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It's easy, really. If you've got a blog or web site or magazine and are planning on taking screenshots of OutRun 2006 in the coming days or weeks, follow this handy guide to avoid embarrassing yourself by taking shit grabs of the world's prettiest driving game.

We've used the PSP version here, but these rules also apply to the Xbox, PS2 and PC versions of OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast. Have fun!



1. No one likes to see cars going in straight lines down empty tracks, so make sure there are lots of other cars/lorries on the screen.

It's amazing on PSP

2. Slide a bit, so there's smoke coming off the wheels and you can see more of the car. That's immediately 50 percent more exciting! You slide by tapping 'brake' then releasing it and steering hard to one side, just in case you've only ever played Burnout and aren't used to the concept of 'steering' to get round corners in driving games.

The best-looking PSP racer by miles

3. Get to the last section of track on the Hard route and take a screenshot of it, so people know you've played it enough to get really good at it. Catching it when it flashes text across the screen makes it even better, but that's advanced stuff we'll go into at a later date.

Incredibly, the PS2 version looks the same as the Xbox game

4. Take one of the car going up to the line. It's always pretty, and doesn't even require any gaming skill at all!

That wasn't a lie!

5. Get some from the in-car view. It's hard to play like this, so you will earn the respect of your readers. And it lets geeks examine the road textures.

The only bad thing about the PS2 version is slower/lower-res reflections on the cars

6. Take one of the crazy mini games and Heart Attack stuff. More stuff happens on screen, so it looks more exciting still!

But the frame rate is solid, so it hardly matters

7. Mini games. If you're struggling with all this, send us an email and we'll do it for you. We're the world's number one authority on taking amazing screenshots of OutRun, and we'll happily do it for you for nothing.

What else?

8. Feel free to use these ones, even if you're a web site or magazine we usually hate, like, say, Edge. Or... no, we were thinking of Edge again. The whole community needs to pull together in times of OutRun games coming out. We even saved these ones at JPEG compression quality 6, which is higher than usual, so they'll come out OK.

Oh yes! The PS2 sticks take a bit of getting used to, but don't ruin it at all

9. Beautiful! We might do some Xbox and PS2 screenshots soon, just for fun.

And you can adjust steering sensitivity which helps loads

10. Is this enough to get the message across?

It's just shit-hot on all three formats

11. This is the absolutely last one. Remember to take a grab of your car crashing.

We haven't seen the PC version

12. That's definitely it now. You MUST take one of the radio music select screen. Basic stuff, admittedly, but some people need to be told this shit.

See you on Xbox Live?

13. The 'SUBTEXT' to all this is that the game looks really amazing on PSP. That's the idea behind the update. It's like a visual review.


14. Don't make us have to tell you again.


Blogger Pascalin said...
Hell yeah, that's one of the best reviews I've ever read. I totaly wanna buy this shit for my PSP. And maybe even for my PC. Both. Need some PC screenshots to be sure.
Blogger mrplow said...
Number 8 is a bit "Games TM".

(That's meant to be a new clever way of saying it's a bit cack, for the slower students [DJs] in the class)
Blogger Xephon said...
Wow. I really want to buy the game now.

God I'm so shallow-a few pretty screens and I'm yours...
Blogger JibberX said...
PC version will be bestest...

Not only because PC rhymes and looks a little like DC when you squint.


SEGA were producing PC games when the DC was out, so its like those happy family Sunday roast dinners all over again, when Lucky was alive and your brother wasn't hooked on meths....

Oh Happy Days...


Lucky is that you?

You want to go for a walk?

You little scamp Lucky...

No, don't annoy my baby brother Lucky...


Noooooo!?! Get.... NOOOOOOOO!?! Lucky?!?!?! Off... NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Him......
Blogger SUMIRE said...
Not bad screen shots, but there isnt a comedy shot of the flagman to be seen, so I'm giving you a 9/10
Blogger SUMIRE said...
Good effort, although you don't get full marks as there is no close up screen shot of the flagman to be seen.
Blogger Hamstermemnon said...
Good point sumire,
The only shot with a flagman in has him looking like Phil Collins in "you can't hurry love" video.

(if you are less than about 30, don't even bother trying, it wasn't that memorable)
Blogger Mentski said...
"You slide by tapping 'brake' then releasing it and steering hard to one side" - Only if you want really poor times, you do.

Blogger JibberX said...
innuendo-bot explodes

still it's going to be a rough learning curve for the BurnOut3+ crowd...
Blogger John Hartnup said...
Fair play: I forgot I was looking at handheld shots while reading that.
Blogger Mark said...
Um. Earth to Outrun fanboys: This game looks like shit. I'll stick to the arcade one, your choppy-ass screenshots don't do this game any justice whatsoever.
Blogger isamu said...
My first post here at UK:R. Just wanted to say you guys are doing a great job here and keep up the good work.

I'm also glad to see quite a few people acknowledge the PC version, as that will no doubt be the prettiest one :)
Blogger CongoJoe said...
The last screen looks so good it could be mistaken for Stefan Ericksson. ;)
Blogger Chentzilla said...
How do you do these PSP screens, anyway? I mean, technically.
Blogger Dead Man Typing said...
Is it wrong to agree with everything UK: Resistance publishes?

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