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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 SEGA Master System Firing back at the boats.
Rampart SEGA Master System Prepare for battle.
Rampart DOS Placing Cannons - Notice on the top left screen there is a time limit
Rampart Lynx Bonus points

Promo Images

Rampart Screenshot
Rampart Screenshot
Rampart Magazine Advertisement
Rampart Screenshot

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

64'er Commodore 64 Nov, 1993 9 out of 10 90
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
The Atari Times Lynx Jan 01, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Lynx Oct, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1991 4 out of 5 80 SEGA Master System Sep 13, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Lynx May, 1992 78 out of 100 78 NES Mar, 2013 B 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Feb, 1992 22 out of 40 55


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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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