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SFTW: Unused sprites found in OutRun

Doh! I had intended to post this up a couple of months ago, but being British, I got confused with the American way of writing dates and scheduled it for June instead of March. Smeg.

Anyway, in this week’s Something for the Weekend (SFTW), we take a quick look (above) at some unused/hidden sprites from the classic arcade title, OutRun – discovered by the guys at Reassembler many, many weeks ago.

It appears that a motor bike was to be in the game, it is speculated that it could have been a form of traffic, not a playable vehicle.

There are also two sets of sprites for the end of the game, one with a genie saying “Magic lamp” and an extra bit to the ending, where the ‘hero’ falls over after receiving the trophy.

It’s always fun to find something hidden in a classic game, even more surprising is when a game as old as OutRun keeps coming up with little ‘Easter eggs’. Find more details and information over at Reassembler.

[Source: Reassembler, via RadioSEGA]
[Image layout taken from RadioSEGA]

Graham Cookson

I'm the European Editor of SEGA Nerds and co-founder of the original SEGA Nerds website with Chris back in 2004 or 2005 (genuinely can't remember which year it was now!). I've been a SEGA fan pretty much all my gaming life - though I am also SEGA Nerds' resident Microsoft fanboy (well, every site needs one) and since SEGA went third party, I guess it's now ok to admit that I like Nintendo and Sony too :0) I'm also the Content Manager of the big data company, Digital Contact Ltd, in the UK: http://digitalcontact.co.uk/company/team/

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