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Car Jack Streets Plans A Hit & Run In Europe

Posted by Trevor Chan

Tag Games brings the GTA-style iPhone game to the DSi

Want to see the dirty underside of society? Ever wondered what you'll be willing to do in order to get yourself out of trouble? If you've answered 'yes', then check out Grand Thef... we mean Car Jack Streets on the DSi.

Already available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, Car Jack Streets is an action game that has the protagonist carrying a heavy debt of $1million to the Italian mob and must carry out a variety of jobs, both legal and illegal, in order to meet the weekly repayment deadlines. The game will require the player to drive around a city that's lucrative yet dangerous, and features a "unique real-time game mechanic" that oversees your efforts to generate $50,000 every week.

As you know, the game launched in North America yesterday and Tag Games has announced that the European release will be this Friday for 800 points. Unfortunately, due to strict age restriction laws in Germany, the game will not be released in that country. It's not the first time that Germany has lost out on titles due to their depictions of violence or war and we're sure this isn't the last.

Since its release on the Apple platforms, it has been getting praise and decent sales figures, but we wonder how it will perform on the DSi. The added function of having dual screens should make it a more practical experience but with presentation and gameplay sounding so similar to Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, will this lower price-tag be enough to entice gamers in? Find out in our review later this week.

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User Comments (12)

Sneaker13

#1

Sneaker13 said:

This looks pretty good. Too bad I don't have a DSi, but I probably get GTA: CW then.

DSman59

#2

DSman59 said:

I wonder how this game got a T rating in NA.:( I mean, you have an open city where you can kill people, steal cars, drive people over. Are we getting degraded even more? Years ago this would certainly have got an M rating.

RGVEDA

#3

RGVEDA said:

Thank you Nintendo!!!

Why? Like the Wii the DSi has a Age setting, or not?? So you can have a USK 18 Game for the DSi like for the Wii...

Thanks Nintendo! :(

Tizoc

#5

Tizoc said:

@RGVEDA: What the hell you are bragging about? Are you able to form correct sentences so that everyone can understand what you want to say!?

RGVEDA

#6

RGVEDA said:

@ Tizoc

No, sorry :D

I wanted to say, that as long the USK give a rating for the games, it is allowed in Germany to sell it in the Stores.

The Wii, and i think the DSi too, has a "age limit" (i hope that is the correct translation for "Altersbeschränkung"). So, for Downloadgames it wouldn´t be a problem to set a limit for the age for your child. So it would be no problem for the adults to play a rated 18 game and for your child a rated 6 or 12 game, for example...

Metal Slug for the Virtual Console in Germany is rated 16 and you can download it here too. So no problem...but why do has Nintendo, or other Publisher, problems with an rated 18 game?

That´s a disadvantage for the adults here in germany. I hope you now understand what i meant :)

RGVEDA

grumblegrumble

#7

grumblegrumble said:

Ok instead of going off on all these tangents.. has anyone in the U.S. played the game since it was released yesterday and what are your initial thoughts?

Guybrush_Threepwood

#8

Guybrush_Threepwood said:

@RGVEDA: Games rated USK18 are allowed to be released on download services in Germany. There are many examples on the German marketplace of Xbox Live.

GTA: Chinatown Wars got an USK18 rating (without any censoring). So this game must be more violent than Chinatown Wars or it's definitely Nintendo's fault that Germany doesn't get it.

RGVEDA

#9

RGVEDA said:

@ Guybrush

I think it is Nintendos fault! Toribash: Violence Perfected has a USK 18 rating too and i think, that i read somewhere that it will be not released in Germany...

Phobos

#10

Phobos said:

Nintendo hasn't got ANY fault in this matter, so lay off, you guys. It's not their fault they made an 18-rated game that is so good, but a pity you can't have it because of the age rating. Thank your lucky stars Microsoft or Sony doesn't make your games - think how many 18s you'd get THEN.

Back on topic, this looks good! I'm gettin' this! :D

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