|Engine||SCUMM v7, INSANE|
|Platform(s)||DOS, Mac OS, Windows, many more with ScummVM|
|Release date||30 April 1995|
EU 2002 (Win)
AU Jan 2007 (Win)
|Rating(s)||ESRB: Teen (13+)|
RSAC: V2: Humans killed
|System requirements||486DX/33 MHz CPU, 8 MB RAM, 1 MB Hard disk space, 256 colour VGA, MS-DOS 5. A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual that creates Video games A developer may specialize in a certain video LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is an American Video game developer and publisher. A "game designer" is a person who designs Video games or one who designs traditional games such as Board games Video Games Designer A video game designer Tim Schafer (born July 26 1967) is an American Computer game designer. A game engine is a software system designed for the creation and development of computer and video games SCUMM ( Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) is a scripting language developed at LucasArts (known at the time as Lucasfilm Games to ease development INSANE is a proprietary IN teractive S treaming AN imation E ngine developed at LucasArts, primarily by programmer/game designer In Computing, a platform describes some sort of Hardware architecture or Software framework (including Application frameworks, that allows MS-DOS (short for M icro' s' oft D isk O perating S ystem is an Operating system commercialized by Microsoft. Mac OS is the trademarked name for a series of Graphical user interface -based Operating systems developed by Apple Inc Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. ScummVM is a collection of Game engine recreations Originally designed to play LucasArts adventure games that use the SCUMM system (the VM in The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. See also [[Game classification]] Video games are categorized into Genres based on their Gameplay interaction An adventure game is a type of Video game characterized by investigation exploration puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters and a focus on Narrative In video gaming, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session A video game content rating system is a system used for the classification of Video games into suitability-related groups The Entertainment Software Rating Board ( ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, Advertising guidelines and The Recreational Software Advisory Council ( RSAC) was an independent non-profit organization founded in the USA in 1994 by the Software Publishers Association as USK redirects here For the Usinsk airport see Usinsk Airport. Digital media (as opposed to analog media) usually refers to Electronic media that work on digital Codes. CD-ROM (an initialism of "Compact Disc Read-Only Memory " is a pre-pressed Compact Disc that contains data accessible to but not writable The hertz (symbol Hz) is a measure of Frequency, informally defined as the number of events occurring per Second. A megabyte is a unit of Information or Computer storage equal to either 106 (1000000 Bytes or 220 (1048576 bytes depending on A hard disk drive ( HDD) commonly referred to as a hard drive, hard disk, or fixed disk drive, is a Non-volatile storage device The term Video Graphics Array ( VGA) refers specifically to the display hardware first introduced with the IBM PS/2 line of computers in 1987, but through its widespread MS-DOS (short for M icro' s' oft D isk O perating S ystem is an Operating system commercialized by Microsoft. 0|
Full Throttle is a graphical adventure game, originally developed in-house and released on 30 April 1995 by LucasArts. An adventure game is a type of Video game characterized by investigation exploration puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters and a focus on Narrative Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is an American Video game developer and publisher. It is the tenth game to use the SCUMM adventure game engine. SCUMM ( Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) is a scripting language developed at LucasArts (known at the time as Lucasfilm Games to ease development
The story, which seems to occur in a semi-apocalyptic dark future where motorized vehicles are giving way to hovercraft, focuses on Ben, the leader of a biker gang called the Polecats. It begins with Ben and his gang riding down Highway 9, when they come across an expensive white hover limousine. Ben, in the lead, unceremoniously drives over the limousine, crushing the hood ornament. This excites the occupants, who later catch up with the gang to find out who they are. Ben and his gang relax at the Kick Stand bar where he is approached by Malcolm Corley, the CEO and founder of the last domestic motorcycle manufacturer in the country, Corley Motors. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Minutes later, all are laughing about Malcolm's past adventures when he was a biker. Before long, Corley's sinister vice president Adrian Ripburger enters the bar and asks to speak to Ben privately. He asks Ben to have the Polecats appear at the upcoming annual Corley Motors shareholder's meeting. When Ben declines, he is knocked out and thrown in a dumpster by Nestor and Bolus, malicious flunkies of Adrian Ripburger, who seems to have designs on taking over the company.
Ben later wakes up and attempts to link up with the Polecats, whom Ripburger has coerced into escorting Corley and him to the shareholder's meeting. However, he finds that his bike had been sabotaged when he attempts to pull off a wheelie. In Vehicle Acrobatics, a wheelie is a trick where the front wheel or wheels come off the ground due to an excessive amount of torque being powered to the rear wheel After crashing and falling unconscious, he is discovered by a reporter named Miranda, who manages to bring him to "just the person". When he awakens, he meets a female mechanic named Maureen (or Mo for short), who patches up his bike with a few parts she asks Ben to get. Mo is later revealed to be Corley's daughter.
Ben finds his gang in time to witness Ripburger murder Corley and pin the murder on the Polecats. As a fugitive, he must cross the desert 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 was once a member), the brutal Rottwheelers and the enigmatic Cavefish. He arrives at the shareholders meeting in time to catch Ripburger announcing his new control of and plan for the company. He and Mo expose Ripburger as the murderer, and broadcast the last will and testament of Malcolm Corley, who names Mo the rightful successor to his company.
Ripburger makes a final attempt to kill Ben and Mo by ramming them with his truck. The Vultures come to a rescue with a wingless airplane which ends up hanging off the edge of a bridge blown up earlier in the game. Ben manages to kill Ripburger, dropping him in the gorge and barely escapes the crashed airplane before it catches fire. The game ends with Father Torque, former Polecat leader, performing the funeral of Malcolm. Mo and Ben are seen in the backseat of Mo's limo. After a lengthy conversation, Mo seems to express some romantic interest in Ben while asking him if he'd like to have lunch sometime. While distracted during a sudden phone call from a manager, Mo realizes that Ben has left unexpectedly. We see Ben leaving on his motorbike, riding off into the sunset.
The game introduced a new verb coin system interface: holding the left mouse button over a recognisable item would bring up a graphic menu rendered as a flaming skull (similar to a tattoo design, as would befit a biker), with icons featuring a fist ("use" or "hit"), eyes ("examine"), tongue ("speak" or "taste") and boot ("kick"). In computer interface design a pie menu (also known as a radial menu or marking menu) is a circular popup menu where selection depends on direction After the menu appears, the player then selects one of these icons for the desired effect. The inventory (a horizontally stretched skull with a wide mouth containing the items) was invoked by right-clicking anywhere on the screen. This interface was later reused (for the second and last time) in The Curse of Monkey Island. The Curse of Monkey Island is an Adventure game developed and published by LucasArts, and the third game in the Monkey Island series
It also contains a portion where the player is required to drive down canyon roads, combating enemy bikers. The fighting is done using fists and kicks, and later chains, planks, and other crude weapons. This portion is done using the INSANE engine. INSANE is a proprietary IN teractive S treaming AN imation E ngine developed at LucasArts, primarily by programmer/game designer Its use in Full Throttle caused some problems since INSANE was intended for photorealism, in contrast to the game's cartoony style. The rendered environment had to be scaled down to match to the rest of the game world.
The game, somewhat in contrast to other SCUMM games, allows the player to die: during the last sequence, it is possible to make a wrong choice of action, or react too slow, hence killing the main characters - this, however, is immediately followed by Ben saying "Let me try that again", or "Damn" and the sequence starts over. (This is similar to what Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time applied later as a game over element. Prince of Persia The Sands of Time is a third-person action adventure Video game published by Ubisoft. )
Full Throttle was released only on CD-ROM, featuring a full voiceover soundtrack. CD-ROM (an initialism of "Compact Disc Read-Only Memory " is a pre-pressed Compact Disc that contains data accessible to but not writable The project was led by Day of the Tentacle creator Tim Schafer, who was also its writer and designer. Maniac Mansion Day of the Tentacle (often simply referred to as Day of the Tentacle, or abbreviated as DoTT) is a graphical Adventure Tim Schafer (born July 26 1967) is an American Computer game designer. It was also one of the few LucasArts games to use externally recorded music, courtesy of The Gone Jackals. The Gone Jackals is a hard rock and roll band based in San Francisco, California. Certain tracks from their then current album, Bone to Pick, were featured in the game. The track that supported the game's introduction was a shortened version of "Legacy", the album's second track.
Full Throttle employed several skilled voice acting professionals, such as Roy Conrad, Kath Soucie, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Hamilton Camp, Steven Jay Blum and Mark Hamill. Roy Conrad (1940&ndash2002 was an actor and voice actor more commonly known among the LucasArts fandom as the voice of Ben in the computer game Full Throttle Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958) is a Canadian Voice actor and former stand up Comedian. Tress MacNeille (born June 20, 1951) is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated series Hamilton Camp ( October 30, 1934 &ndash October 2, 2005) was an English-born American Singer, Songwriter Steven Jay Blum (born April 28, 1965) is an American Voice actor known primarily for his work in Anime dubs and Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American Actor, Comedian and Voice actor. Full Throttle was the first computer game to employ mostly SAG-registered professional voice actors instead of relying entirely on in-house talent, and also featured a few pieces of licensed music. The Screen Actors Guild ( SAG) is an American labor union representing over 120000 Film and television principal performers and background
The game received, according to MetaCritic, generally favorable reviews, and has over the time become a cult classic of adventure games. Metacritic is a Website that collates reviews of music Albums games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Books. A cult film is a Film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. Weak points of the game included its linearity and short duration — elements that brought the game in comparison to Loom. Loom is a graphical Adventure game originally released in 1990 Its vehicle combat system was also considered to be poor.
Two attempts have been made by LucasArts to make a sequel to Full Throttle. The first attempt, entitled Full Throttle II: Payback, both began and ceased development prior to 2000.  In 2003 however, development on the second attempt Full Throttle: Hell on Wheels began. Sean Clark's Hell on Wheels made it much further through development than Payback. Sean P Clark is a game designer director and programmer who worked on a number of notable LucasArts Adventure games from early 1990 through to 2002 A video teaser was released and an interactive demo was shown at E3 that year, but shortly afterwards this game was also cancelled. The E3 Media and Business Summit, formerly known as Electronic Entertainment Expo and commonly known as E3, is an annual Trade show for the computer
Despite the cancellation of the sequel, Full Throttle retains a stable fanbase that keeps developing the setting and the story on their own, for example, through modules for a popular role-playing game system Fudge. Fandom (from the noun fan and the affix -dom, as in kingdom, dukedom, etc In Fiction, the setting of a story includes the time location and circumstances in which it takes place A role-playing game system is a set of Game mechanics used in a Role-playing game (RPG Fudge is a Generic role-playing game system for use in Freeform role-playing games The name " FUDGE " was once an acronym for Freeform 
According to Tim Schafer, the game originally would have featured a sequence where Ben undergoes a peyote-induced hallucinogenic trip. Lophophora williamsii (loʊˈfɒfərə wɪlˈjæmsiaɪ lō-fof′ŏ-ră will-yăm′sē-ī better known by its common name Peyote, (from the A psychedelic experience is characterized by the perception of aspects of one's mind previously unknown or by the creative exuberance of the mind liberated from its ordinary This was eventually ejected from the game, because the developers couldn't get it to "work out" with the publishing. The concept eventually became the basis of Psychonauts. Psychonauts is a platform Video game created by Tim Schafer (known for several LucasArts adventure games such as Grim 
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