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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.


Rampart Game Boy Color Choose the next area to conquer.
Rampart Lynx Level selection
Rampart Atari ST Level selection
Rampart Genesis battle and fire

Promo Images

Rampart Screenshot
Rampart Magazine Advertisement
Rampart Screenshot
Rampart Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "ランパート" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Holy crud this game is fun SNES Chris Wright (105)
Ready, Aim, Fire! DOS Duan Xuan (71)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade May, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Zero DOS Jul, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1992 77 out of 100 77
GameZone SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Jan 29, 2006 75 out of 100 75 SNES Jan 06, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Sinclair User Arcade May, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Oct, 1993 59 out of 100 59
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 1999 3.5 out of 10 35


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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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