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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 wolves attack
Rampart DOS Select Players (Multiplayer Mode)
Rampart Lynx Artilley emplacement phase
Rampart Lynx Enemy troops landing

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

Atari HQ Lynx 2001 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Lynx Sep 10, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Mean Machines SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Video Games NES Jun, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Defunct Games Lynx Oct 30, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun Game Boy Apr, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Feb 01, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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