Hamster is releasing Konami's 1985 run-and-gun shooter Rush'n Attack ("Russian Attack" - get it?) on the Switch eShop today.
The title – which was released under the alternative name Green Beret in Japan and Europe – is part of Hamster's superb Arcade Archives range. You're tasked with going behind enemy lines to rescue POWs and start off with nothing but a knife, but you can gain other weapons as you move through the game, including a flamethrower. Toasty!
The game was ported to several home computers in the '80s, and was also released on the NES in 1987. Will you be downloading it today? Let us know with a comment.
Never heard of this before
Is worth go?
I had Green Beret on the Speccy. I don't remember if it was any good though.
Next classic game in idiotic price....I love arcade games but 8$ for 50-100KB game (without emulator) from 80's is overpriced
@Mirage-5x5 You must be very young
@Mirage-5x5 no unless you like pain suffering and death. the arcade game is bad enough this is worse. but if you have wife two kids and a cat you might enjoy it
I used to play this game on the NES when first released. I never made it far as it was pretty difficult at the time. I’ll prob give this one a go for purchase.
btw I love Hamster and all the work they’ve done with the Arcade Archives! every time I purchase a game, it feels like I turn into a child that has gone back in time with an endless amount of coins 🪙 in my pocket 🥰
I bloody love this game. In fact, I remember playing through Castlevania and thinking it gave me Green Beret vibes lol (sure folk won't get that though haha)
@mobor Were are too old. lol
I had this game on Commodore 64. A old classic.
The music in C64 version is legendary, but i don't know if the good music is in the "Rush'n version".
I always get this mixed up with Midnight Resistance. Used to play this on the Amstrad CPC - better that the Speccy and C64 😜
I won't get this only because it doesen't have the legendary soundtrack from Commodore 64.
This is not for me, still having nightmares of that rock hard game on Amstrad CPC
Had this on the c64 the music as others have mentioned was awesome never knew it went under a different title wonder if combat school had a different name in other regions?
I picked that game up the day I also bought Elevator Action and The Legend of Zelda. Can you guess what got most of my attention??
I was a bit Disappointed, I had pictured commando in my head, that was a great game at the time
Buying it now
I know this as Green Beret, used to play it at my friend’s house but I’ll be damned if I can remember what platform he had it on.
I used to love this game (I was actually good enough to beat it too). Not sure how well it’s aged since the late 80’s but I’ll probably buy it today. I wonder if I still have my hand drawn map of the fourth level where they introduced the mortars and paratroopers .
Used to love this game in the arcade and on the NES. However I never actually beat it until the "Konami Arcade Classics" edition on Gameboy Advance.
Will definitely give this one a look.
Only ever played it on Commodore 64 when I was cough younger cough. The C64 soundtrack was legendary for sure. I remember it being quite a hard game... or maybe I just sucked lol.
The NES version would make for a perfect NSO game! But that service is just not what it should be so no wasting time thinking bout what might’ve been!
Hamster releases a big game followed by a few weeks of mediocre games. Which makes me sad to think Raiden has fallen into 2021.
Was this before the Contra series?
I love all the work Hampster is doing, but there are still some big arcade hits missing on the Switch. Where's QBert? Where's Arkanoid? Where's Space Invaders? (yes, it's in Japan, but why is it not on the eShop yet?) Where's all the Atari/Midway games from the 80s and 90s like Defender, Smash TV, Paperboy, Marble Madness? Again, love all the classic games that are on the console, I'd just love to see these ones at some point.
@kingbk Oh I echo this. I would love to see more Midway, Atari and Capcom games on Switch too
@GrailUK I'd much rather a hamster version of street fighter in the 100mb range than the 5gb anniversary collection. And I'd love some Mortal Kombat.
Reminds me of that crappy third NES Contra game that I never like. May give this a pass.
I never played it, it wasn't one of the Konami games I had on my MSX as a child, but I genuinely want to know if the arcade (not ports to 80s computers) is worth it. Difficulty aside.
Agreed that it would be nice to see Hamster or even M2 port more well-known and beloved, genuine classics to the Switch while the opportunity is there. Not that being able to experience the more obscure titles is a bad thing at all, but from Pole Position and Ms. Pac-Man to Pengo, Zaxxon, and Congo Bongo, from Daytona USA and Super Star Wars Arcade to Afterburner, there are still an insane number of arcade games still absent that I'm certain would be readily purchased by far more people (and yes, I'm aware of some of the licensing issues and whatnot, but much of the fault lies with Konami, Bandai-Namco, and Sega for not putting more effort into their respective releases/collections on the Switch to date).
@sixrings ...I'm not an MK fan myself. But that doesn't mean I don't want you to be happy too lol
I remember Green Bert from my Speccy days. Blinking hard!! Think I managed to get onto level two, but no further. As much as I’d like to play the arcade original, I’ll give it a miss as I wouldn’t get value for money out of it
I used to play this at a 7 Eleven store when I was growing up in Alaska. It was right next to the arcade game of Super Mario Bros. Was fun, I’ll probably pick this up as it has heavy nostalgia for me.
The title always made me think “Russian Attack" as during the Cold War Era Russia was our enemy and it sounded the same as Rush-N-Attack.
Midnight Resistance was a wonderful game, and not nearly as difficult as Green Beret (which I always got mixed up with Commando for some reason)
Oh totally! Smash TV (loved the SNES version as well), Paperboy, and (what I totally want as always) a Capcom platform side scroller comp (GnG, Strider, Bionic Commando, etc).
Bobby Bearing was much better than Marble Madness though
I remember this. It was hard back then.
@Slowdive Gotcha. Never heard of it before this article.
I’m 14th on the leader board atm. One of my favourite games ever!
Hot tip: Set the difficulty to Very Hard and more of the weapon drop guys appear making the game easier.
Now I’d like Ms. PAC-MAN, Duck Hunt, Bubble Bobble, Arkanoid, Operation Wolf, New Zealand Story and Mysterious Stones: Dr. John’s Adventure.
Currently again, Wiki is showing over100 games for Arcade Archives coming soon
This was also shown 2 days ago, but someone keeps deleting them, then they get added again
Arkanoid, Rainbow Islands, The New Zealand Story, Op Wolf / Thunderbolt, Jailbreak, are on the list
Edit. And again they have been removed
I never played this in the arcade, but I have it on the GBA. Pretty good game.
Dope. I love this game.
I used to have this on the BBC Micro - that was a bad conversion! I then played it some years later on MAME and found it to be quite enjoyable.
You’d likely get less than 30 minutes out of the game before getting bored though.
Perhaps they should make all their Arcade Games free and you pay 20p to have a go?
I burned through my allowance every week at the local bowling alley on arcade games just like this. I always remembered the siren at the beginning of each level - even when I forgot the name. Loved a good one hit kill side scroller.
I used to play this at the local roller rink in the 80s, and then rented it all the time for the NES. This is one of the ultimate classic Konami games, in my opinion.
This was also ported the GBA on Konami Arcade Advance, and I think was also in the DS successor Konami Classic Series: Arcade Hits (although I don't think I saw the latter in stores much myself, only got my copy back in the day buying it directly from Konami, so I don't know how many people played it).
I loved this on the NES. Another game which I missed on the NES which I hope will be ported over is Bionic Commando. Will be picking up this arcade port of Green Beret though.
@OorWullie likewise, I remember one of my older brothers enjoying it. Konami did a reboot on PS3 and 360 that was alright.
@mobor I have quite a few Hamster Arcade Archive games on my wish list but I almost never buy them because the price and the fact they never go on sale irritates me so.
@Kovats56 I sholud think about Anbernic RG350M. Highly recommended. I have thousands of classics on it
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