Rampage

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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 Atari 7800 Ralph smashes some buildings...
Rampage TRS-80 CoCo Rampage game screen
Rampage Atari 7800 Title screen
Rampage SEGA Master System Smashing the building

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Excellent conversion of a hit classic DOS *Katakis* (37938)
Great fun and excellent conversion. DOS Tomer Gabel (4354)
Great coversion, lots of fun with 3 players too! DOS Tony Van (2675)

Critic Reviews

GameTrip.net Atari 2600 Nov 25, 2006 8 out of 10 80
The Atari Times Atari 8-bit Jun 22, 2003 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Mar, 1991 8.6 out of 12 72
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Lynx Sep 09, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 69 out of 100 69
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Feb 02, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 55 out of 100 55
The Video Game Critic SEGA Master System Aug 21, 2006 D+ 33
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 2.2 out of 12 18
Retro Gamer Atari 8-bit Aug, 2004 11 out of 100 11

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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)
  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #73 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #34 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
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).)
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