wanted to do on LGR for a long time: review an actual arcade game in the flesh!

Not trying to move in on the excellent MAMECADE’s territory or anything, I just love arcade games 😀

I mean, sure I can play them on MAME and I have arcade controllers to do that. But there is simply nothing like experiencing the real thing on a real arcade cabinet. And this sit-down Turbo Outrun machine is a great example of this fact! The machine is a monster and I just wouldn’t feel right reviewing this by only showing emulator footage.

Hope you enjoy, more arcade machine reviews to come!

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6 comments on “Turbo Outrun arcade game review is online!

  1. John says:

    Great stuff but that cabinet sure sounded like it could do with an oiling. Wonder if it passes health and safety these days?

  2. Viktor says:

    You should’ve had your quarters on top of where the coin slot is!!! Jeeze!

  3. ZAR says:

    Just one question: How much did they charge for a game back in the days? A dime, a nickel?
    Over here in Europe it was VERY different from country to country!
    I did some, er, “testing” back then. 😉

    In the UK I paid between 10p (Pence) in Southern England and 20p in London (very typical for England). In Italy it was (mostly) 100 Lira (a huge coin but not worth a lot), in France 1 Franc and in Germany 1 Deutsch Mark (which was outrageously a lot). Spain 10 Peseta (not a lot) and Netherlands 1 Guilder.

    • Around here, they were 25 cents for the most part in the later 80′s/early 90′s, with 50 cents to even 75 cents for the large, deluxe machines. The prices just kept going up, especially as arcades got smaller and less common.

      Now, if you can find an arcade at all, it’s common to find the older games like Galaga and Pac-Man costing 50 or even 75 cents a play! You don’t even wanna know how much the deluxe machines cost to play. So my finding an arcade with tons of great games, even deluxe games, for 25 cents again was just an incredible thing to me.

  4. Sam says:

    I live across the street from a Mexican grocery store with an old beat-up but still functional Out Run upright cabinet. It costs 50 cents, and is quite awesome.

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