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Retro City Rampage
7.5 out of 10

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Retro City Rampage Review

VideoGamer.com
23 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Development on Retro City Rampage started decades before developer Brian Provinciano even consigned the first line of code to his computer. This seven-year production was born in the eighties and nurtured ever since, and while an indie game influenced by the era of chunky 8-bit graphics and chiptune...
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Overall 9
8.9

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GamingNexus
21 November 2012
  • Summary: A few years ago, Michael Thomsen wondering if Metroid Prime was video gaming's Citizen Kane. It's a baffling notion that was, understandably, mocked by gamers around the world. Honestly, I don't know if Metroid Prime is our Citizen Kane.
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Calm Down Tom
25 October 2012
  • Summary: Let’s be honest here, how often is it we come across a game which centres itself squarely within the genre of parody? How often is it we rack our brains over a faint, tiny memory triggered by the most hazily of familiar sprites?
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Overall 5
5.0

Retro City Rampage

xbox360.gamespy.com
19 October 2012
  • Summary: Some things are better left in the past.
  • Pros: Tons of fun references; driving around the city is enjoyable; visual tweaks add a lot.
  • Cons: Ridiculous difficulty spikes; too many failed jokes; points out what's bad and makes you do it anyway.
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Overall 8
7.7
Design 8
7.9
Gameplay 8
8.0
Storyline 8
7.8

Retro City Rampage

GameTrailers
15 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Retro City Rampage began life as a NES homebrew project with the intent to parody the casual, wanton brutality that defines the open-world game. Now that it’s finally seen release as a downloadable game, after many years in the making, it’s safe to say that it wears its inspiration on it sleeve.
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Overall 7
7.0

Retro City Rampage

Gamezebo
15 October 2012
  • Summary: Looking for Retro City? Just strap on your nostalgia goggles.
  • Pros: A plethora of genuine, uncynical references to the best of 80s & 90s gaming, TV, and movies. Comedic timing in dialogue, cutscenes, and gameplay is often spot-on. The game's "sprees" play like wonderfully violent, addictive Game & Watch mini-games. Dense, meticulously detailed world to explore an...
  • Cons: Many of the game's main missions prioritize nostalgia over smart design. The difficulty curve in the game's final acts is skewed high to the point of inevitable frustration. Somewhat clunky controls clash with demands for precision. The game's stronger missions share play time with a host of weak...
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Overall 9
8.8

Retro City Rampage (PC) Review

ztgd.com
15 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Get in the time machine, hit 88 mph and go back to the 80s and 90s with this latest downloadable title.
  • Pros: + Retro look and feel, + Controls smooth, + Tons of references, + Nice presentation
  • Cons: Story mode feels rushed at times, Some missions feel like mini games
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Overall 8
8.0

Retro City Rampage [Review] – Grand Theft 80s

IncGamers
13 October 2012
  • Summary: A heartfelt love letter to gaming’s past that’s sometimes a little more smitten than is healthy.
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Overall 1
0.6

Retro City Rampage review – back to old school

Metro
6 May 2015
  • Summary: Not an especially good game but as an interactive compendium of pop culture references it’s impossible not to be impressed.
  • Pros: The core controls work very well and the game is a stunning achievement for such a small team, with some of the best faux retro graphics ever – and a superb soundtrack.
  • Cons: Core gameplay is only okay, and many of the mini-games are flat out bad. If you didn’t live through the ‘80s you won’t get half the references.
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Retro City Rampage - PC Review

All About The Games
16 October 2012
  • Excerpt: I never had a NES. I never knew anyone with one, either. I'm not actually convinced they really existed, and that the adverts I'd occasionally see for Super Mario Bros 3 or Bart Vs the Space Mutants were actually fake. Those games looked incredible. There was no way those graphics were real.
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