A new iteration of the classic Rampage is in the works for the Nintendo GameCube and Sony PlayStation 2. Entitled Rampage Total Destruction, the game features more city-bashing mayhem with mutated monsters George the Gorilla, Lizzie the Lizard, and Ralph the Wolf. Retrogaming has word that there will be twenty-seven new monsters in this installment, too.
In addition to our old-school favorite characters, George, Lizzie, and Ralph, Rampage Total Destruction will also include a 27 new characters such as Icky the Echidna, Crock the Crocodile, and Rocky the Rock Monster. Looks like pretty soon they will be rivaling Marvel vs. Capcom 2, for the biggest character lineup. This should add a bit more character to an already fun game.
I remember Rampage from the rainy Saturdays of my youth when a friend and I would rent the game and waste an entire day demolishing buildings until the entire United States map turned black. Then later came the sequel, Rampage World Tour, that I first encountered in an arcade at Universal Studios Orlando and then later in the compilation disc Midway Arcade Treasures 2.
One of the common themes in the Rampage world is that once a monster runs out of energy it turns back into its woefully underpowered small human counterpart. I'm sure we all know the pain of seeing George fall from the top of a skyscraper and transform back into a little weakling. After hearing about this new sequel I think it's crucial to raise an important question. Classic game franchises tend to change as they evolve, so it's vital that we know right now whether or not Lizzie still turns back into a naked woman
when she powers down. A lot of gamers depend on... what? Oh, like you're not just as curious.