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Rampage: Total Destruction
Developer(s) Pipeworks Software
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Designer(s) Mark Crowe
Simon Strange
Composer(s) Alexander Brandon
Platform(s) GameCube
PlayStation 2
Wii
Release Date GameCube & PS2

North America: April 24, 2006
Europe: April 28, 2006 (PS2)
Wii
North America: November 14, 2006
AU: February 8, 2007
Europe: February 9, 2007

Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Plot[edit | edit source]

The story begins with a worker from Scum Labs showing a video about a man named George taste-testing the Scum Soda. Soda S ends up causing a mutation to George, turning him into a giant ape as the video ends. The man tells his boss Mr. Z that the Scum Soda had a reaction to a few individuals. When Mr. Z asks how many people went through the taste-test and had a negative reaction, the man states 30 (40 in Wii). When Mr. Z states that if the press gets a hold of this, Scum Labs will be ruined.

The man states that they contained the damage as a scientist (most likely Dr. Vector) tells Mr. Z that the all 30 (or 40) monsters have been cryogenically frozen and stored in specially-designed, high security storage containers. The scientist states that as long as the subjects stay in the Cryo-Tubes, they pose no threat. It is also stated that the Cryo-Tubes are hidden and it's unlikely that anyone is ever going to find any of them.

The man states that Scum Soda is going to be huge as George in his monster form climbs the building and grabs the man. Mr. Z tells the other people with him that they have a problem.

After the monsters tear through the country, the man returns from the hospital and informs Mr. Z that the Scum Soda is a hit, as nobody cares that they will transform into giant monsters. The game ends as Mr. Z and the man laugh in triumph as George rampages on TV.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Rampage: Total Destruction, as with previous games in the series, has players destroying the environment to earn points. Other actions are available in addition to destroying buildings; people can be eaten and players can also throw vehicles to cause more damage. New to the series is the ability to climb on the front of a building to destroy it. Hidden in each city are tokens which, when eaten, will unlock new characters and special abilities. Playing well fills a character's special meter which can be used to utilize special abilities such as Rampage mode or the Roar power. In each city in the last level, Dr. Vector uses a machine to destroy the monsters and the player must destroy his machines to win.

Total Destruction features four game modes. The first is a campaign in which players work to progressively take out cities around the world. King of the City and King of the World are competitive modes where up to four players compete. In King of the City, players strive to rule a city by dominating the most districts. King of the World is a series of King of the City competitions across various cities. The fourth mode is a time trial where players must complete all the districts of a city within a time limit.

Playable Characters[edit | edit source]

Monster Gender Mutation Speed Jumping Crushing Unlockable Wii exclusive How to unlock Image
George Male Ape Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

High

[⯁⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

N/A No Unlocked from the start
George.png
Lizzie Female Dinosaur Speedy

[⯁⯁⯁⯁]

Low

[⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

N/A No Unlocked from the start
Lizzie.png
Ralph Male Wolf Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

N/A No Unlocked from the start
Ralph.png
Ramsey Male Ram Quick

[⯁⯁⯁]

Very Low

[⯁⬖]

Weak

[⯁⯁]

N/A No Unlocked from the start
Ramsey.png
Gilman Male Blowfish Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

N/A No Unlocked from the start
Gilman.png
Rhett Male Rat Very Quick

[⯁⯁⯁⬖]

Very High

[⯁⯁⯁⬖]

Very Weak

[⯁⬖]

N/A No Unlocked from the start
Rhett.png
Boris Male Rhinoceros Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Low

[⯁⯁]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

N/A Yes Unlocked from the start (Wii only)
Boris.png
Ruby Female Lobster Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Low

[⯁⯁]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

N/A Yes Unlocked from the start (Wii only)
Ruby.png
Cal Male Squid Slow

[⯁⯁]

Low

[⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Kingston (GC & PS2) or Plucky (Wii) at Studio B, Burbank, or Beverly Hills in Los Angeles
Cal.png
Leon Male Lion Quick

[⯁⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as any Starting Monster (GC, PS2

& Wii) at Harry's, The Oasis, or Sinbad's in Las Vegas

Leon.png
Crock Male Crocodile Very Slow

[⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Very Strong

[⯁⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Rojo (GC

& PS2)

or Kyle

Or Ramsey

(Wii) at Technology Park, The Apartment Complex, or The Market Pavilion inHong Kong

Crock.png
Kyle Male Cyclops Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Short

[]

Powerful

[⯁⯁⯁⯁]

Yes No Play as Kingston (GC & PS2) or Boris (Wii) at Mayfair, Baker Street, or Big Ben inLondon
Kyle.png
Squirmy Indistinguishable Worm Monster Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

Yes Yes Acquire every Upgrade for 1 Monster (Wii only)
Squirmy.png
Fabio Male Flea Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Lofty

[⯁⯁⯁⯁]

Feeble

[]

Yes Yes Acquire every Upgrade for 3 Monsters (Wii only)
Fabio.png
Marco Male Shark Quick

[⯁⯁⯁]

Very Low

[⯁⬖]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

Yes No Play as Ralph (GC & PS2) or Lizzie (Wii) at Pacific Heights, The Chocolate Factory, or Chinatown in San Francisco
Marco.png
Rojo Male Bull Slow

(faster when running)

[⯁⯁]

Low

[⯁⯁]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

Yes No Play as Kyle (GC & PS2) or Rhett (Wii) at Michigan Avenue, State Street, or Union Station in Chicago
Rojo.png
Plucky Female Chicken Quick

[⯁⯁⯁]

High

[⯁⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes Yes Play as Ralph at Turtle Creek, Fountain Place, or The Oil Fields in Dallas (Wii only)
Plucky.png
Fifi Female Poodle Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Low

[⯁⯁]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

Yes Yes Play as Rojo at Turtle Creek, Fountain Place, or The Oil Fields in Dallas (Wii only)
Fifi.png
Icky Male Echidna Quick

[⯁⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Ralph (GC & PS2) or Wally (Wii) at Mayfair, Baker Street, or Big Ben in London
Icky.png
Venus Female Plant Feeble

[]

Low

[⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Crock (GC & PS2)

or Jack

(Wii) at Technology Park, The Apartment Complex, or The Market Pavilion in Hong Kong

Venus.png
Wally Male Warthog Sluggish

[]

Short

[]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

Yes No Play as Marco (GC & PS2) or Ruby (Wii) at The Garment District, Central Park West, or Times Square inNew York City
Wally.png
Harry Male Yeti Quick

[⯁⯁⯁]

High

[⯁⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Marco (GC & PS2) or Cyril (Wii) at Michigan Avenue, State Street, or Union Station in Chicago
Harry.png
Shelby Female Tortoise Extremely Sluggish

[]

Low

[⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Lizzie (GC & PS2) or Cal (Wii) at Pacific Heights, The Chocolate Factory, or Chinatown in San Francisco
Shelby.png
Amanda Female Armadillo Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Low

[⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Kyle (GC & PS2) orJack or Fifi(Wii) at Studio B, Burbank,

or Beverly Hills in Los Angeles

Amanda.png
Natalie Female Nautilus Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Low

[⯁⯁]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

Yes No Play as Marco (GC & PS2) or Bart (Wii) at Pacific Heights, The Chocolate Factory, or Chinatown in San Francisco
Natalie.png
Kingston Male King Cobra Very Quick

[⯁⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Lizzie (GC & PS2) or Kyle (Wii) at Harry's, The Oasis, or Sinbad's in Las Vegas
Kingston.png
Rocky Male Rock Monster Very Slow

[⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

Yes No Play as Cal (GC & PS2) or Cyril (Wii) at The Garment District, Central Park West, or Times Square in New York City
Rocky.png
Sarah Female Spider Very Slow

[⯁⬖]

High

[⯁⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes Yes Acquire every Upgrade for 6 Monsters (Wii only)
Sarah.png
Brian Male Brain Monster Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes Yes Acquire every Upgrade

for 12 Monsters (Wii only)

Brian.png
Edwin Male Invader Quick

[⯁⯁⯁]

Lofty

[⯁⯁⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Wally (GC, PS2 & Wii) at Mayfair, Baker Street, or Big Ben in London
Edwin.png
Joe Male Wild Man Quick

[⯁⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

Yes No Play as Natalie (GC & PS2) or Icky (Wii)

at The Garment District, Central Park West, or Times Square in New York City

Joe.png
Bart Male Bat Quick

[⯁⯁⯁]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Very Weak

[⯁]

Yes No Play as Kingston (GC & PS2) or Shelby (Wii) at Studio B, Burbank, or Beverly Hills in Los Angeles
Bart.png
Jack Male Jackalope Speedy

[⯁⯁⯁⯁]

Very High

[⯁⯁⯁⬖]

Very Weak

[⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Harry (GC & PS2) or Sarah (Wii) at Harry's, The Oasis, or Sinbad's in Las Vegas
Jack.png
Jill Female Jellyfish Very Quick

[⯁⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Very Weak

[⯁⬖]

Yes No Play as Amanda (GC & PS2) or Sarah (Wii) at Technology Park, The Apartment Complex, or The Market Pavilion in Hong Kong
Jill.png
Nick Male Demon Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

Yes No Play as Harry (GC & PS2) or Squirmy (Wii) at Michigan Avenue, State Street, or Union Station in Chicago
Nick.png
Cyril Male Squirrel Very Quick

[⯁⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Very Weak

[⯁⬖]

Yes Yes Play as Sarah at Turtle Creek, Fountain Place, or The Oil Fields in Dallas (Wii only)
Cyril.png
Vern Male Abomination Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Strong

[⯁⯁⯁]

Yes Yes Acquire every Upgrade

for 20 Monsters (Wii only)

Vern.png
Philbert Male Ungulate Slow

[⯁⯁]

Very Low

[⯁⬖]

Extremely Feeble

[]

Yes No Get all Par Points stars
Philbert.png
Eyegore Male Alien Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Extremely Lofty

[⯁⯁⯁⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Get all Challenge Stars
Eyegore.png
Bubba Male Blob Very Slow

[⯁⬖]

Basic

[⯁⯁⬖]

Extremely Powerful

[⯁⯁⯁⯁⬖]

Yes No Unlock every other Monster
Bubba.png

Locations[edit | edit source]

ghvfhgjn=Las Vegas, Nevada=[edit | edit source]

  • Downtown (Challenge: Eat 2 Ice Cream Cones | Monsters: Ø)
  • Harry's (Challenge: Collect 4 Aces | Monsters: Leon, Kingston, or Jack)
  • Slot World (Challenge: Reveal a Jackp]]]ot | Monsters: Ø)
  • Lancelot's (Challenge: Collect 2 Kings | Monsters: Ø)
  • Jolly Roger's (Challenge: Eat 10 Mimes | Monsters: Ø)
  • The Oasis (Challenge: Collect 3 Gold Coins | Monsters: Leon, Kingston, or Jack)
  • Hard Luck Buffet (Challenge: Eat 3 Cheeseburgers | Monsters: Ø)
  • Sinbad's (Challenge: Reveal a Jackpot | Monsters: Leon, Kingston, or Jack)
  • Boss Level − Nero's (Challenge: Defeat The Hover Tank | Monsters: Ø)

San Francisco, California[edit | edit source]

UPDATE PENDING

London, England[edit | edit source]

UPDATE PENDING

Dallas, Texas (Wii version only)[edit | edit source]

UPDATE PENDING

Los Angeles, California[edit | edit source]

UPDATE PENDING

Chicago, Illinois[edit | edit source]

UPDATE PENDING

Hong Kong[edit | edit source]

UPDATE PENDING

New York City, New York[edit | edit source]

UPDATE PENDING

It has been claimed that the following cities are also playable, but this has yet to be verified.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Hollywood, California
  • Metro City, India
  • Phoenix, Arizona

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Sal Divita
  • Nate Birkholz
  • Ryan Satrappe
  • Shawn Pitman
  • Regan Kerwin
  • Jennifer Zodrow
  • Andi Smithers
  • Chris Edgerly
  • Alexander "Alex" Brandon
  • Craig Robertson

Reception[edit | edit source]

The GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions received "mixed" reviews, while the Wii version received "unfavorable" reviews, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.

Detroit Free Press gave the GameCube version a score of three stars out of four, saying, "It would be an improvement to allow your monster to tear through the Las Vegas strip, then head for Hoover Dam to cause some real havoc. But taking down cities one block at a time will have to suffice for now." However, The Times gave the PS2 version three stars out of five, saying that its "biggest problem" was "the lack of things to do, besides building-bashing and car-tossing." Entertainment Weekly gave the GameCube and PS2 versions a C+, saying that "After an hour or two of Total Destruction button-mashing, you’ll be ready to move on to Q*bert." The Sydney Morning Herald gave the PS2 version one star out of five, saying, "Those with a sadistic streak will enjoy hurling cars, gobbling victims and belching. But players will quickly tire of the repetitive button bashing required to raze buildings and swat hapless enemies."

Despite the less than positive reaction, the game sold over one million units according to Midway and the GameCube version earned Player's Choice status.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Rampage_Total_Destruction_-_Trailer_-_PS2.mov

Rampage Total Destruction - Trailer - PS2.mov

X-Play_-_Rampage-_Total_Destruction_review

X-Play - Rampage- Total Destruction review

Rampage_Total_Destruction_Intro_Cinematic

Rampage Total Destruction Intro Cinematic

Behind_The_Scenes_-_Rampage-_Total_Destruction

Behind The Scenes - Rampage- Total Destruction

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