SummaryA classic game bashing and smashing game!
The GoodI still remember the original Rampage eons ago in the arcade and this first time it hit the NES back in the day, I was salivating like crazy even though the NES was lacking, it was still fun to play a home version of Rampage.
Well, a while back I was strolling through an arcade one day in Atlantic City and thought I was imagining things when I saw "RAMPAGE" on the front of an arcade machine, but I did a double take when I realized it was a sequel. Needless to say, I damn near had a stroke. After pumping close to $15 bucks into that sucker, I was jumping for joy at the though, "Oh man, I hope this gets released on the consoles one day".
Well one day it crossed my mind and started on a search for this game and low and behold I found it on the Playstation and damn near had a heart attack before I could pop it in. Needless to say, I was floored. The game seems to be a perfect port of the arcade
Now true, the graphics are a bit degraded due to being a home console, but they were still damn good for a Playstation. The sound effects were awesome and the growls of the monster along with the people screaming, explosions and buildings collapsing just made my spine shiver in ecstasy.
The control was pretty damn good for this as well, despite being most used for a joystick on the arcade, the d-pad worked pretty well for this. Just about everything in this game was so perfect, even to this day I still pop it in from time to time to relive the old memories from those glorious days.
The BadWell, one thing and one thing only bothered me about this game and it was the loading and saving times. True, back then it couldn't be helped, but when you played so much of the arcade, the loading times seemed like an eternity. Truly to me, this was the only thing that bothered me.
The Bottom LineThis game is one hell of a game, it's almost like playing a mini-arcade version at home. There was a re-release that Midway released a little while back for the PS2, but it was so severely flawed it wasn't funny. It did get rid of the long loading and saving times, but the majority of the sounds were replaced and it just seemed like it was running at a fast paced. So, if you never got to experience this game, you best bet is to go all out for the Playstation One version. In my opinion, the best conversion of this fabulous arcade game.