Ruff ‘n Tumble

Been a while since we’ve featured an Amiga game on here, so here, have another. Ruff n Tumble is a game all about a simpler time, where kids could run around freely with semi-automatic machine guns in worlds filled with killer robots and helicopters. Ah, the good old days.


Ruff ‘n’ Tumble was originally developed for the Commodore Amiga, developed by Wunderkind and published by Renegade the 1994, year of pastel colours, Pulp Fiction, and er, the end of Aparatheid, which I’m sure all influnced the game in some way.

Flashfoward to the ,future like that show about a deserted island but not really, and it’s now 2016 and Ruf ‘n’ Tumble is easily accessible for PC players thanks to the magic of cyber wizards emulation. This download is prepackaged with an emulator configired to run the game – run the batch file and away we gooo – so it’s basically the closest thing you can get to it being a PC port without it, you know, actually being a PC port.


While some comments online lavish praise such as “this is the best platformer in the world”, Ruff ‘n’ Tumble is really a pretty stock standard platforming affair at the end of the day.

The graphics are nothing short of excellent and stand as a testament to the capabilities of the decades old Amiga, but the gameplay itself boils down to a relatively uninspiring if satisfying experience of running around semi-open levels blasting everything in sight until the exit opens and repeating.

Although that doesn’t really offer anything particularly exciting by today’s standards, this ’emulation port’ is a good way to relive some retro experience or catch up on something you missed the first time round.

Ruff ‘n’ Tumble | download


About J.C

I grew up in the dark dingy arcades of the 1980s, blasting heads with Robocop 2, but grew up in an era that spanned the introduction of the x86 home computer, through to the 16-bit revolution, into the polygon age and beyond. I write about food, travel and of course, New Retro Games. I started and contribute to I am also a freelance business researcher, writer, and editor having published academic and corporate articles on innovation and intellectual property.

Posted on September 26, 2016, in Arcade and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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