Quad Challenge

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Quad Challenge
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Namco
Developer:
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Developer(s) of original games: Namco
Sound driver: Namco sound driver
Genre: Racing[2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,000 (6,180)6,000e[3] T-14113
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[5] T-14056

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Quad Challenge, known as MegaTrax (メガトラックス) in Japan, is a Sega Mega Drive racing game developed by Now Production and published by Namco. First released in Japan in August 1991, it was brought to the United States the following November. An expanded port of the 1989 Namco arcade game Four Trax, up to two players race all-terrain vehicles against one another, and features a track rendering system which gives the appearance of three-dimensional hills.

Gameplay

A brakes, B accelerates, and C shifts gears. Vehicle customization is limited to a predefined selection of body colors.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Quad Challenge Quad Challenge
Japanese メガトラックス MegaTrax

Magazine articles

Main article: Quad Challenge/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #6: "Fall 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-08: "August 1991" (1991-07-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[9]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
55
[10]
Console XS (UK) NTSC-J
59
[11]
Cool Gamer (RU)
30
[12]
Games-X (UK) NTSC-J
20
[13]
Game Informer (US) NTSC-U
60
[14]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[15]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
75
[16]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
74
[17]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
67
[18]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-J
33
[19]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
33
[20]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
74
[21]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
59
[22]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
26
[22]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
47
[23]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
70
[24]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
60
[5]
Sega Mega Drive
52
Based on
18 reviews

Quad Challenge

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
MegaTrax MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
QuadChallenge MD US Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 74736a80
MD5 9059e6c9ee0fc3fb80975e6f7c3a935b
SHA-1 c7db4cd8b5dc8c0927824e9ddf1257591305d99a
512kB 1991-08 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a0837741
MD5 714dde65fbc29189f18a58c4556c8441
SHA-1 9e611f2a70fb2505a661d0906b535c484db99d0b
512kB 1991-08 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. http://gdri.smspower.org/wiki/index.php/Now_Production
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1991" (JP; 1991-07-08), page 10
  4. Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 9
  5. 5.0 5.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "December 1991" (US; 1991-1x-xx), page 62
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 137
  7. Game Informer, "November/December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 2
  8. GamePro, "December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 81
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 183
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "September 1991" (JP; 1991-08-08), page 36
  11. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 132
  12. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 122
  13. Games-X, "5th-11th September 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 38
  14. Game Informer, "November/December 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 33
  15. Hippon Super, "September 1991" (JP; 1991-08-03), page 90
  16. Joypad, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-17), page 58
  17. Joystick, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 165
  18. Mega Drive Fan, "November 1991" (JP; 1991-10-08), page 91
  19. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 79
  20. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 126
  21. Sega Pro, "February 1992" (UK; 1992-01-16), page 19
  22. 22.0 22.1 Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  23. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  24. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 140


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