''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. [[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with [[Film/{{Rampage}} the Uwe Boll movie]].

!!! Description
Up to three simultaneous players control the monsters George (a Film/KingKong-like gorilla), Lizzy (a Franchise/{{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, as a subsidiary of Creator/WilliamsElectronics, Midway licensed ''Rampage'' along with other Williams 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.
** One of the last cities featured in ''World Tour'' is New York.
* AlienInvasion: In ''Universal Tour''. They replace the normal enemies, and gradually their buildings replace the normal buildings as well.
* AlliterativeName: A great number of the monsters that appeared in the series have names that are alliterative with their species. George is a gorilla, Lizzie a lizard, Jack Jackalope, Jill Jellyfish, the list goes on. Seems the animal a person mutates into depends almost entirely on their name.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Philbert from ''Total Destruction'', despite being an ungalate.
* 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.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Dr. Betty Veronica wears a short labcoat.
* 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.
* DestructiveSavior: The monsters in ''Universal Tour'', ironically enough. The aliens plans to invade the Earth ends up getting thwarted by the monsters, who go on to level their home planet as well.
* DrugsAreBad: Done surprisingly subtly. Eating random pills or syringes you find in buildings in World Tour causes your character to vomit and lose health.
* 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.
* {{Expy}}: Both George and Liz are obviously modeled after KingKong and Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.
* {{Fartillery}}
** Harley's special power in ''Through Time''.
** Averted in ''Total Destruction''. The monsters can fart and burp, but it doesn't do any damage.
* {{Gasshole}}: The monsters in ''Total Destruction'' will ''always'' burp and/or fart after they eat someone or something. [[UpToEleven Even the ones who don't physically have a mouth or anus]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In ''World Tour'', when the monsters revert back into humans, they stand up naked for about a second before [[NakedFreakOut realizing this and covering up]]. The sprites are small, but if you take a close look, you can see their private parts before they cover themselves.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The aliens in ''Universal Tour''. You free the monsters from the previous two games, then out of nowhere, Earth is invaded by aliens.
* GuideDangIt:
** ''Total Destruction'' does not tell the players which city each monster should go to in order to unlock a new special power. Which means you'll probably be replaying the ''entire game over and over and over again'' with all the monsters just to find them all.
** The game also doesn't even hint at where they can find the new monsters to unlock. That means you need to search every single city, every single district, every single building, '''every single window'''...
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: The pose the naked human form adopts.
* HelicopterFlyswatter
* HotScientist: Dr. Betty Veronica. And how!
* HumongousMecha: Two types in ''World Tour'': one attacks with flamethrowers and machine guns, the bigger version punches you and turns into the smaller variant when destroyed.
* {{Kaiju}}
* KentBrockmanNews: Rampage 2 and 3 began with newscasts by WBC, and succeeded in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBfhTnR2EPs being]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzwTimPtoHM hilarious]].
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Rampage 2: Universal Tour'' on {{Nintendo 64}} has two:
** One came with a Rampage Baby, one of three possible plush keychains of George, Lizzie, and Ralph.
** Another came with a shirt.
* 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.
* {{Meganekko}}: Dr. Betty Veronica.
* {{Mutants}}: According to the storyline this what the monsters are. In the first three games, they were the result of failed Scum Labs experiments, and in the final game, the monsters were all part of a test group for Scum Soda.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Who the hell tries to market something called "Scum Soda"?
* NoEnding: The destruction simply goes on and on and on and on... in the first game, the final level was on the moon, but [[AWinnerIsYou the best you got was a congratulation screen]].
** Averted in the most recent game: Total Destruction. After defeating the final boss in New York, it is revealed that everyone thinks that the monsters are a publicity stunt and Scum Soda, which caused the problem in the first place, is sold out everywhere.
* {{Notzilla}}: Lizzie, a woman who has mutated into a giant Godzilla-esque lizard monster.
* OnlySaneMan: Dr. Betty Veronica in World Tour, the news anchor in the intros for the PSX version of ''Universal Tour'' and ''Rampage Through Time''.
* PrimAndProperBun: Dr. Betty Veronica.
* SamusIsAGirl: It's a surprise for some players that Lizzie is a female. Mostly due to the fact that female characters were still rare in video games in the mid-1980s.
* ShesGotLegs: Dr. Betty Veronica.
* 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 ''Film/KingKong''.
** Dr. [[BettyAndVeronica Betty Veronica]]. Having them both as one would solve [[ArchieComics Archie's]] dilemma.
* 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!"
* ToiletHumour: Mostly in ''Total Destruction'', as listed above under {{Gasshole}}. Even the loading screens weren't immune to this; during the loading screens, you can randomly press buttons on the controller, and some of them trigger a farting or belching noise.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Dr. Betty Veronica, who is the only Scumlabs employee who isn't malevolent or even evil in the slightest!
* 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 [[BoltOfDivineRetribution struck by lightning]]...
** In a 2 player or more game, if one of the other players dies and turns back to human, one of the other players can eat them... which only gains the player that did so a tiny bit of health and drops their score to zero.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: In all of the games, if the monsters eat something hazardous, they'll probably regurgitate it. It's worse in ''Total Destruction'', as the monsters actually sound like they're puking their guts out instead of just spitting or groaning, [[{{Squick}} and the vomit looks much grosser]].
* WasOnceAMan: George was a Scumlabs employee who turned out as an accidental test subject (thanks to an experimental Mega-Vitamin). Lizzie drank contaminated water. Ralph ate contaminated sausage.
** In Total Destruction, the original three monsters, as well as the others, were test subjects for Scum Labs new product, Scum Soda.
* WorldTour: The monster destroy various cities. One game is even ''named'' with the trope!

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