Rampage (The Hit Squad) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing


By The Hit Squad
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Published in Computer & Video Games #97


Activision's conversion of the cult three-player coin-op, which sees the players as either King Kong, Godzilla or Wolfman, each fifty feet tall, reappears on Ocean's budget label with hopes of crushing the opposition like one of the many cities which must be levelled throughout the game.

To hamper the progress of the mutant monsters are the good ol' US Army who come on in droves, armed with machine guns, rockets and helicopters, with the intent of wiping out your energy (depicted by a bar at the top of the screen) and turning you back into a weedy human.

Rampage is as close a conversion as anyone could possibly hope to achieve on the Spectrum. The three-player option has been thankfully retained, and the monochrome graphics capture the spirit of the original.


Full-colour graphics do not compensate for the awkward control apparent in this version. Definitely one to have a look at beforehand.


An accurate conversion, fun for people who can't get enough of the arcade game. Others may not be so ecstatic about it, though.


Similar gameplay to the Spectrum game, with the presentation of the C64. The best of the three but still a game to try out first.

Julian Rignall

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