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Kingpin: Life of Crime (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
80
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Trivia

Bugs

The bugs in the original release of the game earned it ridicule from gaming magazines. Some of the more infamous ones include an enemy running after you in a tunnel and getting stuck on a single pixel so that he runs in place; another is a stationary enemy that, after getting shot but not killed, runs around in a circle endlessly.

Controversy

Kingpin was debated heavily in Germany due to a controversial ad Interplay published in all major gaming magazines, depicting a row of bodybags and the cynical line "You can get used to it".

Covermount release

The full game was released on the December 2001 issue of Gamelive PC, a Spaniard computer game magazine.

References

The majority of this game's boss characters are modelled after various gangster/gangsta/pop culture movie characters. The first boss, The Jesus, screams out lines taken from the character of the same name from The Big Lebowski. Heilman, another boss, sounds exactly like Dr. Strangelove and even screams out such lines as "Mein Fuhrer, I can't walk!". Blunt and Tyrone use various lines from Pulp Fiction, and The Kingpin himself looks like Pulp Fiction's Marsellus Wallace and even uses a good deal of that character's lines.

Soundtrack

Kingpin features several tunes from Cypress Hill.

Information also contributed by -Chris, Alan Chan, Cochonou and Foxhack

Contributed by Trixter (8740) on Apr 16, 2000. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (107384)]. -- edit trivia