Pandering to the instincts of superhuman power Rampage was introduced in 1986. The three central characters are George a King-Kong size gorilla, Lizzie a Godzilla-type lizard and Ralph a gigantic werewolf. The game is set in North America, The game can be played simultaneously by three gamers who seek to control the protagonists, who are on a rampage in cities across North America, starting in Peoria, Illinois and culminating in Plano, Illinois.
These monsters possess formidable strength and can climb buildings or smash them to rubble. To advance to the next level, the monsters need to destroy buildings in a city, eating citizens, mutilating army transport, police vehicles etc. What stalls the monsters in their barbaric Rampage forward? Enemy bullets, and dynamite shells. The effect of these antidotes is reversed by eating chicken and fruits.
During the trail of destruction, the monsters generally find items or people, which can prove to be helpful or harmful. The helpful stuff that one can get in the game is the food and money, while dangerous stuffs are bomb, and cigarettes. The smashing window opens up with the helpful stuff or harmful or it can be both. At the end of the game, players receive huge bonus points as a vitamin bonus, which aids in healing all the monsters. The whole circle of cities, repeat itself for 5 times.
Bally Technologies Inc.
Bally is one of the most well-known names in arcade history as manufacturers of coin-operated videogames and pinball machines.
It all began in 1932 under the name of Bally Manufacturing Corporation, founded by Raymond Moloney in Chicago, Illinois. The primary focus was the making of coin-op pinball games, but the company dabbled in other ventures including the manufacture of gambling equipment and vending machines. After the death of its founder in 1958, private investors purchased the company in 1963. It was during this time that the Bally owners became interested in casino gaming, and in 1964 their first electromechanical slot machine, Money Honey, was released.
In 1969 Bally Manufacturing Corp. acquired Midway Manufacturing Co., one of their major competitors in the pinball machine market. The Midway team designed a video game console and simple computer which was released under the Bally name in 1978 - the Bally Professional Arcade (eventually renamed Bally Computer System and then Bally Astrocade). Using a custom video display chip, this 8-bit console had 4k of RAM, a keyboard, and used cassette-sized cartridges known as Videocades. Users could also do minimal programming with the BASIC program included. About 45 games were released for this console.
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