Retro City Rampage (WiiWare)

Game Profile

A parody of the open-world action genre, Retro City Rampage takes modern game mechanics and mashes them into an authentic 8-bit experience.

It's one half fast paced arcade game, the other half a hilarious story mode!

It's all the driving and shooting you'd expect and a whole lot more! With missions that twist pages straight from classic game experiences, you get to re-live and rewrite history in a way only a modern anti-hero could!

When it comes to enemies, weapons are only the beginning! Put on your boots and jump on their heads! Toss 'em around to knock the rest down! Become truly unstoppable with awesome power-ups!

Through its world, characters and missions, Retro City Rampage lampoons the entire 8-bit era --from its games to the TV, movies and pop culture!

Game Review


Europe PAL Version

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Rack up those combos, Player!

Retro City Rampage is a lot of things, but subtle isn't one of them. One of the first screens — with the title "Common Sense Warning!" — informs you that the game is packed with parodies, and it continues to bludgeon you over the head as you play. You...

Game Screenshots

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User Comments (25)



StuffyStuff said:

This game looks pretty cool. The music is awesome and it looks like it's stole levels and gameplay from Contra, TMNT (the first one) and Bionic Commando. This looks like a must download.



Timwario said:

The developer is being quiet, and hasn't beeen saying anything for a while, something's up. One thing's for sure, I can't wait to play this on my Wii. The moment I saw this in nintendo power, I quickly jumped up and immediately put it on my wish list. I haven't been this excited for a game in a while. I can't wait.



estoiagamer said:

You know this game is based on 8-bit gta.There actually was a game like that but its lost and canceled



wallyobass12 said:

This is vaporware!

no no my friends, this here is what we call a pipedream, a front, a lie for the most part. This dood is some sort of psychotic perfectionist, and will never ever be able to meet his own "standards"... its all bogus. Lol I give up on this game, lol but its funny how NL still has it as a game that isn't out yet....LOL! it's never going to come out, same thing with Night Sky by Nicalis....

It's all just pipedreams...

Sweet, heavenly pipedreams...

Well sorry, I live in objective reality, and I refuse to sit by and idly wait for something I fullheartedly know that isn't to be.

I mean I've heard of rushjobs, but this is a .... NOjob....

IE...it was never meant to be..
basically, the intent of this game ,was to scare competitors into never making the above mentioned canceled game. Why? Because Im sure this dood wrote a little bit of code for the game, but come on, lets be real, its like if you are not ready to release it, then do not give a date, do not give us false hope! It's sad, because it looked like a clever game, but I heard from the man himself! "I am not going through with the development of Retro City Rampage, due to insufficient funds and lack of time to write all of the strings of code for this original NES game, I apologize to the antcipated fans, but I can no longer afford to support making this game, possibly in the future when more monetary units become available, i will be able to make my way back into this venture,"



wallyobass12 said:

That is a direct quote btw. I knew it was too good to be true! Im surprised NL didn't get that info before me!



Corbs said:

I'm playing that Vaporware right now for the preview and it seems pretty solid for vaporware.



Warioware said:

Well the official website looks like it's still being updated and says coming in 2011 so it seems to be up and running. Hope it doesn't end up like Super Meat Boy.....



Thwiidscube said:

I read about this game in the July (2011) issue of GamePro! They interviewed the developer. Also, they showed all of the parodies in the game (If you watch the video above, you can see the character go down a warp pipe and collect money from brick blocks. Also, those bushes with the eyes in the Mario series are seen before the character goes in the pipe.)

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