Grand Theft Delorean
June 9, 2007 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Back To The Future, Hill Valley is a "from the ground up" conversion of the videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, with the goal being to re-set the game in the world of Doc Brown, Marty McFly & Biff Tannen. Sample videos of the progress so far. Please note that Hoverboards don't work on water. Via.
posted by jonson (23 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The part of the first video where GTA Marty takes two steps away from GTA Doc and then two steps back toward Doc made me smile.

Does this help me get a pair of these?
posted by YoBananaBoy at 12:05 PM on June 9, 2007

I'm going to hold out until they release a GTA:VC Spiderman
posted by RobbieFal at 12:29 PM on June 9, 2007

I don't remember Hill Valley having quite so many palm trees.
posted by quin at 12:38 PM on June 9, 2007

"I don't remember Hill Valley having quite so many palm trees."

Or so many women in bikini walking the streets, particularly in the 1950s.
posted by Goblindegook at 12:40 PM on June 9, 2007

The car still looks fake.
posted by ZachsMind at 12:47 PM on June 9, 2007

I applaud that the last video seemed to be an unintentional style homage to Michael Jackson's "Black or White": a lot of action and substance, then the music abruptly stops and there's an akward sequence of the guy beating up a car.

The rest I could take or leave.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 12:48 PM on June 9, 2007

Thanks for that link YoBananaBoy. Those shoes look atrocious, and I signed up immediately.
posted by turing_test at 1:15 PM on June 9, 2007

thank hermitosis.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 1:27 PM on June 9, 2007

Thus far they've got a Delorean car model and a hoverboard model? Seems they've still got a bit of work to do.
posted by rlk at 1:37 PM on June 9, 2007

What? Not even if you got powah?
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 1:52 PM on June 9, 2007 [2 favorites]

I wish I had this much time to waste. Hell, I don't even play the unmodded games.
posted by localroger at 2:39 PM on June 9, 2007

I have been dreaming of a GTA:Hill Valley game for years now. I mean, it would be the perfect melding of two awesome franchises! While I appreciate the effort of this mod, it certainly doesn't live up to my idea of what a Hill Valley total conversion would be, in the end.
posted by Hammerikaner at 2:42 PM on June 9, 2007

I'll wait for the hot coffee mod, thankyouverymuch.
posted by milnak at 4:10 PM on June 9, 2007

There's only one way to properly do a Back to the Future game that wouldn't suck. You have to build an engine that would allow you to play Marty McFly at the start of the first movie, and where you go is up to you. You can follow the movie to the letter, or you could opt to do something differently, and each action you made caused repercussions, some bigger than others.

SPORE is the Space Invaders of games which, twenty years from now, might be able to properly do BTTF justice.
posted by ZachsMind at 4:13 PM on June 9, 2007 [1 favorite]

There are a number of changes made to support them — latching onto cars while on the hoverbike, flight mode on the modified delorean, 7-segment spedometer on the delorean, and the whole 88 mph == time travel thing.
posted by blasdelf at 4:33 PM on June 9, 2007

Paging hoverboards don't work on water.

Whoa, how did you get here before you were even paged? I'll never understand temporal mechanics.
posted by revgeorge at 5:03 PM on June 9, 2007

GTA has always been too violent of a game for me. I'm just not that good at... confrontations.
posted by hifiparasol at 8:28 PM on June 9, 2007 [1 favorite]

Oh, and Uther, I think the video you're thinking of is "The Way You Make Me Feel."
posted by hifiparasol at 8:40 PM on June 9, 2007

Great thinking outside the box, but it would be better if you could use the DeLorean to get your time back after wasting so much playing video games. Also, on that platform, the shark would still look fake.
posted by a_s_m at 1:09 AM on June 10, 2007

How am I supposed to know if the car has a blind spot?
posted by Curry at 1:12 AM on June 10, 2007

I usually don't make the "too much time on his hands snark" but this seems less worthwile than cutting the grass with knitting shears or something.

I wish I had this much time to waste.

it would be better if you could use the DeLorean to get your time back after wasting so much playing video games

I work 50 hours a week for a corporation. If anybody's wasting time, it's me.

Just wanted to comment on the prejudice. Kthxbye.

(I love full-conversion mods, but this one's got a ways to go. Good luck to the developers.)
posted by mrgrimm at 10:37 AM on June 10, 2007

Sour grapes. Anyone who pulls the "too much time on their hands" card wishes that they had the free time to do what they love, or regrets spending their free time watching TV instead of being involved in a creative endeavor like these guys.

If they can pull it off, this mod will be one of the best things to ever happen to GTA.
posted by Durhey at 12:43 PM on June 11, 2007 [1 favorite]

You mean you have to use your hands buttons? That's like a baby's toy.
posted by pokeydonut at 4:51 PM on June 12, 2007

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