DOS - 1989
Description of Rush'n Attack
Rush 'N Attack (known as Green Beret outside the U.S.) is a fun side scrolling platform combat game that sets Konami's standards for excellent military action titles. While not up to the standards of later games (e.g. Contra and Metal Gear), Rush 'N Attack still provides a decent gaming experience.
The plot is simple - you play a Green Beret who has parachuted behind the enemy lines with one goal: destroy the enemies' secret weapon. Your must slash your way through six tough stages to reach the enemies main base, where the secret weapon - the Death Laser - is waiting. Strangely enough, the only weapon you have at the beginning of the game is a combat knife (perhaps you are Rambo's son?). You can pick up other weapons as you go, but they're very scarce, and ammo is always limited.
There is a decent selection of enemies: foot soldiers, karate soldiers, pistol soldiers, machine gun soldiers, artillerymen, paratroopers, and the yellow soldiers who look just like your Green Beret. When you kill a yellow soldier, he'll drop a weapon - the Bazooka, the Grenade, the Pistol, or the Lucky Star, which grants you invincibility. The other weapons all have limited ammo - the Bazooka can only carry three rounds at a time, and you can only carry up to nine Grenades.
The game plays a lot like later Contra, but there is one big difference between the two - the controls. Simply put, the controls in Rush 'N Attack are terrible. For example, you'll be in a particularly tricky spot, with soldiers coming at you from both directions. You'll take some out on one side, then turn around to get the others and accidentally press Up. You then get to watch your Green Beret jump right into the oncoming soldier, which kills him instantly! Since getting hit by anything kills you, and you only have five lives and no "continues" with which to complete the game, you will get frustrated by this annoying control flaw.
If you can master the controls, though, Rush 'N Attack can be a fun, if challenging, game. A constant barrage of enemies keeps you on your toes, and the bosses are very difficult. Recommended only for the most confident of all joystick experts.
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
krashd 2021-02-18 0 point DOS version
This is the game I always confuse with Fire Force on the Amiga, Green Beret was great but Fire Force was just on another level when it came to games of this genre!
Andrew 2020-09-08 -1 point Commodore 64 version
Somethings wrong with the input. Joystick works fine...until you get killed the first time, then input no longer works. Maybe a problem with Vice emulator rather than the game?
Mr Vampire 2019-02-10 0 point Commodore 64 version
Had the Green Beret title on the C64 and remember playing with friends over and over.
Prayer 2014-04-26 0 point DOS version
Great game. I used to play it on my friend's nintento. Awesome times, those 90's.
markegiani 2013-04-10 0 point DOS version
One of my first games on C64. It was very tough, but interesting and innovative.
Bobbin 2012-07-03 0 point DOS version
I got it as "Green Beret" on my first PC computer. Awesome!
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