Fizzle is a term used in-code in Carmageddon and Carmageddon II. Unfortunately, no one knows what this term relates to. This word can be found inside POWERUP.TXT as an attribute of every single powerup. No comments follow this line, so its values and effects are unknown. The values found inside the files range from -1 to 2.
It's believed that this option might have something to do with the sparks that are produced when the player collects a pickup, but after several tests, there doesn't seem to be any relation. Maybe it's is related to it, but it doesn't do anything.
When/if the attribute's real purpose is found, this article will be updated accordingly.
The only powerups that use 2 as their fizzle value (in both games) are:
- Turbo pedestrians
- Turbo opponents
- Turbo cops
- Greased tyres
- Grip-o-matic tyres
- Slow motion pedestrians (Carma2 only)