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A diverse arcade racing game with 16 different vehicles (not just cars, but also boats, trucks, spacecraft, and helicopters) to race. There are 24 circuits across 7 distinct terrains such as dirt, inner city and a futuristic sci-fi setting. Multiplayer games can be split-screen, modem or network based. In addition to a yoof-style soundtrack, audio commentary is on offer. The appearance of your vehicle can be customised, and the action viewed from multiple camera angles.


Big Red Racing DOS 3rd-person view of boat racing
Big Red Racing DOS Main Menu
Big Red Racing DOS Choose your course
Big Red Racing DOS Big rigs vs. monster trucks

Promo Images

Big Red Racing Screenshot
Big Red Racing Screenshot
Big Red Racing Other In-game car model
Big Red Racing Other In-game car model

Alternate Titles

  • "Big Red Racing: Una auténtica demencia para hasta 6 jugadores !" -- Spanish tag-lined title
  • "Big Red Racing: Off-Road Mayhem for up to SIX players !" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Truly bizarre and not so great. Windows Tomer Gabel (4634)
Great for playing multiplayer online. A favorite back in the days ;o) Windows Toastt (3)

Critic Reviews

FZ Windows Dec 09, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Multimedia & Entertainment DOS Apr 18, 1996 89 out of 100 89
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Aug 15, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Online Gaming Review (OGR) DOS Apr 19, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 78 out of 100 78
The Retro Spirit DOS Dec 24, 2012 4.5 out of 6 75
GameSpot DOS Jun 27, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 69 out of 100 69
PC Action (Germany) Windows Mar, 1996 55 out of 100 55
PC Action (Germany) DOS Mar, 1996 55 out of 100 55


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The CD soundtrack is completely missing from the re-packaged version currently being sold for $9 by Sonoma MultiMedia.

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