Some of the younger users of Android will not know this title. Some of the older users of Android that have played PC games will surely know this title. Carmageddon is one of those games that comes with a distinct aura around it. On one side, it will attract hatred, while on the other, it will attract love. This is one of those games that used to be quick to get banned from stores around the world and it got a really bad reaction from soccer moms and people who couldn’t take a joke. The reason? Why, violence, of course. This was one of the games that sparked thousands of hate-filled morons who kept blaming the problems of society on “violent video games”. And, since I thought I should bring a bit of good news to all of the enthusiasts of the old original game, it is finally here – the original game for Android.
- 28 dangerously deranged Opponents
- 11 wildly exhilarating Environments
- Career Mode featuring 36 satisfyingly violent Levels
- Race and Wreck opponents to unlock 30 playable cars!
- Multiple control methods: digital, analogue (mix ‘n’ match), tilt
- Edit your control layout in game to your preferences
- Comprehensive Action Replay System
- Environment maps and other special effects
- Enhanced pre-lit environments
- Buckets of gibs
- Tons of laughs
If you remember games such as GTA at the beginning of their career, the gameplay used to be extremely different. In GTA 1, for instance, you got points for killing people, exploding cars, stealing stuff and generally all sorts of illegal, yet entertaining, activities. Well, that score for gore thing was sort of inspired from Carmageddon, as it was one of the first games in this genre to implement such a thing as repaying you for killing others. This game was often classified as “the racing game where racing is for wimps”. The objective here isn’t to win the race, it is to kill as many pedestrians and fellow opponents as you can before the race is over. For this exact reason, the original titles was banned all over the world.
The environments in which you play in this game are similar to the real world environments, except they have been turned into killing fields in which the locals are to stay out of the street or die at your hand. And if murdering people with your car ( which looks more and more like a lethal weapon, rather than an automobile ) wasn’t enough, the game is full with all sorts of bonuses and power-ups that have a variety of mad effects. Also, the game offers you the freedom of choice, giving you the possibility to finish each event as you wish: you can either destroy all your opponents, kill all the pedestrians or, God forbid, finish all of the laps. Also, there’s a catch here. The cops in this game, who let me remind you: are equipped with extra tanky armored vehicles, won’t just stand idly by if they see you being naughty.
The app itself costs about 2 dollars to purchase and try out, but it doesn’t require a whole lot of resources. Sure, there will probably be those people who complain that “it’s 2013 and they release games with such ugly graphics”, but this game was ported just how it was, without changing anything. Also, I am not sure but the app might feature micro-transactions, but they may or may not require real cash to complete.
The original Carmageddon received some nice feedback as well when it first launched. For instance, it got a “Game of the Year” award from PC Zone Reader in 1997 and Carmageddon 1 and 2 were “Driving Game of the Year” in 1997 and 1998. Also, it got some pretty interesting reviews at the time: “Carmageddon is visceral, violent, vehicular fun…” – GameSpot 8.8 out of 10; “Carmageddon, to get straight to the point, is one of the best computer games I’ve ever played… Carmageddon is God!” – Duncan McDonald 95% Classic Award PC Zone Magazine; “Carmageddon is one of those games that only come along once in a blue moon. An essential purchase.” – Escape Magazine 6 out of 6; “The gameplay is spot on and anyone with a dark enough sense of humour should give it a go.” – Computer Gaming World 4 out of 5; “So next time you gun down coppers on GTA VI, just remember, Carmageddon’s controversy was there first, and you have a lot to thank it for.” – RetroGarden.
Also, the original PC titles went on to sell over 2 million copies worldwide. If you want to see for yourself how the gameplay is, below I shall provide you with a video. I highly recommend this app – the graphics may not be top notch, but it is extremely funny and enjoyable.