Screamer 4x4

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Screamer 4x4
Developer(s) Clever's Development
Publisher(s)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release
  • EU: December 22, 2000
  • NA: December 3, 2001
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Screamer 4x4 is a 4x4 off-road game, designed by Hungarian-based Clever's Interactive. It makes use of graphics hardware acceleration, allowing to choose between Glide, Direct3D and OpenGL renderers.

Gameplay[edit]

Unlike nearly all other off-roading games, the emphasis is not on racing but on passing through checkpoints laid out at specific points in such a way that the player is forced to navigate difficult terrain. Other modes are available as well, such as Pathfinder, which gives only a handful of checkpoints spread out over the terrain and leaves it up to the player to decide how to reach each one (although each must still be passed in a predetermined order). Penalties are given in all modes for hitting checkpoint markers and for using the recovery service to flip an overturned vehicle, and you are immediately disqualified for hitting any bystanders.

The game contains details such as car damage due to accidents and rough driving, varying weather conditions, and unlockable upgrades for the vehicles in the form of engines, tires and differentials. There are a few different areas to drive on, although all but the first two must be unlocked through the career mode. Unfortunately, the only variations in the maps are from the geography and the textures used, as there is no difference in handling from one surface to another.

The list of cars featured in the game include, in order of unlocking: Land Rover Defender, Jeep CJ7, Toyota LandCruiser, Jeep Cherokee, Mercedes G, Jeep Wrangler, Mitsubishi, Pajero/Shogun, Mercedes Unimog, Toyota Hilux Pickup (monster truck), and the RÁBA H18.

Legacy[edit]

After end of support the community took over and produced Unofficial patches that fixes OpenGL rendering[1] or enables vertex-damage in all cars.[2]

Reception[edit]

The game was received by gaming news websites and magazines positive to mixed,[3][4] Metacritic aggregated 77/100.[5]

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