Super Off Road (SNES)

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Super Off Road
Super Off Road - SNES - USA.jpg
Platform: SNES
Year: 1991
Developer: Software Creations
This is for the SNES version. For other versions, see Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road.

Super Off Road is one of the many 16-bit adaptations of the arcade game Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road. However, the game does not feature his endorsement and instead features Toyota trucks. The SNES version, like the Genesis version, was developed by England-based Software Creations, and produced by only a handful of staff members.

The game takes place in a bird's-eye view, with the entire track being visible on a single screen. The goal is to finish all of your laps first while competing against four other racers. You can buy upgrades for your car for each race such as the amount of nitros, top speed, and other upgrades to help your performance in each race. On the track, random money bags and nitros will appear that you can collect.


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The title screen.

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Entering a name.

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Choosing powerups for a race.

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The first race, Fandango.

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Finishing first in the race.

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The winner's circle.


Super Off Road is the first SNES game to feature a soundtrack by the Follin brothers, so the listener can already expect a very good quality soundtrack. Most of the songs are original, but a couple of them appear to be based on the original arcade version by Sam Powell. The song Set Up features the "I Love What You Do For Me" jingle from the Toyota commercials from the 90's, but it is unknown who wrote the jingle. As it was the first Software Creations SNES game, it was the first to use their sound driver by Mike Webb. This may explain why the music is tuned approximately a ¼ step sharp.

The Genesis version, despite being developed by the same company, does not feature the Follins' score, and instead used the soundtrack from the arcade version, and was ported by Tony Williams.

Before he deactivated his Facebook page, Tim said that he only wrote the title music and Geoff Follin did the rest. According to Tim, the title music is based on a Guns 'N' Roses song.

The game appears to use the samples provided by Sony which in turn were provided to Nintendo. Among these samples is the infamous Slap Bass patch from the Korg M1, famous for its use in the Seinfeld Theme, and can be heard in Set Up and Game Over. Some of the other patches from Sony include the xylophone and Moog bass patches.

According to Tim Follin and other composers who used the same driver, the music was written in assembly language using hexadecimal numbers to define note pitch, length, and all other effects.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Demo Tim FollinTim Follin 2:16
02 Name Screen Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 1:38
03 Set Up Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 2:06
04 Fandango Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 2:00
05 Huevos Grande Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 1:42
06 Sidewinder Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 1:45
07 Big Dukes Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 1:52
08 Redoubt-about Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 1:38
09 Huevos Grande Rewind Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 1:24
10 Sidewinder Rewind Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 2:11
11 Blaster Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 2:08
12 Goal Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 0:05
13 Celebration Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 0:09
14 Game Over Geoff FollinGeoff Follin 0:05


(Sources: USA, Japan, Europe)

The credits can be accessed by waiting at the title screen. They are the same in each version, with the only difference being the publisher. The sound driver programmer, Mike Webb, is also listed in the credits as a programmer.

Game Rip




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This rip is missing songs.


Audio Devices

The game uses the S-SMP of the SNES. It uses Mike Webb's sound driver.


  USA.svg   USA
Super Off Road - SNES - USA.jpg
Title: Super Off Road
Platform: SNES
Released: 1991-12-??
Publisher: Tradewest
  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: スーパーオフロード (Super Off Road)
Platform: SFC
Released: 1992-07-03
Publisher: Pack-In-Video Co., Ltd.
  Germany.svg   Germany
Super Off Road - SNES - Germany.jpg
Title: Super Off Road
Platform: SNES
Released: 1993-06-24
Publisher: Tradewest