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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 Amiga The battle near the sea.
Rampart DOS Placing Cannons - Notice on the top left screen there is a time limit
Rampart SNES Sunk a ship
Rampart SEGA Master System Level selection

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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

Digitiser SNES Apr 11, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
ST Action Atari ST Jan, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Defunct Games Lynx Oct 30, 2004 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1993 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1993 9 out of 12 75 NES Mar, 2013 B 75
Play Time Game Boy Apr, 1993 73 out of 100 73 Genesis Sep 06, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Feb 01, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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