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Description

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.

Screenshots

Rampart Lynx Intro: A knight rides towards his castle
Rampart DOS 1 Player Campaign Mode
Rampart Game Boy Color Title screen and main menu
Rampart SNES Next battle

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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)

Critic Reviews

Play Time DOS Sep, 1992 87 out of 100 87
ST Format Lynx Nov, 1992 86 out of 100 86
The Atari Times Lynx Jan 01, 2003 85 out of 100 85
ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Datormagazin DOS Aug, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Defunct Games Lynx Oct 30, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Jan 06, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Play Time Game Boy Apr, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Video Games SEGA Master System Aug, 1992 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

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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