Reviewed by: Carless Yen
Platforms: Xbox and SteamDeveloper: Castle PixelPublisher: Castle PixelRex Rocket is a Retro 2D scroller that was insoired by classic 8 bit games like Mega Man and Castlevania. You play as either Captain Rexford or Rexanna in your trusty ship the SS Montana on a mission for The Council of Science that involves transplanting bio-engineered'Rex Rocket'
Reviewed by: Carless Yen
Platforms: Xbox and Steam
Developer: Castle Pixel
Publisher: Castle Pixel
Rex Rocket is a Retro 2D scroller that was insoired by classic 8 bit games like Mega Man and Castlevania. You play as either Captain Rexford or Rexanna in your trusty ship the SS Montana on a mission for The Council of Science that involves transplanting bio-engineered Terra-Oozlings onto an uninhabited planet on the other side of the galaxy. While your crew is in Cryo-Sleep the Oozlings escape and take over your ships AI. You must make your way through over 100 hand crafted levels of the ship. Loaded with secrets, weapons, collectibles, and power ups. While rocking out to awesome original chiptunes soundtrack by Saskrotch. You can find items to increase your health bar, special weapons bar, and grenade bar. There are also tons of different weapons dropped by each enemy. Each one has a different special fire from rail gun, auto, tracking missiles, rockets, shotgun, etc. Like Mega Man each boss is weak to different ones.
The bosses are really amazing to. Each one very unique and different then the others. You have to learn each of their attack patterns to be successful. You can't really run and gun on them. Maybe some early. There are also really difficult jumps through out the game you have to time just right so it's a good thing the controls are so spot on. It will really test your hand eye coordination. I can see this being another speed runners delight. I've played a few games of late like that. mainly because some the Achievements really have that in mind. Like there are some for beating it in a certain amount of time, and some for doing it without dying a certain amount of times. It really just begs to be speed ran, and I'd enjoy seeing it as well.
So far this month we have really played some great retro inspired titles. I love that, because it's the time of the year when all the AAA titles are dropping, and these little Indie gems are still right there grabbing great scores. They are giving the old 8 bit and 16 bit fans a modern take on the games they loved, and doing so quite beautifully. Rex Rocket does the same. It looks and feels a lot like Mega man, but it delivers a lot of special things of it's own. If you loved Mega Man, or retro games in general grab 'Rex Rocket' it's a lot of fun. it's also a real test at times.
Developer: Castle Pixel, LLC.
Publisher: Castle Pixel, LLC.
Release Date: 5 Aug, 2014
Genre: Action, Adventure
- OS: Windows XP (or later)
- Processor: 2.0 Ghz Dual Core
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: 256 MB video card (XNA 4.0 compatible, Shader Model 2.0 or higher)
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Storage: 500 MB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card
- Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller supported