developer: Pure Entertainment Publishing Ltd.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
game language: English
game release date for PS1:
An arcade game for teenagers, in which the main roles are played by anthropomorphic animals. The aim of the game is to catch all rats running on the map with the help of an energy lasso.
A pair of laboratory rats, Washington and Jefferson, are sent into space as part of an experiment. An accident occurs, which results in both rodents gaining extraordinary intelligence. After some time, they return to Earth, gather an army of their brethren and try to take control of the world. They can only be stopped by a cat organisation led by the scientist Rex Julius, the inventor responsible for creating a range of gadgets that can help stop rats in a humane way.
Rat Attack! is a simple arcade game in which the camera presents the action in isometric projection. Players control a selected and their goal is to catch a certain number of rats in a special energy field and then enter with them into a field called "Destructor". Any contact with an opponent or certain parts of the environment results in the release of all rodents captured in our laser lasso. The game is enriched by objects appearing on the maps. Some of them increase the capabilities of our character, others make the task more difficult by briefly changing the controls or slowing down our cat agent. At the end of each map sequence, the creators have placed a boss - defeating it requires the development of a specific tactic and finding its weak point.
In addition to the single-player mode, the authors have also prepared a multiplayer module, in which two players can compete for points on a common screen. In this mode, there are different types of rats, each of which provides a specific number of points.
Rat Attack! is a colorful three-dimensional arcade game, in which all characters and scenes are created in a caricatural style. The production tries to tell a story in a humorous way and is aimed at teenagers.