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Take A Nostalgic Trip Down To "Retro City"

The road to Retro City Rampage‘s release has been a long and strenuous one. Originally supposed to be a de-make of the Grand Theft Auto series called “Grand Theftendo” Brian Provinciano’s brainchild started taking another form after he wanted to make it more original, not just a parody of Rockstar’s beloved series. Instead he took elements from games, cartoons, and movies he loved as a child and inserted them into the main storyline. What was just a mere send-up of a modern-day classic was now a super-parody, filled with jokes found in every crevice of the game. Retro City Rampage is also one of the best love letters to gamers since Polytron’s Fez.

In Retro City Rampage players take control of Player, a guy who’s the opposite of a goodie little two-shoes that helps the evil Jester pull off a massive bank heist. After the Jester accidentally blows up the bus with the loot, Player finds himself being chased by every hero and police officer in town. Soon he steals a time machine, kills Michael J. Fox, and meets Doc, who is tricked by Player into fixing the time machine for his own personal gain.

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Episode CLVII: Seven Psychopaths And A Cemetery Equals Great Ending!

Like a crossbow arrow going through a guy’s neck, here zooms in the Bastards with another fun-filled episode!

This week the B3 crew show nothing but praise for the recent Middle East concert featuring Peelander-Z, Electric Eel Shock, Math the Band, and Sam Mulligan, as they convince you why you need to go out and support these acts. The new Martin McDonagh film Seven Psychopaths is reviewed, as KBD and Blueonic try to find a good way to truly explain this crazed dark comedy without spoiling it. Finally the guys look at the demos for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Forza Horizon, Retro City Rampage, and Naughty Bear: Panic In Paradise, with some conflicting views from both sides regarding two of the titles in the spotlight.

An eye for an eye leaves the world with one guy having one eye. It’s Episode 157: Seven Psychopaths And A Cemetery Equals Great Ending!

You’re Gonna Lose Your Mind In “Retro City”

We’ve all heard about the long-in-development Retro City Rampage, the 8-bit-styled open world game with a heart as big as its funny bone. At E3 this year at the D3 Publisher booth gamers were able to finally go hands-on with it, and what a hilarious romp it turned out to be.

Players control a character named Player, who becomes a criminal under the leadership of the Jester. Your first mission has you help the Jester with a “cliched” bank robbery, which involves taking out cops, running over pedestrians, and stealing the cash from a swimming pool filled with coins in the vault. Unfortunately things don’t go the way things should, as most of your men are taken out before the mission even begins in the most hilarious ways possibles.

Soon after you rob the bank, you are forced to drive through a busy street, which then becomes too impossible to drive through. The Jester then gives you the gift of magic shoes that help you run faster, which you use to cross the street in order to push initiate the Walk signal on the other side. Sadly the bus drivers of Theftropolis City aren’t so kind to let you through, so the Jester instead takes out all the buses with his rocket launcher, including the one that had your stolen loot.

You are then forced to run from the cops on foot, and it gets worse from there. Characters that look conspicuously like Ninja Turtles, the A-Team, and even those two dudes from Contra get caught up in the chase, and things look grim for Player. All of a sudden two teenagers in a time-travelling phone booth appear, and you kick them and their friends out and escape via the time-space continuum. Player then goes back three years into the past. The phone booth gets busted, and you are soon met up with a crazed doc in a DeLorean.

If that last paragraph does not convince you of the awesomeness that is Retro City Rampage, then I don’t know what else to say. Yes, it seems like a nostalgia overkill, but that’s the point of this game. If you were to quickly describe Retro City Rampage, think what would happen if the Zucker Brothers were given the chance to do a Grand Theft Auto parody. The references are everywhere, and if you don’t get one joke you’ll only have to wait a moment for another one to pop out to give you a smile.

The full version of Retro City Rampage will contain over fifty mission, thirty challenges, six playable characters, more than twenty-five weapons to raise anarchy with, forty vehicles to drive around, and much more. While no official release date has been announced, the folks at D3 Publisher have assured me that it would be out very soon on Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, WiiWare, PS Vita, and even PC via Steam. Players can expect some great old-school gaming, tons of cool homages, and so many laughs that you may need an oxygen tank at arm’s length ready to help catch your breath.