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Kingpin has seven episodes and twenty-four levels of gameplay. You should notice Kingpin isnít all about action though, there are some role-playing elements that makes it different from the rest of FPS. The role-playing involves finding money to buy supplies at the local pawn-o-matic. These supplies include weapons, health, weapon mods, ammo, and armor. The weapons are (from weakest to strongest) lead pipe, crow bar, pistol, which can be upgraded with mods such as pistol rate of fire, fast reload, silencer, which is very realistic, and magnum, which boosts the power on the gun. The rest are shotgun, tommygun (my favorite), HMG (a powerful semi-automatic rifle), grenade launcher, rocket launcher, and flame-thrower. There are some more mods, but I don't want to spoil all of the excitement.
Other role-playing elements involve the NPCs, which are computer controlled characters you can interact with. Most of these are characters can give you information on how to get further along in the game. In Kingpin, players will be able to hire up to 2 thugs to act as bodyguards. You have three simple commands for your hired goon. These commands are: Follow, which will make him follow you anywhere, you can tell your goon to do his special move, which is his ability (such as lock picking or explosives expert), or you can simply tell him to stay still. Ryan "Ridah" Feltrin, the maker of the QuakeII Eraser Bot, made the artificial intelligence making your competition as life-like as they get. One addition to the brain bashing violence and list of enemies are rats, big rats that bite. I didn't like this addition very much, but I didn't mind blowing them away.
Another thing about Kingpin is that it is realistic. When you are being shot at, your life depletes very quickly. I found myself standing in one spot and shooting with one hundred percent life and when the gunfight was over my life was in single digits. Another great highlight of this game is the blood trails. Do you ever think you wounded a bad guy but not sure where he went? Its simple, just follow the blood trails...