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« on: January 07, 2011, 11:19:17 AM »

ah, the good old days.  big box, graphic box art....  I miss them.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 02:42:27 PM »

That made me really want to play this again.  I should try to dig it up.

I wish GOG would get it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 07:33:54 PM »

I remember picking that one up on a whim and being surprised how much fun it was. Put many hours in to it. I had Carmageddon 2 and 3 but don't recall if those were as good.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 11:36:20 PM »

Quote from: Crawley on January 07, 2011, 07:33:54 PM

I remember picking that one up on a whim and being surprised how much fun it was. Put many hours in to it. I had Carmageddon 2 and 3 but don't recall if those were as good.

They weren't.  2 was ok but 3 was terrible.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011, 12:52:30 AM »

I'd love to see an updated take on this game.  Especially if it was done by a smaller/indie developer so they could just go crazy with it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2011, 03:46:21 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 08, 2011, 12:52:30 AM

I'd love to see an updated take on this game.  Especially if it was done by a smaller/indie developer so they could just go crazy with it.

I want to say someone did somewhat recently?  I believe they replaced people with Zombies so nobodies panties wold get in a wad.  An no not zombie driver.


in fact here it is...
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/clutch-trailer-armageddon-riders/46255
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 10:53:04 PM »

That Amageddon Riders does look like it's similar, and pretty cool.
I LOVED the original Carmageddon. I bought the Max Pack (which included the 3dFX patch and the Splat Pack) and played the living hell out of it for months. The best thing about it was that I could swear each enemy AI car had a different personality! I hated the fucker in the VW, IIRC. He was out to get me.

I played through most of the original game until it repeatedly crashed on me in the same spot (it wasn't the most stable of games), and then tried a bit of the Splat Pack. I did levels over and over again. Finding creative ways to dispatch pedestrians never, ever got old. Also I remember every time I'd ram a car, I'd take aim (I used a joystick for the controller), hit the throttle, and got up a bunch of speed before impact. Then, at moment of impact, I'd be mashing my joystick straight ahead, and then I'd literally raise forward out of my chair when impact occurred. Extreme satisfaction.

Carmageddon 2 was merely okay. Still very fun, but just not as cathartic IMO. Less blood maybe? I don't remember exactly.
Carmageddon 3 just sucked. I can't really remember why....Seems to me it wasn't nearly as free-form as the original; much more structured and goal-oriented, with goals I couldn't achieve, such as making multiple rooftop-to-rooftop jumps before you could continue.

I remember when I first played Carma 1, and thinking the physics engine was absolutely amazing! I was astounded at what they accomplished.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 11:23:26 PM »

Dang. According to the wiki, the first two games were actually developed by Stainless Games. All these years, I thought SCi was the developer, when in fact they were the publisher.

Waitaminnit. SCi has become Square Enix?
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2011, 12:02:14 AM »

Carma1 was back in the day when I didn't get to buy every game I wanted and I remember playing the demo over and over again, trying new ways to accomplish the different methods to win.

In a similar vein, I really wish they would get quarantine or it's sequel on GoG.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2011, 12:08:53 AM »

Quote from: Caine on January 10, 2011, 12:02:14 AM


In a similar vein, I really wish they would get quarantine or it's sequel on GoG.

Oh god, major nostagia rush today.
I own both Quarantine and the sequel, Road Warrior. Never opened the sequel, but the original was built on a very smooth engine. Ran like silk on a 486/25.

Anybody remember Zone Raiders?
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2011, 12:16:09 AM »

My brother and I had a blast with Carmageddon when we were younger.
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2011, 04:15:58 PM »

I recorded my sister's voice on a microphone, and used it in Carmageddon. She actually enjoyed saying things like "girl power", or "ouch!" and "Ai noo", and then hearing them when I splattered a random pedestrian.
Fun for the whole family!
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2011, 09:46:49 PM »

Oh god, Carmageddon was the best. I still have the Max Pack on a shelf. It's a huge red box and it included a mousepad which I used for many years.

I played this game for what seemed like an eternity. The controls and physics were absolutely great. My favorite way to win was actually by killing all the pedestrians. It took some time and creativity, but it was a very satisfying way to win. My favorite cars were the starter red one, the yellow monster truck with the drill in front, that Impala type car, and the tow truck. I really feel like installing it again after watching that video. I never got into Carmageddon 2, though. Maybe not because it was a bad game, but more because it simply wasn't Carmageddon 1.

And don't get me started on Quarantine. That game rocked. I also never really got into Road Warrior, though.
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2011, 10:51:44 PM »



I still have the box!!
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