History VideoGame / Interstate76

8th Mar '17 10:26:06 AM nombretomado
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''Interstate '76'' is a VehicularCombat simulation developed and published by Activision in 1997. It used the same graphics engine as an earlier Activision title, ''[[MechWarrior MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat]]''; when they finished that game, the team started to wonder what else they could do with the engine. Set in the American Southwest during the oil crisis of TheSeventies, the game puts you in the bellbottoms, tinted aviators and blonde handlebar mustache of one [[AwesomeMcCoolname Groove Champion]], son of a two-time stock car championship driver and a former Miss America.

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''Interstate '76'' is a VehicularCombat simulation developed and published by Activision in 1997. It used the same graphics engine as an earlier Activision title, ''[[MechWarrior MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat]]''; ''VideoGame/MechWarrior231stCenturyCombat''; when they finished that game, the team started to wonder what else they could do with the engine. Set in the American Southwest during the oil crisis of TheSeventies, the game puts you in the bellbottoms, tinted aviators and blonde handlebar mustache of one [[AwesomeMcCoolname Groove Champion]], son of a two-time stock car championship driver and a former Miss America.



The game billed itself as an auto-combat ''simulator,'' and it went long way towards living up to that claim. The game featured a range of authentically-rendered seventies-era American vehicles ([[BlandNameProduct fictionalized names notwithstanding]]), with all the associated roaring engines, fishtailing, and cornering like a garbage barge involved. It also had an intricate location-based damage system (borrowed from ''MechWarrior'') and you had to salvage weapons and car parts from the field between missions.

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The game billed itself as an auto-combat ''simulator,'' and it went long way towards living up to that claim. The game featured a range of authentically-rendered seventies-era American vehicles ([[BlandNameProduct fictionalized names notwithstanding]]), with all the associated roaring engines, fishtailing, and cornering like a garbage barge involved. It also had an intricate location-based damage system (borrowed from ''MechWarrior'') ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'') and you had to salvage weapons and car parts from the field between missions.



* HumongousMecha: As a nod to the [[MechWarrior preceding game]], the characters stop at a diner whose sign/mascot is a giant Seventies-style robot. Skeeter seems fascinated by it.

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* HumongousMecha: As a nod to the [[MechWarrior [[VideoGame/MechWarrior preceding game]], the characters stop at a diner whose sign/mascot is a giant Seventies-style robot. Skeeter seems fascinated by it.



* NonStandardGameOver: Unlike ''MechWarrior 2'', where you could stomp off the edge of the map into infinity, in this game if you drive down a road off the map too far, Groove will remark that he isn't heading the right way. If you keep going, the mission ends with Groove driving off into the distance thinking aloud that he'd like a popsicle or Taurus [[WhatTheHellHero asking him where the hell he's going.]]

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* NonStandardGameOver: Unlike ''MechWarrior ''[=MechWarrior=] 2'', where you could stomp off the edge of the map into infinity, in this game if you drive down a road off the map too far, Groove will remark that he isn't heading the right way. If you keep going, the mission ends with Groove driving off into the distance thinking aloud that he'd like a popsicle or Taurus [[WhatTheHellHero asking him where the hell he's going.]]
27th Dec '16 1:19:07 PM DustSnitch
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* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: Wimp, Champ and BadAss.

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* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: The three difficult levels are named Wimp, Champ and BadAss.Badass.
16th Dec '16 3:37:53 PM Morgenthaler
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[[ScreeningTheCall Groove never wanted to be a hero.]] He just wanted to race, but even in that, he lived in the shadow of his sister Jade, who is more or less described as Daisy Duke with a set of [[VideoGame/DukeNukem steel spheres.]] That is, [[PosthumousCharacter until Jade was murdered in a junkyard]] outside Lubbock, Texas. Taurus, certified [[AfroAsskicker afro-sporting]] BadAss and Jade's former teammate, introduces Groove to the secret life his sister led as an [[VigilanteMan auto-vigilante]] and takes him under his wing as Groove sets out to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge find his sister's killer and avenge her death.]]

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[[ScreeningTheCall Groove never wanted to be a hero.]] He just wanted to race, but even in that, he lived in the shadow of his sister Jade, who is more or less described as Daisy Duke with a set of [[VideoGame/DukeNukem steel spheres.]] That is, [[PosthumousCharacter until Jade was murdered in a junkyard]] outside Lubbock, Texas. Taurus, certified [[AfroAsskicker afro-sporting]] BadAss badass and Jade's former teammate, introduces Groove to the secret life his sister led as an [[VigilanteMan auto-vigilante]] and takes him under his wing as Groove sets out to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge find his sister's killer and avenge her death.]]



* BadAss
** CoolShades: Groove, Taurus and Malochio.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Skeeter, who is actually a competent driver and auto-combatant. He is also a complete [[CloudCuckooLander space cadet]] and possibly narcoleptic.
** BadAssCrew: Mess with Groove, Taurus, or Skeeter, and the [[TrueCompanions other two will make sure]] you'll end up looking like a [[EveryCarIsAPinto Pinto]] after TheWarSequence.
** BadAssDriver: ''Everybody.''
** BadAssMoustache: Groove rocks TheGunslinger look. Malochio's might count, though his is closer to [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Alex Trebek.]]

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* BadAss
** CoolShades: Groove, Taurus and Malochio.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Skeeter, who is actually a competent driver and auto-combatant. He is also a complete [[CloudCuckooLander space cadet]] and possibly narcoleptic.
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BadAssCrew: Mess with Groove, Taurus, or Skeeter, and the [[TrueCompanions other two will make sure]] you'll end up looking like a [[EveryCarIsAPinto Pinto]] after TheWarSequence.
** * BadAssDriver: ''Everybody.''
** * BadAssMoustache: Groove rocks TheGunslinger look. Malochio's might count, though his is closer to [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} Alex Trebek.]]


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* CoolShades: Groove, Taurus and Malochio.


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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Skeeter, who is actually a competent driver and auto-combatant. He is also a complete [[CloudCuckooLander space cadet]] and possibly narcoleptic.
7th Jul '16 1:19:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Taurus suffers this at the hands of Malochio's goons. Groove saves him from becoming TheObiWan (pulling his almost-lifeless body from his bullet-ridden wreck of a Jefferson Sovereign), but he loses his car and is forced to ride with Skeeter in the van for the rest of the game. [[ItsUpToYou You are basically on your own from then on.]]

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Taurus suffers this at the hands of Malochio's goons. Groove saves him from becoming TheObiWan suffering MentorOccupationalHazard (pulling his almost-lifeless body from his bullet-ridden wreck of a Jefferson Sovereign), but he loses his car and is forced to ride with Skeeter in the van for the rest of the game. [[ItsUpToYou You are basically on your own from then on.]]
18th Apr '16 3:29:01 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Sound like a standard old-school action film to you? [[{{Troperiffic}} Well, that's because it is.]] The whole game is presented in the style of a [[TheSeventies '70s-era]] action TV series, replete with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed made-up actor names]] arrayed over a {{Montage}} intro, a ''Series/CharliesAngels''-inspired logo and [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome one hell of a funkalicious soundtrack]] (which, [[HeyItsThatGuy bizarrely enough,]] was composed by Arion Salazar, longtime bassist for Music/ThirdEyeBlind).

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Sound like a standard old-school action film to you? [[{{Troperiffic}} Well, that's because it is.]] The whole game is presented in the style of a [[TheSeventies '70s-era]] action TV series, replete with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed made-up actor names]] arrayed over a {{Montage}} intro, a ''Series/CharliesAngels''-inspired logo and [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome one hell of a funkalicious soundtrack]] (which, [[HeyItsThatGuy bizarrely enough,]] enough, was composed by Arion Salazar, longtime bassist for Music/ThirdEyeBlind).
7th Feb '16 11:57:43 AM Morgenthaler
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** With one exception, as revealed in the Nitro Pack: ''[[spoiler:LoveStory]]''.

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** With one exception, as revealed in the Nitro Pack: ''[[spoiler:LoveStory]]''.''[[spoiler:Film/LoveStory]]''.
28th Jul '15 4:42:41 AM Tagaziel
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* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: When Groove finally takes his revenge on a trapped Malochio, he does it point-blank with his .45 pistol ..... ''thirteen times''.]]

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* NoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: When Groove finally takes his revenge on a trapped Malochio, he does it point-blank with his .45 pistol ..... ''thirteen times''.]]]] Of course, it's possible it's the same couple of shots, just replayed from a different angle to up the satisfaction.
28th Jul '15 4:38:22 AM Tagaziel
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* BondOneLiner: Groove sometimes utters a pithy quip upon destroying an enemy car. This also happens in the Nitro Pack with Taurus, Jade and Skeeter.

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* BondOneLiner: Groove sometimes utters a pithy quip upon destroying an enemy car. This also happens in the Nitro Pack with Taurus, Jade and Skeeter. See the DeadpanSnarker entry for a pair of examples.
24th Jun '15 11:51:17 PM StClair
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* DeadpanSnarker: Groove is a ''motherlode'' of snark. Listen to him carefully whenever he defeats a creeper. Particularly the corrup cops: ''"I've been drinking! I'VE BEEN DRINKING!"'' and ''"Do you know how fast you were going?"'' are but the tip of the iceberg.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Groove is a ''motherlode'' of snark. Listen to him carefully whenever he defeats a creeper. Particularly the corrup corrupt cops: ''"I've been drinking! I'VE BEEN DRINKING!"'' and ''"Do you know how fast you were going?"'' are but the tip of the iceberg.
24th Jun '15 11:46:27 PM StClair
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* TheAllegedCar: The AMC Gremlin (ABX Leprechaun) and Ford Pinto (Phaedra Pony) are both driveable, and [[CannonFodder highly expendable]]

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* TheAllegedCar: The AMC Gremlin (ABX Leprechaun) and Ford Pinto (Phaedra Pony) are both driveable, available to the player, and [[CannonFodder highly expendable]]expendable]].
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