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!
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Release Date: Nov 11, 2014

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November 25, 2015

Shakedown Hawaii, follow up to Retro City Rampage Announced!

I'm excited to announce that fans of Retro City Rampage can finally look forward to a new installment in the Vblank open world universe!

It's titled Shakedown Hawaii, and yup, it's coming to Steam!

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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).
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Ladislav Bonita
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
boredom at its finest
Helpful? Yes No Funny
tushar
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Like old classics with a slight twist of the present gen-games.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
viad
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Retro City Rampage is what you get when you combine a modern open world game with retro 8 bit gameplay and style. Oh, and with loads of pop culture and video game references. This combination of different gameplay and style works well, playing out like an 8 bit version of GTA and similar games with plenty of humor and parodies going on.

The story revolves around Player, the main character of the game, who is a henchman. After stealing a time traveling phone booth that takes him into the year 20XX, Player must work with Doc Choc to fix the time machine and also interact with other characters in Theftopolis to get the needed parts. In the game, the story is driven through missions and cutscenes. Along with the main missions for the story are optional side missions that provide extra narrative based on the main plot.
The game uses a lot of parodies and references throughout as seen with the characters and scenery, to name a few. With the sheer amount of references going left and right, it’s easy to be overwhelmed, but the parodies are a good laugh with a focus on video games and 80s and 90s pop culture. The references range from mainstream to obscure and subtle to blunt, and it’s a great experience keeping with the game’s theme and setting. The majority of the references lie in Story Mode, which really drives not just the parodies but also the overall style of the game.

Retro City Rampage plays much like a cross between open world games like Grand Theft Auto with some gameplay style from NES games. Like in most open world games, there is a big city to explore and missions pointing you to certain locations. The majority of missions focus on getting to a certain spot on the map and doing a certain task. There’s a great variety of different tasks to do, making the Story Mode missions interesting with different gameplay goals to complete. In addition to the structured missions that show each objective to be done, there are also arcade style missions with the goal being to get a high score. These arcade missions are quite fun in their own right, focusing instead on pure mayhem and causing as much destruction in the city.
As the gameplay borrows from GTA, there are some common elements in Retro City Rampage. Cars can be stolen, pedestrians can be attacked, police will attack upon seeing a crime, and there are a variety of weapons to use. The game does deviate from typical open world games by bringing its own twist based on games from the 8 bit era. Jumping is performed like in platforming games with the intent to jump over obstacles and to jump on people’s heads. This jump attack can kill people and is a powerful unarmed attack. Objects and people can be picked up and thrown in a manner similar to beat em up games, where any object is carried over the head and thrown forward. Powerups can bestow different effects. These powerups must be bought unless a mission gives one that must be used, and they give a huge amount of power in a limited time.
In addition, the game is quite fair when it comes to trying to complete missions. After dying in a mission a few times, the game will offer some useful tips pertaining to that mission. If the game feels that the mission is quite tough for the person playing based on the many deaths that occurred, the game may change things around by giving a handicap to help complete the mission. This function of making the missions a tad bit easier is not in every mission, so some particularly tough missions must be completed at the default difficulty. Anyhow, it’s clear to see the inspiration from open world games, but there’s also a great combination with gameplay from NES games that works well as a game that is fun to play.

This game employs an 8 bit pixel style, with a very sincere approach in imitating the style of actual games from that era. The graphics are quite blocky and low resolution in the overworld, as if the game were on the NES. Character portraits are also similar in style, along with capturing the original character or person’s features from the parody. Only a few modern graphical liberties are used, one of which is the wavy screen distortion effect. In addition to its 8 bit style, there are various screen borders that slightly affect the presentation of the game, either by placing high resolution graphical borders that fit the game’s theme to even changing the colors of the game. With the 8 bit NES art style, the game treats the graphics quite well. It’s the same way that the parodies are treated with respect toward the original material, and the game goes great lengths into accurately portraying visuals as if it were an actual NES game with great results.

The music in the soundtrack is chiptune like the style of the game. There are some nice tunes played throughout, with the soundtrack being done by various video game musicians. Each of the songs work very well with the tone and style of the game, with a few parodies too based on some popular NES tunes. Overall, the soundtrack is quite catchy and stays true to the general theme quite well.
Of note is the sound design, which is done like the sounds of the NES. All the sounds are not realistic and instead go for the beepy electronic noises that were a mainstay of games in the 80s. This design choice perfectly matches what the game was going for, with almost every aspect of the game being lifted from an NES game from its original time. There are only a few unique things seen in modern games that this game uses, but Retro City Rampage does so well in staying true to the original retro video game style.

Retro City Rampage is in essence, an 8 bit version of open world games like GTA with lots of parodies here and there. The story is quite straightforward with the majority of parodies going there for a good laugh. The gameplay draws from GTA the most but throws in some gameplay style from NES games too. To top it off, both the art and music stay close to the style of the NES and holds its origins in high regard. Retro City Rampage is a fun game to play and oozes with respect for retro video games.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Some Guy From The Internet
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
It is basically like playing the original GTA, except packed with tons of references to old stuff.

Most of it will probably go over your head if you're under 25, you'll probably get most everything if you're over 25.

https://youtu.be/wxfiTrqWlFA
Helpful? Yes No Funny
phann
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 3
Not a review, but some of my impressions can be seen at https://youtu.be/A1oJJrGaxmM
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Ben-schach
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Its cool. has references and stuff
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Liagriss
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
60 references per second.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
awsomeguy888
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
THERE ARE REFERENCES EVERYWHERE! But yeah, this is a great fun game. You should buy it if you get a chance.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
{GC-A} Red, The Flaming Pyro
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
This game is just.... Bad on PC. I get that you should play the game with a usb controller but, I dont have a controller soooo, its impossible to play this game. Its esentially Final Doom's Controls but just a biiit harder to control.

Overall, its a good game but the PC version is the one that REALLY requires you to have a controller.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
karrig64
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
This game, This game is one of those games where you derp around and is full of references

10/10, Would derp around again
Helpful? Yes No Funny
3dzlime{needstradingcards}
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
its like 2d GTA with a ton of game crossovers.
if you hadd multiplayer it would be out of stock XD
Helpful? Yes No Funny
MRNasher
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Hold Enter button simulator.

I love the retro sound and graphics.. really feels like an 8bit game but where it fails for me is in the bitty broken up nature of the gameplay. Everytime the action gets going it comes to a halt for the story.

Yes if it wasn't for the story it would be too close to GTA 1 but it does feel like there should have been short elegant segways into the plot instead of the classic mistake of coming to a dead stop to explain stuff. You are a bad guy.. you hurt innocent people while doing bad things.. got it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Bat-Flash
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
real game show there pixel
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Envay
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
It's like indie, gta, and retro had a child, and I love every second of it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
standmaker
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
This game is a masterpice. It is like gta 1. And also the translation are good. But my biggest enemy is the difficulty. Lots of times you replay the same mission over and over again, but sometims it is very frustrating. But you can have lots of fun with this game.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
VodKaV
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
So yeah, this is a parody of GTA that relies on the unsurmountable amount of pop culture references to make you think it's doing something intelligent when it's not. The plot is completely neglectable, as it simply doesn't make sense. It's repetitive and so are the missions and dialogues, that try to be really clever with the most teen and buttdick humour ever. I was enjoying the sillines of it all until I realised that the dialogues were skippable and not funny, and that everywhere I went it was a hassle because the police was, well, hassling you everywhere. Not only that, but towards mission 40, the combat spikes up so much that it's frustratingly difficult and unfair - particularly for such a basic and not-thought-through system. It's simply not funny or engaging, and too frustrating. As a whole, yes, it's a mildly clever statement "videogame plots never make sense and are over-the-top self-aggrandising rampages!!!". But you can do exactly that with a much cleverer writing, humour and mechanics. Also, this game should have lasted two hours top, and it goes on and on and on and on unnecesarily. Man this is the first game that has made me rage quit and outright uninstall the game.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Bizkit
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Grand Theftendo was a homebrew Grand Theft Auto game that was being developed by Brian Provinciano for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was developed in 2002, and was due to be released in Fall of 2005.
It was never released, and instead it was replaced with a brand new game, Retro City Rampage.
Grand Theftendo was originally going to be a toned-down version of Grand Theft Auto III.

Tons of references. Extremely fun. Definitely recommended.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
[TAFE] An African Miracle
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
This is such a fun game to play. The entire atmosphere about Retro City Rampage is really nice. When ever your have a bit of down time and you don't want to play something overly competitive then get onto Retro City Rampage. It certainly wont disappoint you!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
If you love Retro Games, go play this game!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
It is basically like playing the original GTA, except packed with tons of references to old stuff.

Most of it will probably go over your head if you're under 25, you'll probably get most everything if you're over 25.

https://youtu.be/wxfiTrqWlFA
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Retro City Rampage is what you get when you combine a modern open world game with retro 8 bit gameplay and style. Oh, and with loads of pop culture and video game references. This combination of different gameplay and style works well, playing out like an 8 bit version of GTA and similar games with plenty of humor and parodies going on.

The story revolves around Player, the main character of the game, who is a henchman. After stealing a time traveling phone booth that takes him into the year 20XX, Player must work with Doc Choc to fix the time machine and also interact with other characters in Theftopolis to get the needed parts. In the game, the story is driven through missions and cutscenes. Along with the main missions for the story are optional side missions that provide extra narrative based on the main plot.
The game uses a lot of parodies and references throughout as seen with the characters and scenery, to name a few. With the sheer amount of references going left and right, it’s easy to be overwhelmed, but the parodies are a good laugh with a focus on video games and 80s and 90s pop culture. The references range from mainstream to obscure and subtle to blunt, and it’s a great experience keeping with the game’s theme and setting. The majority of the references lie in Story Mode, which really drives not just the parodies but also the overall style of the game.

Retro City Rampage plays much like a cross between open world games like Grand Theft Auto with some gameplay style from NES games. Like in most open world games, there is a big city to explore and missions pointing you to certain locations. The majority of missions focus on getting to a certain spot on the map and doing a certain task. There’s a great variety of different tasks to do, making the Story Mode missions interesting with different gameplay goals to complete. In addition to the structured missions that show each objective to be done, there are also arcade style missions with the goal being to get a high score. These arcade missions are quite fun in their own right, focusing instead on pure mayhem and causing as much destruction in the city.
As the gameplay borrows from GTA, there are some common elements in Retro City Rampage. Cars can be stolen, pedestrians can be attacked, police will attack upon seeing a crime, and there are a variety of weapons to use. The game does deviate from typical open world games by bringing its own twist based on games from the 8 bit era. Jumping is performed like in platforming games with the intent to jump over obstacles and to jump on people’s heads. This jump attack can kill people and is a powerful unarmed attack. Objects and people can be picked up and thrown in a manner similar to beat em up games, where any object is carried over the head and thrown forward. Powerups can bestow different effects. These powerups must be bought unless a mission gives one that must be used, and they give a huge amount of power in a limited time.
In addition, the game is quite fair when it comes to trying to complete missions. After dying in a mission a few times, the game will offer some useful tips pertaining to that mission. If the game feels that the mission is quite tough for the person playing based on the many deaths that occurred, the game may change things around by giving a handicap to help complete the mission. This function of making the missions a tad bit easier is not in every mission, so some particularly tough missions must be completed at the default difficulty. Anyhow, it’s clear to see the inspiration from open world games, but there’s also a great combination with gameplay from NES games that works well as a game that is fun to play.

This game employs an 8 bit pixel style, with a very sincere approach in imitating the style of actual games from that era. The graphics are quite blocky and low resolution in the overworld, as if the game were on the NES. Character portraits are also similar in style, along with capturing the original character or person’s features from the parody. Only a few modern graphical liberties are used, one of which is the wavy screen distortion effect. In addition to its 8 bit style, there are various screen borders that slightly affect the presentation of the game, either by placing high resolution graphical borders that fit the game’s theme to even changing the colors of the game. With the 8 bit NES art style, the game treats the graphics quite well. It’s the same way that the parodies are treated with respect toward the original material, and the game goes great lengths into accurately portraying visuals as if it were an actual NES game with great results.

The music in the soundtrack is chiptune like the style of the game. There are some nice tunes played throughout, with the soundtrack being done by various video game musicians. Each of the songs work very well with the tone and style of the game, with a few parodies too based on some popular NES tunes. Overall, the soundtrack is quite catchy and stays true to the general theme quite well.
Of note is the sound design, which is done like the sounds of the NES. All the sounds are not realistic and instead go for the beepy electronic noises that were a mainstay of games in the 80s. This design choice perfectly matches what the game was going for, with almost every aspect of the game being lifted from an NES game from its original time. There are only a few unique things seen in modern games that this game uses, but Retro City Rampage does so well in staying true to the original retro video game style.

Retro City Rampage is in essence, an 8 bit version of open world games like GTA with lots of parodies here and there. The story is quite straightforward with the majority of parodies going there for a good laugh. The gameplay draws from GTA the most but throws in some gameplay style from NES games too. To top it off, both the art and music stay close to the style of the NES and holds its origins in high regard. Retro City Rampage is a fun game to play and oozes with respect for retro video games.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
It's like indie, gta, and retro had a child, and I love every second of it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
This game, This game is one of those games where you derp around and is full of references

10/10, Would derp around again
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Your Rad Uncle Cal here with yet another f*cking review, boyo!

What's RAD?


Simple, yet effective.

- Typícal GTA formula. Steal a car, go from A to B and do some rad a*s sh*t... Any f*ucking quesitons?!

The nostalgia is real!

- Too many god damn references for all ages!
From Back to the Future to Halo. This is just a god damn cluster♥♥♥♥ of parodied awesome sh*t.

Insane and almost unparalleled level of customization including:

- Customization of the mugshot sprite of your character. It can either be body shots of tattos, hats, glasses, masks or even cosmetic surgery to look like people from differentgame development teams. This affects your overworld sprite too! (Sadly, you can only pick 1 of these customizations at a time. But it balances with the fact that the number of these is huge! So you got a wide selection to pick.)

- You can change the color palette of the game to resemble a lot of different vaporware systems such as a NES, PC DOS, Original GameBoy, Virtual boy and a lot more! This definitely changes the experience with each filter and it even helps at giving it a fresh air. There is also an 8bit option. It uses colors only found on the limited 8bit games from old. +2 Nostalgia points!

- The game also has different frames surrounding the screen. From old T.V's to arcade cabinets!

- Two different kinds of HUDs

- 3 levels of zoom.

- Cars that you steal can be painted and you can upgrade it with weapons, nitro boosts, etc.

- It's modable. Like, seriously modable. I mean the dev added the mod package and a pdf with instructions onhow to mod it.


Sick Jams.

- Every single bloody song in this game is a memorable combination of 80's radness, chiptune and Clint Eastwood's tears. Think of this OST as Hotline Miami's cool little brother.

- Different radio stations to pick while playing and a Jukebox to play any speciffic song that you want at any moment.

Vast arsenal.

- From the classic (and my weapon of choice) Baseball Bat to the god damn Ghostbuster's Proton Backpack. Pick your favourite between the 24 different weapons and go outside and melt someone's face already!

60 fps.

- With god damn V-SYNC on. Or without it. Maybe you want 30 fps? Or maybe 30 fps and no v-sync?
Well f*ck you! This baby runs smoothly with the first choice on a potato!

Free MS-DOS version of the game.

- 'cuz he dev didn't forgot about you, techno hipsters!

Aditional Game Modes.

- Arcade Challenges for glory and bragging rights! 14 main challenges and 23 three more for the active completionist of today. You can even save replays of your best sprees to show those ♥♥♥♥ers who won't believe you and steal your lunch money because they're f*cking losers with bad parents! (Oh, and Time Attack for the Story Mode too!)

- Super Turbo Difficulty. For even more bragging rights or just to show how stupid you are!

- Ever played Kirby Air Ride? Remember the City Trial mode free run?
I used to play that ♥♥♥♥ for hours because it relieved me and i just wanted to disconnect myself for a while by being almost like a god.
Well this game also has that mode with different unlockable characters with their own special habilities.
You know.. Just to f*ck around.

Special guests and minigames.

- On this game, you can go to the arcade. Where you can play games while you play games!
This unlocks Super Meatboy, Captain Video, etc. For the Free roam mode.

A lot of cars.

- Self Explanatory.

Your pregnant girlfriend tries (successfully) to kill you and after you come back from the Death (because Death is a cool dude) she tries to get you both married with the help of muscular semi-naked men.

- Can someone explain this to me?


What's BAD?


- Your ugly *ss library without this game. Period.



SCORE:

✪✪✪✪✪✪✪ 8 STARS OUT OF 8

But what about da monies?

Buying it at full price might not be the best of the choices. But if it's on sale you've got no excuse.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Grand Theftendo was a homebrew Grand Theft Auto game that was being developed by Brian Provinciano for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was developed in 2002, and was due to be released in Fall of 2005.
It was never released, and instead it was replaced with a brand new game, Retro City Rampage.
Grand Theftendo was originally going to be a toned-down version of Grand Theft Auto III.

Tons of references. Extremely fun. Definitely recommended.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
controls are really bad
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Dont buy this game it sucks. Way too hard for no reason, story doesnt make sense, too hard, too hard, too hard, this game sucks
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
So yeah, this is a parody of GTA that relies on the unsurmountable amount of pop culture references to make you think it's doing something intelligent when it's not. The plot is completely neglectable, as it simply doesn't make sense. It's repetitive and so are the missions and dialogues, that try to be really clever with the most teen and buttdick humour ever. I was enjoying the sillines of it all until I realised that the dialogues were skippable and not funny, and that everywhere I went it was a hassle because the police was, well, hassling you everywhere. Not only that, but towards mission 40, the combat spikes up so much that it's frustratingly difficult and unfair - particularly for such a basic and not-thought-through system. It's simply not funny or engaging, and too frustrating. As a whole, yes, it's a mildly clever statement "videogame plots never make sense and are over-the-top self-aggrandising rampages!!!". But you can do exactly that with a much cleverer writing, humour and mechanics. Also, this game should have lasted two hours top, and it goes on and on and on and on unnecesarily. Man this is the first game that has made me rage quit and outright uninstall the game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
its like 2d GTA with a ton of game crossovers.
if you hadd multiplayer it would be out of stock XD
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
This game is just.... Bad on PC. I get that you should play the game with a usb controller but, I dont have a controller soooo, its impossible to play this game. Its esentially Final Doom's Controls but just a biiit harder to control.

Overall, its a good game but the PC version is the one that REALLY requires you to have a controller.
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1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Hold Enter button simulator.

I love the retro sound and graphics.. really feels like an 8bit game but where it fails for me is in the bitty broken up nature of the gameplay. Everytime the action gets going it comes to a halt for the story.

Yes if it wasn't for the story it would be too close to GTA 1 but it does feel like there should have been short elegant segways into the plot instead of the classic mistake of coming to a dead stop to explain stuff. You are a bad guy.. you hurt innocent people while doing bad things.. got it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 3
Not a review, but some of my impressions can be seen at https://youtu.be/A1oJJrGaxmM
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
60 references per second.
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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
I haven't really played the game much yet, though so far it seems really fun and has a great sense of humor, but the Developer responded to my bug report within a couple of hours and had a patch that fixed my Linux gamepad problem out within only hours of when I posted the initial issue.

BEST DEVELOPER EVER! (And one that cares about Linux!)
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Ever dreamt of playing an 8-bit rendition of Grand Theft Auto/Saints Row?

Retro City Rampage is a very entertaining 8-bit game which fuses famous 80's movies with video game nostalgia.

Set in an open world with alot to do and alot to learn, this is one of those games you can spend hours in without getting bored.

And there is something here for everyone, whether you just want to highjack cars and go postal or play 8-bit Metal Gear Solid inspired levels. You'll never know exactly what to expect. The game itself is based on missions but one mission may have you do classic 2D platforming while the next is a isometric cover-based shooting mission. Repetitive doesn't exactly exist here and it works.

+Lengthy Single-Player Campaign
+Customize your character
+Tons of weapons
+Great sense of humor
+For all gamers, the older you are the more you will understand
+Mod support
+Tons of replayability without mods
+Retro style art, retro style soundtrack

So you see, whether you're a movie buff or you're just a fan of retro games from the NES era or maybe both (?) then you'll enjoy this game. There are alot of hidden easter eggs in this game that 80's babies will pick up on but also plenty of surprises and fun stuff for the modern gamer as well.

Like a love-child of 3 games... GTAV, Stardew Valley and Saturday Morning RPG. If you like any of those, you'll probably love this one.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
This game is the NES-style crossover of GTA 2 and some of best NES titles like:
- Super Mario Bros
- Contra
- Smash TV
- Mega Man
- and a lot of other references and easter eggs!

Simple and addictive gameplay, fun missions and crazy plot. Must-play for every 90' games lover!
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Feels like Saints Row converted to 8-bit.
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