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Those foul-mouthed kids from Comedy Central's most popular animated series (as of 1998) are starring in their first video game for the Nintendo 64, complete with authentic voices from show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Using a modified engine from Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, the game is a first-person shooter set within a 3D town named South Park.
Two play modes are available, Story and Multi-player, with the latter allowing up to four players their choice of 17 arenas to fight in. Story Mode involves finding three of the four children (Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle) before saving the town from aliens, turkeys, evil clones, cows, dolls and UFOs. All five chapters are broken down into three stages each, with bosses appearing at the end of each episode. New characters for multi-play are unlocked after you complete each level.
Curious about the characters? Besides the four children, you'll be able to access the following residents: Chef, Mr. Mackey, Big Gay Al, Barbrady, Mrs. Cartman, Wendy, Ike, Jimbo, Ned, Starvin' Marvin, Mephisto, Terrance, Mr. Garrison, Phillip and even an Alien Visitor. Among the wacky gadgets you'll be able to use are snowballs, dodge balls, toilet plungers, sponge dart guns, a Warpo Ray, sniper chickens, Terrance and Phillip dolls, and a cow launcher!
Need some help? Cheesy Poofs and Zippo Cola are the power-ups of choice to replenish health and speed up your character, respectively. This 128-Meg cartridge has approximately 72-Megs devoted to sound alone, so each character will offer several wisecracks throughout both game modes. South Park also supports the Controller Pak to save data and the Rumble Pak for vibration feedback. Parents should be warned that South Park contains mature language unsuitable for those under 17. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide