Rampage Game is a 1986 arcade game by Bally Midway. Players take control of gigantic monsters trying to survive against onslaughts of military forces. Each round is completed when a particular city is completely reduced to rubble. Warner Bros. currently owns all rights to the property via their purchase of Midway Games. Rampage was inspired by the monster film King Kong, the kaiju film Godzilla, and the platform game Donkey Kong. In turn, Rampage inspired a 2018 film adaptation of the same name.
Up to three simultaneous players control gigantic monsters who were formerly human. The game’s protagonists are George, a King Kong-like gigantic gorilla transformed by an experimental vitamin, Lizzie, a Godzilla-like dinosaur/lizard transformed by a radioactive lake, and Ralph, a giant werewolf, transformed by a food additive. As monsters, they need to raze all buildings in a high-rise city to advance to the next level, eating people and destroying helicopters, tanks, taxis, police cars, boats, and trolleys along the way.
The monsters can climb any of the buildings, punching them to pieces on the way down which will eventually reduce them to rubble. The various people can also be punched or grabbed and food items can be eaten. The player’s monster receives damage from enemy bullets, sticks of dynamite, shells, punches from other monsters, and falls. Damage is recovered by eating the various food items such as fruit, roast chicken, or even the soldiers. If a monster takes too much damage, it reverts into a naked human and starts walking off the screen sideways, covering its modesty with its hands (and in this state, can be eaten by another monster). If the player continues, the human mutates back into the monster or (if the human walked off the screen) flies in on a blimp (but has lost their score), with a full life bar.
Rampage Game Characters
- Boris is a giant rhino monster who debuted in Rampage 2: Universal Tour and returned in the Wii version of Rampage: Total Destruction.
- Curtis is a giant mouse monster who debuted in Rampage 2: Universal Tour.
- George the Ape from the long-running Rampage franchise.
- Lizzie the Lizard is a long-running character from the Rampage franchise.
- Myukus is the cyclopean alien antagonist of Rampage 2
- Noobus is a black palette swap of Myukus, with 25% in all stats.
- Pyukus is a palette swap of Myukus. In Rampage 2, he has 100% stats.
- Ralph the Wolf from the long-running Rampage franchise.
- Ruby is a giant lobster monster from the Rampage series.
Rampage Video Game Platforms
The game’s lead designers were artist Brian Colin and programmer Jeff Nauman. Neither of them being fans of arcade games at the time, Colin conceived Rampage as a game in which there was “no wrong way to play.” To this end, he wanted to eschew the common video game concepts of having a set objective, competing for a high score and dying. Artist Sharon Perry, game tester Jim Belt and composer Michael Bartlow assisted with developing the game. The game’s aim of destroying skyscrapers was created because the developers could only move rectangular shapes in the background.
he developers had to work within the technical limitations of the time – cities are largely identical in appearance, Ralph and George are the same character palette and head swapped and the dust effect from crumbling buildings conceals glitchy animation. The game’s development and release languished as management was unconvinced of the game’s unusual concept of casting players as city-destroying monsters, but picked up after new management was installed at the company. Post-release, additional levels were added to the game to make it more difficult. In the opening cutscene reporting on three humans who had mutated into the monsters, Colin put pictures of himself as George, his wife Rae as Lizzy, and Nauman as Ralph.
Rampage Game Online
Play Rampage Games on Emulator Online. All the best Rampage games online for different retro emulators including GBA, Game Boy, SNES, Nintendo and Sega. There are many online Rampage games in the collection. All of the games that you see here are without download, pick any and start playing right away. If you enjoy the game, be sure to vote for it and leave a comment. Rampage games that started it all back in the day are now playable within your browser! Start by playing some popular Rampage online games like Rampage: World Tour, Rampage, Rampage 2: Universal Tour and Crash Bandicoot: Purple Riptos Rampage.
To celebrate the theatrical release of Rampage, Warner Bros. has made a neat little site where you can play the original Rampage arcade game for free in your browser. We checked it out and are happy to report that it’s just as fun and addictive as we remembered. When you boot it up, you have the choice to play as George, Lizzie, or Ralph. Since Rampage is all about climbing buildings, smashing things, and picking up stuff to digest, it works well using minimalistic keyboard controls. You can even smash buildings with a friend, although be prepared to sit extra close as you have to share the same keyboard.
After playing a few rounds on desktop, we wanted to see if it worked on mobile, too. It does! Thanks to on screen buttons, you can play using a red joystick, and two-button control scheme. Rampage originally released as an arcade cabinet in 1986 from Midway Games. While it didn’t have much of a story behind it at the time, it quickly became a fan favorite thanks to satisfying gameplay loop that can best be described as turning everything you see into smithereens.