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4x4 Off-Road Racing

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
2.4
ZX Spectrum
...
2.3
Commodore 64
44
2.6
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Description

As well as recreating off road racing, this game has considerable capability to upgrade your vehicle. There are four choices of vehicle on offer, each of which has its own weight/top-speed/build strength and so on, and thus is suited to different circuits. You can also buy upgrades and repairs, including carrying some spares.

There are four completely different types of course, each taking place on a different surface - Mud, Ice, Desert and Mountains. Each of these is littered with hazards, which can either be painstakingly avoided, or driven through (with the resultant risk of damage).

Screenshots

4x4 Off-Road Racing MSX The garage
4x4 Off-Road Racing Amiga Stopped by the side of the road.
4x4 Off-Road Racing ZX Spectrum Truck selection
4x4 Off-Road Racing MSX That's a very high jump.

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1988 8 out of 12 67
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 6 out of 10 60
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Nov, 1988 56 out of 100 56
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 56 out of 100 56
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 47 out of 100 47
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 42 out of 100 42
Zzap! Commodore 64 Oct, 1992 41 out of 100 41
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 3 out of 10 30
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

EGA Release

The EGA release of this is very hard to find, since it was apparently only sold in Europe.
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