Rampage Puzzle Attack

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Rampage Puzzle Attack
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Developer(s) Ninai Games
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Designer(s) Mikko Miettinen
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release
  • NA: November 29, 2001
  • EU: December 7, 2001
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Rampage Puzzle Attack is a puzzle game for Game Boy Advance, developed by Finnish development house Ninai Games and published by Midway Games.

The game is based on the Rampage characters. At the beginning of the game, the three characters from the original game, George, Lizzie and Ralph, are available, but more characters who appeared in other games of the series can be unlocked through the Rescue mode. The characters appear on screen during the game play, climbing the side of the play arena or being caged at the bottom. The game was the first console game that was developed in Finland.[1]

The game uses password save.

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay-wise, the game is similar to Ninai's earlier games in Drop Mania series. Some other games it could be compared to are Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo and related games.

The basic idea is that the player drops two colored blocks at a time to the playfield. The blocks then merge into contiguous areas. When the player drops a flashing "detoblock" of matching color to touch the area, the entire area is removed and scored. This can lead to chains and combos, which lead to higher scores.

The game includes a single- and two-player modes. The following modes are available in the single-player mode:

  • Clear mode - this includes various areas that need to be cleared to advance to the next level.
  • Puzzle mode - Similar to Clear mode, but there are only a limited number of blocks this time.
  • Rescue mode - A cage is added to the bottom of the playfield, and the idea is to remove the blocks on top of it before the time runs out.
  • Marathon mode - There's no set conditions of win, the game continues until it's impossible to keep going.

Two-player modes include Rescue mode (similar to the one-player mode), Score mode (competition for higher score) and Attack mode.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 71/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 2.5/5 stars[3]
Game Informer 5/10[4]
GamesMaster 80%[5]
GameZone 8.5/10[6]
IGN 8.5/10[7]
Nintendo Power 2.9/5[8]
Nintendo World Report 9/10[9]

The game received "average" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grönholm, Tuukka (February 2002). "Rampage Puzzle Attack". Pelit (2/2002). Retrieved May 17, 2007.  (Note: Web archive only available for magazine subscribers)
  2. ^ a b "Rampage Puzzle Attack for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Miller, Skyler. "Rampage Puzzle Attack - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 16, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rampage Puzzle Attack". Game Informer (107): 91. March 2002. 
  5. ^ "Rampage Puzzle Attack". GamesMaster. 2002. 
  6. ^ The Badger (December 17, 2001). "Rampage Puzzle Attack Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on November 11, 2009. Retrieved September 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ Harris, Craig (December 13, 2001). "Rampage Puzzle Attack". IGN. Retrieved September 30, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rampage Puzzle Attack". Nintendo Power. 152: 136. January 2002. 
  9. ^ Metts, Jonathan (March 7, 2002). "Rampage Puzzle Attack". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved September 30, 2016. 

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