Rampage for the Apple II

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Came also out for:

Amstrad CPC
Atari 2600
Atari 7800
Atari 8-bit
Atari ST
Commodore 64
SEGA Master System
TRS-80 CoCo
ZX Spectrum

Game description:

George, Lizzy and Ralph were just ordinary Americans, until an experiment went wrong, turning them into a Gorilla, Lizard and Werewolf respectively. Following this, the three of them plan to go round destroying buildings, and up to 3 human players can join in.

Smashing at the edges of the buildings for long enough will make them collapse. The police and military are after you, and will shoot at you, so try to destroy them (failing that, you can avoid the bullets). You will need to eat regularly, with things like plants on offer, to avoid shrinking back to being human

What I think:

Looks great, but plays sloppy.


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  1. Aw c'mon, you're giving it a bad rating? 🙂 The only problem with this game is that the Apple II can't keep up with everything that's happening on the screen at once, but given the pace of the game and the relative sophistication of the graphics (by Apple II standards) that's to be expected. Do you just not like this version of the game, or do you just not like mindless destruction games like this in general?

  2. @LateBlt

    Uhm, I like Rampage. But the Apple II versiion doesn't have a good framerate.

    Therefore it isn't so much fun (as the other versions).

    Try it out and you will see what I mean.

  3. @Highretrogamelord89 Yeah, it's clear from the video that the game is very choppy. Same problem as you had with Rad Warrior. I just wondered if you didn't like the game period, or if you just didn't like the Apple II port. I still think it's a fun game even on the Apple II, but you're right, the frame rate is terrible.

  4. Except thats not an apple 2 game. Its an Apple 2e game. I don't know if the game actually will run on a plin Apple 2, but this video footage shows 2e graphics.

  5. I could tell this runs specifically on an Apple IIC because of the latter 140*192 and 16 colors graphics mode that first came out on this version of the Apple II.

  6. The Apple II was an amazing system for its time – it came out in 1978 and only the Atari 2600 was its rival for a time, and for a first home computer system, in retrospect, what it was able to do was astonishing. This conversion of Rampage was fantastic, and to give it a thumbs down really is if anything disrespectful because apart from frame rates slowing down – which it often did with Apple II games because we're talking 16k – 48k for most games here (!!), they did a fantastic job overall. Most icons on your Windows desktop are larger than this entire game.

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