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Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off-Road Track-Pak


Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off-Road (c) 04/1989 Leland.


High speed truck racing where players compete on eight different arena-style off road tracks. Race through eight different and extremely challenging tracks. Use your cash winnings to buy nitros, tires, shocks, acceleration and top speed to give you the ultimate racing truck. During each race pick up bags of money to add to your total race winnings.


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : (2x) Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)

Sound CPU : I80186 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.666666 Mhz), Custom (@ 1.666666 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1024


Players : 3

Control : dial

Buttons : 1


- TRIVIA -


Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off-Road is the first arcade game to feature Dynamic Play Adjustment (DPA), the cpu would change the speed and skill of the grey car (supposedly Mr. Stewart himself) in relation to your performance in the game, in order to ensure high earnings and close contests.


Ivan Stewart is a legend in Off-Road racing. He gained his nickname 'Ironman' as a result of competing in many marathon treks through the desert. Each time he won a Baja 500 or Baja 1000 race, held in the heat of Mexico, Stewart received an 'Ironman' award. Mickey Thompson, the man behind the Off-Road Championship Grand Prix Series began referring to Ivan Stewart as 'The Ironman of Off-Road Racing' after he picked up the Drivers' Points Championship in two successive years. While the tag has been shortened a bit, the title 'Ironman' has stuck.


An upgrade kit for this game exists and is called 'The Track-Pack' (see Updates section for more info).


- UPDATES -


* The Track Pack : This upgrade contains eight brand-new tracks which are : Shortcut, Cutt-off Pass, Pig Bog, Rio Trio, Leapin' Lizards, Redoubt About, Boulder Hill and Volcano Valley.


- STAFF -


Direction : John Rowe, Medo Moreno, Dan Viescas

Technical advisor : Ivan Stewart

Concept / Team leader : John Morgan

Software : John Morgan, Earl Stratton, Hartono Tjitro

Graphics : Steve High, Kevin Lydy, Dok Whitson, Jerry Huber

Music : Sam Powell

Sound : Mike Enright, Michelle Simon

Hardware : Eric Henderson, Dennis Sable, Dave Scott


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Nintendo Famicom (1989)

Sega Game Gear (1992)

Nintendo Super Famicom (1992, "Super Off Road")

Nintendo Game Boy (1992, "Super Off Road")

Atari Lynx (1996)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Midway Arcade Treasures 3")

Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Midway Arcade Treasures 3")

Nintendo GameCube (2005, "Midway Arcade Treasures 3")


* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)

Amstrad CPC (1990, "Iron Man")

Commodore Amiga (1990)

Atari ST (1990)

PC [MS-DOS] (1990)

Commodore C64 (1991, "2 Hot 2 Handle")

Commodore Amiga (1991, "2 Hot 2 Handle")

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2006, "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition")