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They say that lightning never strikes twice, but apparently the old adage doesn't apply to the fine folks at Scumlabs International. The unfortunate incident with George, Lizzy and Ralph should have forever changed the manner in which the chemical company conducts its business, but there has been yet another "accident." Now the world has to deal with the fury of three new beasts, and they won't stop until they find their fellow monsters for an all-out "bash" of epic proportions!
George, Lizzy and Ralph have finally been captured at three key locations around the world (America, Asia and Europe, respectively), so you must take control of one of the new beasties to set your friends free. Players can choose from a lobster named Ruby, the rhino Boris and a giant rat called Curtis.
The object of the game is simply to stomp, punch and kick everything in sight while trying to demolish a 2D city. Hostile threats include members of the armed forces, who will riddle your hide with bullets, explosives and rockets on the ground as well as in the air. In order to clear a level, you'll have to completely destroy all of the buildings within the city.
To do this, each monster can punch at the building while climbing it or repeatedly jump on the roof until it collapses. Things to keep an eye out for are open windows that can hold assorted power-ups and food. Watch out though, there might be a hazard that will cause your monster to vomit uncontrollably! After clearing a stage, a damage report will appear with statistics in the following three areas: building destruction, vehicle destruction and human consumption or destruction.
So the more you destroy, the higher ratings you'll receive in the damage report! Rampage 2: Universal Tour lets you compare such totals against up to two other players (with a Multi Tap peripheral), and monster-lovers can also continue the "tour" using one block of memory card space. Other features include multiple difficulty levels, the ability to share lives with friends and the option to damage fellow monsters with your attacks. The game also supports the Dual Shock Analog Controller to make you feel every rumble and crash! ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide