South Park (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
Misc
55
Critic Score
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2.5
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Description

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.

Screenshots

South Park Windows These visitors are about to feel the sting of a Terrance fart doll.
South Park Windows Using sniper chicken on robot boss
South Park Windows Huge Mother Turkey
South Park Windows Each stage starts with basic instructions

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Entertainment Monthly Mar 13, 1999 91 out of 100 91
GamesFirst! 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 25, 1999 13 out of 20 65
PC Joker Jun, 1998 58 out of 100 58
Bravo Screenfun Apr, 1999 4 out of 6 40
Cincinnati Enquirer 1999 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 38
Gamezilla Jun 23, 1999 38 out of 100 38
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 27, 1999 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Just Games Retro Jan 10, 2012 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1999 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

Game Boy Color version

A Game Boy Color version was intended to be released alongside the N64 version. It was fully completed and rated by the ESRB, but was cancelled when South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone felt the game wouldn't be appropriate for the kid-friendly Game Boy Color. The game's source code was then utilized in Maya the Bee and Mary Kate and Ashley Get a Clue, also Acclaim titles.

Beta version

The beta version for South Park was known as Deeply Impacted internally. The beta version included a different story, where it involved characters being taken by the Visitor aliens from the show, such as Cartman's mom. Skuzzlebutt, a character prominently seen in the episode "Volcano", was intended as a boss. Multiplayer was also very different, and included several modes not seen in the final game, such as capture the flag, grudge match and "Kick the Baby" modes. The PS1 version wasn't intended as a FPS, but instead a Lost Vikings-style game.

Sequel

A sequel was announced by Acclaim to be released for the N64 in 2000, but never saw the light of day.

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