Thursday, 19 March 2009

US Gold's Out Run cover returns as a t-shirt

Those of us living in Europe probably had our first experience of Out Run thanks to US Gold, who ported many Sega licenses to home micros during the 1980s and 1990s. Clearly I did - I used the same font from the Out Run logo on this blog!

Generally, UK-made ports had unique cover art from the rest of the world, as was the case with Out Run. Americans may be familiar with this, the console cover art:

Whereas in Europe we got this, the computer version's cover art:

Ooh, shiny!

Anyway, what has this got to do with anything? Well, Sega Europe are offering the artwork on a t-shirt in a competition! The only problem is, they haven't told us how we can actually win it. All that has been said by Sega is "accept the challenge"...

So, you can start trying to win the t-shirt now! First-posting on Sega's blog didn't work, so maybe you have to send them a nice email outlining why you should win it. Or maybe the first person to drive to Sega Europe HQ in a Ferrari Testarossa wins it? We'll just have to wait and see.

OutRun Online Arcade is released on April 15th on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

[Source: Sega Europe]

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