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 (1,200 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
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
amazing game!

many mini games in this game make me keep playing this game until the end

everything in this game is amazing!

recommended for everyone!trust me
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Pros:
Game is a great parody of many NES games, Back to the Future, and GTA.
Music is earcandy in chiptune form.
Missions are fun and also have additional options in case you die a lot of times.
Cons:
Controls are a bit wonky at times (at least for me). While firing weapons or walking, other random buttons were being inputted (holding down would move down and then occasionally move left and fire/move right/move left).
The arcade games have no checkpoints or way of saving. They also have no pause button, meaning if you get up to get a drink or something to eat, you have 9 seconds to get back to the game and press enter (at least for Bit.Trip City). This is a ♥♥♥♥ING PAIN IN MY ♥♥♥. LEVEL 5 OF BIT TRIP (which is hard as ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ to do and possibly hard to get to) AND GETTING UP FOR A DRINK MAKES ALL OF THE TIME GOING TO IT ♥♥♥♥ING WORTHLESS. GO ♥♥♥♥ YOURSELF, VBLANK.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This may be one of my favorite games of all time. It's chock full of references and easter eggs from 80's-90's video games and pop culture, as well as hilarious and absurd dialogue. 10/10
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
8bit Grand Theft Auto + 90's Gaming Parody. Absolutely recommended.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
I could not believe how much fun, nostalgic and hallarious this game is!! Everything they made a parody on had to be created by some of the most comedic video game players ever to play games. There were times I was laughing so hard I had to stop and relieve the pain in my abdomin. Where do you find games that do that??? This is the perfect game for anyone that has ever played an 8bit game in their life to the newer generations that get to see how graphics do not mean ♥♥♥♥ when it comes to great content. I scroll through my games list on steam and everytime I see Retro City Rampage It always makes me grin and laugh. I think above all I want to say thank you to the creators for bringing me back to my youth and twisting it with amazing humor. Aces!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Simply amazing if you liked any game from over 5 years ago
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
ermahgerd a perlierce 10/10 would hijack again
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
2/5

+ visuals
+ music
-/+ gameplay
- writing
- atmosphere
- story
- referential humor
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3 of 26 people (12%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Like a retro GTA, up to and including the fact that it's not fun.
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7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
This game brings me back to the time I picked up a Gameboy Color, my first 8 bit console. Everything from music, pixels, and even themes is a throwback to an age that drove my parents nuts. Still, very fun game to play at times, and very nice of the developer to give us the once 3DS exclusive DX version containing more of that sweet goodness that was my childhood!
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4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
A labour of love, and it shows.
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36.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
NOT BAD111!
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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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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Super fun. That's all that needs to be said.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Love the Main Missions and I love the Side-quests. Tons of replay activites.

+Exellent Weapons
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
This game is fantastic. It's funny, fun, and well worth $10. It has parodies of movies and other games *cough cough Back to the Future*. In a sense, it's retro GTA. Still waiting on multiplayer (a player can dream).
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