Well, if you've seen one cart racing game, you've seen this one too. This
one is different though in that you have South Park characters racing, plus
different power-ups like the phillip and terrance fart/gas speed burst,
weapons, plus other things.
The graphics are ok in this one; nothing major. The town is rendered
somewhat and the cars and characters are nicely done, but there's nothing new
or special about this one. Kept up a decident frame rate under 800x600 and
The control was typical... Joystick, keyboard or gamepad... The problem was
here, is that my gamepad overrode the keyboard... I set it to use the
keyboard, and it insisted that I use my gamepad... I set it twice to use the
keyboard, and when I started a game, the keys wouldn't work, and my gamepad
(which did not want to calibrate correctly) took over and jumped everywhere...
It was a nightmare in the menu's... But it worked well enough in the game to
Gameplay was typical, trying to come in first place while beating all of the
other computer controlled players. You have weapons and special power-ups
that you use against the other players. I find that a lack of a real map or
anything makes it harder to actually beat the computer, because they know
where to go, and although there is a map, it's not always clear so you can
get lost. It gets easier the more you play, as you start to know the areas,
but a bad map is almost as bad. It's not a bad game, but it does get old
after a while. I liked the game, and I like South Park, but the game gets old pretty fast.
Even on easy it's not that easy... I'm not sure how much harder it gets on
the higher levels, but I guess if it gets much harder, you're going to lose
all the time... It's kind of fun though. If you're into console games, and
need something to keep you busy for a few hours, this is a game for you.
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