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Depending on which title you use, and how you interpret it, this game is about a guy who a) rushes in before attacking b) attacks Russians (this was the mid-80s, when the US helped bin Laden do the same), or c) wears a rather goofy hat. One way or another, this arcade game arms you with a knife and sends you on a kamikaze mission against hordes of enemy fighters.

There are four distinct sections of gameplay, taking in a Missile Base, a Harbour, a Bridge, and an enemy Prison Camp. Extra weapons with limited ammunition can be collected along the way, which will make the task a lot easier. The level is divided into 3 horizontal levels, which can be moved between either by jumping or using ladders, and this gives a chance to avoid the more threatening mobs of enemy fighters.


Rush'n Attack NES Stage 4
Rush'n Attack ZX Spectrum Stage 2 - currently armed with a powerful bazooka.
Rush'n Attack Thomson TO ...landmine!
Rush'n Attack BBC Micro In the woods

Promo Images

Rush'n Attack Screenshot
Rush'n Attack Screenshot
Rush'n Attack Screenshot
Rush'n Attack Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Green Beret" -- European / Japanese title
  • "Arcade Archives: Rush'n Attack" -- US PS4 / Switch title
  • "Arcade Archives: Green Beret" -- European & Japanese PS4 / Switch title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス グリーンベレー" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "グリーンベレー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Makes Spectrum owners laugh Commodore 16, Plus/4 Игги Друге (46339)
Unfortunately, pre-Contra = sub-Contra. NES PCGamer77 (3233)
Fun, but extremely difficult Commodore 64 Tom White (48)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1986 8.5 out of 10 85
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Zero NES Dec, 1989 80 out of 100 80
The Video Game Critic NES Jun 08, 2003 B 75
Retro Game Reviews NES Mar 02, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Aug, 1986 14 out of 20 70 NES Apr, 2013 B- 67
RetroManiac Xbox 360 Apr, 2011 3 out of 5 60
GameSpot Xbox 360 May 24, 2007 5.9 out of 10 59
Retro Gamer Xbox 360 Jul 19, 2007 Unscored Unscored


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Green Beret appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

MSX version

From an interview at MSX Games Box, Konami UK's old PR-manager Dennis Henings:
Q: What did Konami Japan say when they saw the MSX version of Green Beret developed by Konami UK?
A: $%£&**(())++~~ ( or their equivalent) This was much the same as I did!
(The MSX port was, unlike most Konami games, made by an external company in the UK for Konami's old UK branch instead of at Konami's own offices in Japan.)

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