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Description

George, Lizzy and Ralph were just ordinary Americans, until an experiment went wrong, turning them into a Gorilla, Lizard and Werewolf respectively. Following this, the three of them plan to go round destroying buildings, and up to 3 human players can join in.

Smashing at the edges of the buildings for long enough will make them collapse. The police and military are after you, and will shoot at you, so try to destroy them (failing that, you can avoid the bullets). You will need to eat regularly, with things like plants on offer, to avoid shrinking back to being human.

Screenshots

Rampage Amiga Set up the controls
Rampage TRS-80 CoCo Rampage monitor type
Rampage Lynx A building falling down
Rampage NES Monsters don't swim all that well

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rampage!" -- TRS-80 CoCo in-game title

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User Reviews

Excellent conversion of a hit classic DOS Katakis | カタキス (41895)
Great fun and excellent conversion. DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)
Great coversion, lots of fun with 3 players too! DOS Tony Van (2855)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Mar, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Press Play On Tape Lynx Feb 05, 2021 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameTrip.net Atari 2600 Nov 25, 2006 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Lynx Mar, 1991 8.6 out of 12 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Power Play SEGA Master System Apr, 1989 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Atari ST Feb, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
Power Play Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 5.5 out of 10 55
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Nov 03, 2017 C- 42
Retro Gamer Atari 8-bit Aug, 2004 11 out of 100 11

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Trivia

Eating corpses

When one of your fellow players has been killed and drops back to the lowly state of human, eat him. You can continue to eat from this spot and fully revitalize yourself. (Make sure to quickly get back to this spot after destroying the current city, so that you can enter the next with full health!)

Number of playable character differences

The game originally had three characters: George (King Kong), Lizzie (Godzilla) and Ralph (Wolfman). But the Atari Lynx version featured a fourth character named Lester, a giant Ratman, who could join in on the fun since the Lynx had 4-player support. By the same token, the NES version of the game only features George and Lizzie.

Version differences

There are two versions for Commodore 64. UK version offers finicky controls, sluggish gameplay and a smattering of annoying bugs (eg. eating people doesn't replenish your energy). Also the computer players instead of destroying buildings attack the human player. US version is much faster and eating people actually replenishes the energy.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #73 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #34 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
Information also contributed by Jiguryo and WildKard

Related Web Sites

  • Game Refuge, Inc. (The venerable creators of such arcade mega-hits as Rampage, Xenophobe, and the more recent Rampage: World Tour (no affiliation with the subsequent sequels Universal Tour and Rampage Through Time).)
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