Massive Mountebank Monsters
Despite the title, there is no association between Rampage: Smash City Monster Destruction Game and the Rampage series from the defunct Midway. On the surface, both this game and the Midway series have a similar premise: destroy everything as a kaiju. On closer inspection, however, the two aren’t that similar. This Rampage could be charitably described as a pick-up-and-play action game. The most significant difference is that the Midway series had some care put into it. Moreover, this game can’t decide what it wants us to call it. The title screen lists the title as Rampage: Big Meets Bigger, with the icon simply saying Rampage.
Rampage’s developer is a Vietnamese company called ABI Global LTD, or ABI Games. The first thing one may notice about ABI Games is they like copying popular properties. They’ve copied things like Among Us, Squid Game and Henry Stickmin, to name a few. They even use altered images from Jimmy Neutron on this game’s store page and Godzilla in the game itself. All of those things make ABI Games seem suspiciously like the Among Us imposters they counterfeit.
Asset Store Soup
Rampage: Smash City Monster Destruction is an aesthetic pool of sewage. Hardly anything is visually coherent. ABI Games just took a bunch of Unity Store assets and threw together a game. One may even recognize the front from games like Merge Monster Evolution: Summon & Merge RPG. Nothing is scaled correctly, and the city is a floating square that abruptly ends with water on all sides. They even have the nerve to subject players to soulless stock music that one would hear in an awful commercial. Granted, Rampage is a bit more competent than most of its ilk in that it actually functions. Doing the bare minimum isn’t exactly high praise, though.
The gameplay of Rampage: Smash City Monster Destruction is pretty basic. All one needs to do is steer one’s monster into the various targets. The kaiju will eat the people or animals and break buildings automatically. At first, the game doesn’t present much of a challenge. As one progresses through the game, however, it throws more things at the player. Those things include rival kaiju, falling missiles and some power-ups. Of course, all of that doesn’t prevent the game from becoming mind-numbing. The wonky hitboxes and awkward bump combat akin to that of the old Ys games don’t help either.
The Same Old Nonsense
As expected from this kind of game, Rampage: Smash City Monster Destruction has tons of ads. As is typical with low-effort games, it’s likely that this title’s sole purpose is to be a platform for advertisements. The game offers are rewards attached to watching ads, although the game forces players to watch ads regardless of their choices.
Rampage: Smash City Monster Destruction makes use of standard, bottom-tier mobile features. Things like login bonuses, tasks that the game calls quests and a shop with microtransactions all make an appearance. Outside of the obligatory supply packs, the shop lets players unlock everything and remove ads for a fee. It’s not that it’s worth it, though. This game is nothing more than a cheap cash grab. One should just play the 1986 arcade game Rampage instead.
Is It Hardcore?
Not in the slightest.
Rampage: Smash City Monster Destruction is ostensibly a simple action title about kaiju destruction. The reality is that it’s a lazily-made ad machine created for easy money. Just seek out the true Rampage from Midway or one of the many Godzilla games instead.