In the heat of the city there are a million stories
and Ed Hick's is just one of them. Poor old Ed, out
of the boonies to see the Big Apple, only to find it
rotten to the core. Poor old Ed, his only wish to see
the city sights, but the sights he saw were far from
friendly. Poor old Ed, his story was just one in a million
and this is it...
out of Smallsvllle is fresh faced Ed, a country boy
with four hundred dollars to his name. In New York for
a day trip with the aid of his red atomic Plymouth Continental.
It really is a bit of wonder car and was converted to
fission power by his Uncle Bob. The main advantage of
having a radioactive car, apart from glowing fluorescent
Chernobyl green in the dark, is that you can run over
other cars and convert them to a mere mishmash of steel,
glass and rubber without any damage to yourself. In
his atomic car, Ed is to see the twelve sights that
New York has to offer within a rather limited amount
are a number of troubles that delay Ed, most of them
due to the poor hick's unfamiliarity with city life.
First, there's the traffic; it can't come as a surprise
to you that the traffic in Now York is a little more
hectic than that of placid Smallsville. There are two
different types of vehicle to be encountered on the
streets of the Big Apple. First, there are the relatively
harmless cars; bump these and they squish. But the tow
trucks are mean and nasty machines driven by meaner
and nastier mechanics. In a collision, no amount of
atomic energy can protect a player from a tow truck.
The result is one damaged Plymouth that's now garage
bound and a damaged Ed Hick who's just been released
from the city hospital.
the poor chap is in walk mode and has to leg it to the
local garage to pick up his newly rejuvenated car and
shell out $100 for repairs. If this little escapade
leaves poor old Ed broke then the game is over.
can, however, collect more money from the bank, but
it is under constant siege from a band of bank robbers.
This sort of thing doesn't put off country boy Ed and
the lad has to dodge bullets and felons to withdraw
visit a sight you have to be in pedestrian mode and
Ed's car must he parked. If the time runs out on Ed's
parking meter, his car gets towed away. The whole game
must be completed in a day and it's an awkward thing
to do since only two of the sights are open at any time.
Each sight contains a mini arcade game that needs to
be completed before it can be deemed as 'seen'.
the heat of the city there are a million stories, why
not give Ed's story a happy ending?