DescriptionGeorge, 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!" -- TRS-80 CoCo in-game title
Part of the Following Groups
|Excellent conversion of a hit classic||DOS||*Katakis* (37801)|
|Great fun and excellent conversion.||DOS||Tomer Gabel (4388)|
|Great coversion, lots of fun with 3 players too!||DOS||Tony Van (2691)|
The Press Says
|Génération 4||Lynx||Feb, 1991||81 out of 100||81|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||SEGA Master System||Mar, 1989||81 out of 100||81|
|Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames||Lynx||1990||80|
|The Atari Times||Atari 8-bit||Jun 22, 2003||73 out of 100||73|
|The Games Machine (UK)||SEGA Master System||Apr, 1989||58 out of 100||58|
|Happy Computer||Commodore 64||Jan, 1988||55 out of 100||55|
|Power Play||Commodore 64||Dec, 1987||5.5 out of 10||55|
|Defunct Games||Lynx||Oct 24, 2004||50 out of 100||50|
|Just Games Retro||NES||May 03, 2001||45 out of 100||45|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 2600||May 05, 2004||F||0|
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Eating corpsesWhen 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 differencesThe 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.
- October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
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).)