Rambo III

Moby ID: 21298
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Based on the film of the same name, this game puts you in John Rambo's shoes as he travels to Afghanistan to free Colonel Trautman from the Soviets.

In six missions, Rambo must complete various objectives. Besides finding the exit of the level, prisoners must be freed and enemy ammunition supplies destroyed. Rambo is controlled from an overhead perspective and has several weapons at his disposal. Besides a machine gun that never runs out of ammo, he can use a knife for close range kills, set off timed bombs and use his famous crossbow with explosive arrows. Ammunition for the bow and the bombs is limited and can be collected from dead enemies.

After some of the missions, the perspective switches to a view behind Rambo and additional boss fights take place. Soviet tanks or helicopters must be destroyed using the crossbow. While aiming the bow, Rambo cannot move, but otherwise he can hide behind rocks or other obstacles from enemy fire.


  • ランボーⅢ - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 76% (based on 12 ratings)


Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 16 ratings with 1 reviews)

Metal Gear Rambo...?

The Good
Playing this felt like going back and playing Metal Gear on the NES. The graphics are good albeit references from the film are used for context. Overall, I liked the ability to replay last mission upon Game Over.

The Bad
As stated in what I liked, I didn't like how frames from the film are used instead of an illustrated look. The controls were ok, but there are times where the player looks like he can get through gaps, but does not. The in-between mini-games aren't really necessary. The music is the typical sounding Genesis game and doesn't leave an impression.

The Bottom Line
A top down, "Metal Gear" style representation of the film. I'd probably not recommend this if you are looking for a playthrough. Playing with a friend could be fun.

Genesis · by Patrick Cole (5) · 2015


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Game added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】.

Game added March 6, 2006. Last modified February 17, 2024.