Moby ID: 3345
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Description official descriptions

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.


  • ランパート - Japanese spelling



Credits (Arcade version)

20 People (18 developers, 2 thanks)

Hardware Engineer
Artistic Support
Software Support
Product Manager
Cabinet Designer
Special Thanks



Average score: 76% (based on 56 ratings)


Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 66 ratings with 2 reviews)

Ready, Aim, Fire!

The Good
Rather funny. The music was rather interesting to listen... The Super Guns were also fantastic... Very realistic. Once you lose your walls, you lose your castle!

The Bad
It's too old! I played it when I was only 3 or 4 years old!

The Bottom Line
Interesting for a while. Perfect for young kids who want to fight against each other, but their parents don't like it. ;-)

DOS · by Duan Xuan (69) · 2001

Holy crud this game is fun

The Good
Where to begin? The gameplay is simple but surprisingly addictive. You really have to scramble to build up your castle within a very limited time, and once the battle starts you've gotta scramble even more to take out the enemy ships. Pure frenetic action, and what old-school gaming is all about.

The Bad
Massively difficult, at least for newbies. Rampart is not for the faint of heart -- the computer will tear you to shreds if you don't know exactly what to do.

The Bottom Line
A very fun game from the late-80s/early-90s era which is hands-down superior to 99% of the crap that's come out since Quake ushered in the 3D era.

SNES · by Chris Wright (85) · 2007


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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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by JubalHarshaw.

Commodore 64 added by Quapil. Game Boy Color added by Corn Popper. Atari ST, Amiga added by Martin Smith. Game Boy added by Freeman. Arcade added by Pseudo_Intellectual. SNES added by Evil Ryu. Antstream added by lights out party. SEGA Master System added by Игги Друге. NES added by RodeoInTheGreatWhiteNorth. Genesis added by Cochonou. Lynx added by Jeanne.

Additional contributors: Lee Seitz, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, ryanbus84, FatherJack.

Game added February 20, 2001. Last modified February 14, 2024.