DescriptionWicked Jester, a band of four, are headed for a Friday night gig at The Coventry, a rundown dive outside of town. They arrive only to find the parking lot deserted, the club seemingly dead. The band's members: Pablo Ramirez, Andy Chang, Gabriel Gordo and Patrick Scott, stepping from their van, are startled by a voice from the shadows. She offers them four tickets to a circus -- tonight's the grand finale! Having nothing better to do, the four accept and the nightmare begins.
Based on characters from comic book author Todd McFarlane, KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child brings the horror and carnage of the Psycho Circus to the PC in a shooter format. There are two-dozen creatures to battle with and three classes of weapons to use, each with four specific types: melee (beast claws, thornblade, twister and punisher), common (zero cannon, magma cannon, windblade and scourge) and ultimate (stargaze, galaxion, spirit lance and draco). In addition to the weaponry, temporary power-ups and instant items such as health, attack and defense powers are available.
Part of the Following Groups
|Better than I thought...||Windows||Atomic Punch! (151)|
|KISS Fans this is an FPS for you!||Dreamcast||gametrader (229)|
|Great idea, mediocre execution||Windows||Dr.Bedlam (53)|
The Press Says
|GameStar (Germany)||Windows||Aug, 2000||78 out of 100||78|
|Game Over Online||Windows||Jul 26, 2000||76 out of 100||76|
|GameSpy||Windows||Jul 24, 2000||70 out of 100||70|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Windows||Jul 19, 2000||66 out of 100||66|
|GamePro (US)||Windows||Jul 29, 2000||60|
|Game Revolution||Windows||Aug 01, 2000||C||50|
|Game Informer Magazine||Dreamcast||Feb, 2001||4.5 out of 10||45|
|Game Informer Magazine||Dreamcast||Feb, 2001||4.25 out of 10||42|
|All Game Guide||Dreamcast||2000||40|
|Entertainmentopia||Windows||Nov 18, 2001||D||25|
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TriviaThe US game box of KISS Psycho Circus came with a bonus Heavy Metal 2000 - Hyper CD that contained promotion/advertisement for the PC game Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2. It linked directly to the official website to deliver high quality video and CD-quality audio via the Web without any of the quality loss of streaming or the lengthy download time associated with the Web at large.
Related Web Sites
- Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child - Wikipedia -- article on the open encyclopedia website
- Something Awful review -- A humorous review on Something Awful (PC version)