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  • Redneck Rampage (DOS)

    ‘Redneck Rampage – “Ya’ll Should See the Pig!”’

    [DOS] [USA] [MAGAZINE, SPREAD] [1997]

    • GamePro, May 1997 (#104)

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    • I’ve seen the pig. One day, I’ll show you guys the pig. Just not today.


    Redneck Rampage is a first person shooter that was released for DOS based PCs in 1997. It was also released for Mac OS but it was never available for any game console. This was really more of a FPS parody. FPS games were all the…rage at the time. Doom really kicked off the FPS craze in 1993 and Doom II, Quake and Duke Nukem were all relatively new games (among others). In fact, Redneck Rampage was built using the same engine as Duke Nukem 3D.

    As far as FPS games go, Redneck Rampage was merely average, even for the time. The one thing it had however was humor. While not spectacular, as an FPS it was at least competent and if you appreciate this particular brand of humor then it was a game worth playing. Any game with a ‘Drunk Meter’ can’t be all bad, right? Personally, I preferred the humor of Duke Nukem 3D and it was a better designed game as well. But for those looking for more of the same could chose worse.

    Redneck Rampage was successful enough to produce a couple of add-ons (Cuss Pack and Redneck Rampage: Suckin’ Grits on Route 66), a sequel (Redneck Rampage Rides Again) and a spinoff of sorts (Redneck Deer Huntin’). All were based on the same engine.

    Fortunately, if you want to give Redneck Rampage a try, it isn’t too difficult. It has been re-released by both GOG.com and Steam for Windows and Mac OS. You can always try your luck with the original on original hardware or something like DOS Box too but I always recommend GOG.com as a place to get old games if they are available there.

    The ad above is from the May 1997 issue of GamePro.



  • 3D Lemmings (PlayStation, PC CD-ROM)

    3D Lemmings (PlayStation, PC CD-ROM)


    3D Lemmings (or Lemmings 3D) is a remake of the original Lemmings which was released in 1991 for the Amiga. 3D Lemmings was released in 1995 for the PlayStation, PC and the following year for the Sega Saturn. The goal was the same as the original which is to lead as many Lemmings as possible through a level filled with obstacles.

    Gameplay is accomplished by assigning skills to individual lemmings as needed. For instance, you might need one Lemming to block others from careening off a cliff to their deaths. Or another to dig a whole to get to a lower level and closer to the exit. There are a variety of tasks that can be assigned and your goal as to keep as many lemmings as possible alive through each level. When you run out of lemmings, the game is over.

    The original 2D version of this game was a masterpiece of originality. There really wasn’t anything quite like it when a came along. The lemmings simply move steadily across the screen and you must click on them (ideally using a mouse) and assign tasks so that they end up avoiding obstacles and getting to the exit. The original Lemmings was ported to a massive number of video game and computer systems throughout the early 1990s.

    this version of Lemmings puts you in a 3D world. This makes it a far more difficult game to learn as you will find yourself constantly switching camera views to figure out what is going on and what you need to be doing. However, with some practice you’ll get used to it and it really is well implemented even if it can be difficult to learn.

    As far as I know, this version of Lemmings has never been re-released. While there are a number of other re-releases and remakes of Lemmings, most are of the 2D variety. Personally, I greatly prefer the 2D versions of Lemmings but if you are looking for a 3D version, grabbing a copy of this game for your PS1 or Saturn (or DOS capable PC) may be your best bet.

    The ad above is from 1995 and mentions the PlayStation and DOS versions of the game. The Saturn version would come the following year. Screen shots are from the DOS (PC-CD) version of the game.