"Runabout is a series of destruction-themed driving games developed by Climax Entertainment. Games in this series have been released on PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Dreamcast and Nintendo 3DS. Runabout's main missions consist of the player driving from point A to point B in order to pick up or deliver an item. Earlier games had more than one map from which to choose, whereas the later ones utilized one city map modeled after an actual location. Those cities are: San Francisco in Super Runabout (Dreamcast) and New York in Runabout 3 Neo Age (PlayStation 2). Players start off with just a few vehicles. When players complete a mission, destroy as much as they can, or drive without damaging anything, they are rewarded with a new vehicle. In the newer games players are also rewarded with paint jobs and special abilities for each individual vehicle.
Although made in Japan, all games in the series featured mostly English text and dialogue regardless of the region to which they pertained.
Common vehicles to all games are a pickup truck, NSR (Honda NSX), F1 car, tank and various novelty vehicles such as the RCC."
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