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Encyclopedia > Interstate '76 Nitro Pack
Interstate '76 Nitro Pack
Developer(s) Activision
Publisher(s) Activision
Engine MechWarrior 2
Release date(s) 1997/1998
Genre(s) Vehicular combat
Mode(s)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows

Interstate '76: Nitro Pack is a computer game for the PC. It was developed by Activision and released in 1997. Originally an expansion pack for the original Interstate '76, it was later released in a stand-alone format as Interstate '76: Nitro Riders in 1998. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Activision, Inc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Activision, Inc. ... A game engine is the core software component of a computer or video game or other interactive application with real-time graphics. ... See also: 1996 in video gaming, other events of 1997, 1998 in video gaming, history of video games Events 3rd annual E³ (Electronic Entertainment Expo) October 4 - Gunpei Yokoi (1941-1997) dies after a double car accident. ... 1998 1998 in games 1997 in video gaming 1999 in video gaming Notable events of 1998 in video gaming. ... Video games are generally categorized into genres. ... Vehicular combat (also known as car combat) games are typically video or computer games where the primary focus of play concerns automobiles or other motor vehicles, normally armed with guns or other weaponry, attempting to destroy vehicles controlled by the CPU or by opposing players. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... The Altair 8800 was among the first microcomputers to be affordable by an individual, although it initially lacked peripherals and memory. ... Activision, Inc. ... See also: 1996 in video gaming, other events of 1997, 1998 in video gaming, history of video games Events 3rd annual E³ (Electronic Entertainment Expo) October 4 - Gunpei Yokoi (1941-1997) dies after a double car accident. ... An expansion pack is an addition to an existing game. ... It has been suggested that Groove Champion be merged into this article or section. ... 1998 1998 in games 1997 in video gaming 1999 in video gaming Notable events of 1998 in video gaming. ...

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Synopsis

Like its predecessor, the game is in the southwest United States of America in an alternate version of the American oil crisis, between the years 1974 and 1976, with the final (chronological) mission taking place just two days before Interstate '76 begins. The game features identical gameplay to the original, but adds several new motor vehicles, new weapons, and new paint schemes for existing vehicles. Oil crisis may refer to: 1973 oil crisis 1979 energy crisis 1990 spike in the price of oil Oil price increases of 2004 and 2005 Hubbert peak theory Energy crisis This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


There are three play modes available in the game: the "Scenarios", nineteen loosely-connected missions that provide a backstory to the Interstate '76 universe and set the stage for the first game; "Multi Melee", an online deathmatch version of the game; and "Auto Melee", a deathmatch with computer-driven cars. Like the original game, players can choose from a variety of customizable vehicles for the Scenarios. Deathmatch (abbreviated DM) is a widely-used gameplay mode very well integrated into first-person shooter computer games. ...


Plot

The game focuses on the activities of the auto-vigilante movement known as the AVG or Auto-Vigilante Guild, between the years 1974 and 1976. Taurus, Jade, and Skeeter (along with allies the Wolf Pack, Radiator Mother, and Hell Toupee), face a variety of auto-villains and slowly learn of the conspiracy that is the centerpiece of Interstate '76. The game's opening sequence features the first meeting of Jade and Taurus, and the final mission takes place two days before Jade's murder, itself the opening sequence of the first game.


Characters

Taurus, voiced by Greg Eagles
Taurus isn't his real name - it's what people call him. He also goes by the radio codename "Stampede." He lived as a poet in New England with a wife and daughter, before they were killed by criminals. He is fond of the film Love Story. He is playable in six missions.
Jade Champion, voiced by Lisa Picotte
Feisty and headstrong, Jade is Taurus's partner and possibly lover. She goes by the radio codename "Vixen." She is intent on discovering who is amassing the army of auto-villains, a mission that will eventually cost her her life. She is playable in five missions.
Skeeter, voiced by Tom Kane
Skeeter serves as the mechanic and Greek chorus for the series' heroes. He goes by the radio codename "Monkeywrench." He repairs the player's vehicles between missions and occasionally is the focus of the in-game missions. He is playable in four missions.
Natty Dread
An auto-villain and member of the "Voodoo Riders" gang, Natty Dread is out to serve his own agenda, specifically, making as much money as possible. He is playable in four missions, which must be unlocked by completing Taurus, Jade, and Skeeter's missions.

Greg Eagles is the voice actor for Peter Stillman in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and is also the voice actor for the DARPA Chief Donald Anderson and the Ninja under the name George Byrd. ... Love Story is a 1970 romantic drama film written by Erich Segal based on his 1970 best-selling novel, and directed by Arthur Hiller. ... Tom Kane Tom Kane is a veteran voice actor who has over twenty years of experience. ... In tragic plays of ancient Greece, the chorus (choros) is believed to have grown out of the Greek dithyrambs and tragikon drama. ...

Vehicles

One of the most interesting aspects of Interstate '76 is that all the in-game vehicles are based on real-world automobiles, featuring many American muscle cars. This tradition is continued into the Nitro Pack, which adds fourteen new vehicles to the mix. A list of the cars, as well as their real-world counterparts, is as follows: Karl Benzs Velo (vélo means bicycle in French) model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race 2005 MINI Cooper S. An automobile (also motor car or simply car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... The Pontiac GTO is a classic example of the muscle car. ...

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References to Other Media

  • One of Taurus's missions is titled "A New Hope." Another mission, "Velocity," parodies the plot of the film Speed, with Taurus having to disarm a bomb on a bus.
  • The mission "Piece Be With You" begins with Taurus and Jade discussing the films Dirty Harry and Love Story.
  • One of Skeeter's missions is titled "Mojo Rising," a reference to The Doors song "L.A. Woman." Another is titled "Never Get Out," a reference to the character's insistence that you should never get out of the car, a sidelong reference to Apocalypse Now.
  • The game's intro begins with Taurus requesting assistance from Convoy, one of the primary characters in the Vigilante 8 series. In the game's training mode, Taurus mentions that Convoy trained him.
  • The mission entitled "Betrayed" begins with Jade asking Taurus if he thinks it would really cost six million bucks to make someone bionic. This is a reference to Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man.

This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Speed is a 1994 action film directed by Jan de Bont, starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper, Joe Morton and Jeff Daniels. ... Dirty Harry is a 1971 film directed by Don Siegel, the first of the series. ... Love Story is a 1970 romantic drama film written by Erich Segal based on his 1970 best-selling novel, and directed by Arthur Hiller. ... This page is about the Rock band. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American drama film set during the Vietnam War. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... There are multiple Steve Austins: Steve Austin (fictional character) - from The Six Million Dollar Man Stone Cold Steve Austin - the professional wrestler see also Stephen F. Austin, founder of Republic of Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... The Six Million Dollar Man was an American television series about a cyborg working for the OSI, a branch of the CIA.[1] The show was based on the novel Cyborg by Martin Caidin, and aired on the ABC network as a regular series from 1974 to 1978, following a...

External links

  • The Interstate '76 Arsenal, unofficial fan site with excellent information.
  • Interstate76.com, unofficial fan site with tips and tricks.
  • i82.co.uk, Interstate '82 community.

 
 

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