Crash 'n' Burn
Black Market Goods:
The black market cyborg will only appear (at random) and offer things
that your character can afford to buy.
Stealth Generator ($11,000)
Makes your car somewhat invisible, but the other drivers will still
shoot your vehicle. When the car takes enough damage it wears off.
Polarity Inverter ($10,000)
Blocks projectiles most of the time.
Targeting Computer ($9,000)
Helps in targeting enemy drivers faster and more accurately.
Doomsday Missile ($19,000)
Does awesome damage, but only one is given per reload. It will not
blow up an undamaged driver, but will seriously hurt him or her.
120mm Gauss Gun ($16,000)
Does heavy damage like the Vulcan cannon, but shoots much slower;
5 sec. reload, ammo 1000.
Dragon Laser ($25,000)
Blows everything away with relative ease. If it does not blow
everybody away on the first lap, stop, wait and let the other
racers lap your car (or catch up if your car is ahead) and let
them know who is boss.
Grim Reaper ($20,000)
A great car. Speed: 305 / Acc: Awesome / Armor: Fair
The closest thing to the batmobile. Speed: 330 / Acc: Fair /
Dragon Car ($30,000)
Watch out track records. This cars really moves. This car is
featured in the Crash 'n' Burn intro getting blown off the track
by Drugger. Speed: 355 / Acc: Good / Armor: Awesome
If a track is finished, but not with record time, your character
may still get $2,000 if the next track's record time is higher
than the time just completed. Reset the game and your character
will receive the record time bonus. Example: on track 3 the
record time is 1:04, and your car finishes in 1:10. No record. But
track 4's record time is 1:21, and your car's track 3 time of 1:10
was below that. Reset and the game will enter the money screen
after track 3, but your character will receive the $2,000 record
time bonus. Note that this trick can work the other way, taking
away your legitimate record time bonus if you reset on a track
with a lower time.
This is simple; never continue. The game saves after every race
automatically, so just reset the machine (or hit pause and choose
quit) whenever your car explodes. Just load the saved game and
The message in the sideline of Deathdrome track 4 reads:
Once upon a time a genius, a spiritual overlord and a visionary
racing criminal became "sotally tober" and decided they would
create a legend. Mark said, "Future shock on wheels. Sex, drugs,
and rock'n roll at 100MPH! And with more guns than the LAPD. It's
what America's all about!" Madeline raised the toast, "And make
sure it is done before September or we'll swing by our heels." And
thus it was decided But they needed some help. Little did they
know that a hedgehog trainer named Bill would arrive in a few weeks
all set to kick some asphalt. "Don't tell me the odds," said Bill,
"and I won't tell you to get the h#ll out of my office. "Bill put
the 'I' in Artificial Intelligence, and a little A, too, just to
keep me from going insane (again). Cyrus created a killer two
million dollar demo, and then put together the best art teams ever
legally assembled. "Programming doesn't have to be ugly," he said.
"Programmers, maybe, but this thing will shine when me and Steve
get done with it." Steve shrugged. "Say what you like, 'cause I'm
not listening." Steve listens to only Rocker, Twix, Druger and
Klaw (NOT!). "This thing will shine when me and Cyrus get done
with it," says Steve. And so it began, at first a train wreck
waiting to happen. But later the prize of the show was winning the
blue bundle ribbon. Another Bill joined (you can never have to
many Bills) and glued the whole thing together with Steve after
setting all the cars on fire. The other Bill says mysteriously,
"And wait until you see the other tunnels, too." As always, a few
stunt programmers were needed. Troy, feeling like Godot as he
waited for OS (should have been called the SOS) tried to make the
Fat Lady sing, but when asked to play a tune, Troy sez "Bite me!"
and stumbles home to bed at 130MPH. In the end, both the ground
and the grunge behaved, and much sleep was had by all. A final
thank-you to Frankie Goes to Hollywood (just like 3DO) for their
musical inspiration! "The Ballad of Crash 'N Burn" was written
by Jon "nakasete miyou" Horseley