Rush'n Attack [Model GX577]

A 33-year-old Arcade Video Game by Konami Industry

Rush

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Information for the following ROM(s): rushatck

DESCRIPTION

Rush'n Attack © 1985 Konami.


Rush'n Attack is a horizontally-scrolling action/platform game set during the Cold War. A US Special Forces Marine must infiltrate a Russian military base to save four POWs from being executed by firing squad. Initially, the marine is armed with only a combat knife, but by killing the certain enemy troops, players can obtain either a three-shot flamethrower, a four-shot RPG, or a three-pack of hand grenades.

The Marine can jump or lie down to avoid enemy fire, as well as climb ladders to avoid the troops, projectiles and flashing land-mines that litter the stages. While it's possible to stand in one area to rack up points, if players take too long to proceed, the game will send out tougher and tougher enemies until a stealth-like bomber eventually appears to take out the player. There is also an unseen time limit that will kill off players if they take too long to complete the stage.

Rush'n Attack has four stages in total: a missile base, a harbour, an air Base and a Siberian POW Camp. At the end of each stage the Marine will face a group of enemies specific to that stage: Stage 1 ends with a truckload of running and jump-kicking soldiers, Stage 2 with a pack of fierce dogs and their handlers, Stage 3 with three Gyro-copters and Stage 4 with a number of multi-shot flamethrower operators.

The game is completed once the captives have been rescued at the end of the fourth stage, after which the action starts over with an increased level of difficulty.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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Rush'n Attack [Model GX577] the Arcade Video Game
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Game ID : GX577

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SN76496 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Rush'n Attack was released in July 1985.

This game is known outside US as "Green Beret [Model GX577]".

Rush'n Attack = Russian Attack. One of the Cold War nightmare scenarios, stopping a proposed nuclear attack!
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TIPS AND TRICKS

* Go wild using weapons! : The weapon-providing character appears frequently. You don't have to be thrifty.

* Watch out for ladders! : When a ladder is nearby, you will climb it up/down instead of jumping/crouching. Be careful.

* Watch the enemy carefully : Enemies attacking from a distance always move in a particular way. Watch carefully!

* How to destroy mines ? : Destroy mines with grenades.

* Use the knife rapidly : If enemies come from both the left and right, rapidly use the knife and face both directions.

* Learn enemy appearance patterns : There are certain difficult points in the game. Learn how enemies appear and come up with a way to overcome the situation.

PORTS

CONSOLES:
[US] Nintendo NES (apr.1987) "Rush'n Attack [Model NES-RA-USA]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [US] (may.23, 2007)
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [US] (dec.15, 2009) "Konami Classics Vol.2 [Model 30086]"

HANDHELDS:
[US] Nintendo GBA (mar.21, 2002) "Konami Collector's Series - Arcade Advanced [Model AGB-AKCE-USA]"
[US] Nintendo DS (mar.27, 2007) "Konami Classic Series - Arcade Hits [Model NTR-ACXE-USA]"

COMPUTERS:
[US] Atari 800 (1986)
Commodore 16 [US] (1986)
[US] Commodore C64 (1986) as "Green Beret"
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25"] [US] (1989)

OTHERS:
Konami Arcade Advanced Plug 'n Play TV Game [US] (2004) by Majesco

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.