||(DOS) (Jewel Case w/ Color Cover) (FULLTHPJ)
systems you can use ScummVM to run
90% from PC Gamer
Thumbs up from New Media
B from Just Adventure
A Heavy Metal Adventure by Tim
One minute you're on the road, riding. Not a care in the
world. Then some guy in a suit comes along, says he's got a deal for you and
your gang. But when you come to, you've got a lump on your head, the law on you
back, and a feeling in your gut that the road you're on is about to get a lot
Beat up. Busted. Mad. Ben's been double-crossed before. But
this time they messed with his gang, they trashed his bike, and they're about
to come back for more.
Chain saws. Tire irons. Semi trucks. Everything's coming
after Ben at once. Trouble's riding his back so tight it makes the leather
squeak. He's got to out-fight it, out-smart it, and out-run it if he wants to
Suits. Cops. Minivans. The society that cast him out long
ago wants him back -- Dead or Alive. A faceless legal system wants Ben for
murder. A greedy executive wants him for money. A mysterious woman wants him
What they're all gonna get is up to you.
Blow your mind with butt-kicking graphics, brutal puzzles,
and a head-on collision of action and adventure!
Blow your speakers with movie-quality sound and a full
digital score featuring the Gone Jackals - an authentic hard-hammerin' biker
Blow your money on another game, or kick-start your computer
and go -- FULL THROTTLE!
A cinematic adventure game
combining both 2D and 3D animation. Full Throttle paints its hardened road
warriors against the backdrop of a futuristic setting. Ben, hardcore biker and
gang leader, has been framed for the murder of a prominent citizen, Malcom
Corley. Separated from his gang and a fugitive from the law, Ben determines to
find the true murderer, clear his own name, and rescue the sole heiress of the
Corley Motorcycle Company. The game balances between a rich storyline and
action-packed scenes which include explosive gang wars, first-person road
sequences, and a climactic showdown between the rival Vulture and Polecat
MS DOS 5.0 or greater, 486DX/33 minimum, Double-speed
CD-ROM, MPC Level 2 or better (300k/sec. rate on 486 while using no more than
60% CPU time), 8 MB RAM, 1 MB available hard disk space, 256 Color VGA
required, Local Bus or PCI video card, Keyboard, Microsoft 100% compatible
mouse, joystick optional. Sound cards supported: SoundBlaster, SoundBlaster
Pro, SoundBlaster 16, AWE 32, Pro Audio Spectrum, Ensoniq Soundscape, Gravis
UltraSound, and 100% compatibles.
PC Gamer, August 1995
"The opening sequence LucasArts created is one of the most
stunningly effective I've seen in a game. Plenty of games start with a bang and
end with a whimper, but Full Throttle's not one of them. This is a
rollercoaster ride of an adventure, a stylistic masterpiece that truly deserves
the "interactive cartoon" moniker. From start to finish, every element - plot,
score, characters, dialogue, artwork, animated cut scenes, and soundtrack -
works together almost perfectly, creating an astounding experience that feels
as much like a movie as it does a game."
"One of the first things that sucks you into the action is
the soundtrack, LucasArts hired the Gone Jackals to do much of the music in the
game, and the results are incredible. It's the best soundtrack I've heard,
hands-down, and adds immensely to the movie-like ambience of the graphics and
plot. The voice acting, too, is outstanding. Roy Conrad, the voice of Ben, is
superb in his characterization of the slow-to-anger biker who just wants a
little peace of mind. However, Mark Hamill, who does the voice of Ripburger and
two other characters, none of which sound remotely alike, really steals the
New Media, September 1995
"Grease your hair back and fire up the Harley - Full
Throttle is here. This fun animated game puts you in the motorcycle boots of
Ben, a biker who's after the creeps who messed with his gang and busted his
hog. Playing is a blast; you fight off the bad guys while searching for the
parts to put your beloved bike back together.
"Exploring each scene is a hoot, and Ben's reactions, like
his expression when he encounters a rabid pit bull, are hilarious. But to make
headway, you must perform tasks in a precise fashion that detracts from the
fun. Game play can be a bit frustrating; in many scenes you're living out a
story line that's limited to one direction. But it's still enjoyable, and it
will take you back to those days when you beat the highway into submission
while lying back on your trusty chopper."
Adventure by Jenny Guenther
"Anyone who has ever played a LucasArts game knows they
generally have fluffy but entertaining plots, and this game is no exception...
This game is a cartoon. The animation is great (it's a LucasArts game--that is
one of their strengths, in my opinion). The cut scenes all look nearly
TV-quality. There is some pixelation and some not-quite-so-smooth parts in the
gameplay--I attribute it to the release date of 1994, when a 486 with Super VGA
was state-of-the-art... I really liked the "camera angles" and points of view
in this game..."
"...The puzzles in this game, however, are easier than usual
because most of the inventory items get used in the same chapter in which you
found them. Full Throttle also adds some arcade-y sequences. There is one place
where you ride your motorcycle around and around on an old mine road, beating
up other motorcyclists to gain more powerful inventory items with which to beat
up yet other motorcyclists. You also participate in a demolition derby (this
was the hardest part for me) where you have to steer clear of (or hit, as the
case may be) other cars to reach an objective..."
"For the most part, I really enjoying this game, as with all
LucasArts games. While it is not one of their better efforts, it is definitely
worth the time it takes to play..."
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