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Welcome to South Park. Your average, hick-bred, mountain foot, white-majority town nestled on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. Well at least the town was average, until the malevolent forces of the Universe combine to form a force of evil so concentrated, so pure, that no bastion of goodness and decency can stand against it. The end effect, a meteorite falling to earth that is going to land near your home-town of South Park, is going to start a whole bunch of crazy stuff.
Witness Big Gay Al running frantically around town saving all the gay strays, a standalone African-American man called Chef in a town of white-breeds who breaks out into song about his sexual desires at any opportunity, a school teacher by the name of Mr. Garrison, who actually believes his hand-puppet Mr. Hat is real, not mention that his father doesn't love him because he didn't sexually assault him as a child, a police-officer who can barely remember how to tie his own shoe laces let alone uphold the law. All this happens before the meteorite has even reached the earth's atmosphere.
Take control of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman to make your way through South Park and the neighboring mountain regions, as you hope to stop the alien tank enemies from destroying your town. This is the game objective in South Park's one-player Story Mode. Through five episodes such as Operation: Turkey Butt, A Clone of Your Own, Close Encounters of the Bovine Kind, Something Wicked This Way Clunks, and Some Disassembly Required, players will have to make use of gadgets and power-ups to defeat hordes of alien enemies.
Throughout these levels, you will have to face a multitude of tank enemies and their offspring. Tank enemies have the ability to spawn smaller clones of themselves. Leave these enemies too long, and your beloved South Park will be destroyed. Enemies in this encounter include alien turkeys, tank turkeys, Huge Evil Clones, two-headed Clone tanks, alien-controlled cows, UFO tanks that beam alien controlled cows, evil robots, tank robots, demonic dollies that like to barf, and radio-controlled cars right out of those bad childhood nightmares.
Though dolls, cows, and turkeys may not seem like the toughest competition, unfortunately you're not going to be blessed with usual first-person chain guns or rocket launchers. Instead, South Park's characters use a variety of grotesque, foul-mouthed antics to destroy opponents. Weapons that cause little destruction to enemies, but far greater depletion to the ozone layer. These include snow balls, dodge balls, pee-stained snow balls, toilet plunger launchers, Terrance & Phillip fart dolls, sponge dart launchers, a warpo ray, cow launchers that shoot cows in both un-locked and locked modes, and an alien dancing gizmo that puts opponents in a state of uncontrollable agitation.
Power-ups can also be collected to aid South Park characters throughout their quest. Such power-ups include Snacky Cakes and Cheesy Poofs for health supplements, Beefcakes used to make characters invincible for a short time, double firing rate items to do double damage, Zip Cola to unleash a burst of caffeine-induced speed, football pads which lessen damage, and finally, Mr. Hankey: The Christmas Poo, who releases a shield of toxic fumes and poo-ful magic powers that harm anyone who tries to touch your character.
The Multiplayer Mode also allows two to four players to take up battle over various stages. Up to twenty characters can be used, (for example, Ned, Jimbo, Terrance, Phillip, Mr Mackey, Mrs Cartmen, Chef, Big Gay Al, Dr. Mesphito, Starvin Marvin, Wendy, Mr. Garrison, Kyle, Kenny, Stan, Cartman, Officer Barbrady, Alien, Ike, etc.) However, only the four boys are selectable from the outset, with the other characters being earned by advancing through the Story Mode. Options in this mode include horizontal or vertical split-screen two-player gaming, win limits from zero to 99 deaths, and time limits from zero to 30 minutes. ~ Brad Penniment, All Game Guide