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South Park

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
66
2.9
PlayStation
41
2.0
Windows
51
2.4

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PSX (US):
    A GIANT COMET IS HEADING TOWARD SOUTH PARK AND IT'S UP TO YOU TO SAVE THEM! BEWARE OF ANAL-PROBING ALIENS, BIG EVIL CLONES, DEMENTED TURKEYS AND MEGA MULTI-PLAYER ACTION. IT'S THE ONLY GAME BIG ENOUGH FOR CARTMAN'S BIG FAT ...!

    PLAY AS ANY OF YOUR FAVORITE SOUTH PARK CHARACTERS!

    WITH THIS NEW COW-LAUNCHER, PEOPLE WILL RESPECT YOUR AUTHORI-TAH!

    SWEET ENVIRONMENTS WITHOUT ANY LAME, TREE-HUGGING HIPPIES

    HOWDY HO YOUR WAY THROUGH MEGA MUTLIPLAYER ACTION!

    AUTHENTIC VOICES FROM SOUTH PARK, INCLUDING ISAAC HAYES AS CHEF!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Aug 15, 2006.

www.nintendo.com - Nintendo 64:
    Nintendo.com proudly stands by the motto "All the (Nintendo) news that's fit to print," which is why you ain't gonna see too much coverage here of Acclaim's game based on the red-hot cable show. It's just, uh, not fitting for a happy, wholesome web site.

    Like the show itself, South Park stars a gaggle of precocious third-graders whose language is, to put it mildly, a step or two beyond (or below) the Beaver's "Gee willikers!" If you're not comfortable with vulgar witticisms, crass sound effects and characters and situations that relentlessly push the bounds of good taste, you're duly warned to steer clear of this first-person shooter. Have we made ourselves clear?

    The five-stage story mode involves a sinister comet returning to the snowbound environs of South Park after 666 years in outer space. Seriously weird happenings ensue: turkeys revolt, cows show udder contempt for human life, and giant clones rampage through downtown South Park. The humble burg's last and best hope resides with Kyle, Cartman, Stan and Kenny. Packing Dodge Balls, Sponge Dart Guns and other juvenile heat, the foursome venture forth to quell the extraterrestrial trouble.

    Development house Iguana took great pains to get the look and sound of South Park just right. The game has the show's flat, student-animation-look down pat. When the action gets fast and furious, the game tends to drop frames, but overall, fans will be impressed.

    The game's top draw, though, is the terrific sound track. The TV cast recorded hundreds of voice samples specifically for the game, which is one reason the Pak tips the scales at a Cartmanesque 128 megabits. Yep, that's series creator Trey Parker giving voice to Stan, Cartman, Mr. Garrison and more; fellow creator Matt Stone handling Kyle, Kenny, Pip and others; Isaac Hayes philosphizing as Chef; and Mary Kay Bergman doing distaff duties as Cartman's mother, Wendy Testaburger and others.

    Special FX sounds are tightly integrated into the single-player mode's game play; for example, you'll hear the gobble-gobble of the marauding turkeys long before they attack.

    But the voice samples really shine in the vs. multiplayer mode, where the characters hurl trademark one-liners (Mrs. Cartman: "No more Cheesy Poofs for you tonight!") along with snowballs. The music, which includes the TV theme song and plenty of cheesy organ riffs, is perfectly in tune with the game's high smirk-factor.

    Compared to the vast levels of Iguana's Turok 2, South Park's single-player mode feels small and repetitive. Chef hilariously intros each stage, but out on the snow, the lack of objectives will dismay those seeking engrossing RPG-like play.

    RPG-like play? Get real: South Park fans will buy this game in droves for the riotous mulitiplayer mode. You won't need to dis your friends: this game will do it for you!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Apr 28, 2005.

Press Release - PlayStation:

    Acclaim Brings Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny To The PlayStation Game Console For The First Time

    Comedy Central's "South Park" Video Game Ships To Stores



    GLEN COVE, N.Y., (September 30, 1999) -- Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that South Park, its top-selling action game based on the hit Comedy Central program, has shipped to stores.

    "We're excited that over 20 million PlayStation owners can now play the uproarious video game based on the popular 'South Park' animated series," said Tom Bass, marketing manager at Acclaim Entertainment. "With the incredible success of both the cable program and the recent hit movie, we're looking forward to giving fans a true, interactive gaming experience - Mr. Hankey style!"

    South Park is a hilarious, first-person, action-packed game that unfolds in five episode-based, single-player adventures. Gamers can choose to play as Cartman, Stan, Kyle or Kenny in single player mode, or select among a host of 20 South Park characters when engaged in multiplayer mode. The story begins when a mysterious comet, visible every 666 years, is discovered to be heading right for the quiet little town of South Park and causing all sorts of mayhem. It is up to the boys and Chef to save the day and bring peace to South Park using a host of gadgets including a cow launcher, sniper chicken, snowballs, and Terrance and Phillip dolls. Along the way, players encounter all of South Park's classic characters - Mr. Garrison and Mr. Hat, Mephesto and more. South Park also features custom voices recorded specifically for the game by show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, as well as Isaac Hayes as Chef.

    Acclaim's South Park video game franchise is supported by a nationwide marketing campaign that includes national television, print, online and in-store merchandising targeted to adult gamers. Fans can also look forward to Acclaim's upcoming South Park games available this winter: South Park Rally, a cart-style racing game, and South Park: Chef's Luv Shack, a multiplayer party game featuring Chef as a game show host.

    COMEDY CENTRAL Background Information
    COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network is currently available in over 60 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
    Based in Glen Cove, NY, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher of software for Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sega and personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim also publishes comic books, operates motion capture studios and distributes a variety of entertainment software from other publishers worldwide. Check out Acclaim's South Park Web site at www.acclaim.net.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 10, 2004.

Press Release - Windows:

    Sweet! Acclaim Entertainment Ships South Park for PC



    Comedy Central's Immensely Popular Cable TV Show Hits the PC with Internet Gameplay, Special Characters, and More!



    Glen Cove, N.Y., (February 24, 1999) -- Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that their new game South Park for the PC will ship to retailers across the country on March 1st, 1999.

    "South Park defines the term 'cultural phenomenon'," said Steve Lux, vice-president of marketing at Acclaim North America. "We've seen that demonstrated by the tremendous success of South Park for the Nintendo 64. By optimizing South Park for the PC we're sure we will have continued success with the franchise, and add to our expanding lineup of quality PC games."

    Loaded with non-stop action and laughs, South Park for PC is true to the wildly successful television series. Developed with the input of the show's creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the game unfolds in five episode-based, single-player adventures. Gamers can choose to play as Kyle, Stan, Cartman or Kenny in single player mode, or from more than 20 South Park characters in multiplayer mode. It's up to Kyle, Kenny, Cartman and Stan to save the day and bring peace to South Park using a slew of gadgets, including a Cow Launcher, Sniper Chicken, Snowballs, Terrance and Phillip dolls, and everyone's favorite - Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo. Along the way, players encounter all of South Park's classic characters - Mr. Garrison and Mr. Hat, Chef, Officer Barbrady, and many more. South Park also features custom voices recorded specifically for the game by Matt Stone, Trey Parker, and Isaac Hayes.

    South Park for PC ships with built-in support for GameSpy Industries' popular Internet gaming tool, GameSpy. GameSpy is a utility used by more than 3 million gamers that allows them to find opponents for their favorite games quickly and easily. Gamers can challenge up to seven opponents over the Internet using the simple matchmaking service. In addition to GameSpy support, South Park for PC also features new multiplayer maps, new characters, enhanced gadgets, and expanded environments.

    "South Park is not only hysterically funny but it also incorporates all the important features critical for success in the PC market, including Internet play with GameSpy support," said Don Jackson, PC Product Manager, Acclaim Entertainment. "Whether you are a hard-core PC gamer or a fan of the show, you will love this game."

    The South Park franchise is supported by a multi-million dollar nationwide marketing campaign that includes television, radio, online and in-store merchandising targeted to adult gamers. The campaign includes televised advertisements on Comedy Central's series "South Park." Acclaim has included a warning on the game's box cover informing purchasers of South Park's adult content and language.

    COMEDY CENTRAL Background Information
    COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network is currently available in over 56 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 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 company objectives are to produce high quality interactive entertainment software, build and maintain brands, and build shareholder value. 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 visit Acclaim's website at www.acclaim.net.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 10, 2004.

Press Release - Nintendo 64:

    ACCLAIM SHIPS SOUTH PARK DECEMBER 21 FOR THE NINTENDO 64

    Highest-Rated Cable Series on Comedy Central Arrives on N64 for the Holidays


    Glen Cove, N.Y., (November 19, 1998) -- Gamers can now experience what life in the hit Comedy Central series "South Park" is like on their N64 or PC in full 3-D! Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, will ship the anxiously-awaited South Park action game on December 21 in time for this year's holiday season. The South Park game is based on the wildly successful television series and developed with the input of the show's creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

    "Acclaim has captured the show's true nature and I think "South Park's" fans will be thrilled," said Larry Lieberman, vice president of strategic planning and new business development at Comedy Central.

    South Park is a hilarious, action-packed adventure game, which unfolds in five episode-based, single-player adventures. Gamers can choose to play as Kyle, Stan, Cartman or Kenny in single player mode, or select among a host of 20 South Park characters when engaged in multiplayer mode. The storyline begins when a mysterious comet, visible every 666 years, is discovered to be heading right for the quiet little town of South Park. The comet causes all kinds of silly mayhem: turkeys revolt and wreak havoc, robots attack the townspeople, and aliens abduct the town's cows. It is up to Kyle, Kenny, Cartman and Stan to save the day and bring peace to South Park using a host of gadgets including a Cow Launcher, Sniper Chicken, snowballs, Terrance and Phillip dolls, and everyone's favorite - Mr. Hankey, the Christmas poo. Along the way, players encounter all of South Park's classic characters - Mr. Garrison and Mr. Hat, Mephisto, and Chef.

    Acclaim's Iguana Studio, South Park's developer, will utilize and build on technologies from its other games including Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, All-Star Baseball '99, and NFL Quarterback Club '99. The development team created its own proprietary speech compression technology in South Park in order to include the several hundred soundbites recorded by the show's creators exclusively for the game. South Park's game engine has been modified so that each character's emotions are shown in his facial animations, with dialogue synchronized to mouth movements. The development team is also working on PC and PlayStation versions, which will be released early next year.

    "Acclaim is pleased to announce that the South Park game will reach store shelves in time for this holiday season," says Steve Lux, vice president of marketing at Acclaim Entertainment. "The development team worked long and hard to create a hilarious action-packed title that is sure to be on the top of gamers' holiday shopping lists."

    Acclaim will support the launch of South Park with a multi-million dollar nationwide marketing campaign targeted to adult males including televised advertisements on Comedy Central's "South Park" cable show. Acclaim has also included an additional warning label on the game's box cover warning purchasers of South Park's adult content and language.

    COMEDY CENTRAL Background Information
    COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network is currently available in over 55 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
    Based in Glen Cove, NY, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher of software for Nintendo, Sony, Sega and personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim also publishes comic books, operates motion capture studios and distributes a variety of entertainment software from other publishers worldwide. Check out Acclaim's South Park Web site at http://www.acclaim.net/.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 10, 2004.

Back of Box (PC):
    A giant comet is heading toward South Park and it's up to you to save them! Beware of anal-probing aliens, big evil clones, demented turkeys and multiplayer Internet action. It's the only game big enough for Cartman's big fat...!

    • Play as any of your favorite South Park characters!
    • Sweet environments without an lame, tree-hugging hippies!
    • Howdy ho your way through super-mega multiplayer Internet action!
    • Prove you're not a wuss against Mr. Garrison, Big Gay Al, Santa, Satan, Terrance & Phillip and many more!
    • With this new cow-launcher, people will respect your authori-tah!
    • Authentic voices from South Park, including Issac Hayes as Chef!

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Dec 09, 2001.