For those of you not old enough to remember, Rush’N Attack was originally a side-scrolling game for arcade cabinets, later adapted for home consoles. It used to look something like this:
True to its name, it was a lot of rushing. And attacking. Mostly with a knife, sometimes with a flamethrower or a machine gun, but always against hordes of faceless Russians (it was the Cold War, which meant that was totally cool that Russians were bad guys and even cooler to come up with a pun-tastic name for the game). And as we approached the 25th anniversary of Rush’N Attack, we realized it might be nice to revisit an old friend.
But bringing a game like this back into something accessible and interesting to a modern audience presented some unique challenges.