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Vanishing Point

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
81
3.7
PlayStation
58
3.7

Advertising Blurbs

uk.playstation.com:
    Vanishing Point has a lot to offer - Speed and smoke, sparks and skids, and plenty of chances to wreck your car... and anyone else's who gets in the way.

    Take your choice of car for the drive of your life in any one of several modes. Play with a friend or 2 in the multi- player modes, or try your hand in Stunt Driver if you think you'll be able to handle it. You're given a vehicle and it's up to you to perform stunts within a certain time period. Barrel rolls, jumps, slalom driving... there's as much there as you're able to deal with!

    You start with the choice of a Ford Mustang or a Ford Explorer, but do well and you'll be on your way to trying out the Dodge Viper. Now, that would be a neat trick!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66267) on Dec 13, 2004.

Press Release:

    ACCLAIM'S VANISHING POINT FOR THE SEGA DREAMCAST ZOOMS INTO STORES JANUARY 3rd



    REALISTIC PHYSICS OF OVER 30 LICENSED VEHICLES MAKES VANISHING POINT A UNIQUELY CHALLENGING RACER



    PLAYERS CAN ACCESS HIGH SCORES ON THE WEB VIA ACCLAIM'S NETSPINE' TECHNOLOGY

    Glen Cove, NY (January 3, 2001) - Acclaim Entertainment (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, announced today that Vanishing Point for the Sega Dreamcast will be in nationwide retail outlets on Wednesday, January 3rd. Developed by Clockworks Games, Ltd., the game takes advantage of an advanced physics engine to emulate the characteristics of over 30 licensed vehicles.

    "Vanishing Point is a unique racer," said Evan Stein, Brand Director at Acclaim Entertainment. "The physics have been very realistically modeled, so you aren't just going to jump into an Aston Martin and expect it to respond like a Volkswagen Beetle. Each vehicle takes practice to master, and for those who relish this sort of in-depth challenge, there's a ton of replay and gameplay value in Vanishing Point. It also has the first-ever stunt modes featuring licensed cars. Bottom line: Vanishing Point delivers."



    Vanishing Point was developed by Clockwork Games, Ltd. The game features eight tracks each of single player and two player racing modes, a Stunt Driver mode that puts any driver's skills to the test, and a league-style multiplayer mode for up to eight people. While racing for the best time, gamers will face an extensive real-time traffic system with highly competitive opponent AI. For maximum flexibility and control, players can adjust each vehicle in the Tune Up Shop. Remarkably, Clockworks' advanced engine means that there is no scenery pop up and no fogging; players can see all the way to the Vanishing Point



    Vanishing Point is the first title from Acclaim to make use of their proprietary Netspine[trademark] brand technology. By using the modem on the Dreamcast, players from around the world can compete for top scores and participate in online tournaments. Acclaim will progressively enhance game-play, interactivity, and web integration in future titles with additional online features made available by NetSpine' brand technology.

    Vanishing Point is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB

    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 and Sega hardware systems, and PCs. Acclaim owns and operates 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, Spain 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 Small Cap market under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our web site at http://www.acclaim.com.

    Clockwork Games Background Information
    Clockwork Games, Ltd. is an independent software development studio specializing in cutting-edge technology for both current and next-generation gaming platforms. Clockwork is based in Nottingham, England.

    Contributed by skl (1145) on Mar 19, 2004.

Vanishing Point Official Website:
    It's not just racing. It's a driving simulation so advanced and authentic it'll drive you mad. Comprehensive vehicle dynamics based on collaboration with industry engineers. Authentically licensed cars: Lotus, Aston-Martin, BMW, Alfa-Romeo and more. One of the most advanced 3-D driving engines ever developed. Is your mind ready for this much reality? VIVA LA SPEED.

  • Premier licensed vehicles from Lotus, Ford, Aston Martin, BMW, Audi, Alfa Romeo and many more.
  • Close collaboration with automotive industry engineers deliver a comprehensive vehicle dynamics model that gives the best driving sensation ever experienced.
  • Push your driving skills to the limit in the exclusive 'Stunt Driver Challenge' mode featuring barrel rolls, slaloms, and long jumps.
  • Ultra fast 3D graphics engine, boasting a huge draw distance and no scenery 'pop-up'.
  • Real-time particle system - collision sparks, smoke, skid marks, dynamic lighting and environment mapping.
  • Premier licensed vehicles from BMW, Lotus, Ford, McLaren and many more.
  • Realistically rendered environments that span morning through to night.
  • Tune-up shop - Allows user friendly but powerful modification of your vehicle specifications.
  • Racers fight their way through an extensive real-time traffic system that boasts the best opponent AI ever developed.
  • Innovative ranking system ensures competitive play for all players from novice to expert.
  • Exceptional, photo-realistic FMV and promotional imagery.

    http://www.acclaim.com/games/vanishingpoint/gameinfo/index.html

    Contributed by Indra is here (19671) on Jun 18, 2003.