4x4 Off-Road Racing
Copyright/Publisher: Epyx, Programmed By: Paul Nickels, Joe Simko, Ed Schoenberg, Steve Thomas & K-Byte, Designed By: Ogdon Micro Design Inc., Artwork: Paul Vernon, Theme: Paul Jaquays, Release Year: 1988, Genre: Racing Sports, Number Of Players: 1

The title sounds exciting, and this one gets off to a good start with the usual superlative Epyx presentation.

Best of all is the custom shop, where you buy spare parts and tyres to suit whichever of the four courses (two desert, one muddy and one icy) is selected.

Engine parts are damafed during the rough racing, as you negotiate obstacles and even rivers.

Stopping at checkpoints enables repairs and refuelling, but wastes precious time.

As in Buggy Boy you can go up onto two wheels and roll, but make no mistake, this is a poor imitation.

You hardly ever see a rival racer, the 3-D's unconvincing and the courses all look much the same.

About as much fun as being stuck in the mud.