South Park

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A comet is heading toward South Park, causing many of the enemies from early seasons of the shows (including cows, aliens, and clones) to rise up and attack. The player takes control of Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and Stan to fight through the town in a first-person perspective. Features new dialogue from the original voice actors on the show.

Single player takes the form of a "Story" mode divided into five episodes and fifteen linear levels. The player will face weak minions (which change based on the episode), plus occasional sub-bosses which will try to escape into town. The final level is devoted to a unique boss fight. Players use quirky weapons ranging from infinite yellow snowballs to cow launchers and toxic Terrance and Phillip dolls. Every weapon has a secondary fire, and players switch between the four main characters when they switch weapons - each of the four kids shares a single life bar because of this. The kids will comment on game actions as they occur, with heavier profanity censored with bleeps. The kids will get angrier (and fouler) as their health depletes, until they finally give up on saving the town and go home.

A multiplayer mode lets players take characters and weapons they unlock in Story mode into small deathmatch arenas. The PlayStation version supports 2 players, the N64 does 4, and the PC version allows players to go online to search for opponents through GameSpy. Players can set standard victory options like knockouts or time limits. Voice samples for multiplayer are also included, so the characters will make comments and taunts when hit.

Graphics are rendered in 3D, in a style approximating that of the show. Draw distance is limited by a heavy fog, with varying severity based on the platform. None of the environments are interactive, and only enemies respond to weapon hits. The N64 version supports the Expansion Pak.


South Park Windows Jack-in-the-box
South Park PlayStation Intro movie scene, like the cartoon.
South Park Windows Hit by a puking doll
South Park Windows Plungers stick to enemies and can be recovered.

Alternate Titles

  • "南方公园" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

An insult to the show, as well as its fans. PlayStation J.D. Majors (17)
A very bad game PlayStation Grant McLellan (544)

Critic Reviews

Gaming Entertainment Monthly Nintendo 64 Jan 28, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Nintendo 64 Feb, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Player One PlayStation Nov, 1999 63 out of 100 63
PSX Extreme PlayStation Oct 13, 1999 5.6 out of 10 56
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr 07, 1999 42 out of 100 42
Gamezilla Windows Jun 23, 1999 38 out of 100 38
NowGamer PlayStation Sep 30, 1999 2.4 out of 10 24
IGN PlayStation Oct 19, 1999 2 out of 10 20
GameSpot PlayStation Oct 15, 1999 1.4 out of 10 14
Joypad Nintendo 64 Feb, 1999 1 out of 10 10


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