over the weekend, i sat down with my newly-acquired copy of rampage. for those of you who don’t know, let’s break it down. this comes to us via [barf]wikipedia[/barf]:
Rampage World Tour is a video game released in 1997 and is the second game in the Rampage series.
Up to three simultaneous players control the monsters George (a King Kong-like gorilla), Lizzy (a Godzilla-like dinosaur), or Ralph (a giant werewolf), created from humans who were mutated by experiments conducted at Scumlabs. They need to destroy all buildings in a high-rise city to advance to the next city. On their way they can destroy helicopters, tanks, taxis, police cars, boats, and trolleys, as well as eat people.
The monsters can jump and climb buildings, and attack enemies and buildings with punches. Some buildings also take damage when jumped on.
The player receives damage from enemy bullets, grenades, shells, etc., or from falls. Damage can be recovered by eating the right food, such as fruit, roast chicken, or soldiers. If a monster takes too much damage, it reverts back into a naked human and starts walking off the screen sideways covering themselves with their hands. If the player continues, the human will mutate back into the monster with a full life bar.
see? i mean, it is just a total blast. this game came out when i was 13 and we were in love. forget internet 4, dolly, notorious b.i.g [or d.e.a.d, depending how you look at it], titanic, and other cultural relics, this game was – and is – the shit.
my parents were ridiculously strict, but in spite of this, i still got to play this game a lot. i was very good at it, and either just myself or the team of myself and little_nerdxo beat the game on many occasions.
fast forward a few years, from 1997 to 2010. i sat down and prepared to beat bitches into submission! however, it was a lot tougher than i imagined. the soldiers, the cops, other army officials – i mean, it was just crazy. i was out of live and the game was over 10 levels in!
guess this just means more practice is needed 😉