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 (1,251 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
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
One of the most fun / funny games ever made if you love old school games this one is for you and
this is very funny parody of old GTA style video games that still retains a level of enjoyment.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 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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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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
13.8 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
GTA Meets Hotline Miami and Pokemon.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
You play as my father on his trip to work.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
I got biten by Mario in the sewers, and then the Mutant Ninja Turtles pursued me in the street.

10/10, but 2spooky4me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
It's 8 Bit GTA just even more silly. I mean seriously it is just like GTA, at least as much as I played of it which was about as much as I playd GTA 1!.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
This game deserves my recommendation.

It's fun and well-made.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
a great title with throwbacks to many classic games, though the only issue i experienced with the game is that is simulates not only the nostalgic feelings of the nes area but sadley also the "what do i do/go?" feeling that comes with old games
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
A labour of love, and it shows.
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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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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
This game is great. You can really tell it was a labor of love for the people who wrote it. Not just for the (actually amusing, which is rare these days) references but the art and completely pointless but still great settings like arcade screen borders and color style. I wish more games like this would happen. Too often we get 8 bit ♥♥♥♥ with bad art and content that hides behind the excuse of "but teh retro". This doesn't. It's actually better than the original GTAs.

Also the music is awesome.
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42 of 59 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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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
References has always been part of every sector of entertaintment industry. Musicians puts hate or love to their lyrics, as the reference to someone or something, most of times, its affected them. Directors and screenwrites puts to their movies references of another famous movies or people affected movie industry. And so, game developers trying to put references of games, poeple who are/was or affected gaming industry. And sometimes, we can find developers from diamonds, who puts references of all kinds, into their game - Vblank Entertaintment. These guys made out of nothing something and that's Retro City Rampage (RCR) - little indie game, which contains more references, that megabytes that game has.

Most epic adventure for those, who was born before 1990, and biggest nightmare, and "Lost World" for those who wasn't. RCR be like - A-Team GMC van gonna run over you. Green pipes from Mario are everywhere. Brown Dog from my childhood is everywhere. First mission and first reference totally blew me away. School bus runs through the wall of the bank, to stole looted money (reference to Batman: The Dark Knight). And so, almost every minute, you'll find something, from your childhood, or not only.

Difficulty and game-design of this game is just tribute to good old video-game machines - tough difficulty, dozens of secrets, score multipliers, memorable characters, unblockable characters, crazy weapons, aliens and ♥♥♥♥.

If you looking for nostalgia, and wants to go back to your childhood, go for indies, Playstation 1/2 or Retro City Rampage.

PS: Main parallel of the game is Back to Future movie from 1985.
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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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12 of 13 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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This gave me a bit of a walk on memory lane with the old styled GTA for gameboy that I used to play when I was a kid. Which is a good comparison for this game. However, I have to admit I got a little bored of it really quick. Granted, it is a lot of fun and there's a strange storyline to it. But most of the time all you're doing is driving (which gets you easily arrested no matter how safe you are), picking up machine parts or fighting people. The cameos are pretty cool, but it's just not enough to spike your interest for too long.

I won't say I don't recommend it though. It's a cheap game that'll kill an hour or two when you're bored. If you're a fan of classic games then you might find more interest in this than I would; but I'd definably watch some gameplay of it because there's not a lot to it.
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