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Retro City Rampage DX

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Retro City Rampage is a 2D action-adventure game with heavy focus on the parody of pop-culture, retro video games, and open-world action-adventure genre. The story follows The Player, a criminal who works for a crime syndicate. One day he steals a time-traveling telephone booth that sends him several decades into the future. Shortly after his time-machine breaks and now with the help of Doc Choc, a time-traveler and Emmett Brown parody, he seeks for the parts to repair the booth.
The gameplay can be described as if original GTA was ported onto the 16-bit console. It mostly has a top-down perspective with several 2D side-scrolling transitions. The game is set in the big open city which player can freely explore. The game has many story missions, side missions and challenges. Like in GTA games, violent actions made by the player can attract police that would try to neutralize him. The wide a range of weapons and tools can be acquired in shops, as rewards or from enemies.
The DX version was initially released for Nintendo 3DS via eShop. This version rebalanced weapons, has several gameplay tweaks and features the “prototype” version of the game which was first made as NES ROM.

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D3 Publisher, Vblank Entertainment
Age rating
13+ Teen

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System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
  • Processor:1GHz processor
  • Memory:256 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive:30 MB HD space

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, Watch 4, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Linux

  • 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).

System requirements for PC

  • 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.

  • OS:MS-DOS 3.3, FreeDOS or Compatible
  • Processor:486 DX or Compatible
  • Memory:4 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive:3.7 MB HD space
  • 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.

  • OS:MS-DOS 3.3, FreeDOS or Compatible
  • Processor:PENTIUM
  • Memory:4 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive:3.7 MB HD space

System requirements for Android

4.0 and up
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Retro City Rampage DX reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Retro City Rampage or Back to the 80S Welcome To Theftropolis In 1985. RCR embodies pure Nostalgia, a Game like a time Travel crammed with Memories and Allusions to 80S and early 90s Pop culture, ranging from Batman, Ninja Turtles or the Back to the Future movies to Games like Paperboy, Mega Man, Frogger is everything In doing so, to name a few. The Game is played like its Model GTA 1 from a Bird's Eye view, all in 8-Bit graphics "Beauty" backed up with contemporary 80s Chiptune Sound. The City Of Theftropolis is typically Open-World freely explored by Two-wheeler, CAR, TRUCK, bus, Tank, Monster truck or on Foot. The Urban Area is very small compared to the GTA 1 model. The Gameplay is based on the first two GTA Parts, Missions and missions are given by people or via Coin Televisions, you can follow the Mission Structure of the Campaign or work through numerous Side missions. Orders and Missions are very diverse and varied. You can let your Destructive Rage run wild by wallowing Passers-by. Cars drive to Scrap and start a street War using a Multiple Strike and Firearms Arsenal. Which, of course, calls on the Police and with rising Levels of Rooster The Army. You can do your HIGHSCORE by Doing missions or by constantly ramping up your Misbeing in the City. For me, RCR has been a beautiful Journey into my Youth, which has been shaped by Television and playing on the Home Computer. The Level Of difficulty increases from moderate to extremely difficult in the Course of the game (last Missions of the Campaign), and fits the demanding Difficulty that the games of this Time had left. Retro City Rampage is a Game with special Retro Charm, especially for a Generation, myself included, which has come in the Years but still enjoys Good Games. Finally, Retro City Rampage is a beautiful Retro Open World Action Game in the Sense of GTA 1.10 out of 10 Points
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Microsoft from French
This game is really good I like it a lot but the difficulty is bad. Let me explain, the levels are pretty easy during half of the game but all of a sudden the levels become extremely complicated and they have to go back a lot of times
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Microsoft from French
Attractive rather cool at the beginning of the game it turns out very tiresome after a while. I strongly advise the controller if you do not want to lose your cool (especially for the boss of the castle for which it must be super bright.) Because the touch controls are not terrible for this kind of game.
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Microsoft from Spain
I expected a normal game, good without more. But I am surprised a lot, with a lot of humor and full of guides to the movies, TV and video games, a fine gameplay and a number of situations and variety of movements and possibilities exaggerated. Happy with this game, achieve it. And perfect translation.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Actually, I'm not the person who writes reviews, but I just had no choice in this game. On the one hand we have a gaming experience that is in no way inferior to the old GTA's and scores with cute (customizable!) Pixelgraphic; On the other hand, this game also offers a lot of humor, through several easter eggs, which can be found and enjoyed in game anywhere. From me full 5 stars and a clear purchase recommendation (even if you have to pay the full price and not just the reduced!) A true gem in the app store
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Microsoft from Deutsch
As a fan of the original GTA games and 8-bit graphics, I was looking forward to a good mix of both. Unfortunately, I was disappointed, and at a relatively high price ... The graphics are fine, but overall, everything is very unpredictable, since the pace is incredibly high. Partly you do not get to know how it is about the energy, why you lose any, who is behind you, or what is happening right now (especially in missions). The map is also very small and not very varied, the gimmicks I find not particularly refreshing. Say: it sneaks boredom relatively quickly! The controls are sometimes tricky, because you have to do a lot at once. You have to get started first. Since the idea is basically great and a few elements have been implemented quite well, it would be unfair to award only 2 stars.
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