Cosmic Carnage

  • Developer: Sega
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Originally on: Sega Genesis (1994)
  • Runs on PC, Windows
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Only one escape pod is left on a doomed ship holding four renegade prison mine workers and four highly-trained, power-armored military grunts. Only one can win, and only one will survive the cosmic carnage about to take place...

THE GOOD

The graphics are cool, and the animations are astounding! The graphics were really an achievement!

THE BAD

Those colors have to go! After a while, it just gets too distracting to look at the whole spectrum at once.

THE UGLY

PIXILATION! Some of the scaling effects look way overdone, producing a pixilated, distorted character.

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System Requirements

PC compatible, SystemP-200

Systems: Win9xWindows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game features:Cosmic Carnage supports single modeSingle game mode

Game Reviews

People say:

5

Cosmic Carnage is a first-generation 32X title, so I wasn't expecting much. The graphics aren't 32-Bit. and the game play leaves much to be desired. The story is cool, and the endings are dependent upon how fast you beat up the other aliens. The Giger Alien clone was cool, and I like how certain characters had interchangeable parts. Nice features, but the game itself is poor.

6

Okay, granted it's the first fighting game out for the 32X, but this just isn't very good. The control is reminiscent of Eternal Champions for Genesis, which wasn't bad but did need tweaking. The graphics are nothing special, but the color palette is quite impressive. Don't even think about playing it with a three-button controller, though. Cosmic Carnage has its ups and downs.

4

As the first fighting game for the 32X, I am not at all impressed with it. With an exception to a few special scaling effects, the graphics seemed as if it could have been done without the 32X adapter. To add to that, the sound is also very close to what it would sound like from the Genesis alone. About the only thing I like about CC was the ability to equip the fighters with various armor parts.

4

Probably the most impressive feature of this game is that it adds a new level of technique by letting you select different types of armor. Besides that, it is an average fighting game. The moves and characters are interesting, but the color and graphics sure don't break the Genesis barriers. The blood is refreshing for a fighting cart, but there is nothing special about it, especially with the 32X.

Chopped in Space

The name says it all. Cosmic Carnage, the first Fighting title with 3-D features for the 32X from Sega lives up to its moniker but good. This one- or two-player, 24-meg foot-in-face cart gives you eight big bloodthirsty alien warriors, action-packed fights with major-league scaling and zoom, and plenty of cartoon gore and decapitations on your screen. Just be warned: Cosmic Carnage is definitely not for the squeamish (and not for younger gamers).

This Ain't Armor All

Of the eight fighters, four were soldiers from a military cruiser and four were captives on a hijacked prison ship. You can configure armor for the military types; the prisoners come as they are. Your crippling special moves vary in number from fighter to fighter. With a soldier like Cylic, your eight possible moves change (or aren't available) depending upon the type of Armor you choose. Select Heavy Upperbody Armor, and you lose the Energy Blaster but gain max punch power in close. Select a prisoner like the multisegmented Naja (with her great character animations), and you have a natural without Armor add-ons whose three special moves always remain the same.

A Game to Dismember

This Fighter for Genesis 32X offers plenty of punch and lots of high-color action. In addition to the great scaling and zoom, special moves, and Armor options, you get to lop off body parts if you end the match with a special move. In this game, disarming your enemy means you'll be calling him stumpy before you call him dead.

Great Code!

Hold Buttons X, B, and Z down while powering up your machine, and you get Cyber Brawl. Here three characters who were alien are humanoid.

Hot Hints

Hints:

  1. If an enemy fights defensively, let down your guard and lure him out of his shell.
  2. The characters with Armor options have more powerful special attacks.
  3. Fighters with natural abilities never lose attack powers during a match.
  4. Each warrior has different weaknesses.
  5. Attacks that work well against one may be powerless against another.
  6. Finish enemies off with a special move to separate them from their hat holder.

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