OPEN-WORLD carjacking goes back to the '80s in this 8-BIT nostalgic throwback. Run missions! Outrun the law! Rampage the city with weapons, power-ups and vehicles!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,464 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 11, 2014

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July 29

NOW AVAILABLE: LINUX + MS-DOS, plus bonus Windows 3.1 Prototype!

Retro City Rampage 486 for MS-DOS is out NOW, along with a (surprise!) LINUX version of RCR:DX and the Windows 3.1 prototype, free for all of you who already own RCR on PC+MAC.

The Boxed Collector's Edition on 3.5" Floppy Disk is also available for $29.99 ($14.99 for floppy only) while supplies last.

Full Scoop & Trailer:
http://retrocityrampage.com/msdos_retail.php


To Get Retro City Rampage for MS-DOS on Steam:
1. Update the game (if you don't see an update, restart Steam)
2. In Steam, go to Retro City Rampage DX's "Properties"
3. Click "Local Files" -> "Browse Local Files"
4. Open RetroCityRampage486_MS-DOS_v1.0.zip

For Humble Store or GOG, login and download the appropriate .zip file.


If you don't have an old PC running DOS, RCR:486 works great under DOSBox.

You can also run DOS and RCR:486 on modern PCs by creating a DOS bootable
USB flash drive, CD or DVD.

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Reviews

“A standout, memorable experience from one mission marker to the next.”
A – Gaming Age

“It is one of the must-have games on PSN.”
9.5 – http://www.ps3blog.net/2013/01/25/ps3-review-retro-city-rampage/

“Retro City Rampage is glorious and downright essential.”
9.0 – Pocket Gamer

About This Game

INCLUDES PC + MAC + LINUX+ MS-DOS, plus prototypes for Windows 3.1 and NES!

OPEN-WORLD carjacking goes back to the '80s in this 8-BIT nostalgic throwback.
Run missions! Outrun the law! Rampage the city with weapons, power-ups and vehicles!

This send-up to '80s and '90s video games and pop-culture includes both a full Story Mode of open-world adventure as well as an Arcade Mode for quick pick-up-and-play action. If that's not enough, it also packs an interactive city full of shops, minigames, customizations, collectibles, special guest stars, and more.

FEATURES


*NEW* 'DX' RE-MASTERED VERSION

  • 8-BIT Open-World to Explore
  • Over 60 Story Missions
  • Over 40 Arcade Challenges
  • Over 25 Weapons & Power-Ups
  • Over 50 Vehicles to Steal & Equip
  • Over 200 Character Customizations
  • Includes 15 Steam Trading Cards
  • 3+ Hours of Music (13 radio stations)
    - Critically acclaimed, IGF Nominated soundtrack by virt (Contra 4, Double Dragon: Neon), Freaky DNA (NBA Jam) and Norrin Radd.

EXTRAS & MINIGAMES

  • Includes "Retro City Rampage: 486" for MS-DOS
    - Play the game on a 486 DX PC or above!
  • Includes Prototype Version of "Retro City Rampage: 486" for Windows 3.1
    - Try the game out on Windows 3.1 in 16-colors
  • Includes Prototype Version, "ROM City Rampage" for NES
    - 100% 8-BIT hardware accurate and could've actually been released in '89!
  • Includes Special Guest Star Minigames
    - "Virtual Meat Boy"
    - "BIT.TRIP: Retro City"
    - "Epic Meal Time"
  • Includes Free-Roaming Mode
    - Play as Meat Boy, CommanderVideo, Steve from Minecraft and Mr. Destructoid
  • Includes Mod Support (PC only)
    - Create & Share Custom Vehicles, Characters, and more!
  • Includes Steam Leaderboards & Achievements
  • Supports Keyboards, Mouse, Controllers & Joysticks (including PlayStation®4 and Xbox 360 controllers & others)
  • Supports Anaglyphic 3D Glasses
    - Select Missions Playable in Retro 3D!
  • Video Filters
    - EGA/CGA/NES/SMS/C64/Apple II simulation
  • Playable in 5 Languages
    - English, Francais, Italiano, Deutsch, Espanol

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor:1GHz processor
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel Shader 2.0 and Vertex Shader 2.0
    • Hard Drive:40 MB HD space
    • Additional:Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years. Older graphics cards (such as those in netbooks) may not support bonus graphical filters.

    MS-DOS VERSION:
    • OS:MS-DOS 3.3, FreeDOS or Compatible
    • Processor:486 DX or Compatible
    • Memory:4 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3.7 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor:1GHz or faster
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel Shader 3.0 and Vertex Shader 3.0
    • Hard Drive:50 MB HD space
    • Additional:Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years. Older graphics cards (such as those in netbooks) may not support bonus graphical filters.

    MS-DOS VERSION:
    • OS:MS-DOS 3.3, FreeDOS or Compatible
    • Processor:PENTIUM
    • Memory:4 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3.7 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor:1GHz processor
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:30 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • Processor:1GHz processor
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:30 MB HD space
    • Additional:Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years. Older graphics cards (such as those in netbooks).
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 44 people (68%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
89.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
BEST 8 BIT GAME I EVER PLAYED. I'm not kidding.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Retro City Rampage is a GTA like pixel world filled with memes and steriotypes. It really feels like the old GTA2 with features from the later games. It has a decent story line and a heaploads of fun.

I recomend having it and running if if you are bored.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Pre-Release Review
so many homages, so many awesome mini games. such a beautiful and detailed style.
The controls and gameplay are spot on. This game captures a huge amount of retro feel and charm while adding fresh ideas. It plays and feels a bit like a newer GTA game but with the gaming style of the first one and the visuals of an NES home console.
All I can say is it's a great game
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Retro City Rampage is a pretty straight forward title. It's retro, takes place in a city, and you rampage. This is the game, a majority of the game. The gameplay isn't particularly strong, the missions aren't particularly fun. It's an open world, and you can drive. The primary issue with this game is it relies almost entirely on trying to tickle the nostalgia part of your brain and reference things from the 80's. Do you like that? If you do, you might like this game. And in fact, some of the jokes and pokes are humorous, but it feels oversaturated. There's nothing wrong with being an 8-bit style game. But in Retro City Rampage, when you strip away the cheesy reference humor and the old school aesthetic, I feel that you'll find that there's not much worthwhile beyond that.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Retro City Rampage's gameplay, setting and style are summarised by the title. You're in a city, it's based on various old games and the objective is mainly to murder anyone onscreen. It is a parody of the 80's in general, with references to old games, films and pop stars in abundance. The game may get repetitive after a while, but with the astounding amount of content and fantastic references, it will take a while. The soundtrack is also one of the best out there.
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