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Carmageddon
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UK boxart
Developer(s) SCi, Aqua Pacific
Publisher(s) Interplay
Platform(s) Game Boy Color
Genre(s) Vehicular combat
Mode(s) Single player
Players 1 player
Rating(s) ESRB: T
ELSPA: 18
USK: 16+
SELL: 16
Media Cartridge
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US boxart


Carmageddon (Carmageddon: Carpocalypse Now on the title screen, Carmageddon GBC on the rights screen) was a top-down 2D vehicle combat game, released for the Game Boy Color handheld platform in 2001. It was developed by Aqua Pacific and published by Interplay. It is based on Carmageddon II.

GameplayEdit

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Gameplay screenshot

There are 8 groups of levels, each containing 3 regular levels and 1 mission level. The aim of the regular levels is to complete the race, running down as many zombies as possible along the way. The player cannot actually damage or waste other racers[confirmation needed] unless the mission requires it, although opponents can damage the player in any level. If time runs out, the player's car will come to a halt then explode.

Due to the limitations of the hardware, the graphics and gameplay elements were downgraded considerably: There are only 4 racers per level, limited information on the HUD, and only 4 powerups.

ControlsEdit

GBC-Buttons-Dpad Steering / Navigate Menus
GBC-Buttons-A Accelerate / Confirm Selection
GBC-Buttons-B Brake / Reverse / Cancel Selection
GBC-Buttons-A + GBC-Buttons-B Use Pickup / Jump
GBC-Buttons-Select Select Pickup
GBC-Buttons-Start Pause


CharactersEdit

The game features 16 racers, all taken from Carmageddon II. Jenny Taylia is listed as Jetcar, most likely due to Nintendo's censorship policies (She was also renamed in Carmageddon 64).

CompatibilityEdit

The game was designed especially for the Game Boy Color - It will not play on earlier Game Boy models (Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket & Game Boy Light)[1].

Carmageddon GBC can also be played on the Game Boy Advance and the Game Boy Advance SP, due to their backwards compatibility support of Game Boy cartridges. The Game Boy Micro and Nintendo DS line do not support Game Boy carts.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://replay.waybackmachine.org/200101191809/http://www.gameboy.com/gamelist.html
Carmageddon games (cat)
Main titles Carmageddon · Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now · Carmageddon: TDR 2000 · Carmageddon: Reincarnation
Expansion Packs Carmageddon Splat Pack · The Nosebleed Pack
Console & Handheld titles Carmageddon (Game Boy Color) · Carmageddon (PlayStation) · Carmageddon 64 · Carmageddon (Mobile) · Carmageddon (Funsize)
Cancelled titles Carmageddon: TDR 2000 (Game Boy Color) · Carmageddon TV · Carmageddon 4
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