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Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road (SNES)

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Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 3.1


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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Graphics and sound are both supercool and somebody has gone to an awful lot of trouble to get the arcade feel of the game just right, but the 'can't catch up' syndrome is a real playability downer and it's the one reason we have to mark Super Off Road as another one of those potentially brilliant Super NES games which lets down it's own tyres on the very last lap. Great fun, but it could of been untouchable.
83
Joystick (French)
Peut-être un tantinet lassant à long terme, Super Off Road est un jeu plaisant, bourré de bonnes idées.
83
The Video Game Critic
Minor additions include a flag-waving man at the starting/finish line, and bails of hay scattered throughout certain courses (which are slightly annoying). The gameplay consists of four tiny cars racing around a series of dirt tracks a single screen in size. The courses are loaded with bumps, ramps, and rolling hills, making for a wild ride. The cars move fast and the physics is just bizarre! The controls boil down to accelerating and steering, although you also have a limited number of "nitros" that provide turbo boosts. The top three finishers in each race are awarded prize money, and between contests you can use your money to soup up your car. That gray CPU-controlled car is incredibly good, and nearly impossible to beat. I really wish the game was more customizable, and where's the four-player mode?? It could have been better, but Super Off Road is simple and fun in an old-school way.
71
Power Play
Wirkt das Spielprinzip (Marke: Spielhalle '88) auch schon etwas angestaubt und nicht gerade progressiv umgesetzt, bleibt der Spaß bei "Super Off Road" trotzdem nicht gänzlich auf der Strecke. Obwohl ich persönlich dem Automatenklassiker ein paar neue Features gewünscht hätte, vergeht - besonders im Zwei-Spieler-Modus und mit einer unbegrenzten Anzahl von Continues - ein Nachmittag am Joypad wie im Flug. Immerhin ist die Super-Famicom-Version die beste von allen: Der rockige Soundtrack, die frischen Kurse und die blendende Spielbarkeit sprechen für das unkomplizierte Rennspektakel. Profis haben's allerdings nach ein paar Tagen durch.
60
Total! (Germany)
Hauptmanko des Spiels ist und bleibt auch in dieser Version der Dauerspaß. Auch mit 19 Strecken bleibt Super Off Road ein reines Im-Kreis-Fahren ohne allzuviel Abwechslung. Empfehlenswert ist es deshalb auf Dauer auch nur im Zweispieler-Modus. Enttäuschend in diesem Zusammenhang ist sicherlich, daß der Mehrspieler-Adapter für das SNES nicht unterstützt wird – gerade Super Off Road hätte sich für heiße Drei- bis Vierspieler-Schlachten angeboten und so noch wesentlich mehr Spaß gemacht. Sei's drum, Spaß macht's allemal.
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N-Force
As a two-player head-to-head it's great, but in one-player mode it's sadly limited. As coin-op conversions go, it's first class, true to the original, looks brilliant, sounds awesome and plays like a dream but gets tiresome very quickly. Recommended only for serious Off-Road fans.
50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
You're not going to jump out of a flatbed for Super Off-Road, but it's a good arcade translation that should provide some good two-player competition.
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Nintendo Magasinet (Denmark)
Super Off Road er meget skægt i starten, men efter at have spillet det i en times tid, bliver det lidt kedeligt.
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16bit
Penso seriamente che un gioco del genere avrebbe fatto più strada sulle console 8 bit che su Snes. Vale la pena scaricare questa rom? No. C'è di meglio, di più innovativo, di più divertente e anche di più immediato.