Rocket Knight Adventures
by Electronic Arts
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... rocket-propelled opossum? The latest video game super hero to blast off on your Genesis is a little guy who brings new meaning to "playin' possum." Sparkster, star of Konami's action/adventure game Rocket Knight Adventures, is a space-age opossum with a long tail that he can swing on, a mighty sword he uses Ninja-style and the coolest mode of rocket-propelled travel
Sparkster's cool moves are his trademark. Holding down and then releasing the Attack Button unfurls Sparkster's spinning slash attack. This move is guaranteed to wipe enemies off the screen. Sparkster's super rocket blast jets him across chasms, into treetops and out of trouble in a jiffy. To blast off, just hold down the Attack Button until the energy bar flashes, then press the D-Button. Release the Attack Button and the Rocket Knight becomes the Rocket Jock!
Rocket Knight Adventures propels you into the Kingdom of Zebulous, a magical land whose weather—and destiny — are controlled by the Pig Star, a computer satellite. The Pig Star is secured by a key whose location is known only by King Zebulous and his daughter, the Princess. Sparkster, the most heroic of the Rocket Knights, zips across the land with his jet pack, safeguarding the key from Axle Gear, the Black Knight.
A Kingdom in Peril
Axle has kidnapped the Princess. Sparkster must free her before she reveals the key's location... but it won't be easy, even for a Rocket Knight.
Rocket Knight Adventures takes place across eight big stages and more than 30 levels. From the Forest, where Sparkster's adventure begins, the powerful possum burrows through the dangerous Caves, then rockets skyward to the Air Battleship and on to the Empire Capital City Before he can free the Princess, Sparkster must battle hordes of paratroopers and futuristic metallic monsters that do everything from hurling spiked balls to shooting laser beams.
Rocket Knight Adventures is a well-crafted game. Much work went into the development of Sparkster as a super hero who'sreally just a regular dude when the jet pack comes off. The game has two difficulty levels to challenge all levels of players. Rocket Knight Adventures will soon have you "playin' possum," too.
Top: Getting places is never a problem for the Rocket Knight. Hold the Attack Button until Sparkster's energy meter flashes, press D-Button the direction you want to go, then release the Attack Button to catapult the little guy into the air...and over the wall. He even rebounds off things!
Center: Pick up jet pack fuel and become a Rocket Jock! Take these fellas out with a single hit, but watch out for the bouncing balls.
Bottom: This guy's not as tough as he is annoying. Stay in the middle to avoid his spikes, then wail away on his nose. And remember: The bigger they are.the bigger the mess they make when they fall.
2017-09-01 Rocket Knight Adventures game added.