One of the most epic racing video games of all-time is back.

The latest retro game to make its way to the Nintendo Switch via the SEGA AGES series is Out Run. Originally released in 1986, the game from legendary designer Yu Suzuki and the Sega AM2 team helped pave the way for a racing genre yet to come. Ported to the Switch by M2, Out Run features new motion controls and a new ranking system, complete with the original stages and soundtracks. Additionally, the SEGA AGES release contains tracks added for the 3DS version of Out Run along with newly-arranged versions of songs from the Sega Genesis and Master System releases.

Out Run was originally intended to be modeled after the American cross-country rally seen in the legendary Hal Needham-directed film, The Cannonball Run. Eventually, game planners Yoji Ishii and Yu Suzuki shifted focus and switched gears to a European locale due to the wider variety of landscapes.

SEGA AGES’ Out Run is available to download now on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.