iPhone Game Reviews

Rick Rocketson Pro – Review

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Released Jan 10, 2009
Developer: Liquid Air Lab
Price: $1.99 [Buy]

Rick Rocketson Pro, a retro-style side-scrolling game that has hit the App Store. This is a development of the free version of Rick Rocketson [App Store], containing five levels.rick-rocketson

The space hero and all around good guy Rick Rocketson was rocketing home from the nefarious planet Omicron Nebula. Then, suddenly the evil and vicious space pirates of the asteroid Blob 5 shot him down! Rick Rocketson must escape or the entire galaxy is doomed!

Fight the furious space hedgehogs by throwing acidogefilus-grenades to them and shoot evil space pirates of the asteroid Blob 5 with laserblaster to survive complex level design loaded with traps, lava and other hazards! Don’t forget to pick up some health and ammunition packages!

Those who are already familiar with the ’80’s and ’90’s Amiga-style gameplay should find this game pretty interesting. The game also has the old sound tracks, bringing back the old days in a perfect way.

The game does away with ‘traditional’ accelerometer controls and incorporates an on-screen gamepad, much like a retro-game console controller.  They work rather well, but take some time getting used to and is not the best thing a bout the game.

I find this game quite enjoyable, as a particular retro fan. I wouldn’t mind in the slightest to pay $2 for this. This game is certainly better than many such games that have hit the App Store so far. See the video for a closer look.

Controls: 7/10
Graphics: 8/10
Sound: 8/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Value for money: 10/10

Overall: 8.4/10


Written by Vikram

January 15, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Posted in App Store Reviews

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