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Release year: 1988 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by Konami
Rush’n Attack (NES)
Rush’n Attack (AKA Green Beret of グリーンベレー Gurīn Berē in Japan) is a 2D run and gun arcade video game developed and released by Konami in 1985. Rush’n Attack is remembered for its Cold War setting (the title is a play on “Russian attack”) and its reliance on the player using a knife to dispatch enemies. The game was launched for the NES also in 1988. Now, thanks to MyEmulator.online, you can play it online!
Anybody who doesn’t get what Rush’n Attack really means needs to go buy some sense of humor given that this game was released by Nintendo for the NES back when war with the Russians had high probability. The joke even extends to the point where the protagonist uses a knife throughout most of the game.
The Army is seriously undergoing a budget deficit so your knife wielding hero needs to cut, slash, and stab his way through the enemy lines. He might pick up a bazooka or a grenade from a dead foe from time to time but mostly, it’s purely knifing business out there. Luckily, these soldiers would apparently die of a paper cut. Unluckily, there are lots of them. More so at a level’s end where the boss is actually a huge wave of these soldiers rushing at you. Then you repeat the process at the next level.
It would have been good if the gameplay of Rush’n Attack was tied to solid control settings. Smashing the button would have been a joy, to say the least. Unfortunately, the control was quirky, which added to the game’s plethora of frustrating attributes. You use the B button to jump and the A button to use the power ups. That leaves you with the D-pad for moving forward, jumping, and crouching.
Graphics might be considered a saving grace for Rush ‘N Attack with the background filled with mountains and rockets that make you think what you’ll find out in the end. The enemy soldiers are just clones of your character but of different color clothing depending on what these minions do.
The soundtrack of the game is catchy but repetitive and could get boring after some time. Sound effects are very few and far apart. They also sound unnaturally.
Rush’n Attack for the NES is actually Contra during the alpha stage. If you feel nostalgic and with an itchy trigger finger, get Contra instead.
Rush’n Attack has been ported to Arcade, Nintendo Entertainment System (this version), Family Computer Disk System, PlayChoice-10, ZX Spectrum, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, MSX, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), and Mobile phones.