While there’s no mistaking the classic Rampage base experience, Hemasaurus adds enough extra oomph to be its own game
This is actually a game that my emotions swung around a bit on, as I’m a massive fan of the original arcade classic Rampage but have played many variants over time that failed to improve upon what it did way back when. Terror of Hemasaurus, at first, felt fun but not necessarily exciting, adding some new moves to the arsenal but not necessarily escaping the shadow of the game that inspired it. That said, the more I played and the further along I got, and as the forces of the military got involved in particular, I began to have a lot more fun at the chaos and destruction I could unleash. You’re certainly quite capable, able to punch, kick, grab, eat, butt stomp, climb, and use your special attack, with most skills being necessary under specific circumstances. Where things get fun is in the nuance and how you’re able to wreak havoc, making buildings collapse on each other, throwing or kicking people into helicopters to try to bring them down, and periodically putting chain reactions of destruction into motion. Of course, playing with up to 3 friends adds to the chaos of it all, but there’s certainly fun to be had solo as well, even if there’s not necessarily a load of variety once you’ve played it a few times. Still, if you’ve ever wanted to live the kaiju life and destroy cities for fun this offers up a good time.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.1]