4x4 Off-Road Racing (DOS)

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4x4 Off-Road Racing
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Platform: DOS
Year: 1988
Developer: Ogdon Micro Design, Inc., K-Byte
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.

This game was ported to many different systems, but the DOS version seems unbeatable. You invariably run out of gas, even when it consists of your entire inventory.


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The title screen.

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Where do you want to break down and become stranded?

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Visit the shops to customize your truck.

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Nothing but the best for my baby!

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The Michigan roads could really use a cleaning!

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Lots of problems and not enough parts to fix 'em!


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The game only features a lo-fi PC Speaker rendition of the original 4x4 Off-Road Racing Theme as well as Taps for when you crash.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 4x4 Off-Road Racing Theme UnknownUnknown 2:44
02 Taps Daniel ButterfieldUnknown 0:19


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


Game Rip

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This rip is missing songs.


No rip yet exists, the recording was made during game play.

Audio Devices


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(No source - Game doesn't have audio setup)


  USA.svg   USA
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Title: 4x4 Off-Road Racing
Platform: DOS
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Epyx, Inc.


4x4 Off-Road Racing
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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