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South Park; October Game of the Month
Topic Started: Oct 1 2017, 09:05 PM (325 Views)
stinger9142
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South Park won the vote off with a strong showing.

I never owned the game, but had a couple of friends that both did. I was a teen when it came out. South Park being the naughty/crude show that it was, drew my attention. The game was not a masterpiece by any means. I had fun playing it though. I enjoyed chunking pee covered snowballs at turkeys :lol:

Cartman was probably my fav to play as. I was very glad the game featured alternative control options since I was awful with Turok style controls. So "Brown-Eye" it was :lol:

Call it cheap, unpolished, crude, etc... It was still entertaining enough for me :yeah:

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In the commentary for Starvin Marvin both Matt and Trey said the game was $hity, and only pushed out before Christmas because Viacom was making bank with all the crappy South Park merchandise. The way they worded it makes it sound like they only ever played the first level, but to be honest that's probably enough for anyone to tell it's not great. The composer Darren Mitchell was the same guy who did the Turok soundtrack said it sucked too.

It was announced in March of 1998 and finished in only 6-7 months, developed alongside Turok 2 by the same people and was clearly the one they gave less attention. Acclaim had a major renaissance during the N64 era but their tendency to produce cash grab licensed games was on full display here. Still it sold out its during first retail run during the 1998 holiday season and was the most rented game of December and January, beating WCW/NWO revenge and even Zelda: Ocarina of Time. No64DD swore to me it came out in January but he remembered it wrong, all because the game was so scare when it came out. Acclaim contributed 79% of its $135.7 million dollar revenue during the sales quarter to Turok 2 and South Park so it was a clear success for them.

5 multiplayer modes including Capture the Flag, Grudge Match, and Kick the Baby, but only regular deathmatches were included in the final game, and for the record the multiplayer runs like garbage despite the graphics already sucking. At least it has my chap Pip, lost but never forgotten.

With all those dumb facts out of the way I can say the game is neat as a fan of South Park. It came out when the second season was underway, there were only 29 episodes so far and the early South Park era is really different starting in season 4. The game froze on me before entering the final mall and I hadn't been saving on a controller pak so that annoyed me off. The whole thing was horrible really and I am not looking to replay it because outside it's crudeness it has nothing for me. It's too hard to even be simple brain dead fun once the visitors show up.

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Glad this finally won, means I can stop nominating it :) True to my word once I have finished Watchdogs 2(near the end) i will make this the next game I play through.

I have fond memories of this game, love the show when it came out and me and my bro had to play it. Had fun with the MP too so looking forward to playing it again. I'm sure I will regret that though :D
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Ugh... South Park on the N64. Even back in the day when I did like Turok 2 (which South Park got it's game engine from), I thought this game was pretty bad. Now that I can't even stomache the former game, well... you get the point. I already went into why I hated the game in another thread earlier this year and declared it was the worst licensed game I own for the system. That hasn't changed one bit (though, in all fairness, neither has the amount of licensed games I own for the N64 :rollseyes: ).

But I guess I shouldn't spend this entire post bashing the game so here are some positives. The graphics are fine enough (certainly feels like a 3d version of the show). The Bobbybird cheat, in my eyes, is a Godsend and does help me enjoy the game a little bit. Finally, the game is legitimately funny. No I'm serious. For as much as I don't like playing the game, I sure do love watching it's cutscenes and listening to all of the funny stuff Chef and the kids say to each other.

Chef: "When I was coming home this morning, I heard a strange noise and saw an eerie green light coming from a warehouse. When I got closer to investigate, I saw Big Gay Al! He was acting mighty strange!"
Kids: "..."
Chef: "... Alright, well, stranger than usual."

And that was just cut from one of the cutscenes that I COULD quote on here without censoring myself. But yeah I just don't like this game and it brings out the worst in me so how about I just stop talking about it? :yeah:
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Looking forward to trying to beat it myself like Buddy and glad it has finally won. I'll be sure to crack on with it once I've finished Chicken Run... 😆😝😂
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See i had recently bought my boyfriend all the N64 south park games. i have never owned them but am borrowing them to play as well, quite fun and charming. :n64: :n64: :n64: :n64screen: :n64screen: :n64screen: :loveys:
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So i fnished Watchdogs 2 yesterday and as promised I will start SP today :) looking forward to it.

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So started playing through SP yesterday and got through the first 2 of 5 episodes and started the 3rd so made good progress.
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Nice. If I have some time towards the end of the month I may borrow my bro in laws copy. We are going on vacation the 28th-4th, and I might get a little window to play it.
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Just played it some more, another level down but my god it's frustrating. Finished the level but had to protect the town from loads of Alien ships, failed and have to do the whole level again. Grrr
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I almost beat this game back in the day. The last levels are tough!
I'm happy this game is getting represented myhya!
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Gonna try again later, heopfully I have more luck. Not sure if the game is hard because I suck or because the controls can be frustrating.
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Glad that this got represented this month, for the series' 20th anniversary. :yeah:

The first season, where the game for the most part build upon, is a huge part of my childhood/early teenyears and the game perfectly added to that.
Admittedly, I never owned this game during N64's days (I do own it now though ;) ) , but I rented it multiple times back in the days.

As I mentioned earlier in the nomination-thread, even nowadays the game still looks true to the series because of it's simple, geometrical design. One of the things I liked the most at the time is the good representation of the actual town, accessible in full 3D! As a fan of the series I thought that was so awesome.
Also very important, it contained full voice-acting, a rarity in N64 games, and done excellent, perfectly in vain with the series.

It may be unpolished, strange, frustrating at times... and one may find the choice of a FPS strange for licensing this game... but who cares. It's South Park, and it's done a good job of projecting the series feeling of the time.
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Given up on this game for now, tried lots of times to beat the level I'm stuck on but kept dying. Maybe I'll try again before the month is out.

Its not a bad game but I enjoyed it a lot more when I was younger. Maybe its because I liked the show back then or maybe playing with my brother made it a better game, who knows. hate given up on a game half way through but my controller needs to stay in one piece :)

Milage007 have you started it yet?
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