- Manufacturer: Telegames
- Machine: Lynx
- Theme: Driving
- Release: 1994
- No. of Levels: 32
Super Off-Road was one of the best games in the arcade and on the Super NES. In fact I've enjoyed this game on every format it's been on, except this one. Why is it so choppy? I mean, the Lynx is an excellent system, but this doesn't impress me at all. The controls need work, especially when you press the control pad while your car is flashing. It's too bad. I was really looking forward to this title. Not very good at all.
What happened here? While the game has decent graphics and most of the features from the arcade, the game plays so poorly and the movement of the trucks is incredibly choppy. The power-up items for the trucks are cool but you really don't notice their effects, except for the nitros. If you're just dying for a new Lynx game and there's nothing else out there, this one is OK but don't expect anything super.
There isn't a whole lot to say about SOR. The only thing that comes to mind is how badly it suffers from poor game play. It's so riddled with choppy scrolling and animation that it hampers your ability to control steering. Using the nitros only makes it worse. And once you fail to place in the first race, it's hard to be competitive since you didn't earn any prize money to upgrade your truck. It's for hardcore fans.
For a racing game, Super Off-Road really disappoints. I was never a fan of the other versions of this one, but I found the perspective disorienting and the game play unresponsive. I was also annoyed by the blurring of the graphics - it was hard to see what was coming and exactly which vehicle was mine. The Lynx system can surely do better than this! These racers on portables never really worked.
Other games by
Super Offroad DownloadsSuper Offroad download
The popular arcade game has found its way to the Genesis. Get ready for rough off road action as you take on three other racers through 8 of the most grueling tracks in the world. Collect money and nitro power during the race to improve your performance. In between rounds you can buy engines, tires and other enhancements to create an edge over the opponents (computer or human) and race to victory!
This game takes on a special feel when it's played by two, but on its own it has its own set of strengths and weaknesses. While the tracks are all drawn nicely, the cars are exceptionally small and hard to control in certain areas. The game also becomes unplayable after your first loss since no new parts can be bought.
All-in-all an excellent version of the arcade game. This version is easy to control, fun to play and challenging to boot! Perhaps too challenging though as once you lose it is nearly impossible to come back. Still, as a two person game the cart is great and lots of fun as the competition can get nasty even between friends.
This is a hard game to bring to a home system. The graphics are tiny and the music is annoying. The game play is almost uncontrollable and the opposing cars pull some real cheap stunts. I like the coin-op version of the game but his cart is lacking in too many areas to be called a good translation. Healthy video babes.
Super Off Road was a lot of fun for me. I used to spend hours in the arcade playing the coin-op version, but the same feel was not present here. Though the steering wheel is non-existent, the control was choppy. My main complaint is that it could have been so much better on the Genesis.