Hardcore 4x4 2
When ASC released Hardcore 4x4 last year, it showed the potential of a four-wheel independent suspension, and how it can be used in a game to successfully emulate the off-road driving experience. This year they hope to retain that same raw, off-road feel while adding some flat-out speed and racing thrills to the mix.
Beefing up the vehicle lineup with seven trucks (all Chevys), each will be special in its own way. Players will have the chance to pump up their vehicles with nitro, engine, tire and suspension upgrades as they win more races. A variety of tracks (eight in ail) including New Orleans swamplands, the Grand Canyon and even an indoor stadium track will all be open for play. In response to players who thought wider courses would be nicer to race on, Hardcore 2 will have more spacious tracks as well as more diverse terrain (sporting such obstacles as sand dunes, swamps and the occasional broken-down truck). Also in response to the players' cries, a Two-player Mode has been added.
Look for the usual selection of weather options: rain, snow and night driving as well. Bad weather conditions are likely to cause extreme driving conditions, resulting in wrecks galore. Damaged trucks will run slower the more they are beaten up. thus adding serious variables for drivers to consider when battling for the win.
With so many driving games debuting in the upcoming months. TNN's Hardcore 4x4 2 will find itself hip-deep in racing-sim competition. With any luck, it could be rooted firmly in the lead of the pack when released this fall.
- MANUFACTURER - ASC Games
- THEME - Racing
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2