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Rampage (DOS)

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Description

George, Lizzy and Ralph were just ordinary Americans, until an experiment went wrong, turning them into a Gorilla, Lizard and Werewolf respectively. Following this, the three of them plan to go round destroying buildings, and up to 3 human players can join in.

Smashing at the edges of the buildings for long enough will make them collapse. The police and military are after you, and will shoot at you, so try to destroy them (failing that, you can avoid the bullets). You will need to eat regularly, with things like plants on offer, to avoid shrinking back to being human.

Screenshots

Rampage DOS Destroying buildings (EGA/Tandy)
Rampage DOS Introduction to the next level (EGA/Tandy)
Rampage DOS The start of the next level (CGA)
Rampage DOS Set up your characters (CGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "Rampage!" -- TRS-80 CoCo in-game title

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User Reviews

Excellent conversion of a hit classic *Katakis* (37818) unrated
Great fun and excellent conversion. Tomer Gabel (4388) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Great coversion, lots of fun with 3 players too! Tony Van (2688) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

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Trivia

Eating corpses

When one of your fellow players has been killed and drops back to the lowly state of human, eat him. You can continue to eat from this spot and fully revitalize yourself. (Make sure to quickly get back to this spot after destroying the current city, so that you can enter the next with full health!)

Number of playable character differences

The game originally had three characters: George (King Kong), Lizzie (Godzilla) and Ralph (Wolfman). But the Atari Lynx version featured a fourth character named Lester, a giant Ratman, who could join in on the fun since the Lynx had 4-player support. By the same token, the NES version of the game only features George and Lizzie.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
Information also contributed by Jiguryo and WildKard

Related Web Sites

  • Game Refuge, Inc. (The venerable creators of such arcade mega-hits as Rampage, Xenophobe, and the more recent Rampage: World Tour (no affiliation with the subsequent sequels Universal Tour and Rampage Through Time).)
Peter Hall (126) added Rampage (DOS) on May 19, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4741), PCGamer77 (3027), Teddy Ruxpin (140), Kabushi (123004), Martin Smith (63138), Pseudo_Intellectual (44595), Servo (55928), L. Curtis Boyle (734) and quizzley7 (21210)