July 27, 2007 - Being a detective in a corrupt town is extremely tough. The amount of crime that plagues the streets is sky high, which constantly keeps you busy with cases. Allies are few and far between, making it extraordinarily tough to find people to trust. Your enemies seem to be multiplying also, with everyone from two bit thugs to mob bosses gunning for you all the time. Odds like these are enough to make you lose your head, or make someone lose it for you.
This situation almost happened to Fred Neuman, the main character of Dead Head Fred. Left for dead one night without his memory, friends or his head, Fred finds himself stranded in the town of Hope Falls with a jar that holds his brain and eyes sitting atop his body. Looking for revenge against his enemies, Fred uses his fists and his heads to get past the twisted denizens of the town, which include mutants, zombies and the occasional "normal" human being. That's right, Fred has the ability to take off and swap his jar for a number of specially enhanced heads that grant him new powers.
Over the next few weeks, we'll introduce the various heads that you'll be able to use in the game and their powers, which you'll need to become familiar with if you want to be successful in this twisted noir action game. Try to keep a good head on your shoulders by reading on.
When was the last time you really vomited? We're talkin' head in the toilet bowl, begging for mercy vomit here, feeling the chunks in your teeth, tasting the acidic bile. Can you recall an occasion when your throat contracted so hard you expected to see your organs slop out of your mouth and into the filthy water? Can you hear that deep throaty wretching sound? If so, then you're a fraction closer to fully appreciating the beauty that is the Mutant Head. Most Hope Falls residents agree that the only thing more repugnant than a radioactive, puke-hurling Mutant is its open-sored, goo-dripping head. Even for a dead guy with no fashion sense whatsoever like Fred, it's a stretch to allow said hideous vessel to stain the lapels of your cheap suit…but he's out for revenge, and revenge is a dish that is best served cold. With a side of steamy, radioactive vomit.
By tapping the Circle button, the Mutant Head can fire Vomit at your enemies. If the Up button on the directional pad is held before the Circle button is pressed, Fred can enter his Aim Mode for precise shots with his regurgitation. Vomit will cause acid damage that slowly eats away at an opponent over time. While Vomit is acidic enough to melt most radioactive defects, it's thick enough to plug radioactive fissures that Fred will come across in his environment. Fred will also need to use the Mutant Head to sense areas and objects that have been tainted by radioactivity. Fortunately, wearing the Mutant Head renders Fred immune to the harmful effects of radiation.
We'll have more on Dead Head Fred soon. For now, check out the latest screens of the game.
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