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Retro City Rampage DX Makes its Mark on Nintendo Switch

The newist port of Retro City Rampage DX has made its appearance on the Nintendo Switch today (August 3, 2017), available from the eshop. Originally developed with Nintendo’s 8-bit NES in mind, Retro City Rampage has pretty much appeared on all major modern platforms, from PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, and much more. And now it lands on Nintendo’s latest gaming console, the Switch.

For any gamer that has not yet experienced Retro City Rampage yet, it is an open world crime game based very much on the original Grand Theft Auto, and with retro top down 2D visuals to boot. There are also many references to video games and films within the game itself. As we mentioned, the game was originally developed as an NES title, but changed during its development, but the NES prototype can be played within the game. One of many in-game easter eggs available to find. There are also official crossovers and minigames with Minecraft, Super Meat Boy, BIT.TRIP, and Epic Meal Time.

As with similar open world games such as GTA, here the player has a main mission (collect different parts to a time machine), but can complete many mini missions throughout. The city is large enough to get lost in and there are many stores, vehicles, and weapons to cause havoc with. And with over 60 missions, 40 arcade challenged, 25 weapons, over 50 vehicles, and over 200 character customizations, players have enought to keep themselves busy.

Retro City Rampage DX on the Switch is available to download in digital form from Nintendo’s eshop for $14.99 (£12.99).

Neil Reive

An avid retrogamer who has worked on various projects, magazines, and fanzines. He started his videogaming journey with the Amstrad CPC464 computer before moving onto a Commodore 64, then the Sega Mega Drive, followed by a multitude of PCs.

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