When Burnout Crash! arrived on XBLA and PSN last month, one of the most common reactions I heard was "Hey, this is a pretty neat top-down puzzle game about causing …Continue reading →
- RATING: E10+ - Everyone 10+
- DEVELOPER(S): Criterion Games
- PUBLISHER: Electronic Arts
- RELEASE DATE: Sep 20, 2011
This is an action game in which players earn points for creating traffic pileups. From a top-down perspective, players initiate crashes by driving ‘cartoony’ vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks, vans, buses) into busy intersections; multiple crashes trigger score multipliers and rack up large ‘bills’ of property damage. Each level is accompanied by crashing sounds, small explosions, and vocal encouragement (e.g., ‘Cool,’ ‘Maximum Carnage!’). In some levels, players are instructed to crash into police cars (e.g., ‘Crash them before they bust you!’); in other sequences, oversized airplanes, tornados, lobster monsters, and UFOs slide across the screen, destroying any vehicles in their path.