Chili Con Carnage
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Chili Con Carnage is an action/adventure third-person shooter video game. It plays very closely to the terms of Max Payne, but is not as themed toward Grand Theft Auto as its predecessor Total Overdose was. Chili Con Carnage is developed by Deadline Games and published by Sci Entertainment in Europe and by Eidos in North America. Total Overdose was released September 27, 2005. Chili Con Carnage is not actually a true sequel to Total Overdose, as it goes by a different title and has a story that has nothing to do with Total Overdose. Many reviews of the game classify it as a remake of Total Overdose for the PlayStation Portable.
The player character is Ramiro "Ram" Cruz, an athletic wisecracker. Ramiro, after witnessing his father Ernesto being murdered (along with some kittens, which were Ram's birthday present to his father) in a freak combine harvester accident, wants revenge on the culprits responsible. On his quest for redemption, the player will be taking down sinister drug lords, cutting through corrupt banditos, and battling it out with femme fatales, crooked mercenaries, and even ritualistic zombies. In between the missions the player can choose to play mini games, in each of which the player is dropped right into the middle of a situation and must complete a number of moves (Fly on the Wall, Burrito Blast, Etc.) with a limited number of enemies, or beat a set score in a limited amount of time. There is no free roaming option in Chili Con Carnage.
Ramiro "Ram" Cruz
The main protagonist in the game, the player will be playing as him throughout the entire game. Ram is an athletic man with street smarts and a tendency for extreme sports and moves. He witnesses the assassination of his father when he goes to give him his birthday present. Fueled by the need for revenge he embarks on a journey to bring the perpetrators the ultimate justice. His nickname, given to him by his enemies in the game, is "El Gringo Loco".
Character Difference: In Total Overdose, He was more reckless, and was an insane felon, who was released from prison only to help the DEA. He could carjack and kill innocent civilians, in the city. He is more rightfully motivated in Chili Con Carnage, only wanting to avenge his father's death. He is not noted to have been a felon in Chili Con Carnage's storyline. His shirt color was also changed from purple to red.
DJ Gunslinger (Dennis Joshua Cruz) in Total Overdose,he was Ramiro's personal trainer who trained him and his father but he was killed by a dude of the dead inside the ancient Mayan ruins while he was searching the most powerful gun in the world
Ernesto Cruz Ernesto was a Federales cop who investigated the largest drug cartel in Mexico. On his birthday, just as he was about to crack the case open, he was killed in a spectacular assassination ordered by the very same drug cartel that he was about to bust. His son, Ramiro, witnessed his death.
Character Difference: In Total Overdose, he has another son, Tommy Cruz. He works for the DEA and after being pushed from a plane, he calls his twin brother Ramiro to complete his mission, instead of being killed by a combine harvester.
Marco Marco is the Cruz family's black sheep. He is Ram's uncle and his network of less than savory contacts in the Los Toros underworld makes Marco a goldmine of information. Marco is basically a coward and he finds all kinds of excuses for staying out of harms way leaving Ram to face the bad guys alone.
Character Differences: In Total Overdose he owned a junkyard in Los Toros, he also was not Ramiro's uncle.
Mama Virgillo As the matron of the Virgillo family, Mama Virgillo is a scary creature. She has lived all her life in the dusty marijuana farm outside of Los Toros and has inhaled too many fertilizer fumes for her own good and therefore stands 3 meters tall today.
Character Difference: In total overdose, she's not this big and can be killed with one shot and uses a knife.
César Moralés Cesar Morales is the undisputed king of the Los Toros underworld. He runs the shady businesses of Los Toros with a firm bloody hand and his mischief is starting to spread into legitimate businesses that he uses for trafficking drugs into the United States. His latest megalomaniac idea is to run for president of the local government.
Character Difference: In Total Overdose he is not so closely tied into the death of Ram's father, he is also confronted in a different manner.
In Chili Con Carnage, he is fought in his bullring, after making you face a living bull, and has a henchman, named Mini Morales, who is dressed as a bull. He and Mini Morales charge you in the bull ring, after you defeat his bull. In Total Overdose, he is fought in his office, and uses a gun instead of charging you.
Elvez Gonzales Elvez is a puppet master and the mastermind behind the biggest drug cartel in Mexico. When the Federale Ernesto Cruz, Ram's father, gets a little too close for comfort, he puts out a contract for the death of Ernesto through his partner in crime Cesar Morales.
Character Difference: In Total Overdose he owns a car dealership, and is also dressed differently in your confrontation with him. Unlike in Total Overdose, he escapes his mansion and is not killed there. Another difference is he is more closely tied in with Cesar Morales in Chili Con Carnage than he is in Total Overdose. In Chili Con Carnage, he uses a heavily armored tank to try to kill Ram.
Gatling Gunzalez Summon Gatling Gunzalez to help you. Gunzalez is armed with two Gatling Guns and is very capable of unleashing devastating firepower on the enemy. In Total Overdose, Instead of Gatling Gunzalez, this Loco move summons Sombrero of Death.
Piñata Throw this at the enemies and they flock around it reverting to childhood eager to see the surprise inside. In this case it's a nasty one.
El Gimpo Unleash the mad Mexican wrestler on an unsuspecting audience. He will run around screaming and yelling profanities while bashing every person and destructible object he finds along the way (In Total Overdose he is known as the Mad Wrestler).
This is by far the most useful pickup in the game. When used, It can turn back time by a few seconds. Its main purpose is for when you have died, but you can also use it whenever you need to during gameplay. If you die and are out of these, it is game over, and you are required to restart the level.
This pickup adds a blue bar to your combo bar that slowly moves upwards. When it reaches the top, your normal combo begins to decrease again. Useful for extending combos to rack up more points.
This is another highly useful pickup. When picked up, it adds a blue bar to your health meter that decreases the same way that your health does. As long as this is activated, you are invulnerable. It runs for 10 seconds
These pickups come in two varieties: 100 and 200 and points. You can grab these to increase your combo chain.
When you strike up a combo-chain of 15 and over, your enemies will drop one of these power ups. They will increase your firepower to double strength, and also give you a dual of any weapon in your inventory (Excluding the Rocket Launcher and Explosives). These only last as long as you continue your combo chain.
These pickups restore your health. The smaller pickups restore partial health, the large pickups, full health.
Fiesta Mode Event Pickups
This pickup causes the camera to turn upside down, making it difficult for opponents to play.
This pickup causes an earthquake when used, that makes it impossible for opponents to stand up or shoot straight.
This pickup steals one combo-multiplier point from each opponent's combos.
This pickup stops all combos, and causes them to cash in immediately.
The confetti pickup causes all enemies on the opponent's screen turn to confetti, making it difficult for them to score points.
This steals all of the opponent's weapons except the small handgun.