|Play old-school now!|
|Rampage is a 1986 arcade platform game by Bally Midway in which players take control of three gigantic monsters trying to survive from military attacks while destroying all city buildings! The game was converted to the Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Atari XE/XL, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64, MS DOS, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Nintendo NES and Sega Master System.|
STORY / GAMEPLAY
After a bizarre experiment went wrong, three everyday Joes transformed into giant monsters (a 50 foot tall Gorilla a Lizard and a Werewolf)! You can select the one you like the most and terrorize the city! In a desperate battle for survival you climb skyscrapers and smash the walls with your fists searching for edibles that appear inside the shattered windows. Grabbing inedible items like TV sets and toasters will inflict some damage (your stamina is indicated by the energy bars at the top of the screen). Up to three players can join and play at the same time. Damaged buildings will eventually collapse into rubble but a moment before you must leap off as getting trapped on the collapsing debris masonry will leave you weakened! The nation's military and police forces might also bent on your destruction so try to avoid (or punch) the troops who fire at you from the windows and the gunships that are constantly circling overhead. You can also punch -and be punched- your fellow monsters. Upon losing all of your energy, you revert back to your human form hiding your nakedness as best as you can, shuffling off-screen embarrassment. When a whole block of buildings is demolished, a new city block appears ready for round two. There are 50 cities and the monsters spend three days in each one which equals to 150 different screens! The game is fun to play, either in two or three players mode or even in single player (the CPU controls the other two), offering addictive gameplay and easy-to-master controls.
GRAPHICS / SOUND
The ZX Spectrum conversion has good graphics and the city blocks are nicely designed! As in all 8bit conversions, the sprites look funny and are nicely drawn and animated. But the overall action is not that fast. The sound on the ZX is its weakest point due to the 48K hardware's sound limitations and has only a few simplistic sound effects (such as explosions or when punching an opponent monster) and no in-game music at all!
|Arcades (original version)|
|CPU: Z80 @ 3.5 MHz|
MEMORY: 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB
GRAPHICS: Video output is through an RF modulator and was designed for use with contemporary portable television sets, for a simple colour graphic display. Features a palette of 15 shades: seven colours at two levels of brightness each, plus black. The image resolution is 256x192 with the same colour limitations.
SOUND: Early models (48k) had sound output through a beeper on the machine itself. This is capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves. Late models (128k) fetured a three-channel audio via the AY-3-8912 chip, MIDI compatibility
|3bit RGBi 15-colors palette (15 on screen)|
|No comments added yet|
| ||Login to leave your message!||
|Play ZX on-line!!|
|Is this my palette?|
|The logo evolution!|
|Beat them All!|
|Random Old Ads!|