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Old 04-16-2011, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Super Off Road Review

Just a note here: Sorry it's been ages since I have written my reviews here. Guess it slipped my mind and I have been embarrassed over my stupid behavior way back when. I've been over that for ages now, but now I have several unreleased reviews dating back to 2009 if you can believe that, that I plan to release. That being said, you remember how opinionated I could be back then and how my grammar was... Just take that into account please when reading these older reviews

I give you my Super Off-road Review from December 2009!


Super Off Road
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Developer: The Leland Corporation
Publisher: Virgin Games
Players: 1-4 (Depending on versions)
Platforms Reviewed: NES, SNES, Genesis




Hit the roadÖ or shall I say, off road?

Super Off Road; some may remember it in the arcades as that machine with the 3 steering wheels, or maybe on your NES, SNES, Genesis and many more other consoles. Super Off Road was released on literally everything back then, and why not? I admire a company with the smarts to release their game on every console out there. They are just awesome!
Now, with Super Off Road, you are playing a racing game, but this isnít your usual racing experience. Instead of being in the car or having the camera behind your car, you are looking at the entire freaking race track. Your car is a tiny speck on the screen with all the other cars. Now, you may be thinking; ďHow is that fun?Ē Well, I suppose it doesnít sound fun, or appealing, but if you are thinking that, slap yourself in the face. It is tremendously fun. Why? Let me tell you.

I, myself, have played the Arcade version, the NES version, the SNES version and the Genesis version. I have to say, while they are all similar and great, the Genesis version takes the cake. First off, the NES version features only a limited amount of the tracks, after all. The NES version was ported directly from the original arcade version. They remade the game with 8 extra tracks, for the arcade, called the Super Off Road: Track Pack. This version is what we got on the SNES & Genesis. The only thing the NES version held over the SNES & Genesis versions was that it had a 4 player mode. Other Off Road games were made for the consoles on SNES and NES which I have not played. A final sequel was also made on the N64 in your traditional racing style called Off Road Challenge, this one I have played.


One thing that is particularly enjoyable in these games is the intricate & immense landscapes that you race in, it is so fun. They crammed so many pools of water and tiny, tiny hills into this game, that it is just amazing. You get far enough into the game and all the cars are just flying up and down randomly and skidding everywhere. Itís total carnage at its 16/8 bit best!

The game isnít hard either. The only complaint that I share about that is the fact that if you lose in the first few races; it will be very hard to win again. It really isnít bad, you have to place dead last about 10 times before you are finally given a continue screen. Come that point, you are given a final chance to place at least third or you are out of here! So, you can pretty much play as long as you want, through all of the tracks. There is a typical system used here, seen in many of the arcade style racing games at the time, and that is the buy mode. You are allowed to buy nitro, tires, wheels, engines and more. This is what can kind of screw you over in the start if you donít win, you donít get cash, the other cars upgrade. You donít, do the math.


Now the sound is pretty great, catchy. What else is there to say? The music blends well with the game on the SNES & Genesis versions... on the NES... not so much.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've played the Arcade version. It had a good concept for awhile but never caught on
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Super Off Road Review

How do you mean? You mean the genre? There was quite a few others like this is all I'm saying. Even a game like this was released on Wiiware to honour this game if I remember right.

Either way, I liked this game.
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I'm referring to the way they set it up with three wheels on one machine
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Re: Super Off Road Review

I'm going to be honest and say I didn' read the review because I already know this is one of the greatest racing games ever I played this non stop in my youth.
and yes there were many similar games
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I remember the three steering wheels at the Peter Piper Pizza I would go to. SUPER OFF ROAD FUN! Nice review.
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I used to love this game but I suck at it.
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I'm not incredible either, but their has been one or two occasions where its been completely easy for some reason. I think it depends on the money, if you lose a lot early on, then your car will be worse and you'll fail more and more, and vice versa if you win.
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I'm just better from a first person perspective.
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well, yeah. That is how 90% of racing games are made, or third person. usually both.
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It's actually the first racing game i played as a kid
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