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Midtown Madness (Windows)

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Description

Drive around the streets of Chicago in a series of races, or just try the various timed challenges! The entire city is recreated, with more landmarks and major streets drivable, complete with pedestrians and traffic cars! Drive your "common" cars like Cadillac Eldorado or Ford Mustang, or go superexotic like Panoz Roadster, or drive a super-though F-350 HD pickup... Or even the Detroit City Bus and/or a Freightliner truck... Lots of variety, lots of scenary to admire, lots of challenges to attempt... And when you get bored, try the multiplayer, including tag, football, cops and robbers, and many more modes.

Screenshots

Midtown Madness Windows Flyn' High
Midtown Madness Windows Somebody damaged my car! Who did it?
Midtown Madness Windows Main menu
Midtown Madness Windows Hey! Is that freeway from the chase scene in "Matrix Reloaded"!

Alternate Titles

  • "疯狂城市飙车" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Nice city racing, but poorly executed Silmarillion (65) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars
Rampant fun, but little else Cyric (50) unrated
Fun game, but something is really missing... The rewards Kasey Chang (3654) unrated
At last... freedom to drive wherever you want. Steve Hall (322) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Mid town WHAT? jay marsden (5) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
A good but flawed driving experence Grant McLellan (545) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
"The Crazy Taxi of PC Gaming!" Unrealist (179) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A fun racing game. Blackhandjr (94) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A fun racing-style game Thomas Backman (18) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
PC Gamer Aug, 1999 90 out of 100 90
FiringSquad May 18, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Apr 27, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Game Critics Jul 05, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Jun 11, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Power Unlimited Jul, 1999 8.3 out of 10 83
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Spel för Alla Aug, 1999 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot May 27, 1999 7.7 out of 10 77

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Trivia

Inaccuracies

There is an error when referencing one of the vehicles on the North American (and some European) cover art. (See extra cover art for example.) It states the Classic Ford Mustang Fastback as a "67 Mustang Boss 302". However, the Boss 302 did not enter production until 1969. It is correctly stated what Mustang it is in the game.

Pricing

In the Netherlands Midtown Madness got sold for the half of the normal retail (like $20) price to see if this could reduce the illegal copying. Afterwards they didn't try this with any other game, so probably it didn't work.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 1999 – Racing Game of the Year
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Thomas Backman (18) added Midtown Madness (Windows) on Oct 03, 1999