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    Default Favorite mindless destruction video game moments?

    I just figure since we're all gamers, everyone here likely has fun with the mindless destruction aspects of games. I'm not talking about trying the games themselves, but rather just games that you turn on when you feel like causing havoc.

    I've got a few personal favorites.

    -Goldeneye. Make yourself invisable, give yourself every weapon, and then run around a cap people point blank in the head.

    -Perfect Dark. Put in 8 peace sims and go to town.

    -Vice City. Shoot something in the leg, wait for an ambulence to pick them up, then cap the ambulence driver.

    -Roller Coaster Tycoon. Intentionally build a coaster that crashes and get people to ride it.

    -The Sims. Trap an annoying neighbor in a fence and watch them go crazy, then die.

    Anyone else?

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    Cel Damage. It can make the Battlezone forum look very tame!
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    I remember the first time that I saw Atari's Iron Soldier at a summer CES and was blown away when I missed a mech, and the building behind it crumbled into dozens fo boxes. I found myself just walking around destroying buildings just to see their explosive beauty!

    Sega's Alien Front Online is also a good blastfest!

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    Goldeneye- Shoot people in the back of the hea dof legs.

    Perfect Dark- Going to town on Peace Sims.

    Vice City- Putting in the code for the Rhino Tank and blow the crap out of everything or use the Minigun and go T2-style on everyone.

    SimCity- Save your game then unleash every Disaster you can on your city and watch the fun.
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    There's nothing like that moment when you first pop in Gunstar Heroes and head to the jungle stage. Tons of enemies rush you, and you're running and jumping and firing in every direction, filling the screen with explosions. It's by far my favorite video game adrenaline kick.

    Heck, any well made shooter is a great source of nonstop destruction. I love frying everything in sight with a high-powered beam in ESP Ra.De or Dodonpachi.

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    Syndicate - load up the "assasinate the mayor" level, with the motorcade and crowds. Load up your agents with every kind of weapon available (Gauss guns, miniguns, lasers, the lot). Keep all the guns out of sight whilst your agents make their way into the middle of the crowd (it takes a while cause they're so heavy laden, but it's worth it!!)

    Then, once positioned correctly, select all agents, and hit the "Beserk" button . . . . bodies strewn everywhere, and crowds of fleeing civilians, who don't stand a chance. Once the road is clear, run round the back of the buildings and mop up the lucky few who somehow managed to get away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Fenris
    Heck, any well made shooter is a great source of nonstop destruction. I love frying everything in sight with a high-powered beam in ESP Ra.De or Dodonpachi.
    Pretty much any game by Cave *drool*.

    GTA 3, the entire game. The missions got boring, but creating huge traffic pile ups, jumping out of the car and throwing grenades at the mess never gets old.

    Rampage, dated, to be sure, but rocked in it's time.

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    My all time favorite has to be Postal.

    Torching the marching band and then watching them all run around screaming while on fire is my all time guilty pleasure in videogames.

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    One of my favorite mindless destruction moments in which I mark out everytime, is when I collapse a building on a rival beast in War of the Monsters. There's something infinitely satisfying about wiping an opponent out in one small gesture The game itself is chock full of mindless destruction moments
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    Default mindless destruction

    As a rule, I always kill my "friends" in games, usually as soon as possible, just for the hell of it. I'm always ineterested in the game's response. Try blowing up one of your own capital ships in Colony Wars, and you'll see what I mean.

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    The mission on GTA3 where you have to kill Triad gang members with the flamethrower...

    My favorite thing to do is torch a car or two, wait for the firemen to come...and that firetruck makes a niiiiiice explosion!!

    Also in the game Sheep...leading all your sheep right into the rotating blades of a combine...that's fun as well.
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    Nothing to see here...move along...
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    I'm kinda like Kid Ice with games. I always want to see how the computer AI will react with irrational and negligent behavior.

    Example: when I play driving games, the first thing I will typically do is turn 'er around and drive in the opposite direction. In light gun games I'll shoot EVERYTHING - bad guys, innocent civilians, nurses. When I have a "friend", I'll do everything I can to lead them into trouble, the Wing Commander games were good for that. When I have a choice to be the bad guy, I'm the bad guy. Like in Elite, open fire on the police star station. Grand Theft Auto? Don't even get me started!

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    in goldeneye, i had almost every code on once, especially fast motion, and my friend puked all over my floor. I used to use the tank in that game, and run soldiers over just to hear them scream. I also would shoot them, and then run them over, thinking i killed them twice.
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    If we are talking actual mindless destruction then I have to vote for Blast Corps for the N64. Giant Robot + Forklift + destructable buildings = Damn Fun!!!

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    Going to town with a powered up character in Dyantasy Warriors 3 and mowing down anything that moves is fun too!
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    Mechassault. Talk about kick-ass building destruction. Has the greatest glass shattering effect I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydubnb
    One of my favorite mindless destruction moments in which I mark out everytime, is when I collapse a building on a rival beast in War of the Monsters. There's something infinitely satisfying about wiping an opponent out in one small gesture The game itself is chock full of mindless destruction moments
    Mine is somewhat similar to this.

    Once a week or so my wife and I babysit one of my son's classmates who happens to be a major brat (I swear, he's a sociopath in the making ) just so his parents can get a rest. Videogames make this easy. Not surprisingly, this boy's favorite game to play is War of the Monsters. But whereas my son understands that the main point of the game is fight the other monster, the neighbor boy just walks around smashing buildings (acting out his future delinquency, as it were) while my boy just wails on him. So it is with great cathartic delight that I watch Retrotaku Jr. kick the pixellated snot out of his fiendish friend week after week.

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    When stressed I used to play Die By The Sword on PC. Nothing quite like hacking the limbs off your opponents to make you feel a bit brighter.
    There was a game on the PS1, the title of which escapes me at the moment (it was described as "the sucessor to the Strike series" in the review I read) where you pilot a mech and basically blow the seven shades out of everything that moves, and pretty much everything that doesn't too. It's pretty much a favorite moment which lasts the whole game.
    I also recently got Dodonpachi for the Saturn. Getting huge combos is most defintely satisfying.

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    Am I the only one here that's going to bring up the classic "car smash bonus stage" from Final Fight? So what if the guy was a Mad Gear? You had no reason to total his auto! Except for the high load of points, but you had no moral reason.

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    Burnout 2 and Nascar games. I always wondered what it would be like to be the guy in the car? I also love to watch my car smash into pieces.
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    Carmageddon for PC. The entire game is mindless destruction.

    I really enjoy the Vice City Rampages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrotaku
    So it is with great cathartic delight that I watch Retrotaku Jr. kick the pixellated snot out of his fiendish friend week after week.
    That is very awesome :)

    Personally, Goldeneye had a lot of good moments in games. One thing I love doing is running about any level (Archives is a good one) with remote mines. Keep hold of an area (again, Archives is a bit easy due to the two levels) and watch their screen as a single mine comes flying down past them. At this point you can A+B it in their face or let them run off :D

    I'm not the type who can sit there acting like a total nerd completely owning everybody else, though, there's got to be SOME fight from the other end. Heh.

    Another good one, so I hear, was Rise of the Triad. Kill enemies by landing on them, kill them with God mode (autoseeker rounds that fly through multiple enemies), kill them with Dog mode (for all you dyslexics out there, it's a shorter, melee version of God mode - Hey, is that a tree?), kill them with the Big Blaster (makes a cross shaped pattern on the ground, can [and must learn to for the final level] toss yourself into the air with it), turn them into charredskeletons with the firebomb...heh, too much destructive capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Ice
    As a rule, I always kill my "friends" in games, usually as soon as possible, just for the hell of it. I'm always ineterested in the game's response. Try blowing up one of your own capital ships in Colony Wars, and you'll see what I mean.

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    ...and I wish I had a dollar for every time I've blown away Lance Vance...
    Here's a bit of fun if you have MOH: Frontline...in the Market Garden campaign that ends with you torching a windmill, you have to provide cover for a tank demolition expert. This guy absorbs an amazing amount of firepower before going down. I've emptied every gun I had at the start of the mission into him, and it literally takes my last grenade to kill him. Try putting a full Thompson clip into him when he's already on his ass and he'll do a pretty good 1944 breakdance.

    Some other fun mindless destruction moments...

    - Knocking a mech through an entire block of buildings in RAD

    - Playing the Survival mini game in Driver in San Francisco...racing down a hill, doing a 180 and watching the psycho cops sail over your head is as close to the Blues Brothers movie as you'll get in a game.

    - Going up to the top of the parking garage in GTA III and progressing from sniping pedestrians to grenading cops to rocketing Feds and Army trucks and then hopping in one of the tanks that eventually show up is hard to beat.

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    when it comes to mindless destruction and violence, nothing beats GTAIII... punch in all weapons code and ur ready to rock \^_^/


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