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Hardcore 4x4
Publisher: Gremlin Interactive, ASC Games (US), Human (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (7 tracks)
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-4313G
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-13703H
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.99[1] T-12303H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-12303H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-12303H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-12303H-50



Hardcore 4x4, known briefly in North America as TNN Motor Sports Hardcore 4x4 and known as Deka Yonku: Tough the Truck (デカ四駆 TOUGH THE TRUCK) in Japan, is an off-road racing game developed for the Sega Saturn by Gremlin Interactive. During development it was known as Gears and Guts.

Though very dated by today's standards Hardcore 4x4 was one of the first fully 3D off-road racing/driving games to feature realistic physics, with each vehicle having independent suspension. There is also a running commentary.

The TNN Motor Sports license has been dropped in later re-releases of the game.

Magazine articles

Main article: Hardcore 4x4/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Next Generation (US) #22: "October 1996" (1996-09-17)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #87: "October 1996" (1996-xx-xx)[2]
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EGM² (US) #29: "November 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Ultra Game Players (US) #93: "January 1997" (199x-xx-xx)[3]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #91: "February 1997" (199x-xx-xx)[4]
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #89: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
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Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #13: "November 1996" (1996-10-17)
also published in:
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Player One (FR) #71: "Janvier 1997" (199x-xx-xx)
</div>

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №182, p80[1]
50 №439, p31
53
84 №50, p34-36[6]
90 №70, p112/113
76 №14, p74/75[7]
53 №1997-15, p144[8]
65 №, p13Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[9]
Sega Saturn
66
Based on
8 reviews

Saturn, US
Hardcore4x4 Saturn US Box Back.jpgHardcore4x4 Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Hardcore4x4 US disc.jpg
Disc
Hardcore4x4 sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
Hardcore4x4 Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Hardcore4x4 Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
Hardcore4x4 Saturn JP Box Back.jpgHardcore4x4 Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Hardcore4x4 Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:CVG UK 182.pdf, page 80
  2. File:EGM US 087.pdf, page 113
  3. File:UltraGamePlayers US 093.pdf, page 19
  4. File:EGM US 091.pdf, page 43
  5. File:SSM UK 14.pdf, page 37
  6. File:MeanMachinesSega50UK.pdf, page 34
  7. File:SSM_UK_14.pdf, page 74
  8. File:SSM_JP_19970509_1997-15.pdf, page 146
  9. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 15