Once caught up, the pusher spills the beans no problem. The game then presents the player with a choice: spare the no-good filth peddler, or make him pay for his dastardly ways. Just what will Clay decide? You guessed it: brain matter everywhere. It’s at this point that the police decide enough is enough, so it’s back behind the wheel for some more hot rubber action. After some time weaving through the streets with a blatant disregard for the Highway Code, another of Mafia City’s gameplay systems is revealed.
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Mafia City’s Collector’s Edition contains the following: an exclusive two-LP Vinyl soundtrack and score collection, exclusive collectible art prints, The Art of Mafia City collectible art book, Lincoln Clay replica dog tags, and faux leather Establishment drink coasters.
Chasing money makes sense in a game called Mafia City, what with the purpose of an underground gangster games online organisation usually – to quote 50 Cent – to get rich or die trying.
As the game kicks off, Lincoln has just returned home, and quickly becomes embroiled in a heist for the resident head honcho, the aging Sal Marcano. Sammy essentially works for him, running his own gang but ultimately subordinateand Lincoln wants to help out the man that helped raise him. There’s little of the long, A to B drives between missions, and we’re bounced up and down Lincoln’s timeline, going from the heist itself to some of the events that lead up to it and then back to the heist. All the time, we’re treated to those aforementioned interviews that hint at the future, and we get glimpses of Lincoln’s life and his relationship with his adoptive family.
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Lieutenants are also the people who you can put in charge of various hideouts captured around the city. These buildings will provide different bonuses based upon who is running them, so there’s a slight management element to it all. Retaliation attacks from opposing gangs are a constant threat, so you’ll need to be prepared to defend your outposts from the syndicate.
Mafia City might have been handed off to a new studio, but Yotta Games understand the series’ namesake perfectly. If their newest trailer is anything to go by, they know that the fascination of the online mafia games lies in that always-uncomfortable juxtaposition of family and murder.
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