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Need for Madness is a very mad racing, crashing and stunt performing car game!
It is a "3D-Cartoon" game developed in Java (you may need to install Java to play the game, to install it go to Java.com). The current version you see here is a modification developed by DragShot Software, placing some new content and modifing the main elements of it, but maintaining the original game's escence: Mad cars crashing, racing and performing crazy stunts in places that break the traditional physics laws.
Playing the Game:
Drive your car, jump ramps and perform stunts!
Race the other cars to clear the checkpoints try to be in first place through the finish line. Or drive in the opposite direction of the track (the "wrong way") and try to crash into the other cars.
You may find your self needing to chase the other cars to crash into them. And you may find yourself needing to run away from cars chasing you, trying to crash into you!
But in all cases you will need to perform stunts.
There are two ways to win (to complete a stage):
1- Racing through the stage, completing the number of laps and finishing in 1st place.
2- Wasting and crashing all the other cars in the stage. You crash the other cars by driving into them!
Whether you are racing or wasting, "Power" is an essential part of this game.
"Power" is what makes your car race faster and crash in other cars stronger. Power simply makes your car more powerful in all senses.
The more "Power" you have the more your car will perform better, drive faster, jump higher and dominate more.
=> To get "Power" you will need to perform stunts.
(As you drive "Power" decreases, so you will always need to constantly do stunts to keep your "Power" up.)
Drive and get speed, point to a ramp, hit the ramp, take off into the sky, do your trick, focus on your landing and continue driving.
To perform your stunt, when your car is in the air press [Space Bar] + Keyboard Arrows (more detailed game controls are found in the game).
Notice that in the air:
Backward looping pushes your car higher and upward in the air (takes it up in the air more).
Forward looping pushes your car inward and forwards into the air (forwards faster which helps when racing).
Right side rolling pushes your car towards the right sideways.
Left side rolling pushes your car towards the left sideways.
And you can do combo tricks, like a backward loop + roll. The more spectacular the trick you perform the better power you get in return.
Of course sometimes you may not need to perform a trick, if your power is already high.
But remember in all cases, the better the stunt the more power you get!
While racing you should maintain your power and always focus on clearing the Checkpoints.
You need to pass through all Checkpoints in the track in order to complete a lap.
You can pass through a checkpoint from either side.
When wasting cars, you just drive freely and do stunts to maintain your power.
Find other cars and go for them (crash into them).
To help you find other cars press the [A] key. This will make your Guidance Arrow point to the cars instead of to the race course, and to show in the right side of the screen some useful data about your opponents.
Guidance Arrow will always be pointing to the closest car to you after pressing [A]. Also, you will can see a list with the positions of each car currently on race. To show or hide it you can press [S] in any moment during the game, when the arrow is enabled and pointing at cars.
When you crash your car, your cars "Damage" increases.
If your damage reaches its maximum your car will be wasted and its game over.
At anytime, to fix your car and reset its damage jump through the Electrified Hoop.
Your car will come out of this Electrified Hoop as a new car.
Your car can crash from either colliding with other cars, colliding with obstacles in stage or by landing badly.
To land without inflecting any damage to your car, try to land it flat on its wheels.
Every stage follows different concepts and styles.
In some stages it's all about racing, others its all about wasting/smashing cars, others it's all about doing stunts, others it's all about running away from bully cars and more...
It's up to you to decide what you should do with each stage and how to play it.
This game was not planned to be very hard to beat or a true challenge. It's just for fun, and to show to more people the funny dynamic of the game, originally developed by Omar Wally. Also a sequel is being created now, it may include even more things and this time it will be harder. Anyway, if you feel this game is not mad enough, you can find more Nfm-mods to play on the Internet or just try the next level of madness: Need for Madness Multiplayer.
Please read the brief game instructions for more details and the game controls.