Platforms: XBOX 360/PC/PS3
Game Supports: Japanese, German, Spanish, Italian, French, and English text.
Story: Sparkster is doing some yard work when all of a sudden a airship which containing wolfs attack his home, seeing this Sparkster goes inside his home to get his gear to became ROCKET KNIGHT. Now he is the only hope his people have, can he stop the villains or will they lay the smack down on him?
Good or Bad Story: The story is not bad, but it’s mostly overshadowed by the game play. G00D!
Graphics: The graphics are great, the characters have a cartoony look to them, but the menus could do without that bright orange. And because of the menus being bright orange depending on what language you have the menus on it can be hard to see the text.
Audio: The music is good and its has a heroic feel.
Game play and Features:
Good: Rocket Knight is a action-adventure plat former where you can fly, jump, slash, shoot, solve puzzles, and tbag. You can fly at anytime as long as you have rocket fuel, you can jump and after a jump you can use some fuel to hover for a few seconds. You can hang from ceilings and from there you can attack and fly. Sparkster can use his sword to land a hit on enemies as well as reflect some projectiles. He also has a gun for range attacks and using some fuel allows him to use more powerful attack with both weapons. All of his attacks will fill up his combo meter.
There are levels where your grounded and there are some that take place in the sky. In the sky levels you have speed boost, slash/shoot attack, and charge attacks. When taking damage you need to find heart tokens and you can find Sparkster tokens to gain extra lives. Rubies are available to build up your score. All loading screens contain hints, the game also gives 2 modes of play arcade and free play(level select), there will be boss fights, and unlock able costumes.
Bad: Your shots are only medium range and cause of that the gun feels worthless unless you use to solve some puzzles. There is no options to upgrade your character’s stats which would have been helpful.
Overall: Rocket Knight is fun and enjoyable on all levels, however; with the gun not being great for fighting and the bright orange menu making certain text be unreadable, it has some work that needs to be fixed in future entries in the series.
Likes: Graphics, music, game play, and unlocks.
Dislikes: Orange menus and gun.
Wish list: Upgrades and better menu color.
Score: 4.5/5 REALLY G00D!
Recommended for fans of: Action, adventure, plat formers, Rocket Knight, Konami, Climax.