Rock ‘N Racing Off Road DX will be launched for the Xbox One on October 16th, 2015, with a 20% discount for the first 10 days. That brings the normal U.S price down from $7.99 to $6.39, and the European price from €7.99 to €6.39. The game doesn’t seem to have changed much since it was released on the Wii U back in January 2015.
If it looks familiar to gamers of a certain age, it’s probably because it’s obviously ‘inspired’ by the classic Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s Super Off Road. Rather than the near namesake Rock N Roll Racing. Unlike Leland Corporation’s original 1989 arcade game, Rock ‘N Racing does allow for up to 8 players to compete online, as well as featuring arcade and time trial modes.
You could go back even further to Gran Trak and Sprint 2 for the original top-down racing games, both of which were produced by Atari. For bonus trivia points, Sprint 2 wasn’t actually a sequel – Sprint 1 and 2 referred to the number of players – Sprint 2 had two sets of wheels and pedals.
The response to the Wii version was rather lukewarm, so we’ll have to see whether EnjoyUp Games have made any tweaks under the bonnet to get closer to the Ironman level.
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