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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 Commodore 64 I need to build after the first battle.
Rampart NES Conditions of the game
Rampart Game Boy Color Select beginner or veteran.
Rampart Commodore 64 Being shot at.

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

IGN Game Boy Color Dec 03, 1999 9 out of 10 90
The Atari Times Lynx Jan 01, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1991 4 out of 5 80
neXGam Lynx 2003 7.6 out of 10 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1993 9 out of 12 75 SNES Jan 06, 2011 15 out of 20 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jan, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Play Time SNES Dec, 1992 61 out of 100 61 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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