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South Park (Windows)

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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.

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South Park Windows Any tanks that escape the level must be faced in a penalty round. Kill them before they destroy the town!
South Park Windows South Park, CO
South Park Windows Cheesy Poofs aka health
South Park Windows Finish

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Gaming Entertainment Monthly Mar 13, 1999 91 out of 100 91
GamesFirst! 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Apr, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
PC Games (Germany) May, 1999 71 out of 100 71
Game Over Online Feb 26, 1999 66 out of 100 66
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 25, 1999 13 out of 20 65
Power Play May, 1999 51 out of 100 51
Computer Games Magazine Mar 19, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameStar (Germany) May, 1999 33 out of 100 33

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Cromaa (511) added South Park (Windows) on Mar 28, 2001
Other platforms contributed by MetalHead (118) and Adam Baratz (1352)