Video Game: Retro City Rampage
Retro City Rampage
is a WiiWare
, Play Station Network
and PC (downloadable from Steam
) 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
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