4x4 Off-Road Racing (C64)

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4x4 Off-Road Racing
4x4 Off-Road Racing - C64 - USA.jpg
Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1987
Developer: Ogdon Micro Design, Inc.
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series, see 4x4 Off-Road Racing.

4x4 Off-Road Racing is an off-road truck racing game. You choose in which track you want to race, like a Death Valley desert, Georgia mud, or Michigan in the winter. Depending on the race location you'll want to pick different 4x4s, and customize them with various options like a camper for more cargo space, a bigger gas tanks, and a winch for getting out of muddy pits. Next, you choose between the various tires, spare parts, and fluids to take with you.

Once you've finished customizing your truck, the race begins. The roads are highly hazardous and littered with dangerous obstacles like logs, boulders, and cow skulls that will damage your truck and send it flying comically through the air. As you speed through the race you'll pass other drivers before finally reaching the end.

The Commodore 64 version was the original release of the game.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Choosing which trail to race.

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Buying stuff at the Auto Mart.

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My fully decked-out 4x4.

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The green flag signals the start of the Michigan trail.

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Flipping over a boulder in the road!

Music

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The game begins with the 4x4 Off-Road Racing Theme which features a sturdy bass line, a synth melody, and the occasional whistle. This is the original version of the song which was ported to various other platforms. If you smash your truck into a large obstacle, it will explode and you'll hear a basic version of Taps.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 4x4 Off-Road Racing Theme UnknownUnknown 2:54
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02 Taps Daniel ButterfieldUnknown 0:52
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Credits

The credits list Paul Jaquays as "Theme," but Jaquays has explained that the credit should have read "Co-designer."

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Audio Devices

The game music plays on the Commodore's built-in 6581 chip.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
4x4 Off-Road Racing - C64 - USA.jpg
Title: 4x4 Off-Road Racing
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1987-??-??
Publisher: Epyx, Inc.
  Canada.svg   Canada
4x4 Off-Road Racing - C64 - USA.jpg
Title: 4x4 Off-Road Racing
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1987-??-??
Publisher: Epyx, Inc.
  UK.svg   UK
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Title: 4x4 Off-Road Racing
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Epyx, Inc., U.S. Gold Ltd
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: 4x4 Off-Road Racing
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Kixx
  Italy.svg   Italy
4x4 Off-Road Racing - C64 - Europe.jpg
Title: 4x4 Off-Road Racing
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Kixx

Links


4x4 Off-Road Racing
4x4 Off-Road Racing Platform - C64.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - AST.png
4x4 Off-Road Racing (Slim) Platform - CPC.png • Platform - MSX.png • Platform - ZXS.png
Notable Songs 4x4 Off-Road Racing Theme • Taps
Notable Companies Ogdon Micro Design • Epyx • U.S. Gold