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  • Publisher: Decane
  • Genre: Racing
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 35.2 MB
  • Version: 1.1
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: 4x4 Offroad Racing offers intense high speed race action with 7 simultaneous cars, jumps and crashes, 25+2 unlockable cars and 20 race tracks organized in 4 cups to master. The game takes place in a large and beautiful industrial park scenery with lots of options for epic jumps.

In 4x4 you race for virtual cash. Spend the earned cash to unlock more tracks and cars. You earn cash by winning the tracks, crashing into other cars, racing best lap times or by doing epic jumps and earn cash for the airtime! The 20 tracks are organized in 4 cups: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Win each cup to be able to unlock the next cup. When you unlocked and won all 4 cups you unlock the 2 bonus cars: A school bus and S.W.A.T. bus!

Beside the 2 bonus cars, the game offers 25 more cars: 10 pickup trucks, 10 offroad buggies and 5 heavy trucks. All cars have different engines, weights, steering and handling behaviors - so if can't master a track, just go and buy a different car with a different behavior. Take a light and speedy buggy to be quick or kick other cars out by crashing into them with a heavy truck!

There's 3 different steering methods offered to you:
- accelerometer based steering and virtual pedals for gas and brake/reverse.
- a 4 button control setup with virtual pedals and steering pads.
- PC-game like cursor keys.
Choose whatever steering matches best to you! You can even switch in-game the steering methods by tapping on the menu button in the top.

Oh, and did we mention that the game supports you with 4 awesome hard rock music tracks that will kick your adrenaline level up high? And not only that: 4x4 Offroad Racing has an additional free driving track which - once unlocked - let's you freely explore the whole industrial park. Of course we put in some ueber epic jump ramps so that you can earn extra cash in free driving to buy and unlock additional cars and tracks.

For an optimum steering experience 4x4 Offroad Racing supports the Fling analog joysticks for the iPad from TenOneDesign.com.

Enjoy 4x4 Offroad Racing, a kick-ass racing game with lots of action!
11-25-2010, 10:41 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 127
Good game. Really needs controls like real racing or even to slow the game down a bit. Everything moves so fast you are constantly overcorrecting when steering or after a crash. Well worth the money and is really fun but it is frustrating also. This game has lots of potential though.

11-26-2010, 03:21 AM
#3
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 114
Thanks. If I recall right, Real Racing had also multiple steering methods. Which method do wish to have in 4x4?
11-26-2010, 12:17 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 127
I liked the controls with the steering arrows on the bottom left and the gas and brake arrows on the bottom right. You did an awesome job on the game. The problem I see is with the controls you have is you almost have to steer or accelerate and brake. In your game tilt steering just can't be precise enough for its fast pace and you wind up overcorrecting a lot. I must say it's a really good game and well worth 2 dollars. Nobody should hesitate to pick it up and obviously you are active here and willing to accept feedback. Thank you and happy holidays.
11-26-2010, 01:34 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by bckrupps View Post
The problem I see is with the controls you have is you almost have to steer or accelerate and brake. In your game tilt steering just can't be precise enough for its fast pace and you wind up overcorrecting a lot.
Thanks for the kind words! I think the trick with tilt control midair is to not keep the fingers the whole time on the cursor keys, but to tip the keys to give only small steering commands. I agree it is quite hard at the beginning, but once you get used to it you fly easily through the air! :-)

But I'm open for any suggestions for the first update of the game!
11-27-2010, 05:59 PM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 819
Looks like a fun game and has cool looking cars and trucks. Great price Bought the game.

Any plans to make this a universal game?
11-28-2010, 05:16 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rad View Post
Any plans to make this a universal game?
I've tested that, but would work only on the iPhone 4 and only with less than 7 cars (because of less horse power on the iPhone 4). As it was not as much fun with less cars I dropped plans (for now) to release it for the iPhone.
11-29-2010, 01:22 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 127
My problems werent while performing stunts in the air but being able to slow down when turning and constantly overcorrecting with the tilt method. I would suggest the braking be a bit stronger and i figured the arrows would allow you to hold the ipad in a more natural position due to its intensity. Great game. Cant wait for the update. Im shocked there isnt more interest here as its a really good racing game.
11-29-2010, 02:11 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by bckrupps View Post
I would suggest the braking be a bit stronger and ...
Good point, will consider that!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bckrupps View Post
Im shocked there isnt more interest here as its a really good racing game.
Heh, yeah, same here. The game doesn't sell at all actually. Anyways, I had fun making it and 150 ppl liked the game at least a bit so far and bought it.
11-29-2010, 02:34 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: us of a
Posts: 2,824
Make that 151