Apesh*t: 10 Terrible Gorilla Games

Rampage
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'Rampage' (Atari 2600) Warner Bros.8/10

A brief journey through the ignominious history of simian games

A brief journey through the ignominious history of simian games

8. Rampage

Before Grand Theft Auto, the premiere game of urban destruction was Rampage, in which giant monsters – primarily George the ape, but also Lizzie the lizard and some wolf guy – trashed the USA one city a time. In the arcade, Rampage was a fun time, players competing to eat the most squirming Americans while avoiding the military and kicking down skyscrapers like they were sandcastles. On home consoles, it didn't fare so well. Just look at the sad Atari 2600 version here.

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