Back to the Future: Hill Valley is a full conversion mod for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Back to the Future: Hill Valley will be based on the Back to the Future Trilogy, allowing the player to re-enact all the great moments from the films. While some parts of the story are stretched to make it more enjoyable, we are determined not to stray too far from the original story-line. The people behind this mod want the community to relive the movies and have as much fun in the process as possible. With the outstanding game play of the Sandbox hit, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, in combination with one of the best movies of all time, Back to the Future, this mod is sure to bring countless hours of fun to anybody who enjoyed the movies.

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Aug 31 2007, 3:29am Anchor

original article: Computerandvideogames.com

Sorry, you're going to have to repeat that. "Re-live one of the best movies of all time," you say, "in the outstanding game play of the sandbox hit, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"? Are you mad? The last time we checked, the heaviest weapon Marty McFly ever held was a hair dryer. And that bit when he stunned the crowd at the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance, strolled outside and kicked a prostitute to death... Our memories must be failing us.

Mods like nothing more than to lump the outrageous with the preposterous, but even by that standard Hill Valley is insane. A Total Conversion project spanning the entire Back to the Future trilogy, its feature list promises five different eras to explore at your leisure, turning a game of casual murder into one of temporal hopscotch. And casual murder.

Hill Valley is the venue, of course, and you'll need a nuclear powered, white elephant sports car - a DeLorean, complete with functioning gullwing doors and authentic sounds - to nip back and forth along its timeline. This mod gives you three: the common-or-garden lightning-rod assisted 1985 model, a 2015 hovercar with retractable wheels, and an 1885 version with, well, a funny bonnet. While the setting of the current beta is still limited to the rainbow-coloured Vice City, it's hard to care about that or any other incongruity when, come the magic 88mph, you jump through time, potentially in mid-air.

Yes, Hill Valley is more than just a bumper pack of existing vehicle swaps and handling tweaks - despite being improbably gatecrashed by KITT from Knight Rider. Given enough plutonium (for the nuclear core) or rubbish (for Mr Fusion), you really can punch-in the time and date, floor the accelerator, wait for the fire trails and let the good times roll.

Screeching through alleyways and around close corners, cops breathing down your neck as you bob desperately around the 50mph mark, flux capacitor set for a spectacular escape, is great stuff. In a mod that's still an age away from completion, the first essential piece has fallen in place. Expect, over the coming months, hitched skateboard rides on the backs of passing cars, remote controlled time travel tests and, if the mod's five-strong team see things through, vehicles and pedestrians unique to their respective eras. It's a massive undertaking, but one literally off to a flying start.

Edited by (in order): Delorean88us, Delorean88us

Aug 31 2007, 3:42am Anchor

Dumbasses. They're jelous they can't do anything themseves.

Aug 31 2007, 4:52am Anchor

PK they were Explaining how awesome the mod is.

Aug 31 2007, 4:56am Anchor

Sorry. Haven't read to the end :) But what the hell "GATECRASHING KITT". I didn't understand :confused:

Edited by: protonkid

Aug 31 2007, 5:15am Anchor
protonkid wrote:But what the hell "GATECRASHING KITT". I didn't understand :confused:

they were making a reference to how fast K.I.T.T. is in the Super Pursuit mode.

its should have been "GATE CRASHING KITT"

Aug 31 2007, 5:57am Anchor

I think they meant that KITT is not to topic.

Aug 31 2007, 11:00am Anchor

imagine that Rockstar made this game, they wouldnt be bashing it

Aug 31 2007, 12:14pm Anchor

Pcgamer likes to be sarcastic like me.

Aug 31 2007, 3:39pm Anchor

then maybe you should become one

Aug 31 2007, 6:00pm Anchor

He's already great at what he does, man.

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