Happy Monday readers (if there is such a thing). We’ve got a quick piece of news to share with you today about the new Rampage arcade game.
As you might recall, Dave & Busters received a new age version of Rampage in March. This is based upon the classic arcade game of the same name but designed for videmption play. It hit just in time for the movie, which domestically has made about $90 million the last I checked. If you have visited a Dave & Busters location in the past month or two, chances are you have come across this one.
If you were hoping to see the game show up in a wider variety of places then you are in luck. I found out today from a distributor that Adrenaline Amusements is targeting a June release for market at large. It was uncertain whether or not the game would enjoy such a thing as Dave & Busters has enjoyed permanent exclusives in the past such as with the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots and Spider-Man Homecoming. Tomb Raider on the other hand is supposed to be shipping out to other locations this month, with Rampage now right behind it.
UPDATE: Adrenaline has provided distributor Betson Entertprises with this direct feed trailer. Adrenaline has their own YouTube channel but they decided not to post it there; they haven’t updated that channel in 4 years. This shows how different the game is – faster paced with the destruction of floors happening instantly and it’s one endless city instead of having the pauses of moving from one city to the other. There is of course the focus on winning tickets as well.
I was also sent this flyer with text (“for a chance to win the bonus”) that indicates that it will remain a videmption title. We haven’t been seeing many flyers for new games as of late so it’s kind of nice to get this:
One interesting thing I noticed about this flyer is that “Amusements” has been removed from Adrenaline’s logo…could just be an early version with this mistake as their website still shows the traditional logo.
What do you think about this upcoming release?
The “Endless Experience” on the flyer defines the game play: it’s an endless runner to fill the green bar on the screen. That’s fine for D&B videmption, but I would change that for a “rest of the world” release. Maybe split levels into worlds with different graphic themes and/or do a sub-game. Players should notice a success, if they don’t play for redemption.
I think separating ‘jump’ and ‘attack’ would be way better for a non redemption mode, as well. I wonder how things would go if Raw Thrills was commissioned by D&B to make a Rampage game. Given TMNT and their retro remix games like Space Invaders Frenzy, I think we would’ve seen at least an amusement mode.