Retro Game Friday: Carmaggedon

Michael Blaker
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I’m back with a game that made conservatives have collective apoplexies for this week’s Retro Game Friday! It’s Carmageddon!

Plot Synopsis: Wait you were expecting there to be a plot?

Gameplay: In Carmageddon, the player races a vehicle against a number of other computer controlled competitors in various settings, including city, mine and industrial areas. The player has a certain amount of time to complete each race, but more time may be gained by collecting bonuses, damaging the competitors’ cars, or by running over pedestrians. Races are completed by either completing the course as one would a normal racing game, “wasting” (wrecking) all other race cars, or killing all pedestrians on the level. Sound fucked up? It was, but it was also hilariously fun. Anyone who can’t disconnect a game from reality has much greater problems than playing this game.

Art: Very, very dated. Not terrible, but dated.

Music: Don’t remember a whit of it, as me and my cousin were hiding the fact that we were playing this game and had the volume lowered to a super quiet level to avoid alerting our parents we were playing this game.

Overall: Probably good for a laugh or two now. Not a must play.

For those who like: Racing Games, Hilariously Immoral Gameplay.

Not for those who don’t like: Either of the above.

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