South Park: Chef's Luv Shack

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South Park: Chef's Luv Shack
South Park Chef's Luv Shack.jpg
North American Dreamcast cover art
Developer(s) Acclaim Studios Austin
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment
Distributor(s) Comedy Central
Platform(s) Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) EU October 12, 1999 (N64)[1]

NA October 31, 1999[1][2][3]
NA November 30, 1999 (PC)[4]
EU 1999 (PS)[3]

Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Distribution Cartridge, GD-ROM, CD-ROM

South Park: Chef's Luv Shack is a 2D game show-style party video game based on the television show South Park. It was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. Its gameplay involves playing minigames and the ability to play against other players in a challenge for the most points. It also involves trivia questions about South Park and other topics.

Characters[edit]

In the game, the player gets to choose to be one of four characters: Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick, Kyle Broflovski, or Stan Marsh.

Gameplay[edit]

The game intermittently switches between questions and mini-games, with a mini-game preceding every three questions. Players score points by correctly answering questions and mini-game ranking. Players lose points for questions answered incorrectly. The game is exclusively multiplayer; when played by one player, there is no AI, so that player always wins, even with a negative score. Players have the option to "shaft" (pass on) a question to another player after opting to answer the question. The "shafted" player can then pass the question on again or choose to answer the question. When "shafting", a question will always be answered by the last player to be "shafted". Despite Chef's Luv Shack appearing on all the major home gaming consoles at the time, the only instance of the game taking advantage of the then-modern hardware is the up-to-four player multiplayer game featured in the Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast versions. The Sony PlayStation version supported four players with an adapter, and the PC version only allows for one player to compete against the CPU.

Mini games[edit]

  1. Asses in Space (based on Asteroids)
  2. Avalanche (based on SkiFree)
  3. Bad Kitty (based on Donkey Kong)
  4. BEEFCAKE! (Cartman only)
  5. Bees at the Picnic (based on both Galaga and an Intellivision game called Buzz Bombers)
  6. Chicken Lover (shell game)
  7. Destroy Bugs
  8. Eat This (pie-eating contest)
  9. Find the Can
  10. Frog Toss (based on the carnival game)
  11. Herd Chickens
  12. Go-Kart Racing (based on Super Sprint)
  13. Parachute Dropping (based on Balloon Fight)
  14. Pizza Patrol (based on Paperboy)
  15. Rodeo (using a mechanical bull and Cartman Only)
  16. Round Up
  17. Save Scuzzlebutt (based on the classic Nintendo Game & Watch game "Fire")
  18. Snow Fort (based on Warlords)
  19. Soda Shake (derived on the bonus stage of Tapper)
  20. Spank the Monkey (based on Simon)
  21. Stampede (based on the Running of the Bulls)
  22. Tug-Oh-War (not available in 1 player mode)
  23. Whack a Zombie (based on the Whac-A-Mole arcade game)

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (N64) 50.88%[5]
(DC) 50.21%[6]
(PC) 47.50%[7]
(PS) 41.95%[8]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame (PC) 3/5 stars[9]
2/5 stars[10][11]
(PS) 1.5/5 stars[12]
GameFan (PS) 61/100[13]
(N64) 60/100[14]
Game Informer (DC) 3.5/10[15]
(PS) 3.25/10[16]
GamePro (N64) 3.5/5 stars[17]
(PC) 3/5 stars[18]
Game Revolution (DC) C[19]
(PC) C−[20]
GameSpot (PC) 4/10[21]
(DC) 3.9/10[22]
GameSpy 4.5/10[23]
IGN (PC) 5.5/10[24]
(N64) 5.3/10[25]
(DC) 4.3/10[26]
(PS) 2.1/10[27]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 1/5 stars[28]
PlayStation Magazine 2.5/5[29]

South Park: Chef's Luv Shack was met with mixed to negative reviews. Aggregating review website GameRankings gave the Nintendo 64 version 50.88%,[5] the Dreamcast version 50.21%,[6] the PC version 47.50%,[7] and the PlayStation version 41.95%.[8]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack for Dreamcast". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack for PlayStation". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  4. ^ "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack for PC". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  5. ^ a b "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  6. ^ a b "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack for Dreamcast". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  7. ^ a b "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  8. ^ a b "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  9. ^ Nguyen, Cal. "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (PC) - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  10. ^ Baize, Anthony. "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (N64) - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  11. ^ Sutyak, Jonathan. "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (DC) - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  12. ^ Baker, Christopher Michael. "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (PS) - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  13. ^ "REVIEW for Chef's Luv Shack (PS)". GameFan. 1999-12-01. 
  14. ^ Buchanan, Levi (1999-12-02). "REVIEW for Chef's Luv Shack (N64)". GameFan. Archived from the original on 2000-05-21. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  15. ^ Fitzloff, Jay (March 2000). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack - Dreamcast". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 2000-10-26. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  16. ^ Fitzloff, Jay (2000-02-29). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (PS)". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 2000-06-05. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  17. ^ Scary Larry (2000-01-01). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack Review for N64 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2005-03-18. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  18. ^ Werner, Nash (2000-01-01). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack Review for PC on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2006-03-10. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  19. ^ Colin (January 2000). "South Park: Chef's Love Shack Review (DC)". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  20. ^ Colin (January 2000). "Chef's Love Shack Review (PC)". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  21. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (2000-01-13). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  22. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (1999-12-01). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack Review (DC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  23. ^ Fragmaster (2000-01-11). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  24. ^ IGN Staff (1999-12-14). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  25. ^ Casamassina, Matt (1999-12-13). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (N64)". IGN. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  26. ^ Justice, Brandon (1999-11-22). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (DC)". IGN. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  27. ^ Nix, Marc (1999-12-07). "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (PS)". IGN. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  28. ^ "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 1999-01-08. 
  29. ^ "South Park: Chef's Luv Shack". PSM. 2002-06-13. 

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