Full Throttle is a computer adventure game developed and published by LucasArts. It was designed by Tim Schafer, who would later go on to design Grim Fandango, Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. The game features voice actors Roy Conrad and Mark Hamill. It was released on April 30, 1995. It is the tenth game to use the SCUMM adventure game engine.
The story is set in a dystopian future where motorized vehicles are giving way to anti-gravitational hovercrafts. A hardened biker named Ben is the leader of a motorcycle gang called the Polecats. Riding down Highway 9, they come across an expensive white hovercraft limousine. Ben unceremoniously drives over the limousine, crushing its hood ornament. Inside the limo is Malcolm Corley, CEO and founder of the last domestic motorcycle manufacturer in the country, Corley Motors. Intrigued and impressed, Corley demands his driver catch up to the gang. As Ben and his gang relax at a bar, Corley arrives and befriends Ben with stories of his own biker history. Before long, Corley's sinister vice president Adrian Ripburger enters and asks to speak to Ben privately. However, when Ben refuses to have his gang appear at the upcoming annual Corley Motors shareholder's meeting as an "escort", he is knocked out and thrown in a dumpster by Ripburger's henchmen, Nestor and Bolus. Ben later wakes to find Ripburger and his gang have already left, having agreed to escort Corley to the shareholder's meeting. While trying to catch up with them, Ben discovers his bike had been sabotaged and after crashing, and falling unconscious, he is discovered by a reporter named Miranda. She brings him to a female mechanic named Maureen (or Mo for short), who patches up his bike with a few parts Ben has to retrieve. Miranda witnesses Ripburger beating Corley to death outside a rest-stop bathroom and takes pictures, but Bolus snatches the camera. Miranda escapes. After they leave, Ben discovers Corley, and with his dying words, he tells Ben that Ripburger is going to take over the company and produce mini-vans instead of motorcycles. Ben is asked to set things straight by finding Corley's daughter - revealed to be Maureen. With his gang now jailed in connection to Corley's murder, Ben crosses the desert as a fugitive in order to find a way to clear his name, save his gang, and prevent Ripburger from turning Corley Motors into a minivan producer. He crosses paths with other motorcycle gangs: the speed-addicted Vultures (of which Mo is later revealed to be a member), the brutal Rottwheelers, and the enigmatic Cavefish. He also encounters Father Torque, the retired once-leader of the Polecats, who dispenses sage advice to Ben to aid him in his travels. Several diversions also come Ben's way: he must acquire items to cross a gorge when its bridge is destroyed, convince Maureen he didn't kill Corley via Miranda's recovered film, and fight through Ripburger's henchmen to stop Ripburger from taking over the company and getting away with murder. Ben and Maureen eventually expose Ripburger as Corley's murderer with the pictures Miranda took, and broadcast the last will and testament of Malcolm Corley, who names Mo rightful successor to his company. Exposed, Ripburger flees the scene. As Ben and Maureen ride away, Ripburger makes one final attempt to ram them off the road in his semi-truck. Maureen's gang, The Vultures, arrive in a land-driven cargo plane to immobilize Ripburger's truck. The vehicle comes to a screeching halt over the bridge demolished earlier in the game, and after a final conflict, Ripburger falls to his death. Corley's funeral follows, where Father Torque delivers the eulogy, and with the Polecats freed and Maureen in her rightful place, Ben rides into the sunset on his bike.
I love this game, it's on my TOP 10 game list. Mainly because of childhood memories and more Like in the quote above, this game was created by Lucas Arts. Who back in the 80's-90's made amazing P&C games. Full Throttle is one of the less known of the bunch. The game has a amazing soundtrack composed by Peter McConnell and The Gone Jackals. It also has amazing voice acting, and good graphics for it's time.
This game is P&C at it's best
You can either buy this on Ebay, or download a rom somewhere. Lucky me i still have the original CD, it's so old the sound doesn't work cause my PC is too advanced for it. So i mainly use a emulator to get it working.
Well, anyone who knows this game, please discuss
Here is a longplay video
Whenever i smell asphalt, i think of maureen , so f*cking epic
This post has been edited by DestaliusDark on Sunday, Aug 26 2012, 09:23
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I LOVE LUCAS ARTS GAMES!! It's one of the best ever!!!! I love Full Throttle, now that you said I think I'll install it in this computer! There have been years I don't play it... Adventure games are the best
I still have my LucasArts era Big Boxes! Always give at least one or two of them a playthrough every year. Full Throttle is one of my faves, if I'm honest, I never understood the love for The Dig, I didn't get into that one much.
Best thing is, you have Tim Schafer's permission to pirate this and Grim Fandango! He's said that the games arn't printed anymore and anything you see being sold is old stock or re-sells that they see nothing of, so he's said it's ok to pirate the game just go and buy a $20 Double Fine T-Shirt from their website to make up for it.
QUOTE (DestaliusDark @ Tuesday, Aug 28 2012, 22:47)
Sorry for double post. But is no one else intrested in this?
I am, loved this game, I pretty much liked all the point and click LucasArts games like Sam & Max and Day of the Tentacle. But Full Throttle had an excellent Theme track and a great little storyline to go along with it.
Why can't they make games like this anymore... /goes to look up gaming flash sites.
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