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Stunts (4D Sports Driving outside of US) is a 3D car racing simulation that puts emphasis on the on racing on stunt tracks. The game contains a variety of cars, courses and opponents to choose from (who represent a difficulty level). The game provides unusual stunt objects including loops, corkscrews and jumps. Race tracks contain three types of surfaces: paved road, gravel road and ice. Each of them offer different grip and traction. There is also grass and water that surround roads. The former slows down the car and the latter is lethal and the car instantly crashes. It is possible to watch races in instant replay from different camera angles. A track editor is included as well.
- 4Dドライビング - Japanese spelling
- Automobile: Audi Quattro
- Automobile: Chevrolet Corvette
- Automobile: Honda NSX
- Automobile: Lamborghini Countach
- Automobile: Lamborghini LM002
- Automobile: Lancia Delta
- Automobile: Porsche 911
- Automobile: Porsche 962
- Distinctive Software 4D series
- Gameplay feature: Recordable replays
- Games that include map/level editor
- Games with manual lookup copy protection
- Genre: Stunt racing
Credits (DOS version)
Average score: 76% (based on 26 ratings)
Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 127 ratings with 12 reviews)
Horrible controls, bad graphics (even for the time), lackluster music and sound effects and after a while you get the desire to hit the screen with your dad's hammer.
The Bottom Line
Just an old-fashioned crappy car sim.
DOS · by Tomer Gabel (4539) · 1999
Stunt represented a new advance in racing games. It has a lot of cars to choose from, different types of adversaries and, the best of all, an excellent track editor. In the times of the BBS's, before the Internet, it was very common to download and exchange tracks for this game. The editor was very easy to understand, too. It would be interesting to see a Windows 9x/NT version of this game, with improved graphics, and obviously, with the track editor.
The enemies seem to drive very perfect, even the easier ones. This is a thing that happens in almost every driving game. They tend to drive in turns very perfect.
The Bottom Line
An innovative game, that I would like to see in a newer version.
DOS · by Emepol (212) · 2002
The track editor extended the life of the game. Got the top score in all the tracks? Bulid a new one! This was half the fun, though; Stunts was a buggy game, and you could build a track that, when properly exploited, would unleash some bizarre racing behavior. I've made a massive jump, crashed into something, and flown almost a mile high into the air.
Like all DSI games, control was digital, even if you were using an analog joystick. (I go into why this is a really, really bad thing in my review for Test Drive.)
Sometimes the bugs in the game bit you in the ass when you were playing normally. They didn't seem so funny then.
There's no multiplayer support. This wasn't common for 1990, but Stunt Driver had it, and Stunts didn't.
The Bottom Line
Yes, it's a cheesy game and hardly realistic, but it's still fun to play. So fun, in fact, that there are still several Stunts fan pages around today.
DOS · by Trixter (8946) · 1999
Okay, try this in real life: Drive real fast down a long, straight road, then do a huge jump, get airborne, and then (while in the air) slam on the brakes to slow down in time to make it around that nasty corner. Is it going to work? Nope, but it works in Stunts! ;-) Of course, this just makes the game more fun! :-)
Related Sites +
IGCD Internet Game Cars Database
Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.
Luke's 4D Sports Homepage
From the author: "I set up this site because a like the game and I wanted to provide the fans of 4D Sports Driving with a place to share their knowledge, thoughts, and achievements. Later I found out that there already is quite a bunch of websites doing exactly that but well, here's another one. " It's actually a very comprehensive site.
Stunts 1.1 and 4D Sports Driving - A Comparison of Driving Speed
Alan Robinson's excellent comparison between all four versions of the game.
Stunts Racetracks and Links
A site with custom tracks for Stunts, and lots of links to Stunts web pages.
The Stunts Webring
A web ring for the Stunts game - links galore.
The Swedish Stunts Team
Swedish site dedicated to Stunts.
Fansite with an active community, competition events every months, new tracks, tips & tricks, new cars, replay uploads, rankings. statistics and other information on the game
- MobyGames ID: 329
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Game added by Andy Voss.
Game added October 26th, 1999. Last modified August 14th, 2023.