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Midtown Madness

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Name: Midtown Madness
Year: 1999
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Angel Studios
Platform: PC
Genre: Racing
Total rating: 75.2% - rated 332 times
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Submitter: Res
Added: Jan 26 2005
Warez status: Abandonware

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Author: MADTATE_123
Date: Jul 26 2007 - 13:55
Score: 30 points
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To gain a sense of what Midtown is all about, imagine having the ability to drive someone else's car through a major city during rush hour traffic as fast as you want with reckless abandon and no fear of monetary loss, injury or death. This is the essence of Midtown. With 10 real-world cars that include the anniversary 1998 Ford Mustang GT and the newly designed Volkswagen Beetle, your setting is the windy city of Chicago. Not only are the cars realistically modeled, so are the city and driving conditions.

Immersion is a key feature in this title, and Angel Studios has done an excellent job of putting you in the heart of Chi-town. Noticeable landmarks include Wrigley and Soldier Field, the Sears Tower, the Shedd Aquarium, Meigs Field, China Town, the John Hancock Center and the Chicago Art Institute. The realism matrix continues with real-time traffic modeling -- you can count on 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. rush hour traffic. This is where Midtown separates itself from all other racing titles and becomes something that appeals to everyone who enjoys computer gaming. I've never played a game with so much happening in the background that is not dependant on the player. Everything you'd expect to find in real city is here, from busses running their routes to delivery trucks making their stops. Stop lights and signs are abundant, and computer-controlled cars obey traffic laws, including stopping when appropriate and signaling for lane changes.

Midtown includes a variety of single-player races as well as a multiplayer mode. But whether it's checkpoint or blitz style racing, the goal is always the same: complete the objectives at all costs. Herein lies the beauty of this title. As a racer, you are not restricted in any way. The "do anything it takes to win" philosophy is paramount to a player's success and vital to his or her survival. The most prominent gameplay type is checkpoint racing, which requires the racer to go through a varying number of checkpoints before crossing the finish line. However, unlike most racing games, the order in which you do this doesn't matter.

The 50-plus races included are varied enough that sometimes you'll swear you've moved to a different city. Chicago takes on a decidedly different feel when real-time weather effects, such as rain and snow, come into play, as well as morning, noon, dusk and nighttime racing. Another nice effect is the damage model; almost every object in the game is breakable, including other cars, traffic lights, parking meters, street lights and garbage cans. You can even drive through the downtown mall. About the only things other than the buildings that aren't destructible are the lift posts for the L-Trains; those things will bust just about any radiator.

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  Type / Title Downloads / Views Action
Download full game 16832 Download
CD ISO 179 Download
Cheats 7201 Read
Cheats 5255 Read
Cheats 6347 Read
Real Cars 1746 Download
New City 1742 Download
Ingame music - Midtown Madness Music 641 Download
Patch: Official XP compatibility patch 1240 Download
New vehicle - 1966 Chelby Cobra 1156 Download
New vehicle - City Bus 953 Download

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By Shittybeans - Dec 03 2010 - 23:36
I had the 3rd one on the Xbox it was really fun. One of my first Xbox games. Haven't play the 1st PC version hope it fun.
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By Nightclawer - Nov 15 2010 - 18:36
This game's so much fun! However, there are certain levels[races] that are tough to beat. Overall, I would recommened this great game. btw, I would like help on how to do the cheats in this game
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By Need_Nostalgia_Now - Oct 18 2010 - 05:21
Used to play the demo a bit on my dad's computer. I think I'll give this a try.  ^^
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By Fofoxxx - Oct 17 2010 - 01:53
one my first games ever when i bought a pc this game rules man hour and hours if second is here i think 3 also or 4 even if the fix more live thing in this game willbe nr 1 again
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By Jassi____4 - Jul 27 2010 - 12:37
what a game and i have never played this kind of game before

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