Catalogue of Arcade Emulation Software - the Absolute Reference

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Rampart (Japan, Joystick)

Rampart (c) 1990 Atari Games.

A superb arcade puzzle game in which up to three players must build up a castle using Tetris shaped pieces to form a castle wall and enclose their keep. Each player must then place a limited number of cannons inside their castle wall before the timer expires. Once the cannons have been placed the battle itself begins. Players must target their cannons onto the enemy's castle (or, in the one-player game, enemy ships and peons) and destroy as much of the enemy army as possible before the time limit expires.

Once the battle is over the players must repair their castles, again using tetris shapes. The players' Keep must be completely encircled with castle wall or the game is over. In the single-player sea attack game, any enemy ships that manage to reach the coast nearest the player will unload peons that will attack the player's castle by land.


Game ID : 136082

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz)

Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 7.231 Khz), YM2413 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 336 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 512

Players : 3

Control : trackball

Buttons : 2


Two versions exists, one dedicated three-player trackball version released in 1990, and one two-player joystick kit released in 1991.

The island in Rampart is very similar with a map of Jersey in the Channel Islands, but its purely a coincidence.

A Rampart machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.


* The peons that attack you after unloading from the ships cannot fire diagonally.


Programmer, designer : John Salwitz

Artist, designer : David Ralston

Hardware engineer : Tim Hubberstey

Technician : Chris Drobny

Audio : Brad Fuller, Don Diekneite

Artistict support : Sam Comstock, Sean Murphy, Will Noble, Nick Stern

Software support : Peter Lipson, Mike Albaugh, Rusty Dawe, Ed Rotberg

Commander : Chris Downed

Product manager : Linda Benzler

Cabinet designer : Dave Cook

Asic : Pat Mc Carthy


* Consoles :

Nintendo NES (1991)

Sega Master System (1991)

Sega Mega Drive (1991)

Nintendo Super Famicom (1991)

Atari Lynx (1991)

Nintendo Game Boy (1992)

Nintendo Game Boy Color (1999)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2003, "Midway Arcade Treasure")

Nintendo Gamecube (2003, "Midway Arcade Treasure")

Microsoft XBOX (2003, "Midway Arcade Treasure")

Sony PSP (2005, "Midway Arcade Treasures - Extended Play")

Nintendo Game Boy Advance (2005, "Gauntlet / Rampart")

* Computers :

Commodore C64 (1992)

Atari ST (1993)

Commodore Amiga (1993)

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasure")