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Rocket Knight Adventures -- Konami

Here's one rodent that's ready to rock and roll! In Rocket Knight Adventures, players aid a cute--but heavily armed--opossum in his quest to defeat an army of evil pigs who are threatening his planet. Cartoon-like graphics and several layers of multi-speed scrolling add to the action in this side-scrolling platform game for the Sega Genesis.

Ferrari Man
Konami comes through again. This title is hot! Awesome gameplay makes this graphic action title a winner. I can just sit and play for hours upon hours. Although the first time I played it took me a few minutes to get the feel, I quickly adapted and did not want to stop. A must have title!

The idea is very, well, ummm, ...interesting. You as the main character, which happens to be an opossum with a jet pack and sword, must fight the evil pigs that are invading your kingdom. The graphics used in this cart are actually very good and some of the backgrounds are just awesome. The music and sound effects are not too bad and fit the cute setting of this game. There wasn't a whole lot to the gameplay but it was still pretty good. With multiple difficulty settings this game should last quite awhile; it even has a children's level for the younger player.

I liked this game a lot. Yes, it reminded me of other platform games at first, and sure I wasn't expecting much. But hey this game is great. The graphics alone are worth the purchase; they're even great to watch from the sidelines. The play control was right on the money also. I recommend this highly to anyone who likes platform games.

Rocket Knight Adventures is a very solid title. The concept is pretty basic (cute animal sets out on strange adventure to defeat all-powerful evil foes and save homeworld), but attention to detail helps set this title apart. Very well done.

>>>>> 81.5/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 4.5 4.5 5.0 4.5
Sound 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.0
Gameplay/Control 4.0 3.5 4.5 4.0
Longevity/Playability 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Overall 4.5 4.0 4.5 4.0
Total 21.0 19.5 21.5 19.5

Originally appeared Vol 2, Iss 3 (08-10/93)