|OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast|
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Windows, Xbox|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, online multiplayer|
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is a racing game developed by Sumo Digital and published in 2006 by Sega AM2. It is the 9th title in the series. Outrun 2006 is a re-imagining of the first game in the series and has a new game engine and modern graphics. The game is split into two parts: a conversion of OutRun 2 SP (which itself includes the OutRun 2 levels) and “Coast 2 Coast”, which includes single-player races and challenges, and local network and internet multiplayer.
OutRun 2006 was released in Europe and North America on the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable in March–April 2006, but was delayed until June for PC. In Japan, OutRun 2006 has only seen a PlayStation 2 release, albeit retitled as OutRun 2 SP. Each version is subtly different to play to the strengths of its home system, which includes a link-up feature between the PS2 and PSP versions, a different mission set for the PSP and Xbox Live support on the Xbox.
The game featured an online mode for up to six players. As of May 13, 2009, the servers were offline for the PC, PS2 and PSP versions of the game. The Xbox Live servers went offline on April 15, 2010, due to the discontinuation of Xbox Live for Xbox.
Cars have varying classes ranging from Novice to Professional, with increased top speeds and diminished handling as the difficulty rises. New to the OutRun series is the addition of a separate “OutRun” class, which applies to every car and allows each car to have increased performance in all aspects; cosmetic changes including racing stripes and decals as well as completely renovated bodywork are also evident.
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast features 15 different cars, the most ever seen in any OutRun game. In addition to the ten vehicles from OutRun 2 SP, new models include the 550 Barchetta, F355 Spider, Superamerica, 328 GTS and the Ferrari F430. Some models cannot be unlocked on the PlayStation Portable or PlayStation 2 without the use of the cross-system connectivity feature inherent of the two systems (as a result of PSP connectivity being removed from the Japanese PS2 version, all PSP unlockables are included in the Japanese PS2 version from the start) or cheat codes.