Thanks to all who entered the Split/Second Faux Destructo Contest. We got some delightful suggestions for TV sets that you'd like to drive through and destroy, a la Split/Second. Your top ten nominees, complete with compelling arguments, await!
Entry 1: Little House on the Prairie
If i had a chance to drive through a set of a television show . . for total annihilation. . . along the lines of the video game Split Second. . .it would have to be the old tyme set of the 1970's -1980's television show,. . . Little House On The Prairie ....I can picture it now....speeding in my futuristicly fast automobile through the town of Walnut Grove....tryin to make it though the Covered Bridge right before it falls apart on me...then banking sharply to pass by the Old School House that was also used as the Sunday Church.. . . hitting a ramp and barreling right through the Cathedral, cascades of wood planks would be bustin all over, plus a hurricane of Pews would be trailing behind my machine of destruction. ....I'd stop my vehicle as the church finally collapses...then i'm rev my engine...burn my tires and head straight for the Mercantile owned by the Olsen's.. . Nelly Olsen was always such a bitch. . . the sound of my tires clunking on the wooden porch, knocking out each and every support beam, then quickly high tailing it...just as the sound of the glass shatters and the buidling EXPLODES.......BOOOOOOOOM . . . CRASHHH!! . . My last and final stop is the house of the Ingalls family. . . . I drive right through the barn, then smack dap..right into the 1 room log cabin that Pa Ingalls painstakingly built from ground up with his bear hands ....while living on beef jerky for 30 straight days.....that would be my idea grand idea of driving through a now defunct set of a television show.
Entry 2: Keenan & Kel
yes i would like to drive through/annihilate the set of kenan and kel it would be so awesome i mean one minute you could drive through the store or there house the next you could crash in an lake of (i love) orange soda
Entry 3: The Biggest Loser
I would want to race through the set of the Biggest Loser. Drive through the gym, the house, around on the grounds and through all the challenge areas. Maybe even do challenges to get Powerplays.
Entry 4: A PBS Fundraiser
I think that the best place on TV for some Split/Second style enterrtainment is Public Broadcasting System's pledge drive. Not only would it add some excitement to the normally droll proceedings of a PBS fund raiser, but would also bring some much needed viewership (and donations) for a good cause. The biggest explosions could be saved for when certain dollar milestones are met.
Entry 5: The Simpsons
If I could chose I would run though the town of Springfield from The Simpsons. Think about it for a minute. It has a barely-up-to-code Nuclear Power Plant, a tire yard that has been burning for more than a decade, and a huge number of other potential disasters waiting to happen. You could trigger Otto speeding the school bus down the street in a drugged out haze (minus the kids of course), have Kang and Kodos crash their spaceship on top of the other racers, even having the dome from the movie drop down and cut off existing roads, forcing a quick change in course less you smack right into the DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH....MMME! It would be totally sweet, even if every time someone took you out you'd have to listen to them yell "HA HA."
Entry 6: Star Trek: The Next Generation
I'd have to say driving through the Starship Enterprise from The Next Generation would be pretty rad. You could drive through the holodec which would be different every time, give Whoopi Goldberg a high five as you blast through the cantina, and jump out the loading bay and drive onto the ship itself (Where the two pieces of ship could detach and reattach frequently to create a massive jump.) There are so many landmarks to that show and that ship, that it would be a lot of fun.
Entry 7: The Price Is Right
I personally would like to see a Split/Second level take place on a Price is Right set (let's be frank here, once Drew Carey took over the show just drones on). After you Come On Down the aisles, imagine cutting through the main stage and triggering the Big Wheel to come loose and roll over your foes! Ramping off the Cliffhangers prop to gain crazy air as you leap over the fabulous prizes offered by Flip/Flop! A landslide of Plinko chips makes cars drift off the stage at top speed! And let's not forget the Showcase Showdown, where the nearest trigger to the podium (without going over!) wins a spectacular show of explosions and the destruction of your opponent's winning run! Come within 250cm of the apex and see ALL your foes obliterated!
Entry 8: The Bachelor/The Bachelorette
I'm not sure if The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have technically jumped the shark but I loathe them like no other show I can think of and I would love to trigger repeated power plays on their main set: Villa de la Vina in Agoura Hills, California. Isn't that a perfect set-up for a Split/Second track? I wouldn't mind a level-one power play that causes each of the hand-carved Cantera stone fireplaces to explode into chunks of smoking shrapnel. At level two, I'd hope to trigger a private helicopter filled with love-scorned hopefuls crashing into the solar-heated, saltwater swimming pool, taking out not only a part of the track but the swim-up barbecue and bar, the arched aqueduct spillways and the two "where-the-too-hot-for-network-TV-magic-happens" hot tubs. And for the show-stopping finale, maybe the level-three power play could be a massive earthquake that causes the whole mansion to slide off the hill into the valley below. I don't know. I'm getting a big smile on my face just thinking about it.
Entry 9: Smallville
My choice is Smallville; after 10 years, not only has the show jumped the shark many times over, but viewers have the largest pair of blue (and red tights) balls ever. 10 years and we still don't have the classic Superman suit. No suit, No Lex Luthor, killed Jimmy Olsen (who wasn't even the real Jimmy Olsen?!). Smallville has successfully thrown every "jumped the shark" cliche in one big pot. So I would like to strap some kryptonite to the fenders and hub caps Ben-Hur style and make my way through the old Kent farm, Smallville High, the stereotypical movie theater (The Talon) everyone has worked at at least once, take a left through Lex's mansion, up through the Daily Planet and the Watchtower (the car can fly cause its from Krypton, that's how things work on that show) and finish it all off by doing some donuts in the Fortress of Solitude.
Entry 10: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
I'd would love to drive through Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
Whew. Tough choices, folks! Vote below for your favorite and the top 5 vote-getters will win a copy of Split/Second!
In Split/Second, players take part in a fictional reality TV program where participants race for fame and glory. Throughout a race, players can build up their "powerplay" meter by performing stunts such as jumps and precision driving such as passing very close to objects and drifting. As the player builds up their meter, special events can be triggered which create obstacles for other players, create shortcuts or alter the race course entirely. These triggers are also activated by the player's AI opponents.
Split/Second is available TOMORROW, May 18!