Retro City Rampage DX is a game wherein the modern game mechanics collides with the retro style animation. It has a general look and feel of one of the earlier Grand Theft Auto games, but its difference is that it is fully loaded with in-jokes, pop-culture references, and many more.
Retro City Rampage DX Follows the Console and PC Versions
The story of Retro City Rampage DX follows Player One as he goes around Retro City causing all sorts of chaos because he is a greedy and terrible person. It essentially boils down to following on a story and taking side quests to get in-game cash and occasionally unlockables, with a lot of random point-chasing acts of violence thrown in for good measure; it may look like some other games but what makes it stand out from the rest of “me too” GTA wannabes is its sense of humor.
Retro City Rampage is the same game it was on consoles, PC, and handhelds but now the only difference now is that the player can play it on his phone using touch controls. All the mini-games, graphical character customizations, enigmas, and so on are present. Unlike any other games, its touch controls surprisingly works really well. The virtual buttons are placed wherein it is easier to reach and will not block the screen too much, the appropriate commands are easy to understand, and even more complex actions like taking cover or stomping on heads are a snap to pull off.
The game feels like it has been intentionally created so that the player’s character will plow into pedestrians and other vehicles even if the player carefully tries to avoid it. It will sometimes be a little bothersome when getting from point A to Point B especially when the player always have the police chasing after him, though it fits with the nearly arcade-like nature of gameplay; it is also considerably easy to stoop down and alley, discover a power-up that will make the character invisible to the police, deceive them, and avoid them.
Every pixelated inch of Retro City Rampage DX includes some sort of signal to something. The fact that there is so much of it everywhere actually makes it feel more cohesive, rather than looking like an enormous mess. If the player is looking for a generally well designed and fun to play game with a whole lot of stuff to do, this game is probably a good choice.
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