|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
|Rating(s)||Examples: ESRB: T (Teen)|
|Input methods||Keyboard, mouse, wheel, gamepad, joystick|
Current user rating: 73/100 (3 votes)
Interstate '76 is a vehicle combat game developed and published by Activision in 1997. The most noticeable features compared to other similar games are an advanced damaged management system (damages are counted separately for every part of the car, i.e. front/right/rear/left chassis/armor, engine, brakes, suspensions, each tire, each weapon) and a parts management system in trip mode, where the player has to chose which parts to keep, fix, equip or trash.
The game is set in 1976 in an alternate time line, during an oil crisis. Jade Champion, Taurus and Skeeter (their mechanics) are a group of auto-vigilante fighting against auto-villains (aka "creepers"). During a mission (shown as the game prologue), Jade gets killed and asks Taurus to find her brother, Groove. Taurus mentors him during the first missions, then he gets wounded and will remain in the van with Skeeter for the rest of the T.R.I.P., leaving Groove (the player) completing various missions alone.
- Groove Champion
- Taurus ("Stampede")
- Jade Champion
|Weapon||Turret available||Rouns/min||Range (m)||Speed (m/s)||Weight (lbs)||Ammo|
|30cal Machine Gun||Yes||600||150||900||32||2000|
|50cal Machine Gun||Yes||400||300||1200||47||4000|
|7.62mm Machine Gun||Yes||200||500||1500||91||4000|
(NB: heat tracker)
|Radar Jammer||Invisible to radar|
|Nitrous Oxide||50% increase to current acceleration and 20% increase to top speed. Lasts 15 seconds. 3 charges.|
|Blower||25% increase to current acceleration and 10% increase to top speed. Lasts until removed or destroyed.|
|X-Aust Brake||Cuts braking distance in half|
|Structo Bumpers||Double value of current front and rear chassis reinforcement|
|Curb Feelers||Prevents you from scraping your vehicle against curbs (useless?)|
|Mud Flaps||Useless (here for the fun)|
|Heated Seats||Useless (here for the fun)|
|Cup Holders||Useless (here for the fun)|
|Engine||Horse Power||Weight (lbs)||0→60 mph||Top speed (time/speed)|
|261ci 6 cylinder||225||398||9.5s||17.5s / 87mph|
|305ci V-8||300||459||7.0s||14.7s / 96mph|
|432ci SHO V-8||425||550||5.5s||13.5s / 111mph|
|595ci V-10||576||678||4.7s||11.4s / 134mph|
|Suspension||Lateral acceleration||Weight (lbs)||
|Brake||Braking (70→0mph)||Weight (lbs)|
|4-wheel Drum||250 feet||25|
|Disc & Drum||220 feet||29|
|4-wheel Disc||170 feet||34|
|Aircraft Brakes||120 feet||39|
During the game, hold CTRL + SHIFT and type the chosen code:
- getdown: all enemies will attack you (i.e., they won't wait until the script that triggers them happens, they attack straight away), and when you die (can be from enemy fire but also by falling or by suiciding using CTRL+ALT+X) you'll pass the level (in T.R.I.P. mode only). You will have access to the normal salvage (i.e., depending on who you killed), and your vehicle part will be as damaged as when you died. So this may be a good idea to die by falling or placing the car upside-down, as this will only damage your weapons instead of the whole car parts if dieing from enemy fire. If you are quick enough, you can also activate this cheat right after your car exploded.
- thirdnostril: increases radar range
- freelance: hear Taurus' poems
- wiggleburger: ?
Surviving extreme falls
When falling from a very high altitude, the vehicle will explode on impact. It's possible, although unreliable, to avoid this by pressing F12 on impact.
Gas Bandit published his saved games, there is one saved game before each mission of the T.R.I.P., with good salvaged equipment (so this is a better way to load a specific mission than skipping them using the getdown cheat)
In non-T.R.I.P. mode, you can obtain special vehicles by picking a specific model and giving it a specific variant name:
- Tank: make a Phaedra Rattler variant named "knat"
- Helicopter: make a Phaedra Rattler variant named "retpocileh" as the variant name.
(note: in case you didn't notice and have trouble remembering the codes, the variant names are the name of the vehicle you want to obtain spelled in reverse order)
Most common problems
The manual doesn't indicate system requirements. As an old game the issue is compatibility, not power. The game doesn't work well on modern OSes. GOG.com released a version modified to work on Windows XP and Vista in February 2010.
Gameplay: the first mission
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