Rush'n Attack

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Description

Depending on which title you use, and how you interpret it, this game is about a guy who a) rushes in before attacking b) attacks Russians (this was the mid-80s, when the US helped bin Laden do the same), or c) wears a rather goofy hat. One way or another, this arcade game arms you with a knife and sends you on a kamikaze mission against hordes of enemy fighters.

There are four distinct sections of gameplay, taking in a Missile Base, a Harbour, a Bridge, and an enemy Prison Camp. Extra weapons with limited ammunition can be collected along the way, which will make the task a lot easier. The level is divided into 3 horizontal levels, which can be moved between either by jumping or using ladders, and this gives a chance to avoid the more threatening mobs of enemy fighters.

Screenshots

Rush'n Attack BBC Micro Stabbing a man turns him an opaque pink
Rush'n Attack Amstrad CPC The high scores
Rush'n Attack NES Stage 2
Rush'n Attack ZX Spectrum Stage 3 - trying to catch the commander.

Alternate Titles

  • "Green Beret" -- European title

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User Reviews

Makes Spectrum owners laugh Commodore 16, Plus/4 Игги Друге (44877)
Unfortunately, pre-Contra = sub-Contra. NES PCGamer77 (3013)
Fun, but extremely difficult Commodore 64 Tom White (39)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1986 8.5 out of 10 85
The Games Machine (UK) NES Jun, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1986 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic NES Jun 08, 2003 B 75
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Aug, 1986 14 out of 20 70
1UP! NES Jul 16, 2010 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Xbox 360 May 24, 2007 5.9 out of 10 59
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 May 27, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Tilt Thomson TO Mar, 1987 8 out of 20 40
Netjak Xbox 360 Jun 06, 2007 2.8 out of 10 28

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

MSX version

From an interview at MSX Games Box, Konami UK's old PR-manager Dennis Henings:
Q: What did Konami Japan say when they saw the MSX version of Green Beret developed by Konami UK?
A: $%£&**(())++~~ ( or their equivalent) This was much the same as I did!
(The MSX port was, unlike most Konami games, made by an external company in the UK for Konami's old UK branch instead of at Konami's own offices in Japan.)

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