Midtown Madness - Page 1
Fourth in the “Madness” series brought to
us by Microsoft, Midtown Madness appears poised to drive home to
gamers the message that Microsoft means serious business in the
simulation games market. Each
“Madness” title brought to us always had the reputation for
being a hit with the critics, bringing with it a sense of
originality coupled with a dose of innovative fun. Midtown Madness
appears to be another welcome addition to the series.
I must say that Midtown Madness follows a path treaded upon by few
others. But then again, the driving genre has always followed a
relatively dull and predictable path. Midtown Madness expands the
driving genre further by deviating away from the norm. Road rage,
a realistic modeling of the city of Chicago, screaming drivers
and pedestrians are just some of the features available.
importantly, there’s a sense of freedom in the game unseen by
other games. You can be the law abiding driver and meekly totter
your way through the streets of Chicago or break the rules by
inventing your own. That’s the essence of the game: It is no
holds barred when you’re out there; You enjoy the freedom of
safely driving like a manic because there is no possibility of
doing so in reality.
The specifics of the machines which I installed
the game into:
- Intel Pentium Pro 200
P/I-P6NP5 440 FX BABY AT Motherboard
MB PC-66 EDO RAM
x Seagate ST 52601A Medalist Pro 2.1 GB HDD
40X CD-ROM Drive
with LiveWare! 2.0
FireGL 1000Pro PCI 8MB SGRAM
- Canopus Pure3D 4MB
Multiscan 15sf 15" Monitor
Pentium II-333 (o/c to 416Mhz)
BX 2.0 Motherboard
MB PC-100 SDRAM
Deskstar 10GP 10.1 GB HDD
CRW4416E CDRW Drive
40X CD-ROM Drive
Value with Liveware! 2.0
3000 AGP 16 MB
Multisync V700 17" Monitor
In The Package? Do I Get A Hot Wheels Toy?
Nope, nothing fanciful.
In fact, the contents of the package were quite pathetic not to
say the least. You are basically given just a cardboard box with a
registration form, a warranty booklet and the game CD.
Where's The Manual? Gotta Have A Manual Right?
In the CD sleeve! Imagine my chagrin when I
discovered that fact!