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Rampage World Tour (SEGA Saturn)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo 64:
    Three titanic toughies smash their way through more than 130 levels in this 2D homage to Godzilla and other forty-foot stars of the silver screen.

    Our story begins one seemingly uneventful day at world HQ of Scum Labs. The demented genetic experiments of Dr. Eustas DeMonic have gone terribly awry, mutating three of his gentlest employees into raving 50-foot beasts. Lab techie Ralph, now a giant werewolf, gets his kicks by bashing buildings. Tyrannosaurus rex-like Lizzie, once a shy scientist, is no wallflower when it comes to squashing Army tanks. And George has gone positively ape since he became a giant gorilla with a mohawk. All are heck-bent on only one thing: destroying all 16 Scum Labs around the world.

    The basic goal is to thrash and bash your way across a series of cities, snacking on citizens as you do. Various power-ups give you invincibility, fire breath, extra strength and extra time. Sucking up the toxic waste at a Scum Lab further mutates your beast into V.E.R.N. (Violent Enraged Radioactive Nemesis), a flying, ultra-strong monster with lousy social skills. A multiplayer mode adds to the ferocious fun.

    No one likes what Lizzie, George and Ralph are doing to real estate values, so you'll soon find the police and military coming at you with helicopters, tanks and robots. Even ordinary folk will come gunning for the misunderstood monsters. Fortunately, you can fortify yourself for the endless battles by chowing down on hidden livestock and timid travelers cowering at sight-seeing spots, as the game gives a new meaning to the phrase "tourist traps."

    The original Rampage hit the arcades at about the same time that Beverly Hills 90210 was a fresh new show, so don't expect 3-D graphics and innovative features. With World Tour, Midway has stuck to the game's side-scrolling, sprite-driven roots, but took advantage of the N64's strengths to sharpen the graphics and make the control more precise. The Rumble Pak was created with games like this in mind and sure enough, Rampage: World Tour lets you feel every earth-shattering explosion.

    Tea-sippers and other sensitive types may fuss about Rampage's wanton destruction, while sophisticated players may complain that the game is just plain repetitive. But for the millions of players who love nothing more than smashing stuff over and over and over again, Rampage is as welcome as a Three Stooges marathon.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Aug 17, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – Game Boy Color:
    Yeehah! It's time for more world-smashing mayhem from the most dashing trio since the Three Musketeers, or at least Moe, Larry and Curly.

    Like the surprising N64 hit of the same name, Midway's Rampage: World Tour for Game Boy Color stars George, Lizzy and Ralph, three lumbering brutes with a taste for buildings, jumbo-sized bananas and just about anything else they can cram into their monstrous maws. The Pak can be played on the Game Boy Color, Game Boy pocket and original Game Boy.

    Don't be deceived by the threesome's ugly mugs and lousy table manners. Oh no. Your run-of-the-mill monster only thinks of overrunning famous tourist destinations like New York, Paris and Tokyo, but not George, Lizzy and Ralph. They prefer to venture off the well-worn path, instead visiting hidden jewels such as Peoria, Liverpool and Edinburgh. Here they can sample the local cuisine and get a taste of the locals -- er, local culture.

    Unaccumstomed to such tender manners, the natives never fail to overreact to their gentle visitors. Tanks, police cars and flamethrowers are thrown into the fray. But even in these admittedly hostile encounters with the local militia, George, Lizzy and Ralph distinguish themselves from the commonplace monsters who populate most video games.

    A never-ending ability to revive themselves eliminates the need for pesky things like passwords. In fact, infinite continues means that our three heroes don't really need to worry about fighting enemies or availing themselves of power-ups. They need merely jump and punch until all the buildings in a particular city are flattened, at which point they hasten on to their next destination. Indeed, the only way to bring their globetrotting to a close is by turning off your Game Boy. Good thing the system has a long battery life!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Jun 17, 2005.

Back Cover - PlayStation:

    THEY CAN'T BE STOPPED!

    • A WILD, SMASH 'EM UP ROMP WITH UNIVERSAL APPEAL! SIMPLE ENOUGH FOR THE YOUNGEST PLAYERS! PLENTY OF DEPTH AND CHALLENGE TO APPEAL TO SERIOUS GAMERS AS WELL!

    • BRING A FRIEND ON A NON-STOP RAMPAGE WHILE YOU INFLICT SOME MAJOR DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION!

    • DEMOLISH BUILDINGS, SWAT DOWN AIRCRAFT, EAT PEOPLE, AND RACK UP POINTS WHILE DESTROYING ENTIRE CITIES!

    • MORE THAN 130 STANDARD LEVELS, 14 BONUS LEVELS, 4 GRUDGE MATCH LEVELS AND MANY HIDDEN LEVELS!

    • SPECIAL BONUSES AND SOME TASTY HUMANS GIVE LIZZY, GEORGE, OR RALPH A MAJOR HEALTH BOOST!

    • USE THE COOL SECRET MOVES TO FEND OFF THE BULLETS, FIRE AND EXPLOSIVES COMING FROM THE CITIZENS, ARMY AND POLICE FORCE!

    • AWESOME HIDDEN SURPRISES ... LIKE HOVERCRAFTS, CHEESEHEADS, A USED ELEPHANT LOT AND MORE!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jan 19, 2004.

Saffire website - N64:
    The arcade experience comes home to your N64 console where you can play as Lizzie the Lizard, Ralph the Werewolf, or George the Monkey in a city-smashing free-for all. Best of all, only in this special Saffire version can you play with your friends to have all three characters in the mayhem at the same time!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jan 19, 2004.