Rampage Is a Dinosaur Game, End of Story

rampageRecently, my co-worker Tyler wrote an article claiming that the NES classic Rampage is not actually a dinosaur game. He bases this idea on the fact that the dinosaur character, Lizzie, started out as a human that swam in a toxic lake, so therefore she’s not a real dinosaur.

My co-worker is an idiot. Rampage is clearly a dinosaur game.

Look, would you deny that Godzilla, king of the monsters, is a dinosaur? Of course not. No one in their right mind would deny Godzilla’s place amongst dinosaurs. Godzilla started life as not a dinosaur, though, and was only mutated to be one thanks to atomic energy!

Then there’s the ever popular movie Carnosaur, which is known and loved throughout the world. For those few of you who haven’t seen it (and why haven’t you?), the dinosaurs are a product of evil scientists who splice the genes of chickens and dinosaurs. No one would deny that they’re dinosaurs!

Rampage MonstersThe simple fact is, if something changes into a dinosaur, then clearly “dinosaur” was in its gene structure. Or in its destiny. Which means Rampage is obviously a dinosaur game.