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 (1,214 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 11, 2014

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November 17

1.51 Update released, Live Twitch Q&A/Stream right now!

#### v1.51 CHANGES | 2014/11/17 ####

• Alternate keys
- Mac: The OPTION key can now be used to pick up/throw (in addition to CONTROL)
- Alternate keys are now displayed in Controls screen

• Mac: VSYNC
- Vsync now enabled for screens with non-59/60hz refresh rates

• Mac: Current system language is now detected and used automatically

• Mac: New app icon

• Steam: A more descriptive error message is now displayed if Steam API fails to initialize



I'm also doing a live Retro City Rampage: DX Q&A/stream right now. Join & I'll answer your questions! http://twitch.tv/BriProv

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November 11

'DX' update and Mac OS version, AVAILABLE NOW!

The new free 'DX' update and Mac OS X version are ready to download and play!

Watch the "Retro City Rampage™ DX - What's New in 'DX'?" Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuVrtMQUBxw

Below are some (but not nearly all) of the changes. It's a huge one!

#### v1.50 CHANGES | 2014/11/11 ####

'DX' VERSION
- Includes top to bottom remastered 'DX' mode
- Every mission/challenge/weapon remastered
- New 'DX' leaderboards

MAC OS X
- Mac version added

STEAM CLOUD

WEAPON TRUCKS
- Hijack or buy weapons around the city

NEW COP SYSTEM
- Clear the screen to lose the cops

NEW MAP
- Interactive map with waypoints

NEW HUD
- Choose the new overlay hud, or old status bar

NEW ZOOM MODES
- 1X, 2X or 3X

WEAPON SELECT MENU
- Select weapons from a grid

NEW BORDERS & VIDEO OPTIONS
- Widescreen tube border
- BG brightness slider
- 8-BIT/RETRO+ modes improved

SPANISH TRANSLATION
- New Spanish translation

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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

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.

*NEW* 'DX' RE-MASTERED VERSION

FEATURES


  • Huge 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 Prototype Version, "ROM City Rampage"
    - 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
    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • 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.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
    • Processor:1GHz processor
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:30 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
This is a pretty good & funny version of GTA with some 8-Bit Graphics & Music.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
whats that timmy? you want GTA made up entirely of pixels and pop culture references? well here you go
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This game might honestly be one of my favorite games ever. There's a lot of fun to be had here, and the number of good things immensely outweighs the bad.

Pros:
-Awesome visuals.
-Fantastic soundtrack.
-Absurd yet hilarious dialogue.
-A large open world to explore with lots of neat places to visit.
-A fun story mode with fun yet challenging side missions.
-Tons of customizable visual filters to spruce up the viewing experience.
-Loads of references to video game and moie characters of times past.
-Minigames inside of a game. Always welcomed.

Cons:

-The core gameplay finds itself to be a little bit repetitive, but it's still fun nonetheless.

This game just a blast and, like I said earlier, one of my favorite games of all time. It's loaded with charm and obvious care from the developer. It's SO worth paying the full price for, you won't regret it. 10/10.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
It's a parody game that doesn't take itself seriously. It was a fun for a bit but then it get's repetitive. Minus points for the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ collection achievement.

7/10

I wonder how many people got the "iced tea" gag.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
The concept is good; the nostalgia is great; but that's the only redeeming value this game has. It's clunky controls combined with attempt to simulate the old consoles will have you firing in the wrong direction and facing 4 or 5 enemies shooting in succession before you can even get one shot off in the opposite direction.

It's fun, it has it's moments; but it strives too hard to be as hard as the old-school arcade games...and scucceds in being more difficult and clunky than even ET for the 2600.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
NOT BAD111!
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3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
very good game i would recommend it for the consumer audiences
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
A very funny parody of old GTA style video games that still retains a level of enjoyment.
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3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Gta if there was no bug in the system to form the gta's we know today
1 : Super easy to run i get over 317 fps on this game all the time (11 year old laptop)
2 : If board play this!
3 : Just a fun game!

Downsides are the badge takes too long to make and thats all to be true

3.7/5 Good Game but make the badge easyier to get ;-;
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18.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
NEStalgia!
Great minigames.
Mile a minute references.
Fun gameplay.
Very customizable look.
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
my car was jacked by a granny

11/10 would granny again
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
i like it
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11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
This game was everything I hoped it was. The developer threw in toooooons of easter eggs from games and movies of my childhood. I'm in my 30s and this made me feel like a child again.

I've typically been against the GTA style games, but this changed my opinion of them. LOVE THIS GAME!
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10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This game is awesome. Like many have said, its pretty much GTA. The humor alone makes this game very enjoyable. It's quick to pick up and play at anytime and has a pretty decent re-play value. A lot of dedication went into this game and it totally paid off. I'd highly recommend this to anyone that enjoys nostalgic, fast paced GTA styled games. 8 out of 10
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Really just a bad game. Reminded me of Half Minute Hero in that you play for a few seconds then watch a cut scene. Not for me. Got old fast.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Decent gameplay, the main reason to bother with it is for all the crazy 80's and early 90's references. There are a few internet meme's strewn throughout and it's all very welcome in my books.

The retro game references are just superb though, with an entire section dedicated to the original TMNT NES cartridge among others, it's a blast to just experience the game as a whole.

The game had a lot of love put in to it, the music is incredible and I had to download the soundtrack afterwards and I still listen to it every once in a while.

Definitely worth a sale price purchase in the 10 to 15 dollar range.

I can't say much about the controls as it basically plays like a slightly better version of the original top view GTA games (1 & 2) mixed with an 8-bit NES style. The map can get a bit convoluted and collectables are a bit annoying to find even with a guide because of the shoddy graphics but it's still do-able with some focus.

The thing is you'll either love it or hate it... and if the references can't save you because you're too young to understand it, then you should probably stay away because it's all about the references, not so much about the gameplay.
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41 of 58 people (71%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
The developer really cares about his game!
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
If you like retro games, parodys, and GTA, then this is the game for you. This is the first time in a while, where i would just run around, instead of doing the missons. This is a plain and simple fun, and funny game. I have only spent a few hours in it so far, and im just having so much fun. The retro 8 bit look is nice, the controls are simple, and it has full controller support. This is the type of game that you can play for 5 mins or and hour. While i bought it on sale, this game is worth the cost, if you like open world sandbox type games. If your thinking about picking it up, stop thinking and just get it.
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26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Like 8-bit games?
Like Grand theft auto?
like VIDEO GAMES?!?!?!

If your answer to these questions is yes, then buy Retro City Rampage.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Awesome game! Killer chiptunes, great spritework, sillyness galore! Just, don't explore everything before doing the story...you'll wind up going to places in the Story that you already found while exploring and it kinda ruins it. I wish I hadn't done that. :(

DX stuff:
+ The new cop system is GREAT! One of the most annoying things was constantly getting the cops on me accidently and having to sit around in a store till it passes. now you just kill them off the screen.
+ The new overlay is nice.
+ Scoreboards!
+ You can mark waypoints on your map now. Pretty awesome.


Unfortunatley, if you've already played through the game there's no real reason to play again because of DX, unless you just want to score on the leaderboards.
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