Redneck Rampage Rides Again is the sequel to Redneck Rampage, a game that slapped you into the brogans of Leonard, a hard-workin' fella who ain't got a problem with loading up his shotgun and kickin' some ass to save his hometown of Hickston, Arkansas, from illegal aliens - and we ain't talking about the kind that wade across the Rio Grande, either. These are space critters, and they were making clones of all the locals to do their dirty work.
After Redneck Rampage and the Suckin' Grits on Route 66 add-on, Leonard and his good buddy Bubba probably thought they'd seen the end of them ETs. They managed to hijack one of them fancy flying disks, but just when they thought they had it made, it took a nosedive into the desert in one of them states west of Texas. When the game opens, you are trying your dangdest to get back to the garden spot that is Hickston.
Along the way you square off against vicious jackalopes (rabbits with antlers), rabid pit bulls, clone bikers who've watched Blue Velvet one too many times ("Don't look at me!"), cheerleaders chucking dynamite batons, and a pack of other critters ranging from placid pigs to scary skeeters.
The Skinny Old Coot from the first game won a free trip to Vegas, and he must've paid as much attention to the lingo of the locals as he did to the card count at the blackjack table. When you get close to him he cackles "Groooveee, bay-bee, he he he...." just as he's whipping out a hog leg to end your time on this here planet. Move up into the higher levels, and the Coot starts shouting stuff like "Craps, you lose!" and "New shooter comin' out!" - and while it might sound pretty plain as you read it in this review, it's about fall-down funny when you hear it in the middle of an intense bloodbath.
But my fave has gotta be Daisy Mae, the clone cheerleader with the TNT batons. She's got so many good lines there's not room to print 'em all here: "I'm gonna slap you bald-headed!"; "Do you like that, boy?"; "Were you raised in a barn?"; "Now you've gone and done it!" and my hands-down winner for best line in a computer game: "Now I'm gonna have to open up a can of whoop-ass on you!" - the same line Leonard used at the start of the original Redneck Rampage.
Redneck Rampage did not win any awards for its 14 single-player levels - most of 'em really big - and some interesting diversions involving motorcycles mounted with machine guns and hydro-boats equipped with mortars, but there's so much great action here that it doesn't really matter.