Rampart

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Atari Games Corp. [Milpitas, CA, USA]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Rampart © 1990 Atari Games.


Rampart is a superb arcade puzzle game in which up to three players must build up a castle using Tetris shaped pieces to form a castle wall and enclose their keep. Each player must then place a limited number of cannons inside their castle wall before the timer expires. Once the cannons have been placed the battle itself begins. Players must target their cannons onto the enemy's castle (or, in the one-player game, enemy ships and peons) and destroy as much of the enemy army as possible before the time limit expires.

Once the battle is over the players must repair their castles, again using tetris shapes. The players' Keep must be completely encircled with castle wall or the game is over. In the single-player sea attack game, any enemy ships that manage to reach the coast nearest the player will unload peons that will attack the player's castle by land.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Rampart machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Game ID : 136082

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)
Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 7.231 Khz), YM2413 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Players : 3
Control : trackball
Buttons : 2
TRIVIA
 
Rampart was originally released in February 1991 as a dedicated three-player trackball model. Followed in April 1991 by a two-player joystick conversion kit.

790 dedicated units and 1515 conversion kits were produced in the USA.
254 dedicated units and 278 conversion kits were produced in Ireland (for European distribution).

The original selling price was $2295 at its time of release.
The conversion kit selling price was $945.

The island in Rampart is very similar with a map of Jersey in the Channel Islands, but its purely a coincidence.
TIPS AND TRICKS
 
The peons that attack you after unloading from the ships cannot fire diagonally.
STAFF
 
Programmer, designer : John Salwitz
Artist, designer : David Ralston
Hardware engineer : Tim Hubberstey
Technician : Chris Drobny
Audio : Brad Fuller, Don Diekneite
Artistict support : Sam Comstock, Sean Murphy, Will Noble, Nick Stern
Software support : Peter Lipson, Mike Albaugh, Russel Dawe (Rusty), Ed Rotberg
Commander : Chris Downed
Product manager : Linda Benzler
Cabinet designer : Dave Cook
Asic : Pat Mc Carthy
PORTS
 

Consoles:


Atari 7800 usa (unreleased prototype)
Nintendo NES usa (January 1992) "Rampart [Model NES-73]"
Sega Genesis usa (1991)
Sega Master System europe (1991) "Rampart [Model 301026]"
Atari Lynx usa (1991) "Rampart [Model PA2102]"
Nintendo SNES usa (August 1992) "Rampart [Model SNS-RM]"
Nintendo Game Boy japan (October 30, 1992) "Rampart [Model DMG-R8J]"
Sega Mega Drive japan (December 11, 1992) "Rampart [Model T-48053]"
Nintendo Game Boy usa (1993) "Rampart [Model DMG-R8]"
Nintendo Game Boy europe (1993) "Rampart [Model DMG-R8-NOE]"
Nintendo Game Boy Color usa (November 17, 1999) "Rampart [Model CGB-A5RE]"
Sony PlayStation 2 usa (November 18, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model SLUS-20801]"
Microsoft XBOX usa (November 24, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
Nintendo GameCube usa (December 18, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model DOL-GAKE-USA]"
Microsoft XBOX europe (February 6, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (February 6, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model SLES-51927]"
Nintendo Game Boy Advance europe (September 16, 2005) "Gauntlet / Rampart [Model AGB-B69P]"
Nintendo Game Boy Advance usa (November 3, 2005) "Gauntlet / Rampart [Model AGB-B69E-USA]"
Sony PSP usa (December 13, 2005) "Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play [Model ULUS-10059]"
Sony PSP europe (February 24, 2006) "Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play [Model ULES-00180]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] usa (May 10, 2007)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] europe (June 15, 2007)
Sony PSP [PSN] usa (June 28, 2010) "Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play"
Microsoft XBOX 360 usa (November 6, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins"
Sony PlayStation 3 usa (November 6, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins [Model BLUS-31083]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 europe (November 15, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins"
Sony PlayStation 3 europe (November 15, 2012) "Midway Arcade Origins [Model BLES-01768]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [Games on Demand] usa europe [AU] (August 13, 2013) "Midway Arcade Origins"

Computers:


Atari ST europe (1992)
Commodore C64 europe (1992)
Commodore Amiga europe (1992)
PC [MS-DOS] usa europe (1992)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] usa (August 27, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] europe (November 23, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.

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