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Rampage World Tour

Rampage World Tour Rampage World Tour
by Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.

Platform: PlayStation
ESRB Rating: Teen
ASIN: B000021Y5R

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Editorial Review: Rampage World Tour is a fun remake of the old 1980s arcade classic. You are a mutated human who has grown to colossal size by an experiment gone wrong at the highly dubious Scumlabs International. In your newly formed mutated state, you play the part of one of three Godzilla-size monsters: Lizzy the Dinosaur, Ralph the Wolfman, or George the Gorilla. Your task is to eat as many civilians and to destroy as many cities as possible while on a rampage of revenge against Scumlabs.

As you travel around the world, climbing and smashing buildings, leaving destruction and carnage in your wake, the only thing standing between you and a festival of urban demolition is a paltry bunch of tanks, rocket-pack soldiers, and police cars. Even if these guys manage to take you down, they pose no real threat--the game offers unlimited replays.

What makes Rampage World Tour so addictive is the fun of punching holes in buildings, downing planes with a single kick, and cannonballing though the roof of the local courthouse. In two-player mode, you can also fight other monsters, but the main fun of the game is still to be found in unrelenting destruction of high-rises, hot dog stands, hospitals, and every other kind of building imaginable. In short, the game revolves around quick-and-dirty mass carnage.

The graphics are true to the original game's style while being a strong improvement over previous versions. The game interface is easy to learn, and phony news reports and the antics of Scumlabs scientists provide a humorous intermission between levels. So if you have ever wanted to grind the major landmarks of the planet under your heel and stomp out to sea, Rampage World Tour is for you. Allen Stewart

Pros:
Fun, cartoony, movie monster mayhem
You can work with or against a friend
Unlimited replays keep the focus on just having fun--not on winning levels
Punch through a wall, and screaming occupants or other treats may be revealed

Cons:
Gameplay is very repetitive
The cities tend to look alike
Very little plot

GameSpot Review: Rampage World Tour is a 1997 update to the 1986 arcade classic, Rampage. Not a whole lot has changed in the nine years between the two games. Sure, the graphics are better and the levels are larger, but at its core, World Tour is still the same old game. You still pick one of three monsters and blow up every building in sight. The only real difference is that this time there's a bit of a storyline attached to the madness.

The game gets under way with the three characters being mutated into large monsters. Angry at the company that's producing this mutating goo, the monsters set out to destroy everything in their paths in hopes of destroying all the plants making this radioactive muck around the world. A slim story, yes, but more than enough for a game like Rampage.

The graphics in Rampage World Tour are, of course, better than the original Rampage, yet they maintain the same look and feel. The game's sound (mostly explosions, air-raid sirens, and the like) also fits really well. The translation is nearly identical to the arcade version of World Tour, but without the arcade version's three-player simultaneous play

The gameplay also sticks to the original, although now your monster can kick, which makes destroying buildings and ground vehicles much easier. And there are lots of new little tricks in the game, like bouncing off buildings, jumping onto planes, and more. The levels are now much bigger, and if you take too long the citizens evacuate the town.

If you enjoyed Rampage in any of its previous incarnations, Rampage World Tour is probably worth picking up. It has hundreds of levels, so you'll surely find something new to do with it for quite some time. The only thing that would have helped the game out would have been a three-player mode, something that was originally planned for the PlayStation version, but later eliminated. --Jeff Gerstmann

Customer Reviews:
A fun game... for the first 20 minutes!, June 6, 2002
Reviewer: Daniel Garcia Montes from all parts of Earth
This game was quite... what's a nice word for it... bad. I don't completely remember, but I think this game was given to me for a birthday present or something, so I do feel bad for whoever it was who gave it to me... what a waste of good money. Sure, at times it could be addicting, but it's way too repetitive and too long.

I think I'll sell it the first chance I get. I don't care what kind of games you like, don't get this one at all.

Good for a beginner......, April 20, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Jersey City, NJ United States
We got this game for our son when he was four years old. He wanted to play with his cousin who was ten. This was is a good starter game for a child who had never used Playstation before. Rampage was easy enough for him to learn without getting frustrated. The repetition helped him learn the controls, the "lives" are unlimited and the graphics kept him interested. Now that he is six he still enjoys the game and he now has the dexterity to play more intricate games.

Gets old FAST, January 3, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from New York
Fun for two-three hours and then will collect dust.

army men green rouge, June 13, 2001
Reviewer: A gamer from Georgetown, Texas USA
I stayed up all night playing it nonstop. I thought it was the best armymen.

If you like to smash things and nothing else..., May 11, 2001
Reviewer: A gamer from Atlanta, GA United States
If you like to smash things and do nothing else, then this game is for you. While it is fun at first, choosing your giant character and crushing things, it gets real old real fast. The cities you encounter look remarkably (unremarkably) alike. The controls are tight but there are very limited actions to perform. There is very little challenge to this game, as it offers unlimited replays. Playing with or against friends will offer another avenue, but still, it is more of the same. The music is also repetitive and the so-called enemies (police, tanks, civilians) are the same with every level. While the cartoonish appearance of this game may appeal to some, it doesn't make for any real substance. Rent it first before you buy...replay value is minimal at best. Try Spiderman if you want more action and substance.

rampage rocks rampage rocks, December 22, 2000
Reviewer: A gamer from USA
this game is cool dude. you get to demolis buldings eat food even eat people. but before you get this game you should get permission from your parents. the three monsters you choose from is george lizzy and roulf. george is a gient gerilla lizzy is like a big dino monster and roulf is the hugest rodent. a think you would like this game.

Here's a game I could have done without, November 26, 2000
Reviewer: Julian Holm from Seattle, WA USA
Is this series still around? Why? This game gets old REAL fast and is a waste a time. I honestly cannot think of one positive thing to say about this game. The music is...nevermind. Well, the graphics are...forget I said anything. Thanks a lot, Midway.

Rampage rockz, September 28, 2000
Reviewer: Jay from North america
Rampage rulez. You can juz go around smashing things. Unlimited livezz so all you have to is sit back and relax as you smash things.

Repetitive and dull, January 11, 2000
Reviewer: A gamer from Chico, CA
If you play one level, you've played them all. The cities look almost alike, and you do the same thing every time. They have thrown in a few bonus levels, but they still don't make the game any better. I was excited by seeing new characters and all, but after playing it once I never wanted to play it again. The original was more fun.

okay, December 21, 1999
Reviewer: A gamer from Cupertino, Californa
For the first 20 levels the game is better fun. All you do is destory buildings and eat people. Its a good game to play with a friend. The bad part is the game has over 150 levels. So that can get boring if you don't have a menory card.


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