History VideoGame / MidnightClub

26th Dec '17 10:48:16 PM AutobotPower
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* SpiritualSuccessor: The first ''Midnight Club'' is this to the first two games of the ''Midtown Madness'' series, developed by Angel Studios, which became Rockstar's San Diego division starting before ''Midnight Club II'' came out. Furthermore, even the engine for the first ''Midnight Club'' game was a heavily improved version of the ''Midtown Madness 2'' engine.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: The first ''Midnight Club'' is this to the first two games of the ''Midtown Madness'' ''VideoGame/MidtownMadness'' series, developed by Angel Studios, which became Rockstar's San Diego division starting before ''Midnight Club II'' came out. Furthermore, even the engine for the first ''Midnight Club'' game was a heavily improved version of the ''Midtown Madness 2'' engine.
22nd Dec '17 5:18:43 PM CodyDBuni
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Invoked for example in Mannie Fresh's "Real Big" from ''3: DUB Edition'': The lyrics [[spoiler:"[[GagPenis Dick real big]]"]] were changed into "Belly real big".



* PermanentlyMissableContent: The Audi R8. It was originally obtainable via Rockstar's Social Club website until May 31th, 2014. Since then, it's currently impossible to obtain the said car without hacking/modifying the save file. Meanwhile in the PSP version ''LA Remix'', it's given for free after beating Booke in the LA career mode (which is also a very sore spot for the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 owners, however).



** ''L.A. Remix'' is actually a version of ''LA'' for the PSP.

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** ''L.A. Remix'' is actually a version of ''LA'' for the PSP. Albeit featuring the updated version of Tokyo from ''II'' and a new career mode after beating the LA career.
17th Oct '17 8:47:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* NintendoHard: To say that these games are tough is putting it nicely.''Midnight Club: Los Angeles'' is considered second only to ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} GX'' in the NintendoHard racing game pantheon. The combination of [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard (allegedly) unstoppable AI opponents]], impossible-to-shake police chases, [[GoddamnedBats heavy, hard-to-dodge traffic]], and the [[QuicksandBox where-the-hell-am-I-going nature]] of the open-world races is enough to frustrate most gamers, even with a well-timed EMP or Roar attack to knock out the competition. [[http://kotaku.com/5067216/midnight-club-los-angeles-review-the-fast-and-the-infuriating Kotaku]] actually went so far as to call it "a ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' caliber challenge". Rockstar later [[http://www.giantbomb.com/news/midnight-club-makes-membership-easier/645/ patched the game]] to soften the difficulty curve in the early parts of the game. This patch is also integrated into the ''Complete Edition'' along with the ''South Central'' expansion and associated DLC.

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* NintendoHard: To say that these games are tough is putting it nicely.''Midnight Club: Los Angeles'' is considered second only to ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} ''VideoGame/FZero GX'' in the NintendoHard racing game pantheon. The combination of [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard (allegedly) unstoppable AI opponents]], impossible-to-shake police chases, [[GoddamnedBats heavy, hard-to-dodge traffic]], and the [[QuicksandBox where-the-hell-am-I-going nature]] of the open-world races is enough to frustrate most gamers, even with a well-timed EMP or Roar attack to knock out the competition. [[http://kotaku.com/5067216/midnight-club-los-angeles-review-the-fast-and-the-infuriating Kotaku]] actually went so far as to call it "a ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' caliber challenge". Rockstar later [[http://www.giantbomb.com/news/midnight-club-makes-membership-easier/645/ patched the game]] to soften the difficulty curve in the early parts of the game. This patch is also integrated into the ''Complete Edition'' along with the ''South Central'' expansion and associated DLC.
29th Aug '17 12:54:38 AM LanceBoyle
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* ShoutOut: The title of this series is a reference to the Japanese street racing team [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid_Night_Club Mid Night Club]]. In the late 90's, they were infamous for their high-speed runs down the Bayshore Route on Tokyo's Shuto Expressway (which is why the "Wangan" (Bayshore) kanji is also included in the title).
** Interestingly, another manga and game series inspired by that group, ''VideoGame/WanganMidnight'' (specifically its ''Maximum Tune'' spin-off) has a shout out to ''Los Angeles''. One of the available aero-kits for the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 in that game was nearly identical to one of the aero-kits for the same car in ''Los Angeles''.

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* ShoutOut: The title of this series is a reference to the Japanese street racing team [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid_Night_Club Mid Night Club]]. In the late 90's, they were infamous for their high-speed runs down the Bayshore Route on Tokyo's Shuto Expressway (which Expressway, which is why the "Wangan" (Bayshore) kanji is also included in the title).
** Interestingly, another manga and
title, although it is also a shout-out to ''Manga/WanganMidnight'', as the "midnight" portion of the logo is stylized similarly. Curiously the few Japanese releases of the ''Midnight Club'' games (the first game series inspired by that group, ''VideoGame/WanganMidnight'' and both ''Los Angeles'' and ''LA Remix'') omit the kanji from the logo, presumably to avoid potential rights issues with ''Wangan Midnight'' rights owners Kodansha.
** On the related topic of ''WanganMidnight'', one of the games based on the franchise
(specifically from its ''Maximum Tune'' spin-off) spin-off series) has a shout out to ''Los Angeles''. One of the available aero-kits for the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 in that game one of the games was nearly identical to one of the aero-kits for the same car in ''Los Angeles''.
29th Aug '17 12:38:06 AM LanceBoyle
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: How a song called "Strip Tease" made it into a game like ''DUB Edition'' is anyone's guess.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: How a song called "Strip Tease" made it into a game like ''DUB Edition'' managed to have two songs called "Strip Tease" and "Sex in Zero Gravity" yet still get an E10+ rating is anyone's guess.
5th Aug '17 11:55:52 AM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: When the police pull you over in ''LA'', they have different animations for if you have fallen off your bike or not. You can also [[ISurrenderSuckers fake pulling over]] by driving off while the officer is walking to your vehicle.
16th Mar '17 7:10:40 AM morenohijazo
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* NewYorkIsOnlyManhattan: The first game starts off in New York, but is limited to Manhattan. The only evidence that the other boroughs exist is that one of your rivals, Larry Muller, proudly states he's from Queens.
7th Mar '17 7:45:16 AM CodyPurple
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* LightningBruiser: The Torque JX (Nissan Skyline GT-R R34) from "Midnight Club II" suffers a little from the weight, but it's fast enough to compete with [[FragileSpeedster Savo's Veloci (Saleen S7)]] and also, it's the most durable car in the game.
** The Lusso XT (Lexus GS 300) can invoke this if used in the hands of a experienced player, regarding it's ability to [[GoodBadBugs "Fish tail"]] and handling very well during the races in the rain. Also, fishtailing the Lusso can allow the player outrun the [[GameBreaker SLF450X.]]
24th Nov '16 3:50:28 PM Jake18
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* BlandNameProduct: Played straight in the first two games. Averted in the latter two, which uses real-life cars.



* DynamicDifficulty: The type of car you bring to race determines what kind of opponents you face-i.e., if you bring, say, a Lamborghini, expect to face off against other exotics.



* TheJuggernaut: Aggro, available for luxury cars and [=SUV=]s in ''3'' and ''LA'', allows the player vehicle to ram vehicles aside without suffering any damage.

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* TheJuggernaut: Aggro, available for luxury cars and [=SUV=]s in ''3'' and ''LA'', allows the player vehicle to ram vehicles aside without suffering any damage.damage or loss of speed.
28th Sep '16 11:09:52 AM Sixthhokage1
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'''''Midnight Club''''' is a street-racing-based [[DrivingGame Racing video game]] series created by Rockstar San Diego - formally know as Angel Studios and creators of the ''VideoGame/MidtownMadness'' franchise. The series includes the following titles:

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'''''Midnight Club''''' is a street-racing-based [[DrivingGame Racing video game]] series created by Rockstar San Diego - formally formerly know as Angel Studios and creators of the ''VideoGame/MidtownMadness'' franchise. The series includes the following titles:
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