The long-awaited indie game Retro City Rampage is finally available on the PS3, Vita, and Steam. The Wii and Xbox 360 versions are coming soon, but a precise release date has not been announced.
Retro City Rampage is an open-world crime adventure featuring retro graphics with loads of over-the-top humour and 8-bit violence, and there are plenty of homages to 80s games, movies, and TV shows. There’s a single-player campaign with 50 missions, plus an arcade mode for players who just want to run around the city and cause trouble.
If that wasn’t enough, players can also head to the in-game arcade and play different mini-games based on other indie titles. There are retro versions of Epic Meal Time and Bit.Trip Runner, and Virtual Meat Boy, a Virtual Boy style 3D racer featuring the loveable lump of meat. Meat Boy will also be a playable character in the main game, and other crossover characters, known as guest stars, include ‘Splosion Man and the hosts of your two favourite TV shows, EP Daily and Reviews on the Run.
If you’ve been counting, Retro City Rampage will eventually be available on five different platforms. That’s an impressive list given that it was made almost entirely by one person, Vancouver-based game maker Brian Provinciano. Most indie titles with one or two person development teams are only released on a single platform.