Video Game: Retro City Rampage

The entire open-world is in danger.

THE PLAYER is out for a friendly frolic of CRIME CAPERS when suddenly ambushed by EVIL GOOD GUYS. They will stop at nothing to end his RAMPAGE OF DOOM threatening the citizens of Theftropolis City. Are YOU bad enough to defeat the EVIL GOOD GUYS?

Retro City Rampage is a WiiWare, Play Station Network and PC (downloadable from Steam and game released in October 2012; the Xbox Live Arcade version was released in January 2013, and a Nintendo 3DS release (as Retro City Rampage DX) followed in February 2014.

The story goes that the game's original developer, Brian Provinciano, built his own homebrew engine for NES development, and started work on a Retraux demake of Grand Theft Auto III. After overcoming programming limitations by moving the game to the PC, he started adding in other various references to the characters from his childhood, including, but no doubt not limited to classic games such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Bionic Commando.

As these references became more and more prevalent, Brian decided to make the game an entirely new game as opposed to a straight Retraux demake, and the result is the game that you see before you.

The game also contains an awesome soundtrack by Jake "Virt" Kaufman.

View the soundtrack trailer here.

On November 2015, a sequel titled "Shakedown Hawaii" was announced. Little is known about the game at this point, except that it takes place 30 years after the original game and features 16-bit graphics.

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