Outrun on Amiga is a joke, as indeed were many of the arcade conversions for Amiga. I can't help but be a bit dissapointed with the sms version though, as I played Outrun Europa before it, and Outrun is pretty basic looking in comparison. Outrun 2 on xbox is the game I always wanted Outrun to be, looks stunning, perfect renditions of the classic tracks, and has the added bonus of drifting which really adds a whole extra dimension to the gameplay. My preferred way of playing Outrun on sms is the Japanese version with its FM tracks, 60hz speed and playing with the paddle controller - the handle controller might be even better, but I don't have one to try it with.
Wow! I never knew they made a paddle controller for this system. Damn! Now I want one and I'm sure they're probably impossible to find and if you do you need to take a second mortgage out to afford it, right?