Fantastic, but short, Sparkster's return is a double edged sword
VinsanityV22, Game Informer
20 May 2010
Summary: The game is awesome - lets' get that out of the bag right now. Very few games have successfully translated the charm and color of the old 16-bit, uber polished, platformers into 3D, but Climax has done it. This game pops. And it plays incredibly well - none of that mushiness that early 2.5D games had. This is like Street Fighter IV - tight; in that it plays just as well as any of the 2D games that have preceeded it.
Summary: The Music, Graphics, And Gameplay Was really Good for This Game. This Does bring Back Memories To The Next Gen. Hopefully We Get To See The Rocket Knight Again Because The Only Bad Thing About This Game Was It Was Too Short.
A fun homage to forgotten title of yesteryear isn't without its faults.
Jeph, Game Informer
13 May 2010
Summary: I loved, loved, LOVED Rocket Knight Adventures on the Sega Genesis. And while I was a little bit disappointed this wasn't a port or remake of the game I have so many fond memories of, this sequel has managed to (mostly) stick with what works and give it a shiny new 21st-century sheen. The meat-and-potatoes platforming sections are fun, fairly linear affairs filled with opportunities to let loose with Sparkster's jetpack attacks.