was a rather strange game released by GameTek
(although I recall Konami
had some passing involvement) for the PC in or around 1993
. It predates Carmageddon
and Crazy Taxi
by several years but has gameplay elements that will be familiar to fans of either game. The plot is lifted from the cult classic movie Escape from New York
. A city has been fenced off and used as a massive prison. You
, as a hover-taxi driver, have to make enough money to upgrade your car to the point where you can jump the wall and escape.
To allow for vast amounts of pedestrian slaughter, the plot indicates that the authorities have released a drug into the water supply that turns everyone into psychotic wandering zombies. Hugely gory, and based around an engine not dissimilar to that of Wolfenstein 3D, this game was commercially successful although the gameplay wasn't really all that great. It spawned a rather similar sequel about a year later.