Grab the wheel and hit the gas! Based on the #1 arcade game, Ivan "Ironman"
Stewart's Super Off-Road is an all-out dirt-grinding race. Watch out for the
mud holes, jumps and other obstacles on 8 different tracks and 16
configurations. Trade-in cash prizes for racetruck accessories at the Speed
Shop and improve your chances for victory. From match-offs to spin-outs,
Super Off-Road is as close to genuine short-course racing as you can get.
Player 1, the red car, uses Joystick Port 2.
[UP] - Accelerate
[DOWN] - Brake
[LEFT] - Left
[RIGHT] - Right
[FIRE] - Nitro
Player 2, the yellow car, uses Joystick Port 1.
[UP] - Accelerate
[DOWN] - Brake
[LEFT] - Left
[RIGHT] - Right
[FIRE] - Nitro
Player 3, the blue car, uses the keyboard.
[:] - Accelerate
[/] - Brake
[@] - Left
[UpArrow] - Right
[;] - Nitro
During play [RUN/STOP] pauses and [CLR/HOME] aborts a paused game.
STADIUM RACING - THE OFFROAD EXPERIENCE
Your aim is simple: to come out as the best offroad driver in a series of stadium-based
races. Four drivers, up to three of which can be played by the computer, compete over a
series of eight tracks - and each track is raced both clockwise and anticlockwise,
giving 16 race configurations.
MONEY, LAPS AND LIVES
At the start of a new season, competitors begin on equal terms - no-one has any money
in the bank, end everyone has three 'lives' on the form of Credits, which are worth
$200.000 dollars. Money can be collected during races: bags of dollars appear on the
track every so often; the first person to drive over a Bonus Bag collects the loot it
contains. Similarly, containers of Nitro Fuel materialise on the track from time to time -
collect them if you can - Nitros usually cost you $10.000 dollars each and can only be
purchased before a race starts. The Bonus Nitros you collect during a race can be used
immediately, if you want....
And prize money is also on offer, of course.
The moment one driver completes four laps, the current race ends and he is declared the winner.
The other three drivers are then automatically ranked according to their positions when the
Coming first in a race erans you $100.000, 2nd place is worth $90.000, while third
place adds $80.000 to your account. Even if your driving skills aren't that impressive,
you still collect $70.000 for coming fourth. Watch out for the computer-controlled cars -
each player who is beaten by one, loses a Credit.
Points are also awarded at the rate of one point for every $1.000 dollars you win while
racing, and are used on the High Score table at the end of a game to determine an overall
ranking for the season's competition.
Everyone starts the game with three lives. Being beaten by one of the computer-controlled
car costs you one of your lives.
After each race, the Awards Screen appears and the position of each competing driver
is shown, alongside readouts that show the cash won and the cash collected by picking
up Bonus Bags on the track.
If you lose a credit with a credit remaining, a counter starts ticking down and you can
opt to continue play by pressing fire before it reaches zero. If you allow the
'Continue Play?' conuter to reach zro, then you are retired from the current game and have to
leave the other drivers to chase victory.
SPENDING MONEY IN THE SPEED SHOP
The Speed Shop menu appears in between races and allows you to spend the cash you
have acculumulated on the track and by winning races. The display at the top shows how
many lives you have (shown as 'credits'), and how much cash you have amassed.
Five useful items are on offer in the Speed Shop, all of which improve the
performance of your vehicle. By glancing at the bar readouts in each panel, you can see
how many of each of the five accessories has already been fitted to your vehicle.
To go shopping, move the curosr over the panel that shows the accessory you want to buy
and press FIRE to make the purchase (if you try to buy an item you can't afford a credit
is automatically traded in for $200.000). When you've bought all you want, select the
Next Race panel to move onto the track
Nitro Fuel Units
$10,000 EACH. You can have up to 99 of these - providing you have collected lots of
cash or get really good at picking up the freebies during races. The lap counter panel
that is displayed during a race shoes how many Nitros each driver has in reserve.
During a race, pressing the FIRE button or Nitro key uses a Nitro Unit if you have one -
when you punch the Nitro in, you gain a short burst of amazing speed as the high-grade
fuel is burned off.
Use Nitros at the start of a race to get ahead of the pack, and
whenever you've got a bit of catching up to do!
$40,000 EACH. You can buy up to five grades of 'Tire'. The higher grade you have, the
better you vehicle's grip on the racetrack, the less likely you are to skid, and the
vehicle's turn rate is improved.
$60,000 EACH. Up to five types of shock absorbers can be fitted to your vehicle -
the more you have, the less bouncy the ride. The improved contact of your wheels with
the ground gives inproved acceleration and cornering.
$80,000 EACH. Be careful race-tuning, your vehicle can be made to accelerate up to its
top speed more quickly. You're limited to five Acceleration units - each one you buy
$100,000 EACH. This accessory boosts the top speed that your vehicle can reach without
the aid of Nitro boosters. When you have fitted five Top Speed accessories and five
Acceleration units, your truck can't travel faster without Nitros...
LEARN FROM IRONMAN
Keep an eye on the stock of Nitros you have in your vehicle - the race readout that appears
on screen shows how many laps each competitor has completed and how many Nitros thay have
Use your Nitros wisely - to get ahead of the pack at the start of a race, or to make up
for lost time. and buy plenty - by using Nitro boosts to best effect, it's possible to
triple your overall speed during a race.
Keep an eye out for the collectables - Bonus Bags stuffed with cash and Bonus Nitro
Containers. The quantity of cash in the bags and the number of Nitros in the containers
increases as a race progresses. If you're falling behind the field, it sometimes pays
dividends to go for pickups rather than for the best position at the end of a race.
Drive intelligently! The more skillful you are at avoiding the on-track obstacles like
ramps, mounds and watersplashes, the quickler you will be able to complete a lap.
Spend money! The number of dollars you earn or collect determines the number of points
you are awarded on the High Score Screen, nut there's no point in saving cash. Spend out
when you get the chance to visit The Speed Shop....
IVAN STEWART - AND WHY HE'S CALLED 'IRONMAN'
Ivan Stewart, a Californian off-road race specialist, began his career as a competitor in
off-road racing in 1971, piloting a Class 1 buggy. His career spans nearly 20 years, and
Stewart has been a major contributor to the evolution of the sport in America where he has
built up an impressive collection of wins.
What began as a hobby, rapidly grew into a profession as the sport of off-road racing
became more popular. In 1983, Stewart joined the Toyota Factory Team and has represented the
company ever since, driving an off-road truck in stadium short-course races as well as the
long-distance events in which competitors drive for 250 miles non-stop through the deserts
of Southwest USA and Mexico.
Ivan Stewart gained his nickname 'Ironman' as a result of competing in these marathon treks
through the desert. It takes a certain kind of driver to put up with the relentless pounding
that your body takes inside the cab of a truck racing through the desert - and a certain kind
of physique to withstand the discomfort of a 250-mile trek through hot and hostile terrain.
From the start of his career, Stewart's capacity for endurance was recognised by his fellow
competitors. Each time he won a Baja 500 or Baja 1000 race, held in the heat of Mexico,
Stewart received an 'Ironman' award. Mickey Thompson, the man behind the Off-Road
Championship Grand Prix Series began referring to Ivan Stewart as 'The Ironman of Off-Road
Racing' after he picked up the Drivers' Points Championship in two successive years.
While the tag has been shortened a bit, the title 'Ironman' has stuck. Today, Ivan
'Ironman' Stewart is a well-known sporting personality in America - known not just for his
wins, but for his association with the sport and the Toyota factory team.
And after a 20-year career behind the wheel, Ironman is still pushing back the boundaries
of off-road achievement. Last year, he secured an overall win in the Mint 400 race in
Las Vegas - the first time in the 22-year history of the event that a pickup truck
captured the award.
Little wonder then, that the American arcade specialists Leland sought Ironman's assistance
and endorsement when they set out to produce a game that captured the thrills of
off-road racing. And now you can enjoy Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off-Road on your
But will you end up deserving the accolade: 'Ironman' ?