Excerpt: Retro City Rampage is a game that started life as a homebrew project that went under the title of Grand Theftendo, and was actually initially intended to be an 8-bit version of Grand Theft Auto III, before it turned into the game we know today.
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...
Review: Retro City Rampage brings its incredible vintage-flavored gameplay to XBLA
5 January 2013
Excerpt: Retro City Rampage has been wreaking havoc across a number of platforms for a few months. Up until just recently, however, the game wasn’t available for Xbox 360 users to enjoy. Well, after being fashionably late, developer Brian Provinciano’s 8-bit-influenced crime adventure is now on Xbox Live...
Excerpt: Back at E3, Retro City Rampage was my personal game of the show. I was so captivated by the endearing NES influence and the charming 8-bit mayhem that developer VBlank Entertainment offered that all I wanted was for the game to finally launch so I could play it in its entirety.
Excerpt: It’s fun to revisit the past, whether it’s by watching an old film or replaying a game from your childhood. There have been many recent indie games that indulge in deep tributes to the past, but developer VBlank has broken the mold when it comes to retro love in its newest game.
Pros: A virtual museum of the 1980s, 8-bit, pixelated graphics rendered with care, Clever, surprisingly biting script
Cons: Poor mechanics are still bad even when you joke about them, “Classic” gameplay often just out of date, Getting overwhelmed by the sheer volume of nostalgia
Conclusion: Unfortunately, as alluring as the city is, getting around Theftropolis isn't always enjoyable. Player moves sluggishly until he gets a bit of momentum going, and although all the vehicles around you are yours for the taking, many of them are too slow to be much fun to drive.
Pros: Old-school graphics infuse a contemporary genre with new life, Colorful world is fun to explore and to cause trouble in, Packed with nostalgic 80s references, Good assortment of enjoyable side activities, Great visual customization options.
Cons: Missions stumble when trying to evoke specific games, Unfair difficulty spikes, Somewhat stiff controls.
Summary: Back in 1987, when the NES was at the peak of its reign, the video game world was not yet ready for the open-world urban crime adventure. But today, a quarter century later, Retro City Rampage lets you experience what the genre might have been like if it had been introduced on that now-primitive...
Pros: Old-school graphics infuse a contemporary genre with new life, Colorful world is fun to explore and to cause trouble in, Packed with nostalgic 80s references, Good assortment of enjoyable side activities, Great visual customization options
Cons: Missions stumble when trying to evoke specific games, Unfair difficulty spikes, Somewhat stiff controls
Summary: Além de um jogo desenvolvido à maneira antiga, Retro City Rampage não deixa de ser também uma grande homenagem jogável à cultura dos anos 80 e 90. Dirigir sem rumo pelas calçadas da cidade ou participar dos estágios de corrida que parecem misturar Road Rash e Top Gear é não só jogar um novo game,...