The Speed Rumbler, known as Rush & Crash (ラッシュ アンド クラッシュ) in Japan, is a 1986 Japanese arcade game that was released in North America a bit later the same year. A port is included in Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
In 21st-Century America, a gang collectively known as "Zapper" have taken Super Joe's family and friends hostage, and the player has 24 hours to set them free. The player must command an armored vehicle outfitted with guns, blasting his/her way through the enemy while on the rescue mission. If the vehicle takes too much damage, Joe can hop out and continue the fight on foot.
- Although The Speed Rumbler features a hero named Super Joe, the game has nothing to do with Commando or the Bionic Commando series.
- In addition, The Speed Rumbler is Capcom's first game ever to mention the name Super Joe. However, according to the Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia by DK Books, the connection between the Super Joes of the other games "was likely fabricated by the localization team; it's hard to believe that the developers intended for all three games to star the same guy, as The Speed Rumbler is a sci-fi game that appears to take place several decades after Commando".
The Speed Rumbler, like many other games during this era of gaming, credited its staff in its default Score Ranking Table, which is as follows:
- Top 35000 Tokurou
- 2nd 30000 Yukio
- 3rd 25000 Kyoko
- 4th 20000 Harumi
- 5th 15000 Tamayo
- 6th 10000 Kuchino
- 7th 5000 Capcom