History VideoGame / MidnightClub

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:
4th Jun '16 5:27:36 PM nombretomado
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* WideOpenSandbox: [[TropeCodifier Started this]] for {{Racing Game}}s; the first game was a PS2 launch title. Part of the fun for players was being able to use "joyride" in the first game, allowing two players to fart around New York or London however they pleased.

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* WideOpenSandbox: [[TropeCodifier Started this]] for {{Racing Game}}s; the first game was a PS2 [=PS2=] launch title. Part of the fun for players was being able to use "joyride" in the first game, allowing two players to fart around New York or London however they pleased.
4th Jun '16 4:43:23 AM Paktra
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* AllegedCar: The starter car in both the first Midnight Club game and the second one. In the first game, you start off in a pitifully slow taxi, complete with dents and graffiti all over it. In the second game, it does get a little better. However, you still start with one of the slowest cars of the game without any nitrous.

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* AllegedCar: The starter car in both the first Midnight Club game and the second one. In the first game, you start off in a pitifully slow taxi, complete with dents and graffiti all over it. In the second game, it does get a little better. However, you still start with one of the slowest cars of the game without any nitrous. Later in the fourth game you get to choose from one of three used cars sitting in the parking lot across from the bus stop you arrive at complete with dents, missing hubcaps and primered, replacment body panels.
** Averted in the third game as your reputation for racing and connections with a local mechanic merit you the purchase of one of six vehicles he has for sale, with some additional spending money for minor modifications if you purchase his least expensive car.



* {{EMP}}: A special ability in ''LA''.

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* {{EMP}}: A special An equipable offensive power-up in the multiplayer portions of ''2''.
** Promoted to an unlockable
ability in the main career in ''LA''.



* OptionalTrafficLaws: Usually, but if you break the road laws with the cops nearby, they'll go into HotPursuit. ''Midnight Club II'' only had cops preset in races.

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* OptionalTrafficLaws: Usually, but if you break the road laws with the cops nearby, they'll go into HotPursuit. ''Midnight Club II'' only had cops preset present in races.
29th May '16 9:15:15 PM Josef5678
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** You also have the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve and McLaren F1 in 3.

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** You also have the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve and McLaren [=McLaren=] F1 in 3.
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