Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Rampage'

Rating:4 User: Alessandro Grussu

Good conversion from the Midway coin-op where the player(s) control a monster resulting from a human unfortunate enough to eat some sort of radioactive food. The objective is simple - hit all of the buildings in each screen until they collapse and keep an eye on the soldiers, helicopters, tanks and angry citizens who continously attack you.

If your energy drops to zero you return to your human form and are forced to leave the screen - with only your birthday suit on! Luckily you can eat food or even those pesky humans to regain energy; avoid eating everything else.

The action of the coin-op has been transposed on the Spectrum well; the pure bashing fun of the original is all here to be found. Yes, graphics are pretty basic, except for the quite well depicted monsters, sound is minimal and the game does not feature any complex strategy, but while it lasts, it's an enjoyable and refreshing ride.