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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 BBC Micro Out of the missile base
Rush'n Attack BBC Micro Starting out; the game runs at an extremely high pace
Rush'n Attack Atari 8-bit Starting out
Rush'n Attack ZX Spectrum Stage 2 - dodge a bullet by lying on the ground.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Green Beret" -- European / Japanese title
  • "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 (46390)
Unfortunately, pre-Contra = sub-Contra. NES PCGamer77 (3233)
Fun, but extremely difficult Commodore 64 Tom White (48)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1986 93 out of 100 93
Complete Guide to Consoles NES Oct, 1989 83 out of 100 83
The Games Machine (UK) NES Jun, 1989 81 out of 100 81
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retroage NES Mar 07, 2010 7.7 out of 10 77
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 NES Apr 22, 2019 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Arcade Oct 26, 2007 7 out of 10 70
RetroManiac Xbox 360 Apr, 2011 3 out of 5 60
Tilt Thomson TO Mar, 1987 8 out of 20 40


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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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