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* If you're looking for the videogame series by MidwayGames, see [[VideoGame/Rampage here]].
* If you're looking for the 2009 film by Uwe Boll, see [[Film/Rampage here]].

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* If you're looking for the videogame series by MidwayGames, see [[VideoGame/Rampage [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} here]].
* If you're looking for the 2009 film by Uwe Boll, see [[Film/Rampage [[Film/{{Rampage}} here]].
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''Rampage'' is a 1986 arcade game by [[MidwayGames Bally Midway]]. Players take control of gigantic monsters trying to survive against onslaughts of military forces. Each round is completed when a particular city is completely reduced to rubble. Not to be confused with [[{{Film/Rampage}} the Uwe Boll movie]].

!!! Description
Up to three simultaneous players control the monsters George (a KingKong-like gorilla), Lizzy (a {{Godzilla}}-like dinosaur/lizard), or Ralph (a giant werewolf), created from mutated humans. They need to raze all buildings in a high-rise city to advance to the next level, eating people and destroying helicopters, tanks, taxis, police cars, boats, and trolleys along the way.

Monsters can jump and climb buildings, and punch enemies and buildings. Buildings also take damage when jumped on by a monster.

The player's monster receives damage from enemy bullets, grenades, shells and so forth, and from falls. Damage is recovered by eating appropriate food such as fruit, roast chicken, or soldiers. If a monster takes too much damage, it reverts back into a naked human and starts walking off the screen sideways, covering its genitals with its hands. While in this state, the player can be eaten by another player. If the player continues, the human mutates back into the monster, or flies in on a blimp if off-screen, with a full life bar.

Smashing open windows generally reveals an item or person of interest, which may be helpful or harmful. Helpful items include food or money. Dangerous ones include bombs, electrical appliances, and cigarettes. Some items can be both, for example a toaster is dangerous until the toast pops up, and a photographer must be eaten quickly before he dazzles the player's monster with his flash, causing it to fall. If a monster eats a toilet, it immediately goes into a humorously animated choking fit.

When a civilian is present (waving their hands out a window signalling for help), a player's points meter rapidly increments when the civilian is grabbed. Each player can hold only one type of person: George can hold women, Lizzy can hold men, and Ralph can hold businessmen.

''Rampage'' is set over the course of 128 days in cities across North America. The game starts in [[AliensInCardiff Peoria, Illinois and ends in Plano, Illinois]]. In Plano, players receive a mega vitamin bonus which heals all the monsters and provides a large point bonus. After this, the cycle of cities repeats five times. After 768 days, the game resets back to Day One.

Some of the home port versions of the game start in San Jose, California and end in Los Angeles, California after going all around North America. The rampage travels through two Canadian provinces and forty-three U.S. states. Connecticut, Delaware, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Vermont are spared.

!!! Ports
''Rampage'' was ported to most home computers and video game consoles of its time, including the Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MS-DOS/IBM PC, ZX Spectrum, NES, and Sega Master System. The Atari Lynx version adds a special fourth character named Larry, a giant rat. The NES version excludes Ralph, reducing the number of monsters to two. ''Rampage'' was included as part of the Arcade Party Pak for the PlayStation in 1999. More recently, ''Rampage'' was included in 2003's Midway Arcade Treasures, a compilation of arcade games for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. This game is also available as a bonus feature in ''Rampage: Total Destruction''. Tiger Electronics released a handheld LCD version of the game in the 1990's.

In July 2000, Midway licensed ''Rampage'', along with other Williams Electronics games, to Shockwave for use in an online applet to demonstrate the power of the shockwave web content platform, entitled ''Shockwave Arcade Collection''. The conversion was created by Digital Eclipse.

Unlike the original arcade game, most of the home ports (such as the NES, Sega, and Atari Lynx versions) actually end, rather than repeating levels endlessly.

About a decade later, a sequel was released entitled ''Rampage: World Tour'', later followed by console-exclusive games including ''Rampage 2: Universal Tour'', ''Rampage Through Time'', and ''Rampage Puzzle Attack''. The most recent game in the series is ''Rampage: Total Destruction''.

!!! Tropes

* AliensInCardiff - You'd expect an outbreak of giant monsters to happen in [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]] or [[BigApplesauce New York]]. No, it's Peoria, Illinois.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever - When the first game came out, it started out with just Ralph, George and Lizzie. During the many sequels, many other monsters were added to the series.
* DefeatByModesty - When your monster is defeated in the first and second game, he/she reverts back to human form and sidles away covering his/her privates in shame.
* EverybodysDeadDave - Dr. Betty Veronica is the only surviving employee of Scumlabs, which has been destroyed by the monsters.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - Fitting for a game based around destroying everything in a stage.
* HairOfGold - Lizzie in her human form in ''World Tour''.
** AdaptationDyeJob - In the original game her hair was red.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear - The pose the naked human form adopts.
* HotScientist - Dr. Betty Veronica. And how!
* {{Kaiju}}
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - the sheer, overwhelming number of monsters populating the final game (30, plus 10 exclusive for the Wii) is arguably one of the reasons it tanked so thoroughly: none of them were particularly interesting, and none of them were really worth the effort to unlock.
* {{Mutants}} - According to the storyline this what the monsters are.
* NoEnding - The destruction simply goes on and on and on and on... in the first game, the final level was on the moon, but the best you got was a congratulation screen.
* OnlySaneMan - Dr. Betty Veronica in World Tour, the news anchor in the intros for the PSX version of ''Universal Tour'' and ''Rampage Through Time''.
* ShoutOut - In the original ''Rampage'' there were certain people that the monsters could hold in their hand for a short time. George's resembled that girl from ''KingKong''.
** Dr. [[BettyAndVeronica Betty Veronica]]. Sound [[ArchieComics familiar?]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple - Lizzie in the original arcade and, in terms of selectable characters, in ''World Tour'' as well.
* SubliminalSeduction: Parodied in the Atari Lynx version.
--> There are no (Buy a Lynx) subliminal messages (Or two) in this game (Buy a Lynx).
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute - Larry the Rat in ''Rampage'' (Atari Lynx only) for Curtis the Mouse in ''Universal Tour'' (a Rat in ''Through Time'') for Rhett the Rat in ''Total Destruction''. Also Harley the Warthog in ''Universal Tour'' and ''Through Time'' for Wally the Warthog in ''Total Destruction''.
* TitleDrop - In the intro for ''Rampage 2: Universal Tour''.
---> "Heaven help us! They're on a rampage!"
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential - Possibly the point of these games. First off, you may get points by snacking on civilians and soldiers. But there's also the fact that, in ''World Tour'', there are elders, entire families (including kids) and ''wheelchair-bound people'' among the victims!!!
** Total Destruction takes this UpToEleven with ACTUAL CRUELTY: One of the monsters' favorite food is a CAT.
** VideoGameCrueltyPunishment - ...however, sometimes your attempts to eat some poor bastard just trying to take a bath (or at least raiding his fridge) are met with your monster eating [[ShockAndAwe a toaster]] or a jug of poison instead.
*** Not to mention the fact that eating clergymen results in your monster getting struck by lightning...
* WasOnceAMan - George was a Scumlabs employee who turned out as an accidental test subject. Lizzie drank contamined water. Ralph ate contamined food. The rest is history.

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''Rampage'' is a 1986 arcade game by [[MidwayGames Bally Midway]]. Players take control of gigantic monsters trying to survive against onslaughts of military forces. Each round is completed when a particular city is completely reduced to rubble. Not to be confused with [[{{Film/Rampage}} the Uwe Boll movie]].

!!! Description
Up to three simultaneous players control the monsters George (a KingKong-like gorilla), Lizzy (a {{Godzilla}}-like dinosaur/lizard), or Ralph (a giant werewolf), created from mutated humans. They need to raze all buildings in a high-rise city to advance to the next level, eating people and destroying helicopters, tanks, taxis, police cars, boats, and trolleys along the way.

Monsters can jump and climb buildings, and punch enemies and buildings. Buildings also take damage when jumped on by a monster.

The player's monster receives damage from enemy bullets, grenades, shells and so forth, and from falls. Damage is recovered by eating appropriate food such as fruit, roast chicken, or soldiers.
* If a monster takes too much damage, it reverts back into a naked human and starts walking off the screen sideways, covering its genitals with its hands. While in this state, the player can be eaten by another player. If the player continues, the human mutates back into the monster, or flies in on a blimp if off-screen, with a full life bar.

Smashing open windows generally reveals an item or person of interest, which may be helpful or harmful. Helpful items include food or money. Dangerous ones include bombs, electrical appliances, and cigarettes. Some items can be both, for example a toaster is dangerous until the toast pops up, and a photographer must be eaten quickly before he dazzles the player's monster with his flash, causing it to fall. If a monster eats a toilet, it immediately goes into a humorously animated choking fit.

When a civilian is present (waving their hands out a window signalling for help), a player's points meter rapidly increments when the civilian is grabbed. Each player can hold only one type of person: George can hold women, Lizzy can hold men, and Ralph can hold businessmen.

''Rampage'' is set over the course of 128 days in cities across North America. The game starts in [[AliensInCardiff Peoria, Illinois and ends in Plano, Illinois]]. In Plano, players receive a mega vitamin bonus which heals all the monsters and provides a large point bonus. After this, the cycle of cities repeats five times. After 768 days, the game resets back to Day One.

Some of the home port versions of the game start in San Jose, California and end in Los Angeles, California after going all around North America. The rampage travels through two Canadian provinces and forty-three U.S. states. Connecticut, Delaware, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Vermont are spared.

!!! Ports
''Rampage'' was ported to most home computers and video game consoles of its time, including the Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MS-DOS/IBM PC, ZX Spectrum, NES, and Sega Master System. The Atari Lynx version adds a special fourth character named Larry, a giant rat. The NES version excludes Ralph, reducing the number of monsters to two. ''Rampage'' was included as part of the Arcade Party Pak
you're looking for the PlayStation in 1999. More recently, ''Rampage'' was included in 2003's Midway Arcade Treasures, a compilation of arcade games for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. This game is also available as a bonus feature in ''Rampage: Total Destruction''. Tiger Electronics released a handheld LCD version of the game in the 1990's.

In July 2000, Midway licensed ''Rampage'', along with other Williams Electronics games, to Shockwave for use in an online applet to demonstrate the power of the shockwave web content platform, entitled ''Shockwave Arcade Collection''. The conversion was created by Digital Eclipse.

Unlike the original arcade game, most of the home ports (such as the NES, Sega, and Atari Lynx versions) actually end, rather than repeating levels endlessly.

About a decade later, a sequel was released entitled ''Rampage: World Tour'', later followed by console-exclusive games including ''Rampage 2: Universal Tour'', ''Rampage Through Time'', and ''Rampage Puzzle Attack''. The most recent game in the
videogame series is ''Rampage: Total Destruction''.

!!! Tropes

* AliensInCardiff - You'd expect an outbreak of giant monsters to happen in [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]] or [[BigApplesauce New York]]. No, it's Peoria, Illinois.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever - When the first game came out, it started out with just Ralph, George and Lizzie. During the many sequels, many other monsters were added to the series.
* DefeatByModesty - When your monster is defeated in the first and second game, he/she reverts back to human form and sidles away covering his/her privates in shame.
* EverybodysDeadDave - Dr. Betty Veronica is the only surviving employee of Scumlabs, which has been destroyed
by the monsters.
MidwayGames, see [[VideoGame/Rampage here]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - Fitting for a game based around destroying everything in a stage.
* HairOfGold - Lizzie in her human form in ''World Tour''.
** AdaptationDyeJob - In the original game her hair was red.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear - The pose the naked human form adopts.
* HotScientist - Dr. Betty Veronica. And how!
* {{Kaiju}}
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - the sheer, overwhelming number of monsters populating the final game (30, plus 10 exclusive
If you're looking for the Wii) is arguably one of the reasons it tanked so thoroughly: none of them were particularly interesting, and none of them were really worth the effort to unlock.
* {{Mutants}} - According to the storyline this what the monsters are.
* NoEnding - The destruction simply goes on and on and on and on... in the first game, the final level was on the moon, but the best you got was a congratulation screen.
* OnlySaneMan - Dr. Betty Veronica in World Tour, the news anchor in the intros for the PSX version of ''Universal Tour'' and ''Rampage Through Time''.
* ShoutOut - In the original ''Rampage'' there were certain people that the monsters could hold in their hand for a short time. George's resembled that girl from ''KingKong''.
** Dr. [[BettyAndVeronica Betty Veronica]]. Sound [[ArchieComics familiar?]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple - Lizzie in the original arcade and, in terms of selectable characters, in ''World Tour'' as well.
* SubliminalSeduction: Parodied in the Atari Lynx version.
--> There are no (Buy a Lynx) subliminal messages (Or two) in this game (Buy a Lynx).
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute - Larry the Rat in ''Rampage'' (Atari Lynx only) for Curtis the Mouse in ''Universal Tour'' (a Rat in ''Through Time'') for Rhett the Rat in ''Total Destruction''. Also Harley the Warthog in ''Universal Tour'' and ''Through Time'' for Wally the Warthog in ''Total Destruction''.
* TitleDrop - In the intro for ''Rampage 2: Universal Tour''.
---> "Heaven help us! They're on a rampage!"
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential - Possibly the point of these games. First off, you may get points
2009 film by snacking on civilians and soldiers. But there's also the fact that, in ''World Tour'', there are elders, entire families (including kids) and ''wheelchair-bound people'' among the victims!!!
** Total Destruction takes this UpToEleven with ACTUAL CRUELTY: One of the monsters' favorite food is a CAT.
** VideoGameCrueltyPunishment - ...however, sometimes your attempts to eat some poor bastard just trying to take a bath (or at least raiding his fridge) are met with your monster eating [[ShockAndAwe a toaster]] or a jug of poison instead.
*** Not to mention the fact that eating clergymen results in your monster getting struck by lightning...
* WasOnceAMan - George was a Scumlabs employee who turned out as an accidental test subject. Lizzie drank contamined water. Ralph ate contamined food. The rest is history.

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Uwe Boll, see [[Film/Rampage here]].

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2nd Nov '11 10:14:15 AM Bissek
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* SubliminalSeduction: Parodied in the Atari Lynx version.
--> There are no (Buy a Lynx) subliminal messages (Or two) in this game (Buy a Lynx).
22nd Oct '11 9:14:41 PM FordPrefect
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Rampage was ported to most home computers and video game consoles of its time, including the Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MS-DOS/IBM PC, ZX Spectrum, NES, and Sega Master System. The Atari Lynx version adds a special fourth character named Larry, a giant rat. The NES version excludes Ralph, reducing the number of monsters to two. Rampage was included as part of the Arcade Party Pak for the PlayStation in 1999. More recently, Rampage was included in 2003's Midway Arcade Treasures, a compilation of arcade games for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. This game is also available as a bonus feature in Rampage: Total Destruction. Tiger Electronics released a handheld LCD version of the game in the 1990's.

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Rampage ''Rampage'' was ported to most home computers and video game consoles of its time, including the Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MS-DOS/IBM PC, ZX Spectrum, NES, and Sega Master System. The Atari Lynx version adds a special fourth character named Larry, a giant rat. The NES version excludes Ralph, reducing the number of monsters to two. Rampage ''Rampage'' was included as part of the Arcade Party Pak for the PlayStation in 1999. More recently, Rampage ''Rampage'' was included in 2003's Midway Arcade Treasures, a compilation of arcade games for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. This game is also available as a bonus feature in Rampage: ''Rampage: Total Destruction.Destruction''. Tiger Electronics released a handheld LCD version of the game in the 1990's.



* OnlySaneMan - Dr. Betty Veronica in World Tour, the news anchor in the intros for the PSX version of Universal Tour and Rampage Through Time.

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* OnlySaneMan - Dr. Betty Veronica in World Tour, the news anchor in the intros for the PSX version of Universal Tour ''Universal Tour'' and Rampage ''Rampage Through Time.Time''.



* TitleDrop - In the intro for Rampage 2: Universal Tour.

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* TitleDrop - In the intro for Rampage ''Rampage 2: Universal Tour.Tour''.
22nd Aug '11 7:39:19 AM Brainiac0982
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k8qI-eu3c8]]



* FetishFuel - Dr. Betty Veronica. Between levels, she is sometimes seen in different sexy poses.
** Vorarephilia forums often have a thread or two devoted to Rampage games.
*** Not to mention the transformation aspect.
22nd Aug '11 7:35:20 AM Brainiac0982
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''Rampage'' is a 1986 arcade game by Bally Midway. Players take control of gigantic monsters trying to survive against onslaughts of military forces. Each round is completed when a particular city is completely reduced to rubble. Not to be confused with [[{{Film/Rampage}} the Uwe Boll movie]].

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''Rampage'' is a 1986 arcade game by [[MidwayGames Bally Midway.Midway]]. Players take control of gigantic monsters trying to survive against onslaughts of military forces. Each round is completed when a particular city is completely reduced to rubble. Not to be confused with [[{{Film/Rampage}} the Uwe Boll movie]].
31st Jul '11 5:19:41 PM Tyoria
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - the sheer, overwhelming number of monsters populating the final game (30, plus 10 exclusive for the Wii) is arguably one of the reasons it tanked so thoroughly: none of them were particularly interesting, and none of them were really worth the effort to unlock. A true MissedMomentOfAwesome.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters - the sheer, overwhelming number of monsters populating the final game (30, plus 10 exclusive for the Wii) is arguably one of the reasons it tanked so thoroughly: none of them were particularly interesting, and none of them were really worth the effort to unlock. A true MissedMomentOfAwesome.
30th Jul '11 6:33:46 PM Jackerel
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* DefeatByModesty - When your monster is defeated, he/she reverts back to human form and sidles away covering his/her privates in shame.

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* DefeatByModesty - When your monster is defeated, defeated in the first and second game, he/she reverts back to human form and sidles away covering his/her privates in shame.



* NoEnding - The destruction simply goes on and on and on and on...

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* NoEnding - The destruction simply goes on and on and on and on... in the first game, the final level was on the moon, but the best you got was a congratulation screen.
30th Jul '11 1:04:08 PM TitoMosquito
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k8qI-eu3c8]]



* HairOfGold - Lizzie in her human form in World Tour.

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* HairOfGold - Lizzie in her human form in World Tour.''World Tour''.
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