Outrun 2006 Coast 2 Coast gives you a choice between 12 fully licensed Ferrari models, featuring the all-new F430 and the dazzling Superamerica. Feel the throaty whine and the distinctive Ferrari exhaust tone as they power their way across 30 glorious stages from the best of the OutRun 2 games. Race from coast to glorious coast with a fresh new mission structure, a license mode and online play with up to 6 players for a thrilling head-to-head journey.
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is, on a very basic level, those two games thrown onto one disc - whether it's an Xbox or PS2 DVD, a PC CD-ROM or a PSP UMD - with a couple of mission modes and six-player online multiplayer, and SP's gameplay additions mapped to both games instead of just the SP stuff.
Basically, it pre-empts you. Everywhere. Let's say you're playing Coast 2 Coast mode, which is OR2006's follow-up to the last Xbox game's mission mode. How do you want to be challenged? A broader range of Heart Attack-style short-sharp tasks spread evenly over the game? There are three layers of it, three 'girlfriends' to impress - and each asks you to do increasingly difficult things on increasingly nasty sections of track. You just select a stage and attempt its two or three tasks to try and get a top, AAA ranking. You've got to the end of a stage and you want to replay it? Branch left and it reloads it seamlessly, entirely in-game. Or go right to exit. Oh, you're failing way before the end? Hit pause, hit restart. You'd rather do the stages sequentially, like you're playing the arcade game? You can do that too. You'd rather challenge yourself at a particular discipline, like drifting, over the course of a whole stage, or just race against cars? There are four pretty sizable Flagman mission modes that offer that.
After a week of listening to GDC dev folk talk about expanding the emotional range of games and encouraging each other to speak to the human condition, OutRun 2006 actually makes you laugh. Not at them, because in a lot of ways they're right; because by simply making sure that absolutely everything in the game is designed to remove the usual restrictions on fun, Sumo's created something that practically transcends rivals like PGR3 and Burnout before you've even done anything. 2b1af7f3a8