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Cel Damage (Xbox)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Cel Damage — Enter a universe where the 'toons rule the road. This frantic vehicular combat title reaches into the violent and wacky world of cartoon physics to present vehicular combat with a fun new twist. Players will take command of any of the six main characters, each with their own unique machine of cartoon destruction, and enter battle in over 10 levels based on four different cartoon themes. 36 different weapon power-ups will make sure the action never gets stale, while "guest stars" and their unlockable cars raise the number of playable characters to 10.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12570) on Sep 06, 2010.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Cel Damage is a button-mashing car-combat game, short on subtlety but long on laughs and cool-looking explosions. The game includes 12 levels, 30 weapons, and 10 unique characters. There are four basic environments, inspired by the wild west, monster movies, jungle and outer space.

    Conforming perfectly to the wacky physics of Saturday morning cartoons, Cel Damage's vehicles can be spun, rotated, bent and stretched. They can instantly warp from one part of a spaceport to another, bounce off oversized cobwebs and roar straight up hollowed-out trees.

    Picking up firepower is as easy as driving into one of the many weapons icons that dot the landscapes. Oversized bats, axes and chainsaws are ideal for inflicting short-range damage. You can also freeze or set fire to rivals, harpoon them from a distance, broadside them with cannons or plant a short-fused firecracker on them. Among the coolest weapons are black holes. Drop one discreetly on the ground and if a rival drives across it, they'll vanish as if into a, well, black hole.

    Cel Damage is an absolute hoot when shared with your mates.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53448) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:

    Beat your cartoon competitors to the punch.



    Cartoon fans (like, who isn't?) and battle buffs have a new way to spend their Saturday mornings.

    The most notable thing about Cel Damage is its trendy, cel-shaded look. Cel shading makes 3D models look like the flat-shaded artwork of cels (single frames) of classic animated TV shows and movies. Colors and shading are simplified to make models look like they've been hand-inked. In video games, cel shading first appeared in Sega's critically acclaimed Jet Grind Radio for the Dreamcast.

    Although developer Pseudo Interactive created all-new characters, cars and settings, all are inspired by the history of animation. The black-and-white Fowl Mouth is an obvious tip o' the derby to '30s one-reelers, husky-throated Dominque Trix was inspired by Tex Avery's hard-edged '40s cartoons and bewhiskered bulldozer-operator B.T. Bruno bears more than a passing resemblance to the gentler '60s offerings of Hanna-Barbera. For fans of the more modern, anime-inspired riot grrl Violet man-handles a tank with a panache that would make Lara Croft blush. Our main grump is the absence of such familiar cartoon species as bears, cats, mice and bunnies.

    At heart Cel Damage is a button-mashing car-combat game, short on subtlety but long on laughs and cool-looking explosions. A bit skimpy for one player, Cel Damage is an absolute hoot when shared with pals.

    The game includes 12 levels, 30 weapons, and 10 unique characters. There are four basic environments, inspired by the wild west, monster movies, jungle and outer space.

    In the central mode, Smack Attack, your aim to be the first to rack up 500 smack points. Points are awarded for damage as well as outright "kills." In true cartoon fashion, the dead instantly rematerialize, none the worse for wear.

    The developers jacked up the frenzy factor by keeping the arenas small. As you progress, you'll be able to open the two other modes, Battle Race and Flag Rally, and unlock a boss character in each environment.

    In Battle Race, you race repeatedly race through gates on a short course. Flag Rally is a version of capture-the-flag. All three modes strongly emphasize combat skills instead of speed, handling and other typical race-game virtues.

    The clever chaps at Pseudo Interactive obviously logged lots of tube time as kids. Conforming perfectly to the wacky physics of Saturday morning cartoons, Cel Damage's vehicles can be spun, rotated, bent and stretched. They can instantly warp from one part of a spaceport to another, bounce off oversized cobwebs and roar straight up hollowed-out trees.

    Picking up firepower is as easy as driving into one of the many weapons icons that dot the landscapes. Oversized bats, axes and chainsaws are ideal for inflicting short-range damage. You can also freeze or set fire to rivals, harpoon them from a distance, broadside them with cannons or plant a short-fused firecracker on 'em. Among the coolest weapons are black holes. Drop one discreetly on the ground and if a rival drives across it, they'll vanish as if into a, well, black hole.

    Accompanying each battle is a constant cacophony of smart-aleck chatter. However, since the characters are initially unfamiliar, it's not always clear who is talking. Some of the cheeky comments doubtless helped garner Cel Damage a "T" (for Teen) rating from the independent Entertainment Software Ratings Board. Games rated "T" are suitable for players 13 and older.

    Progress is saved to a Nintendo GameCube Memory Card 59 (sold separately). Saving a game requires two memory blocks.

    Cel Damage is in stores now.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on May 11, 2005.

Electronic Arts Germany website - Xbox/GameCube:
    Stell dir eine Welt vor, in der die Toons die Straßen beherrschen und in der Zerstörung eine Lebenseinstellung ist.

    In Cel Damage treten die Toons in aufgemotzten, mit Waffen beladenen Fahrzeugen gegeneinander an, um sich auszumanövrieren und von der Strecke zu drängen – und das alles nur, um den Sieg für sich selbst zu erringen. Die benzinangetriebenen Gladiatoren kämpfen in interaktiven Cartoon-Umgebungen, in denen sie nach Belieben herumfahren, versteckte Bereiche entdecken und mit witzigen Gegenständen interagieren (wie z.B. dem 1000-Tonnen-Gewicht), Stunts ausführen und ihre Gegner ganz alt aussehen lassen können.

    Mit aberwitzigen Waffen, wie z.B. den riesigen Box- oder Baseballhandschuhen können die Toons noch nie dagewesene Zweikämpfe bestreiten

    Features:

  • Wilde Fahrzeugkämpfe in einem Cartoon-Universum.
  • 12 actiongeladene Level in 4 verschiedenen Themengebieten (Space, Jungle, Desert, Transylvania).
  • 3 Spielmodi: Smack Attack, Battle Race und Flag Rally.
  • 6 spielbare Charaktere und 4 freischaltbare Gaststars – für jedes Themengebiet einen.
  • 36 witzige Waffen, wie z.B. riesige Äxte, tragbare Löcher, Schrumpfstrahlen, Holzhämmer, Maschinengewehre u.v.m.
  • Multiplayer-Spiel mit vier Spielern über geteilten Bildschirm.
  • Cooler Look und comicmäßige Physik-Engine verleihen dem Spiel den Charakter eines Cartoons.
  • Verschiedene Animationsstile für die Charaktere spiegeln deren individuellen Hintergrund wider: eine schwarz-weiße Ente im Film Noir-Stil der 30er oder das Anime-gestylte „Tank Girl“..

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Sep 20, 2004.

Electronic Arts UK website - Xbox/GameCube:

    Choose your weapon and start your engine!



    Ever wanted to be in your own cartoon? Well now you can with Cel Damage. Take control of a 'toon and pit him against his crazy, cel-shaded pals in a variety of 'toon-style vehicles and environments. This super fast game has everything you'd want: fluid graphics, real-time damage models and, of course, all your favourite weapons are here including a massive spring-loaded mallet and the much underrated portable hole!

    FEATURES

  • Frantic vehicular combat in a cartoon universe.

  • 12 interactive cartoon environments set in 4 different themes.

  • Smack your opponents silly in 3 gameplay modes: Smack Attack, Battle Race, and Flag Rally.

  • 6 playable characters with 4 unlockable guest stars.

  • 34 wild, over-the-top weapons.

  • Smash your friends in 4-player split-screen action.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Jun 15, 2004.

Press Release - GameCube:

    ELECTRONIC ARTS AND PSEUDO INTERACTIVE SHIP WACKY, CARTOON-INSPIRED ACTION RACING IN
    CEL DAMAGE FOR NINTENDO GAMECUBE



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., January 8, 2002 – Enter the wacky world of cartoon animation filled with auto combat and mayhem. Under the EA GAMES’ brand, Electronic Arts and Pseudo Interactive announce the release of Cel Damage’ for the Nintendo GameCube’ video game system from Nintendo®. EA previously, in fall 2001, released Cel Damage for the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft®.

    Cel Damage uses cel animation technology that allows the game to look and feel like a unique hand-painted cartoon universe. The constant wacky action takes place in 12 interactive levels spread over four themed worlds of a universe controlled by ‘toon characters ranging in style from Fowl Mouth, modeled on an old black and white cartoon duck from the ‘30s, to an anime-style manga girl named Violet and a rude, crude, gross-out ‘toon named Sinder. Cel Damage initially offers six unique ‘toon characters and challenges the player to unlock four additional characters for a total of 10. Adding to the overall game experience, each of the characters owns a unique vehicle as well as specialized weapon.

    The game offers three different modes of gameplay - Smack Attack, Flag Rally and Gate Relay. Cel Damage features a total of 36 outrageous weapons such as giant axes, portable black holes, shrink rays, mallets, harpoons, machine guns and more. Cel Damage will support up to four players in multiplayer mode via split screen.

    Cel Damage for the Nintendo GameCube carries a “T” (Teen) ESRB rating and MSRP of US$49.99. Cel Damage for the Nintendo GameCube and Xbox is developed by Pseudo Interactive, a Toronto-based development company. The game is co-published by EA and Pseudo Interactive. More information on Cel Damage can be found on the dedicated product web site at: www.celdamage.ea.com.

    ABOUT ELECTRONIC ARTS Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.info.ea.com.

    ABOUT PSEUDO INTERACTIVE Pseudo Interactive, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is an independent video game development studio dedicated to the creation and co-publishing of original interactive entertainment properties. Founded in 1997, Pseudo Interactive has gained a reputation as a leader in the development of interactive physics video games, based on Pseudo's award-winning "Pseudo Physics" graphics engine. Using this advanced, proprietary physics and rendering technology, combined with in-house intellectual property development, Pseudo Interactive brings highly interactive and original game worlds to life on any game platform.

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    Contributed by skl (1145) on Mar 02, 2004.