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** Mind you, the above involve effort. For a more laid-back game, just locate a Pedestrian Electro-Bastard Ray and have your car automatically zap all nearby civilians with lightning. Carmageddon takes the “potential” out of Video Game Cruelty Potential.

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** Mind you, the above involve effort. For a more laid-back game, just locate a Pedestrian Electro-Bastard Ray and have your car automatically zap all nearby civilians pedestrians with lightning. Carmageddon takes the “potential” out of Video Game Cruelty Potential.


** Despite the stated goals for the level, ''Carmageddon'' may quickly become a [[WideOpenSandbox sandbox]] once the player gets the hang of the basics or gives in and uses the [[ClassicCheatCode built in cheats]]. And as the following bullet points show, the sequels take this UpToEleven.

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** Despite the stated goals for the level, ''Carmageddon'' may quickly become a [[WideOpenSandbox sandbox]] once the player gets the hang of the basics or gives in and uses the [[ClassicCheatCode built in cheats]].cheats. And as the following bullet points show, the sequels take this UpToEleven.



** Fill one of the hangars on the Airport Level with random, inanimate objects such as boarding ladders, sound barriers, private jets, and helicopters. Use the forklift, of course. Bait a competitor into pursuit in the direction of the hangar entrance. Make a clever turn or use the repair reset to get out of the competitor's way and [[ClassicCheatCode activate the Pinball Physics special]]. Frame-rate dropping, error clipping, bouncing, exploding HilarityEnsues.
** Locate or [[ClassicCheatCode otherwise gain]] the Suicidal Pedestrian special on a particularly pedestrian-heavy level. Hold very still, watch, and listen while the crazy fools charge the player's car and throw themselves against it while blood, limbs, and torsos fly. If the pedestrian is unfortunate enough to end up on top of the car, they will appear to hump the car until their bloody, limbless demise. [[note]][[FridgeLogic Just don't ask how these people are being killed by coming in contact with a car that isn't moving at all, let alone at over 25 miles per hour.]][[/note]]

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** Fill one of the hangars on the Airport Level with random, inanimate objects such as boarding ladders, sound barriers, private jets, and helicopters. Use the forklift, of course. Bait a competitor into pursuit in the direction of the hangar entrance. Make a clever turn or use the repair reset to get out of the competitor's way and [[ClassicCheatCode activate the Pinball Physics special]].special. Frame-rate dropping, error clipping, bouncing, exploding HilarityEnsues.
** Locate or [[ClassicCheatCode otherwise gain]] the Suicidal Pedestrian special on a particularly pedestrian-heavy level. Hold very still, watch, and listen while the crazy fools charge the player's car and throw themselves against it while blood, limbs, and torsos fly. If the pedestrian is unfortunate enough to end up on top of the car, they will appear to hump the car until their bloody, limbless demise. [[note]][[FridgeLogic Just don't ask how these people are being killed by coming in contact with a car that isn't moving at all, let alone at over 25 miles per hour.]][[/note]]

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* In ''VideoGame/CrashTagTeamRacing'', you're free to attack the [=NPCs=] in Von Clutch's [=MotorWorld=] as Crash in the singleplayer mode, and while racing you can drive into the employees doing maintenance on the tracks to send them flying.


* The arcade version of the '90s Atari[=/=]Midway racing game ''California Speed'' featured pedestrians on many of the courses, who let out a little scream and go flying when you run them over. It's particularly {{egregious}} in the Central Valley level, the second half of which has you racing through a ''pedestrian shopping center'' where you're inevitably going to run down at least two dozen of them. Remember that this is an arcade-style racer in the vein of Midway's ''Cruis'n'' series and ''VideoGame/SanFranciscoRush'', not a ''Carmageddon'' clone.

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* The arcade version of the '90s Atari[=/=]Midway racing game ''California Speed'' featured pedestrians on many of the courses, who let out a little scream and go flying when you run them over. It's particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} in the Central Valley level, the second half of which has you racing through a ''pedestrian shopping center'' where you're inevitably going to run down at least two dozen of them. Remember that this is an arcade-style racer in the vein of Midway's ''Cruis'n'' series and ''VideoGame/SanFranciscoRush'', not a ''Carmageddon'' clone.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'', you have to race on a very limited timer. The only ways of increasing your time is to go past checkpoints, destroy your competitors, or kill pedestrians. You would get bonus time if you killed them creatively (splatter bonus, anyone?). On top of that was the fact that winning the race casually is nearly impossible, because TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.
** There are three ways to actually win a Carmageddon race -- either finish the laps first (boring/impossible), destroy every single competitor's car (what 99% of victories consist of), or ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill run over every single pedestrian on the map.]]'' Keep in mind that these maps are the rough equivalent of four square miles and there are several hundred pedestrians.
** Despite the stated goals for the level, Carmageddon may quickly become a [[WideOpenSandbox sandbox]] once the player gets the hang of the basics or gives in and uses the [[ClassicCheatCode built in cheats]]. Some examples of cruelty include the following:

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'', you have to race on a very limited timer. The only ways of increasing your time is are to go past checkpoints, destroy your competitors, or kill pedestrians. You would get bonus time if you killed them creatively (splatter bonus, anyone?). On top of that was the fact that winning the race casually is nearly impossible, because TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.
** There are three ways to actually win a Carmageddon ''Carmageddon'' race -- either finish the laps first (boring/impossible), destroy every single competitor's car (what 99% of victories consist of), or ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill run over every single pedestrian on the map.]]'' [[note]]Basically, the race is declared over as soon as the last pedestrian dies, and whoever killed the most pedestrians is declared the winner, regardless of progress in the race. Keep in mind that the AI prioritizes finishing the laps or destroying its opponents over slaughtering pedestrians, so in practice, you, the human player, will be the one responsible for 99% (if not all) of the pedestrian casualties.[[/note]] Keep in mind that these maps are the rough equivalent of four square miles and there are several hundred pedestrians.
** Despite the stated goals for the level, Carmageddon ''Carmageddon'' may quickly become a [[WideOpenSandbox sandbox]] once the player gets the hang of the basics or gives in and uses the [[ClassicCheatCode built in cheats]]. Some examples of cruelty include And as the following:following bullet points show, the sequels take this UpToEleven.



** Locate or [[ClassicCheatCode otherwise gain]] the Suicidal Pedestrian special on a particularly pedestrian-heavy level. Hold very still, watch, and listen while the crazy fools charge the player's car and throw themselves against it while blood, limbs, and torsos fly. If the pedestrian is unfortunate enough to end up on top of the car, they will appear to hump the car until their bloody, limbless demise.
*** For an additional shot of sadism, do the former but have a few jumping powerups ready to activate. Attract the crowd of pedestrians, then jump thrice. In the time you're in the air the peds will cluster under you. Then you come down. Splat!
** Mind you, the above involve effort. For a more laid back game, just locate a Pedestrian Electro-Bastard Ray and have your car automatically zap all nearby civilians with lightning. Carmageddon takes the “potential” out of Video Game Cruelty Potential.

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** Locate or [[ClassicCheatCode otherwise gain]] the Suicidal Pedestrian special on a particularly pedestrian-heavy level. Hold very still, watch, and listen while the crazy fools charge the player's car and throw themselves against it while blood, limbs, and torsos fly. If the pedestrian is unfortunate enough to end up on top of the car, they will appear to hump the car until their bloody, limbless demise.
demise. [[note]][[FridgeLogic Just don't ask how these people are being killed by coming in contact with a car that isn't moving at all, let alone at over 25 miles per hour.]][[/note]]
*** For an additional shot of sadism, do the former but have a few jumping powerups ready to activate. Attract the crowd of pedestrians, then jump thrice. In the time you're in the air air, the peds will cluster under you. Then you come down. Splat!
** Mind you, the above involve effort. For a more laid back laid-back game, just locate a Pedestrian Electro-Bastard Ray and have your car automatically zap all nearby civilians with lightning. Carmageddon takes the “potential” out of Video Game Cruelty Potential.


** ''Burnout Revenge'' introduced traffic checking, which allows you to smash vehicles out of your way.

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** ''Burnout Revenge'' ''VideoGame/BurnoutRevenge'' introduced traffic checking, which allows you to smash vehicles out of your way.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'', you have to race on a very limited timer. The only ways of increasing your time is to go past checkpoints, destroy your competitors, or kill civilians. You would get bonus time if you killed them creatively (splatter bonus, anyone?). On top of that was the fact that winning the race casually is nearly impossible, because TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'', you have to race on a very limited timer. The only ways of increasing your time is to go past checkpoints, destroy your competitors, or kill civilians.pedestrians. You would get bonus time if you killed them creatively (splatter bonus, anyone?). On top of that was the fact that winning the race casually is nearly impossible, because TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.

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* The arcade version of the '90s Atari[=/=]Midway racing game ''California Speed'' featured pedestrians on many of the courses, who let out a little scream and go flying when you run them over. It's particularly {{egregious}} in the Central Valley level, the second half of which has you racing through a ''pedestrian shopping center'' where you're inevitably going to run down at least two dozen of them. Remember that this is an arcade-style racer in the vein of Midway's ''Cruis'n'' series and ''VideoGame/SanFranciscoRush'', not a ''Carmageddon'' clone.
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* In ''MidnightClub 2'', a streetracing game, you drive along the streets of LA, Paris, and Tokyo and are free to crash into any obstacles you want, and that includes pedestrians as well. Doing so will, however, lower your speed.

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* In ''MidnightClub ''VideoGame/MidnightClub 2'', a streetracing game, you drive along the streets of LA, Paris, and Tokyo and are free to crash into any obstacles you want, and that includes pedestrians as well. Doing so will, however, lower your speed.



* In the game ''{{Carmageddon}}'', you have to race on a very limited timer. The only ways of increasing your time is to go past checkpoints, destroy your competitors, or kill civilians. You would get bonus time if you killed them creatively (splatter bonus, anyone?). On top of that was the fact that winning the race casually is nearly impossible, because TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.

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* In the game ''{{Carmageddon}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'', you have to race on a very limited timer. The only ways of increasing your time is to go past checkpoints, destroy your competitors, or kill civilians. You would get bonus time if you killed them creatively (splatter bonus, anyone?). On top of that was the fact that winning the race casually is nearly impossible, because TheComputerIsACheatingBastard.

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** Entering a cheat code will allow your car to shoot rockets and machine gun bullets. Hitting a rival car with a rocket will actually disable your rival for a short period of time.


* ''TwistedMetal'': Destroying Paris while Frère Jacques plays in the background ''on electric guitar?'' Hell yes.
* In ''IndyCarRacingII'', you can put the damage-rate of your car in indestructible-mode. Then disable yellow flags and the pace car. Then go racing. Now you can push off all the other cars and make them crash horribly. Often they will remain on the track after crashing. Especially on ovals, this has the wonderful and destructive result of other cars hitting them at full speed, causing massive, moving balls of wreckage that get hit over and over by other still functioning cars, scattering car parts all over the track (too bad they don't flip over). You can even turn around and take the track in reverse. If you time your head-on collisions well, you will launch the car you hit backwards. Often, it will then travel along the wall for a half to a full lap (going backwards) while totally ripping itself to pieces. Finally, it will come to a rest, or smash into some other cars that were still racing, causing more crashes. Then drive past all the wrecks until you're in the leading position. Now hit the race accelerator, and win the race!

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* ''TwistedMetal'': ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'': Destroying Paris while Frère Jacques plays in the background ''on electric guitar?'' Hell yes.
* In ''IndyCarRacingII'', ''VideoGame/IndyCarRacingII'', you can put the damage-rate of your car in indestructible-mode. Then disable yellow flags and the pace car. Then go racing. Now you can push off all the other cars and make them crash horribly. Often they will remain on the track after crashing. Especially on ovals, this has the wonderful and destructive result of other cars hitting them at full speed, causing massive, moving balls of wreckage that get hit over and over by other still functioning cars, scattering car parts all over the track (too bad they don't flip over). You can even turn around and take the track in reverse. If you time your head-on collisions well, you will launch the car you hit backwards. Often, it will then travel along the wall for a half to a full lap (going backwards) while totally ripping itself to pieces. Finally, it will come to a rest, or smash into some other cars that were still racing, causing more crashes. Then drive past all the wrecks until you're in the leading position. Now hit the race accelerator, and win the race!


* The ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' series gives us Crash Mode and Showtime, which consist of smashing up as much traffic as possible.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' series gives us Crash Mode and Showtime, [[VideoGame/BurnoutParadise Showtime]], which consist of smashing up as much traffic as possible.


* The {{Burnout}} series gives us Crash Mode and Showtime, which consist of smashing up as much traffic as possible.
** ''Burnout: Revenge'' introduced traffic checking, which allows you to smash vehicles out of your way.
* In FlatOut and FlatOut 2, the ragdoll minigames usually consisted of you LAUNCHING the car's unfortunate driver out of the windshield and into bowling pins, a chainlink fence, flaming rings, etc. Combine this with falling long distances and landing on a metal beam and a disturbing crunching sound when one of your bones was surely broken for instant fun.

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* The {{Burnout}} ''VideoGame/{{Burnout}}'' series gives us Crash Mode and Showtime, which consist of smashing up as much traffic as possible.
** ''Burnout: ''Burnout Revenge'' introduced traffic checking, which allows you to smash vehicles out of your way.
* In FlatOut ''VideoGame/FlatOut'' and FlatOut 2, ''[=FlatOut=] 2'', the ragdoll minigames usually consisted of you LAUNCHING the car's unfortunate driver out of the windshield and into bowling pins, a chainlink fence, flaming rings, etc. Combine this with falling long distances and landing on a metal beam and a disturbing crunching sound when one of your bones was surely broken for instant fun.

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*** For an additional shot of sadism, do the former but have a few jumping powerups ready to activate. Attract the crowd of pedestrians, then jump thrice. In the time you're in the air the peds will cluster under you. Then you come down. Splat!

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