Rampage (Old Review)

So Godzilla is now a citizen of Japan like any other human in the country (I’m serious, he really is a citizen). Movie monsters have been around in movies for years, King Kong, Godzilla again, the Mummy, Frankenstein, the Wolfman, any other Kajin monster from Japan, destroying buildings, eliminating residents, especially Japan, who sees Godzilla and nowadays bored of the destruction and just go back to work. So how about a game that pays homage to the monstrous destruction of Japan…set in the US. Rampage, developed and published by Bally Midway and it was released in 1986.

So three humans have been experimented at Scumlabs and have turned into monsters and are on a rampage. That’s it!

So you can play as either George the Gorilla (Parody of The Dong…I mean Kong), Lizzie the Lizard and Ralph the Wolfman; you simply go around cities simply destroying buildings, as well as helicopters, tanks, taxis, police cars, boats, and trolleys, destroying anything gets you points. To destroy buildings, you punch through them until they can’t stand up and crumble down, destroy all the buildings to access the next level. To collect health, eat food like meat, fruit, vegetables and soldiers. If you get too much damage, you revert back into a human…and you’re naked, covering your parts while side-walking away from the game, but continue and you revert back into the monster. The gameplay is pretty good but can be a tad stiff, when you jump you can’t control where you want to go, but it isn’t too much trouble though. But man since you’re a giant it’s way too hard to dodge incoming fire from the soldiers…mostly because you’re a giant.

Overall, it’s a decent game, it can be fun but it can be repetitive with 128 levels, no one would have the patience to do that, not even me. I wish this game had a lot more variety. Though I wonder if the sequel has more potential.

You can get it on the Arcade, Sega Master System, NES, Atari Lynx, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, IBM PC, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Xbox and PS2.

Rating 3/5


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