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Carmageddon Android game available for free in the Google Play Store, today only (video)

The Android version of classic game Carmageddon is here, so prepare to blast pedestrians while chasing your opponents! Even better, you can get it for free in the Google Play Store for the first 24 hours.
May 10, 2013
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The Carmageddon Android game is now available in the Google Play Store, with a full promo version available for free in the first 24 hours.

Developer Stainless Games has decided to make the game (which got delayed last year) available for free in the first 24 hours, in order to thank the backers of its successful Kickstarter campaign, designed to fund the next PC title in the series, Carmageddon: Reincarnation.

After the first 24 hours, the promo version will be taken off the Google Play Store, and you’ll be able to buy the game for $1.99. The fact that the promo version will be removed from the Google Play Store means that you won’t get any updates for it, as the Google Play Store policies don’t allow for an app to become paid after it has been offered for free.

The developers say on their website that, while it is unlikely for you to have problems with it, you can always get the paid version or the free demo after the promo version is removed.

While that’s your decision to make, the game itself (which is basically a port of the original Carmageddon game, released in 1997), offers just as much violent fun as it used to. The control system works pretty well on a touchscreen, the graphics look quite good (well, they haven’t changed much, or at all, for that matter), and running down innocent pedestrians and animals in your quest to send your opponents to the junkyard is as much fun as it always was.

36 levels of madness and 28 opponents are a great way to spend your time, especially with the week-end around the corner, so the only thing you’ll probably miss is a multiplayer mode (there are games that have cross-platform multiplayer). Hopefully, that will be coming, too, if not in an update for this game, probably in the Android version of Carmageddon: Reincarnation.

And if you still haven’t made up your mind about downloading this violent classic (like that’s even possible), you can watch the trailer below to get an idea on what to expect from it.

Have you already played the Carmageddon Android game? What do you think about it?