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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.


Rampage Arcade Title screen
Rampage Apple II Getting ready for the next level
Rampage Atari ST One of the buildings falls...
Rampage Atari 8-bit Tanks are dangerous, eliminate them quickly

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Excellent conversion of a hit classic DOS *Katakis* (37849)
Great fun and excellent conversion. DOS Tomer Gabel (4365)
Great coversion, lots of fun with 3 players too! DOS Tony Van (2688)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 SEGA Master System Jun 14, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1989 836 out of 1000 84
Raze Lynx Apr, 1991 81 out of 100 81
All Game Guide Atari 7800 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 692 out of 1000 69
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Mar, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 55 out of 100 55
Power Play Lynx Mar, 1991 51 out of 100 51
NES Archives NES Mar 10, 2009 C 50


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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.


  • 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”
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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