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4x4 Off-Road Racing

MobyRank MobyScore
MSX
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...
Amstrad CPC
...
2.4
Commodore 64
46
2.6

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 4 2.2
Amstrad CPC 2 2.4
Atari ST 1 4.0
Commodore 64 4 2.6
DOS 10 2.6
MSX 1 4.0
ZX Spectrum 3 2.3
Combined MobyScore 25 2.6


The Press Says

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60
Commodore 64Commodore User
4 x 4 is a competent game with average graphics and a reasonably good racing section. But it's simply not varied enough and it gives me the annoying impression that they couldn't be bothered to make it into something special.
56
DOSThe Games Machine (UK)
Good use is made of the EGA card (Hercules monochrome and Tandy 1000 are also supported), though more variety than the liberally used blues and reds would have been a greater improvement. The screen update, at maximum speed, is only marginally faster than that of the C64 yet the game is undoubtedly more fun on with 16-bits. Racing games are in short supply for the business-orientated PC and 4x4 Road Racing is worthy of attention for those interested in such a game.
56
Commodore 64Zzap!
A technically compotent racing sim spoilt by incredibly laborious gameplay and a total lack of variety.
47
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
I'm a big fan of 4x4s, and would rather play a good game around them than, for example, the awful Roadblasters.
42
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
The perspective is unconvincing and the sprites poor, with the only real graphical feature being the tri-layered parallax scrolling background. There are some elements of strategy involved, but for the main part it's simply accelerator to the floor and eyes on the tedious race track.
41
Commodore 64Zzap!
As in Buggy Boy you can go up onto two wheels and roll, but make no mistake, this is a poor imitation. You hardly see a rival racer, the 3-D's unconvincing and the courses all look much the same. About as much fun as being stuck in the mud.
30
Commodore 64Power Play
"4x4" ist eine etwas unglückliche Mischung. Das Programm erinnert an "Buggy Boy", hat aber schlechtere Grafik und die Rennen dauern länger, ohne deshalb spannender zu werden. Ganz im Gegenteil: Man tuckert etwas lustlos durchs Land und weicht Hindernissen aus. Ein paar Pluspunkte gibt's auch: Einige Computergegner machen einem das Überholen schön schwer (Quietsch, Hup, Ausbrems...). Die Wahl von Auto und Ausrüstung lockert anfangs das Spielgeschehen auf. Bald hat man aber seine optimale Kombination für jede Strecke herausgefunden und dieser Teil des Programms wird dann zur Routine. Und die Rumfahrerei bringt's auch nicht, weil sie zu langweilig ist. Einsteiger, die ein unkompliziertes Rennspiel suchen, werden mit "4x4" noch am ehesten glücklich.