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Powerup
Instant Handbrake
Icons
Icon C1 insthbrake Icon C2 instHB Icon C3 handbrake Icon CPS insthandbrake Icon C64 instHB
Info
A powerup in Carma, Carma2, CarmaTDR, CarmaPS, Carma64
Type Car
Use Timed
Amount 30 seconds
15 seconds (CarmaTDR)
20 seconds (Carma64)

The Instant Handbrake powerup is an enhancement to the car's handbrake. Now, pressing the handbrake key will make the car lose all momentum, stopping instantly. It can also be used in mid-air, as it'll stop the player and keep them floating, even though the car slowly falls down. This powerup is useful when a wall approaches and there isn't enough time to brake, and recovering to safety can be a pain in the wallet. Pressing the handbrake key will make sure the player is stopped and unharmed.

A technique that can be used with this powerup is that, when in a dangerous spinning jump, the player might be approaching the ground, only to realize they might land on their roof. The player can then simply activate the handbrake, and the car will stop above the ground, but will continue to spin. Letting the car spin gently, the time to release the handbrake is when the wheels face the ground. This technique doesn't work in Carmageddon TDR 2000, as the car also stops spinning.

CarmageddonEdit

Braking usually makes the driver smack against the front of the car with his(her) eyes wide open. This can be seen in the pratcam.

To obtain it with cheats, press Alt+Shift+2 when in cheat mode or type SPAMFORREST.

Technical dataEdit

Code number 32
Icon chand.PIX
Fizzle type 0
Action index 28
Float parameters none
Integer parameters none
Group inclusion 0
Pratcam sequence 38
Net type (?) none

Carmageddon IIEdit

To obtain it with cheats, press Alt+Shift+2 when in cheat mode or type EYEPOPPER.

Technical dataEdit

Code number 32
Icon insthbrake
Fizzle type 0
Action index 28
Float parameters none
Integer parameters none
Group inclusion 0
Pratcam sequence 38
Flags (?) 0

Carmageddon: TDR 2000Edit

The Carmageddon Comic features the Grey Aliens thinking the humans discovered the Instant Handbrake, when Max crashes in driving The Boss.

Carmageddon (PlayStation)Edit

Nothing to note.

Carmageddon 64Edit

Nothing to note.

See alsoEdit

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