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Retro City Rampage

7 months ago

Shakedown Hawaii cuts a deal for an Epic launch this spring

Shakedown Hawaii - the much-delayed sequel to Vblank Entertainment's grand GTA parody Retro City Rampage - is nearly here, and will be making its debut on the Epic store later this spring. The scope of the game seems to have grown a bit since I last looked. It now blends its pseudo-16-bit aesthetic with the 80s trappings of GTA: Vice City and the character-hopping story…

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4 years ago

Less Retro, Same City Rampage: Shakedown Hawaii

After romping through '80s and early '90s pop culture in the 8-bit-styled Retro City Rampage, developers Vblank Entertainment are skipping forward a few years. They've announced Shakedown Hawaii [official site], a follow-up open-world murder simulator which skips towards a 16-bit art style and, I'd imagine, later into '90s pop culture. Presumably the Back to the Future references are now Back to the Future Part III…

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5 years ago

More Retro, Better Rampage: Retro City Rampage DX

Revisiting old work is a strange and terrible thing. Personally, I like to imagine everything I write vanishes into a virtual paper shredder after about twenty minutes. Vblank Entertainment, however, have returned to Retro City Rampage after two years to spruce it up with a big free update. They describe Retro City Rampage: DX as "a top to bottom remastering of just about everything", rebalancing…

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7 years ago

Brand Theft Auto: Retro City Rampage Out Next Week

True fact: Retro City Rampage has been in development since the late '80s. I mean, look at it. To this day, no one knows exactly how it managed to pre-date many of the games it originally set out to parody, but you can't argue with the sheer history that's written in charming 8-bit graphics. It has, in other words, been quite a long wait since…

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