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  • Compute! (September 1984)


    Source: Compute! – Issue Number 52 – September 1984

    Compute! was the best of the early multi-format computer magazines. In 1984 it was covering a variety of 8-bit computers such as the VIC-20, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit, TI-9/4A plus the PC (mostly the PC and PC Jr.). The September 1984 issue includes:


    • The Educational Software Explosion
    • The Latest in Learning: New Trends in Educational Computing
    • Choosing The Best Educational Software

    Education and Recreation

    • The Tester
    • Missile Math
    • Lightsaver


    • Exodus: Ultima III For Commodore 64
    • The Seven Cities Of Gold
    • Word Flyer

    Columns And Departments

    • The Editor’s Notes
    • Readers’ Feedback
    • Computers And Society: Discovery-Based Learning And Teenagers
    • Questions Beginners Ask
    • The Beginner’s Page: ROM And RAM
    • The World Inside The Computer: Build A Computer In Your Mind
    • Learning With Computers: Aids For The Blind
    • INSIGHT: Atari
    • Machine Language: Math And Tables
    • Programming The TI: Writing An Educational Program
    • 64 Explorer

    The Journal

    • Lightning Sort
    • Atari Bubble And Bulldozer Sorting
    • Commodore Autoboot
    • Atari Paddle Fixer
    • Apple Editing Hints
    • Commodore Disk Pattern Matching, Part 1
    • SYSound
    • Musical TI Keyboard

    …and more!

  • Redneck Rampage (DOS)

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

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

    • GamePro, May 1997 (#104)

      • Scanned by Phillyman, via RetroMags
    • 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.