Great news for children of the 90’s, fans of running over pedestrians, and Android gamers in general; Carmageddon is out on Google Play! Carmageddon is a 1997 PC and PS1 car combat game that was mired in controversy due to the ability to kill pedestrians on its courses. We reported previously that the classic game would be coming to Android this summer, but it looks like Stainless Games has released it a little early. So get ready to clean body parts out of your engine block, because Carmageddon’s here!
Here’s the description from the Play store:
Now the same Mac & PC classic that was BANNED AROUND THE WORLD is back and available on Android phones and tablets!
Carmageddon features real-world environments that have been turned into killing fields, where the locals stay out on the streets at their peril. As well as using your car as a weapon, every level is sprinkled generously with power-ups that have a vast variety of mad effects, adding a whole extra level of craziness to the proceedings. In every event you have the option to “play it your way”… Waste all your opponents, kill every pedestrian, or (perish the thought) complete all the laps. Oh and watch out – the cops in their super-tough armoured patrol vehicles are lurking, and if they catch you being bad they’ll be down on you like several tons of cold pork!
• 28 dangerously deranged Opponents
• 11 wildly exhilarating Environments
• Career Mode featuring 36 satisfyingly violent Levels
• Race and Wreck opponents to unlock 30 playable cars!
• Multiple control methods: digital, analogue (mix ‘n’ match), tilt
• Edit your control layout in game to your preferences
• Comprehensive Action Replay System
• Environment maps and other special effects
• Enhanced pre-lit environments
• Buckets of gibs
• Tons of laughs
When Carmageddon was released in 1997, controversy swirled around the title and it was banned in several countries. At the time, the gratuitous mowing down and immolation of pedestrians was shocking. But in this post GTA era the violence seems much more cartoonish. I’m not sure if we’re all a lot more jaded or if the old, 90’s 3D graphics just don’t look real to us anymore. But anyone that was around and aware when Carmageddon came out can tell you, it was pretty crazy for the time.
Grab a download of Carmageddon now if you want some fun car combat on your Android device, or if you want to check out a slice of gaming history. It’s available now for the low price of $1.99. Check out the trailer below!
[Via: Google Play]