Apocalypse

Apocalypse Retail Release

Jewel Case Release

 

Genre:
Shooter
CDs:
1
Publisher:
Activision
Released:
November 18, 1998
Developer:
Neversoft
UPC:
0 47875 55960 8
Sony ID:
S
LUS-00373
PSRM:
011870
Players:
1 Player
Memory:
1 Block
Accessories:
Analog, Vibration
ESRB:
Teen  Animated Blood & Gore, Animated Violence, Mild Language
Box Copy:

The end of the world is near.  You’re Bruce, starring as Trey Kincaid, nano-physicist and sole defender of the world. It’s up to you to defeat the Four Horsemen before it’s happy trails to us all…

It’s Raw Action
Take control of Bruce Willis, one of the greatest action stars of all time, motion-captured and cyberscanned for the most intense hard-core action ever. Killer cinematics unveil a doomsday plot.

Destroy It All
Explore multi-level war factories, prisons, sewers, and more.  Level everything to the ground in 360° battle-anywhere environments that echo with explosive sound effects.

Lock And Load
Brave the dismal future against up to 20 on-screen enemies.  Good thing you can don multiple weapons at once like rip lasers, flame-throwers, semi-automatics, and homing missiles.

 


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Trivia

  • The game went through a somewhat long development hell – originally Bruce was supposed to be a sidekick, and then the game got reprogrammed into him being the main character. The development time can be seen in the SLUS number. Games released around the same time are in the late 600 to 700s, while Apocalypse is 373. It took a while to get here.
  • Bruce Willis appears as himself in this game, but his likeness and voice were not used for the games based on his Die Hard movies.
  • Graphic designer pet-peeve: half the text on the back of the case is too small to read.
  • In one cinema, Trey crawls up through a sewer system into a woman’s populated shower room. As the women scatter (only visible from the knees down), Trey looks around and admires, “Nice polygons.”

 

 

Secrets

There are a ton of Cheat Codes in Apocalypse. Go crazy!

  • Unlock All Weapons
    Pause Game: Hold L1 and press Square, Circle, Up, Down, Cross, Square. Text will shake to confirm.
  • Choose Your Checkpoint
    Pause Game: Hold L1 and press Square, Circle, Cross. Text will shake and ‘Skip to Restart’ will pop up. Choose that, and you’ll be able to choose where you respawn.
  • Unlock Infinite Lives
    Pause Game: Hold L1 and press Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square. The text will shake, and you’ll see your lives left change to INF.
  • Unlock Invincibility
    Pause Game: Hold L1 and press Down, Up, Left, Left, Triangle, Up, Right, Down. The text will shake. Now un-pause and laugh maniacally.
  • Level Select
    Pause Game: Hold L1 and press Triangle, Up, Cross, Down. The text will shake, Quit the game, then press Start at the title screen. ‘Select Level’ will now be a choice.
  • Restore Health
    Pause Game: Hold L1 and press Cross, Triangle, Circle. The text will shake. When you resume, your health will be full.
  • Statistics / Debug Report
    Pause Game: Hold L1 and press Down, Down, Triangle. The text will shake and a small debug stat screen will appear in the lower left.
  • Disable Weapon and Health Display
    Pause the game. Hold L1 and press Up, Square, Up, X. The text will shake, and your upper right display will disappear.
  • Debug “Flying” Mode
    This has been erroneously listed as a simple “No Fall Mode” in other circles but it’s actually far more impressive. Pause the game. Hold L1 and press press Cross 5 times. The text will shake to confirm. Unpause, and jump while still holding R1 but now press L1 as you do so; you’ll freeze in position.

    Your controls will slightly change while both buttons are held:
    D-Pad Up – Move forward across the map
    D-Pad Down – Move backwards across the map
    D-Pad Left & Right – Move left and right across the map
    Triangle – This moves you vertically higher (You’ll still ‘shoot’ in that direction, watch your ammo)
    Cross – Moves you vertically lower (You’ll still ‘shoot’ in that direction, watch your ammo)

    To regain your normal control, be close to the ground and let go of L1.

    This provides unlimited access to the levels, allowing you to pass through walls, floors, and the like. Be careful though – if you wander too far off you’ll clip out of the “world” and soft lock. Simply pause and repeat the code; the game will properly kill you and reload the save point. Then repeat the code to activate again. Of note is that this also prevents the PlayStation from properly loading and unloading segmented areas like the Graveyard. If you miss the ‘trigger’ that tells the system to load the upper left bridge / platform jump, it doesn’t load, leaving you stuck in the area.

    It also appears this is a hidden game of hide-and-seek-the-power-ups. Head to the City Level – you’ll reach a T-shaped intersection where a music video of guys in a blue room is playing on a giant screen. Activate the code here. Now fly up and over the screen till you see a red hallway. If you safely land and walk forward there will be several high grade power-ups floating there. Gently jump and hover across to pick them up, then retrace your path back to the street below.

    It’s unclear if there are other power-up stashes hidden in other levels, but it bears research.

 

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