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Tetris meets shoot-'em-up, Rampart is a game combining strategy and artillery action. Build your castle from Tetris-style pieces, place your cannons, bombard the enemy, try to repair, do it all over again. The original arcade release has a single-player and a two-player mode; later revisions incorporate three-player gameplay.


Rampart NES The Tetris-like part. Building a square from falling figures
Rampart Lynx Intro: The knight enters the castle
Rampart DOS Placing Cannon Instructions
Rampart NES The wolves attack

Alternate Titles

  • "ランパート" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Holy crud this game is fun SNES Chris Wright (102)
Ready, Aim, Fire! DOS Duan Xuan (71)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Interface Lynx 1992 86 out of 100 86
ST Format Lynx Nov, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Lynx May, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Power Play SNES 1992 75 out of 100 75
Megablast Lynx 1992 74 out of 100 74
Video Games SEGA Master System Aug, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy Feb, 1993 58 out of 100 58
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 1999 3.5 out of 10 35 SNES Nov, 2007 3 out of 10 30


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Rampart appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Version differences

Two versions of Rampart were released on the NES - North America saw a version ported for Jaleco by Bitmasters (who would also do the Super NES and DOS ports), while in Japan Konami released their own in-house version of the game. Jaleco's version of "Rampart" is faithful to the original arcade version, while Konami's version is a more light-hearted take on the game with 4 different scenarios and more depth than the Jaleco version.

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