Rush'n Attack

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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.


Rush'n Attack BBC Micro Starting out; the game runs at an extremely high pace
Rush'n Attack Commodore 64 Stage 1
Rush'n Attack Arcade Run and slash
Rush'n Attack BBC Micro Reached the enemy barracks

Alternate Titles

  • "Green Beret" -- European title

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User Reviews

Makes Spectrum owners laugh Commodore 16, Plus/4 Игги Друге (44976)
Unfortunately, pre-Contra = sub-Contra. NES PCGamer77 (3006)
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
Zero NES Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jun, 1986 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Arcade Oct 26, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Xbox 360 May 24, 2007 5.9 out of 10 59 (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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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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