Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Pseudo Interactive
Ship Date: Fall 2001
Category: Racing Combat
Enter a universe where the 'toons rule the road in Cel Damage. This
frantic vehicular combat title reaches into the violent and wacky world
of cartoon physics to present vehicular combat with a fun new twist.
Players will take command of any of the six main characters, each
with their own unique machine of cartoon destruction, and enter battle
in over 10 levels based on four different cartoon themes. 36 different
weapon power-ups will make sure the action never gets stale, while "guest
stars" and their unlockable cars raise the number of playable characters
The battles take place in a world controlled by 'toons, ranging in
style from Fowl Mouth, an old black and white cartoon duck from the
'30s, to an anime-style manga girl named Skully and a rude, crude, gross-out
'toon named Sinder. Since the 'toons don't really die, players will
be able to score multiple "kills" with power-ups such as the Axe (a
giant axe attached to the front of the car) and the Shrink Ray (which
drops the target to 25% of its original size). Each theme features multiple
gags and triggered traps, such as giant Venus flytraps in the jungle
and UFO attacks in space.
Gameplay modes include a classic deathmatch and a capture-the-flags
scenario in which the flags themselves actively try to avoid capture.
A battle race event is also available. Each themed area will feature
a "guest star," whose car becomes playable once the player defeats him.
Cel Damage features guest stars ranging from Transylvania's Count Dracula
to the Desert's Whack Angus.
Cel Damage sports a frantic, cel-shaded cartoon look, using a state-of-the-art
cartoon physics engine to model "realistic" effects and interactive
environments. Players will interact with triggered gags, perform stunts,
and, of course, pummel their opponents into slag. Car models will distort
in real time, reacting to damage by actually altering the mesh of their
Â· Frantic vehicular combat in a cartoon universe
Â· Over 10 levels of outrageous action set in 4 different themes.
Â· 3 gameplay modes: Smack Attack, Battle Race and Flag Rally.
Â· 6 playable characters, with 4 unlockable guest stars - one guest star
for each theme.
Â· 36 wild weapons, including giant axes, portable holes, shrink rays,
mallets, machine guns and more. Â· Stylish and fast cel-shading and cartoon-physics
engine gives the look and feel of playing an animated episode.
Â· Characters' animation styles reflect their backgrounds; a film noir
duck from the 30s is in black-and-white, while a perky, mayhem loving
"tank girl" is drawn anime-style.