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Depending on which title you use, and how you interpret it, this game is about a guy who a) rushes in before attacking b) attacks Russians (this was the mid-80s, when the US helped bin Laden do the same), or c) wears a rather goofy hat. One way or another, this arcade game arms you with a knife and sends you on a kamikaze mission against hordes of enemy fighters.

There are four distinct sections of gameplay, taking in a Missile Base, a Harbour, a Bridge, and an enemy Prison Camp. Extra weapons with limited ammunition can be collected along the way, which will make the task a lot easier. The level is divided into 3 horizontal levels, which can be moved between either by jumping or using ladders, and this gives a chance to avoid the more threatening mobs of enemy fighters.


Rush'n Attack NES Rocket Launch Area
Rush'n Attack NES Boss
Rush'n Attack NES Nice view of the mountains
Rush'n Attack NES Stage 2

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Alternate Titles

  • "Green Beret" -- European title
  • "グリーンベレー" -- Japanese spelling

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Unfortunately, pre-Contra = sub-Contra. PCGamer77 (3001) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Zero Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Retroage Mar 07, 2010 7.7 out of 10 77
The Video Game Critic Jun 08, 2003 B 75
1UP! Jul 16, 2010 70 out of 100 70


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Bob Wakelin's C64 Cover Art

In the same way as that there's a strong resemblance between the illustrations of Bob Wakelin in Ocean's Cosmic Wartoad artwork and Mike Zeck's in Marvel's The Punisher (1986 series) vol. 1: Limited Series #2, again there's a connection between Imagine's Green Beret's cover illustration and The Punisher (1986 series) vol. 1: Limited Series #5. Also, both works were contemporary to each other.

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