Viacom New Media is ready to hop on the bandwagon of making things appealing to the MTV generation or (it's a ridiculous label, but you got to use it...) Generation X. Slamscape will feature realtime 3-D graphics running at a full 60 frames per second. The soundtrack should fit the mood appropriately, especially since MTV's going to put their multimillion-dollar name on it. Viacom describes the action as a unique new play mechanic that incorporates elements of driving, shooting and slamming with an innovative soundtrack. In the story, you are a half-comatose road accident victim, and become a guinea pig for a group of mad hackers. Your mission is to travel through surreal worlds and rescue the psyches of several other hostages that are imprisoned by the group. Certainly unique, certainly cyberpunk. Is it Hackers meets Speed?
- MANUFACTURER - Viacom
- THEME - Action
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1
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Slamscape is a rowdy, turbocharged shooting game aimed at hard rockers. After needles are plunged dramatically into your eyes in the intro, you move into bleak arenas where you fly a wicked hovercraft and fight for your life. Slamscape's not as stunning as Wipeout XL but it has more humor, thanks to imaginative enemies (including big teddy bears that you can't wait to destroy) and an aggressive take-no-prisoners attitude. You've got a solid night of road-rashin', enemy-thrashin'fun ahead of you.
- Enemies aren't vulnerable from all sides; circle around them until you find a weak spot.
- Take out slow-moving Shreddy Bears by laying minetraps and then leading the bears into them.
- Double jump and simultaneously fire your shockaball to take down the annoying flying enemies.
Polygons are used to create nimble adversaries and big landscape features. The explosions are good, the vehicles all move quickly, and the music videos are eye-catching.
A great thrash-rock soundtrack propels the action, and the detailed sound effects warn you of changes in the game.
Your Slamjet moves quickly but is pretty touchy to control. It takes a lot of practice to be able to shoot accurately while moving.
The fast fun is held back by the high difficulty. It'll be awhile before you slam out of this 'scape, but the effort will be worth it.