I have to admit that I absolutely loved Rampage as a kid. There was something so satisfying about playing as a giant monster who is systematically punching the crap out of buildings to reduce them to rubble. I think FDG's upcoming Roar Rampage could be a spiritual successor to that classic. A giant dinosaur/lizard/monster thing marches through the game and your job is to direct its fist to punch buildings and whatever else gets in your way. It's a pretty straightforward premise as you can see from the trailer.

What is interesting is that Roar Rampage originally started as a free Flash game, and you would grab onto your monster's fist and move it around using the mouse or trackpad. It worked but was pretty awkward, and I think the move to the touchscreen will be huge for making this an easier to play game. Which is good, because Roar Rampage seems to be chock full of silly fun and destruction. Look for Roar Rampage to hit the App Store as a Universal app on February 7th for 99¢.

  • Bool Zero

    Okay, initially I was going to comment on how eye rolling this may be given how sparse and poorly followed up the series has been in recent years. With that said, this actually looks kind of fun. I would still prefer a more fleshed out and evolved sequel to the original, but this looks like it could be "turn your brain off and destroy stuff" kind of fun, which isn't a bad thing at all if done right!

    • Rothgarr

      I was thinking the same thing. Looks kinda silly at first but I bet it's fun. I felt the same way about games like Tiny Wings, Jetpack Joyride, and Punch Quest and those all sucked me in after trying them...

  • Capricornman

    I want this now....wait a second am I not a grown up?! ....I want this NOW

  • agentblank

    It is a lot like temple run. Looks good!

    • shadax

      How is it anything like temple run at all?

  • oooooomonkey

    Looks brilliant. Can't wait

  • Mrwubbs

    Instabuy, provided it has gamecenter leaderboards and achievements. Here's hoping.

    • http://twitter.com/Neutronized Neutronized

      Yes, Roar Rampage has both Game Center leaderboards and achievements 🙂

      • Mrwubbs

        Instabuy status confirmed.

      • shadax

        Is there anyway to check if a game has achievements? Some have the GameCenter emblem and end up just having the challenge feature or really pointless leader boards only.

      • Mrwubbs

        Other than asking someone or checking out a review I don't know of any way. This would be a great feature for the TA app! You know, to show what specific gc features a game has.

  • Illuminerdy

    The dinosaur looks so bored and disaffected. Most Rampage games resulted in those feelings for me, but you can't start that way!

    • Mrwubbs

      Lol and when he roars, it looks like he's yawning.

  • bestkevin

    It's Godzilla!!!

  • avwave

    Only if there are atomic loogies.

  • MrPricklePants

    TA, hurry up and implement an HTML5 player already! (for Safari)

  • ExcaliburEdge

    I've always wanted to be Reptar.

  • HelperMonkey

    I would just like to mention that my name was once in the back of Nintendo Power magazine for holding the record high score for Rampage waaay back in the day. So... I'm cool. ...And old.
    *end of non-sequitur*

  • http://twitter.com/Jonnysevern Jonathan Severn

    Horrid artwork, but the idea is amazing!