Road Riot 4WD

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European arcade flyer
Developer(s)Atari Games (Arcade), Equilibrium (SNES)
Atari Games
Super NES:
Producer(s)Howard Phillips (SNES)
Artist(s)Jim Wiebmer
Wilfredo Aguilar
Jody Sather
Composer(s)Don Diekneite (Arcade)
Ed Bogas
Gary Clayton
Platform(s)Arcade, Atari Falcon030, Atari Lynx, Super NES
Super NES:
  • NA: November 1992
  • EU: 1992

Road Riot 4WD is an arcade racing game developed by Atari Games and originally released in 1991. In the game, players control weapon-equipped dune buggies and attempt to win races around the globe. A port of the game was released for the Super NES. Versions of the game for the Atari Lynx and Sega Genesis were developed, but never released.[1] A sequel entitled Road Riot's Revenge was also in development and cabinets for the game were made, but the sequel never entered mass production.[2]


Players control four-wheel drive dune buggies equipped with weapons. After conquering the basic track, players will have to navigate through 11 additional tracks in order to win the championship. The locations are Saudi Arabia, Iowa, Africa, Swiss Alps, Baja Mexico, Antarctica, Ohio, Las Vegas, New Jersey, California and Australia. A player has to beat three vehicles in order to win the race. An infinite number of missiles is used to knock opponents out of the way. Crashing into certain obstacles will allow the player to collect extra points.[3] The game is playable by up to two players, with a dual sit-down cabinet setup in the arcade or the always-on split screen of the SNES game.