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 Commodore 64 Title screen / menu (US version)
Rampage Arcade Title screen
Rampage NES Monsters don't swim all that well
Rampage Amstrad CPC Title

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Excellent conversion of a hit classic DOS *Katakis* (37874)
Great fun and excellent conversion. DOS Tomer Gabel (4362)
Great coversion, lots of fun with 3 players too! DOS Tony Van (2687)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 880 out of 1000 88
Raze Lynx Apr, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Génération 4 Lynx Feb, 1991 81 out of 100 81
IGN Lynx Feb 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Power Play SEGA Master System Apr, 1989 66 out of 100 66
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) SEGA Master System Apr, 1989 520 out of 1000 52
Power Play Lynx Mar, 1991 51 out of 100 51
Nintendo Life NES Jul 13, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Just Games Retro NES May 03, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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