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Rocket Knight

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Overall 8
Gameplay 9
Graphics 8
Sound 8
Replay value 8

Rocket Knight

Family Friendly Gaming
27 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I remember back during the Nintendo 64, and some journalists suggesting that 2D games were dead. Well all these years later, and 2D games like Rocket Knight are not only released, but they thrive. Konami has revived this franchise, and I for one am happy to see it. Sparkster is from an era where everyone was trying to do a fun twist on some animal, and make them a mascot. Sega broke through with a hedgehog, so why not try an opossum? That is exactly what Konami did.
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Overall 7

Rocket Knight review

24 June 2012
  • Pros: Great rocket mechanics, Inventive boss battles, Puzzle platforming elements
  • Cons: Difficulty fluctuates oddly at times, High price tag, Short length
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Overall 8

Rocket Knight

24 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The Genesis returns. I am continually impressed that my brain manages to retain so much […]
  • Pros: + Colorful visuals, + Fantastic controls, + Accesibility
  • Cons: Extremely short, Not much replay
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Overall 8

Rocket Knight Review

7 July 2010
  • Summary: " Rocket Knight " is a decent little game. It looks and plays great, but it’s pretty pricey and really very short. It’s a great game that I’d recommend you play, but at the same time I’d probably wait until the game goes on sale for it to be a truly worthwhile purchase- at 800 points or less, you’d be silly not to pick up this charismatic platformer.
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Overall 6

Rocket Knight Xbox 360 Review

Console Obsession
2 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Where is the anthropomorphised hero these days? Skinned and draped round the latest generic space marine no doubt; the muscle head grunting and flexing, cursing at girls while blowing large chunks out of muddy environments with equally brown enemies. Don’t get me wrong, I love shooting things but the current palette trend is a trifle stale.
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Rocket Knight (XBLA)

29 June 2010

Rocket Knight (XBL)

The Review Busters
18 June 2010
  • Conclusion: This game is a blast while it lasts. If you are like me and have been dying for a new Rocket Knight game, you will be very satisfied. If you enjoy games like NSMBW and Sonic 4, you will really enjoy Rocket Knight. The major thing against rocket knight is the cost. For what your paying (15 bucks) this game is pretty short and the casual player might feel like they paid a bit too much for it.
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Rocket Knight

Talking About Games
25 May 2010
  • Excerpt: During the early ’90s, gamers of the 16-bit era were subject to an onslaught of anthropomorphic mascots in which game companies wanted to cash in on Sonic the Hedgehog’s success. This era was the one where all the animal mascots had that ‘tude quality, where they did their best to fit in with the Genesis […]
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Overall 9

Rocket Knight

Gamer Limit
21 May 2010
  • Conclusion: This is a remarkable example of a series reboot, which remains faithful to the source material while making changes that increased its enjoyment tenfold. I recommend this game to anyone who has ever enjoyed a platformer in their life.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

19 May 2010
  • Summary: Jetpacks and opossums probably wouldn't mix too well in the real world, but the offbeat combo is a match made in heaven in Rocket Knight. Climax Studios has done an outstanding job with this sequel to Rocket Knight Adventures, a Sega Genesis platformer that developed a cult following during the goofy animals craze in the early '90s--that bygone era when everybody was ripping off Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • Pros: Challenging level design with lots of intricate jumping puzzles, Wide range of attacks and enemies keeps you on your toes, Distinctive, cartoony graphics
  • Cons: Falls short of justifying its 1,200-point purchase price, Difficulty bounces around in spots
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