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Pickup is the name given to the crates, barrels, etc. that contain powerups or explosives. In Carmageddon II, the crates haven't been 100% checked, so sometimes, one can find a powerup of one type on a pickup of another type. This can be specially noticed with extra and bonus APO slots.


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C1Pickup cylindersO Oxygen Cylinders with a white circle commonly contain underwater ability.
C1Pickup cylindersQ Oxygen Cylinders with a white question mark.
C1Pickup drumgreenO Green Oil Drums with a black circle usually contain credits.
C1Pickup drumgreenQ Green Oil Drums with a black question mark.
C1Pickup drumredO Red Oil Drums with a white circle.
C1Pickup drumredQ Red Oil Drums with a white question mark.
C1Pickup drumyellowO Yellow Oil Drums with a white circle.
C1Pickup drumyellowQ Yellow Oil Drums with a white question mark.
C1Pickup tyresO Stacks of tires with a white circle. These mainly consist of Turbos and Mega Turbos.
C1Pickup tyresQ Stacks of tires with a white question mark. Pedestrians Shown on Map will appear in one of these pickups. On each map, there is one such stack of tires with a question mark, guaranteeing it, which is essential if the intent is to kill all pedestrians (the iOS version of Carmageddon features achievements that show races in which they can be won by finishing all checkpoints, wasting all opponents, or killing all pedestrians). It would make things easier to use the Electric Blue (only able to get after finishing all races), and a very low offence equipment, to avoid killing opponents and ending the race prematurely)

Carmageddon II[]

There are 8 types of pickups in Carma2: 4 cubic crates, and 4 cylinder barrels.

C2Pickup credits Yellow crates with a white star commonly contain extra credits, extra time and underwater ability.
C2Pickup peds Red crates with a white angry face normally contain pedestrian related powerups, like the pedestrian electro-bastard ray, and fat bastards.
C2Pickup random Green crates with a white question mark either give a random powerup - from predetermined groups - or a big amount of credits.
C2Pickup bad Yellow crates with a white exclamation mark usually give a bad powerup, like Lunar gravity or jelly suspension.
C2Pickup goodY Yellow barrels with a white check normally have items inside, like the afterburner, but can also contain an instant handbrake.
C2Pickup goodG Grey trash cans with a white and red star usually contain powerups that relate to brutality and force, like solid granite car. Sometimes they contain brute items like the mine shitting ability.
C2Pickup misc Dark barrels with a white and red star don't contain specific powerups, and are sort of random, but most of the time, they feature powerups that don't fit in other categories. Sometimes, they have some slightly bad powerups like pinball mode.
C2Pickup explosive Red barrels with a black skull and crossbones are commonly mines and as such explode when touched.

In order: extra armour; extra power; extra offensive; extra everything.

  • APO pickups give an extra armour, power or offensive point or slot, and sometimes, it's something that increases all three of them.
    • As for points, yellow give one point, and silver give two.
    • For slots, yellow (bonus) give three, and blue (extra) give one slot.

Carmageddon TDR 2000[]

Single Player[]

C3Pickup credits Wod of Cash provides a credits bonus.
C3Pickup time Blue Stopwatch gifts the player a time bonus.
C3Pickup person Pedestrian Warning Sign activates a ped-based powerup.
C3Pickup question Question Mark Token.
C3Pickup spanner Red Spanner provides a power-up which modifies the car such as Turbo (or one of its relatives). This category includes user-activated power-ups.


C3Pickup emblem Eagle Emblem.
C3Pickup engine Extra APO - Power.
C3Pickup helmet Extra APO - Armour.
C3Pickup bluefist Extra APO - Offensive.

Carmageddon 64[]

The pickups are the same as in Carmageddon II. See above.

Carmageddon (PlayStation)[]

Pickups are a multitude of barrels, similar to the original Carmageddons. Their coloring is strange - They are gray barrels with colored shading. Each one has XX?XX inscribed on it.

CPSXPickup barrelB Blue barrels
CPSXPickup barrelR Red barrels
CPSXPickup barrelY Yellow barrels
CPSXPickup explosive Black barrels with a skull and crossbones are mines, exploding when touched. They also appear as crates.

Carmageddon (Game Boy Color)[]

Main article: Power Ups in Carmageddon (Game Boy Color)

The pickups generally have the same appearance as the powerups' icons.

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