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Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Kenny are too young to drive, but that didn't stop Acclaim from producing a racing game starring the foul-mouthed youngsters. After the success of their hilarious first-person shooter, Acclaim realized that it would be more stupid than Cartman's mom to pass up a chance to make a sequel.
South Park Rally is a far cry from typical racing games, and not just because of the obnoxious voice samples that have already earned this game a Mature rating. The 27 characters may be driving cars (with a few exceptions, such as Cartman on his police tricycle), but the competition is more like a battle royal than a race.
Each of the courses is based on an episode of South Park, and players drive around completing tasks rather than laps. One of the tracks challenges you to recover Cartman's Mega Mega Man doll and return it to your home base. The base location can randomly change, though, and other players can steal the doll if you crash your vehicle. The resulting competition is satisfyingly chaotic.
The best thing about the first South Park game was its comedy, and South Park Rally is no different. South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker as well as Isaac Hayes (Chef) have once again provided tasteless voice samples.
Though the graphics are average, a healthy dose of South Park humor makes South Park Rally worth a test drive for any fan of the series.
Contributed by Evil Ryu (60396) on Apr 28, 2005.
Get Drivin' With Your Bad Self With Acclaim's "South Park Rally" Racing Game
Comedy Central's Top-Rated Series "South Park" Ships To Stores
GLEN COVE, N.Y., (Jan. 5, 2000) -- Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.(NASDAQ:AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that its outrageous kart-style racing adventure, South Park Rally is now shipping for the PlayStation game console with Nintendo 64, PC and Sega Dreamcast(tm) to follow shortly. Developed by Tantalus Interactive, South Park Rally features mission-based game modes and all of those zany characters featured in Comedy Central's hit series.
"South Park Rally is all about player interaction," says Thomas Bass, manager at Acclaim Entertainment. "Unlike other racing games where players avoid the other players in order to win, South Park Rally encourages interaction between players, which makes for some insane and wildly fun gameplay."
In South Park Rally players choose from one out of 27 South Park characters who drive vehicles matching their individual personality, such as Cartman in his police tricycle, Grampa in his jet-powered wheelchair and Starvin' Marvin in his motorized wheat sack. South Park Rally players get to race through seven tracks , including a volcano and Big Gay Al's Animal Sanctuary. All of South Park Rally's game modes are based on holidays and events that take place in the town of South Park. For example, in the New Year's Eve race, players must find the dimensional key and hold on to it for a whole two minutes before reaching the finish line. If no one crosses the finish line in time, Satan will take over the world and the little town of South Park will never see the birth of the new Millennium.
Playing as a South Park character in South Park Rally means getting hold of lots of demented gadgets and pick-ups that will thwart your opponents such as the dancing underwear gnomes, exploding cheesy poofs and more. South Park co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, along with Isaac Hayes once again do us the honors of voicing hundreds of original, side-splitting one-liners specifically for South Park Rally.
All versions of South Park Rally will include multiplayer modes that feature fast-paced races and cooperative game modes, including the multiplayer game, Ass Battle. The PC version will support multiplayer gameplay for four players via a local area network and the Internet. The Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast(tm) will support up to four-person multiplay and the PlayStation game console will support two-person multiplay.
South Park Rally is backed by an extensive marketing campaign that includes TV advertising and billboard sponsorships of The Man Show and South Park episodes by Acclaim throughout the months of December and January. An extensive print campaign, with ads targeted towards mature gamers, is running in popular publications such as Incite, EGM, GamePro, Spin, Rolling Stone and more.
COMEDY CENTRAL Background Information
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network is currently available in over 62 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL, a registered trademark of Comedy Partners is a 50-50 joint venture of Time Warner Entertainment Company and Viacom. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com .
Acclaim Entertainment Background Information
Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment platforms including Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment America and Sega hardware systems, and PCs. Acclaim owns and operates four studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Australia. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, and publishes comic books and software strategy guides. Acclaim's headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at www.acclaim.com.
Contributed by skl (1137) on Mar 10, 2004.