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 (1,502 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
39 of 56 people (70%) found this review helpful
9 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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15 of 19 people (79%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Retro City Rampage: a cleaner version of GTA with a retro asthetic. It's got a funny storyline, great music, tons of weapons, thousands of hidden goodies around the map, and most importantly, fun gameplay.

Pick it up while it's on sale and you'll find it a solid use of 20 hours of your time.
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7 of 8 people (88%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Humorus, story rich, witty references, retroish, customizations, amazing gameplay and plot. What more could you ask for?
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