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Similarity Scale

Percentage of possible points earned scored -1 to 1 in tenths in 60 categories

Genre Controls Modes Progress Builds Stages Content Aesthetic Vibe

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Highway Rampage


Different. Vertical scrolling shmup with a large array of unlockable characters and varied ways to complete. Early version was endless, not sure if endless mode is in the current version. Note: Feature comparison score and metadata reported based on dev submitted scorecard (Currently adjusting.)

Arcade Dungeon Crawler Horizontal Scrolling Shmup Shoot 'Em Up
6.3 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.0 Final Review
90% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
10 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
3.6 Similarity Score
68% Diagnosis:
814/1200 Comparison Points
68% Genre 2.8/8 genre
14% Simple Controls -5/7 move
63% Survival Modes 1/4 modes
46% Power Progression -0.3/4 level
78% Buildcrafting Depth 2.8/5 build
84% Stage Features 4.8/7 stage
75% Content Breadth 4.5/9 stuff
87% Aesthetics 4.4/6 style
83% Gameplay Vibe Check 6.6/10 vibe vibe

Highway Rampage Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/9/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Dev Scorecard Notes: "While it's definitely more of an homage to SHMUP games rather than survivor-likes by design, there's definitely some survivors DNA in there."

Highway Rampage Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

3.6 Similarity Score
68% Diagnosis:
814/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite 0.3/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle -1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 0.5/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.5/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) -0.5/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -0.5/1
Move Only -1/1
No Dash -1/1
No Trigger -1/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming -0.5/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 0/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0.5/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.5/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event -0.2/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) -0.5/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 0.3/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0.1/1
Build Crafting 0.3/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 1/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0.5/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0.5/1
Explorable Map 0.5/1
BIG Maps 0.3/1
XP on Ground 1/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 1/1
Enemy Variety 0.5/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 1/1
Many Challenges 0.3/1
Multiple Stages 0.7/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 0/1
Secrets 1/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0.8/1
Bumpin Music 0.8/1
Fun Writing 0.5/1
Subtle Humor 0.3/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0/1
Over the Top 0.9/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0.2/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.8/1
Fun Ramp 0.7/1
Low Price 0.9/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0.8/1
Feels like VS 0.1/1

Highway Rampage Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.0 Final Review
90% Positive Steam Reviews
10 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Highway Rampage Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCReleased

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Genre and Control Style Tags

ArcadeDungeon CrawlerHorizontal Scrolling ShmupShoot 'Em Up

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Features and Extras

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Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.


  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: Planned
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: No

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Highway Rampage is a high speed, action packed SHMUP with tons of variety and replayability. Choose your vehicle, equip and upgrade new weapons and choose your path in this arcade style roguelite shoot em up."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 30m

Run Time Notes

Dev Notes: "In testing an average (successful) full game run was between 30 and 40 minutes - I see 30 being around the minimum on the shorter paths (not accounting for time spent in the garage customizing your build.)"

Speed Settings