Back in late 2012, an independent studio Vblank Entertainment released Retro City Rampage, an open-world action adventure inspired by early Grand Theft Auto games. The game boasted retro 8-bit graphics, intuitive controls, and a plethora of content, all of which resulted in it doing rather well in terms of sales and reviews. Two years later, Vblank Entertainment released Retro City Rampage DX, an enhanced version of the game for the Nintendo 3DS portable console, which brings us to today.
Namely, as of a few days ago, Retro City Rampage DX also debuted on the Google Play Store. From the looks of it, this is the same version of the game which was released for the 3DS back in 2014, except with a new control scheme specifically designed for a touch screen. Retro City Rampage DX takes place in a fictional city of Theftropolis during several time periods as time travel is Vblank Entertainment's favorite plot device. We won't go into any spoilers here, but let's just say that Retro City Rampage DX takes a lot of liberties when it comes to parodying movie and gaming pop culture throughout its frenetic campaign. So, if you're in need of a laugh and also happen to be a fan of older Grand Theft Auto titles, this game will probably be right up your alley.
For a one-time fee of $4.99, Retro City Rampage DX will provide you with more than 60 story missions, dozens of arcade challenges and close to 30 weapons and power-ups you'll be able to use to wreak havoc throughout Theftropolis. Last but not least, the game also features a robust car customization system with over 200 available vehicle upgrades. Unlike many similar open-word games on the Google Play Store, Retro City Rampage DX features no ads or in-app purchases and doesn't require a constant Internet connection to work. You can see some gameplay footage in the trailer below, or check out the gallery beneath it to get a better idea of what kind of a game Vblank Entertainment is offering. Retro City Rampage DX is compatible with most devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and up and isn't terribly demanding when it comes to hardware, so you should be able to run it without any issues provided you've purchased your Android device in the last few years.