Retro City Rampage REALLY Goes Retro: 486 – MS-DOS / Windows 3.1 Version Now Available


Vblank Entertainment’s head honcho Brian Provinciano is a truly mad genius in the best possible way. His single-minded obsession with his hilarious “retro” game Retro City Rampage has led to it being released on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS over a few short years. Now, he’s gone and reprogrammed the instant classic and has gotten the game onto a 3.5″ floppy disk for 486 computers along with a Windows 3.1 prototype as a free bonus. If you still have an old PC lying around with a floppy drive, you can (and should indeed) snap up one of the limited edition boxed versions (there were only 1000 total made) and prepare for a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a game that probably wouldn’t have existed back then and if it did, it would be hailed as a fine slice of comic genius or something like that.

Retro City Rampage 486

If you happen to own the more modern PC version of the game already and bought it from the developer directly, guess what? You should probably check your Steam account for a nice freebie surprise. Everyone else, run or click like the wind HERE and hope for the best. Like the PS4 and Vita retail editions, this will probably sell out ridiculously fast. Yes, the game will also run on DOSBOX if you have a newer PC. I almost forgot to mention this, so now you don’t need to hit up eBay looking for some aged system to run RCR 486 on.


4 thoughts on “Retro City Rampage REALLY Goes Retro: 486 – MS-DOS / Windows 3.1 Version Now Available

  1. This is outstanding 🙂 What a fun idea. I was going to buy it but at $45 USD with shipping it’s too expensive for me. That would be $59 CAD.
    But it’s still an amazing product and I’m sure I’ll regret it later. I was also considering the vinyl record but it’s sold out.
    I’ll have to be content with my PS4 physical edition!

    You are an amazing source for news geelw!!


    • There’s a floppy-disc only version as well for about $15 or so… but I know you want that box and all those goodies. hey, back in 1988 or ’89, this would have cost you about $60, so look at it that way, lol. Or, you could try to see if it’s still in the shop here as there’s a $10 discount (US $29.99). You got the PS4 version? Lucky you! I wanted the Vita card but that went so fast and I only found out about it after it was sold out. Heh, I’m waiting for Brian to make a GameBoy Color version or maybe even get this out on the Genesis or Sega CD, lol. Hey, it COULD happen if he has the time and inclination to get it working…


      • Yeah, I was looking at the $30 USD option. I’m trying to be strong and stay focused on the few systems I like most.
        Now Retro City Rampage for the Sega Genesis… that I could not resist. Of course, I’d be all in 🙂


      • Or… you could buy the Steam version directly from Vblank and get the complete 486 and 3.1 demo versions for free. Yeah, it’s a digital-only deal, but that’s the easiest (and least expensive) way to grab it. Of course, I bet there are people out there who have every version of the game (physical and digital) because they’re that much into RCR. Hmmm. I wonder if Brian can get that game running on a Lynx cartridge, lol… 😀


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