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Rampage is great fun to play and the graphics and animations are very good. Adequate sound effects complement the game, but the title music is atrocious.
The graphics look pretty rough with one-colour sprites that are almost the same as the ones in the Atari 2600 version and pretty sparsely detailed cities. It also falls down a bit in the sound department, where the A8 is usually so strong, having nothing more than a few bland sound effects. It plays very well thankfully, but you will still be wishing that Activision had put more effort into the graphics and sound. Had they fixed those flaws this game would be a solid 9.
The average gamer may find other console versions of Rampage to be a better value and more representative of the arcade game. The 8-bit version does, nonetheless, serve up plenty of quirky -- and fun -- gaming action, and it is a reasonable translation of a particularly amusing arcade game. While Rampage should therefore be of interest to most fans of Atari’s home computers, the release of this game will likely generate highest levels of interest amongst 8-bit collectors. Sunmark has manufactured only fifty cartridges of this title, and with no further production runs planned, only the lucky -- and quick -- will be able to claim this title among their home computer collections.
sprites are ugly, monochrome, and
ill defined, featuring some shoddy
and occasionally amusing
animation. Take a look at how
George scales and destroys the
buildings, for instance.
This would have been OK, I
guess, if Rampage featured
anything like decent gameplay. But no. Sadly, the characters are
unresponsive and sluggish, and
the controls are awkward, meaning
it’s a nightmare to play. To add
insult to injury, on loading the
game you are greeted by possibly
the most rubbish music ever. In
fact, I find it difficult to class this
arrangement of tones as music. I
also find it difficult to understand
why you can destroy fully
armoured tanks with just one hit,
and yet the trams/buses that pass
are indestructible. This game is
simply a joke and should be
avoided at all costs.