Sparkster makes his triumphant arrival on next-gen platforms with Rocket Knight, the newest chapter in the classic side-scrolling rocket action series. Our favorite opossum hero returns home after 15 years to find the kingdom of Zephyrus in shambles.
User reviews: Positive (35 reviews)
Release Date: May 11, 2010
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About This Game

Sparkster makes his triumphant arrival on next-gen platforms with Rocket Knight, the newest chapter in the classic side-scrolling rocket action series. Our favorite opossum hero returns home after 15 years to find the kingdom of Zephyrus in shambles. Use your wits and Sparkster’s trusty rocket pack to dodge and defeat a menacing wolf army threatening the lives of his people.

  • Gorgeous next-gen graphics and dazzling new environments. You’ve never seen Sparkster like this before!
  • All new levels and challenges. Four expansive new worlds with huge platform levels and thrilling rocket flying levels!
  • Classic rocket action gameplay. Launch and bounce Sparkster through obstacles and enemies that get in his way!
    • Ricochet off walls
    • Create a Burst Vortex to repel enemy bombs right back at them!
    • Use Burst Assist and hover in place to maneuver in mid-air
    • Shoot Burst Projectiles from Sparkster's sword to attack distant foes
    • Rocket Drill through weak walls and create new passageways
    • Hang from and slide down rails with your prehensile tail
  • Who’s the best? Show off your high scores with Leaderboards

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB (2GB for Vista or Windows 7)
    • Graphics: ATI X1900 or above, GeForce 6800 and above
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB
    • Sound: Direct X Compatible Soundcard

    Recommended:

    • OS: Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.8GHz single core or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800, ATI Radeon HD4850 or above
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB
    • Sound: Direct X Compatible Soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
I don't really reccomend this game. To be honest, it doesn't hold a candle to any of the previous incarnations of Sparkster as far as gameplay goes. Combine that with the short length and you've got a recipe for disappointment.
Posted: June 19
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Fun little plataformer, just dont expect too much. Wait for a sale.
Posted: September 16
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3.0 hrs on record
Charming retro platformer. I never played the original Rocket Knight adventures, but this game makes me want to. While the graphics are hit and miss in places, favoring a 2.5-d look, the gameplay is solid, featuring your standard platforming with the addition of A JETPACK! And really, what can't be made better with the addition of a jetpack? The game is fun to play and offers a very enjoyable twist on some retro classics. Makes me yearn for a re-release of the original Rocket Knight games on the Genesis and the SNES.
Posted: September 4
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6.3 hrs on record
It's a fun game best experienced with a controller. I never played the original so I don't have anything to compare it to. There is some deeper strategy in figuring out the optimal way to get through enemies, but I just had to brute force it sometimes. However, some bosses require adherence to the level design. For $15 it is a bit much in the current climate of low cost indie titles, but I'm glad I played it.
Posted: September 8
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3.5 hrs on record
This is a geat remix of the old clasic love this game, hope to see a part 2.
Posted: September 19
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Rocket Knight!

Excellently fun game that takes things back to the basics, and it works, its a breath of fresh air.
If you played Rocket Knight Adventures 1 and 2 before, then you'll enjoy this game just as much, the gameplay is pretty much the same as the classic with a few improvements made here and there.

The game still comprises of platforming segmants, boss battles and of course, the flying segments which play in the same way
a side scrolling shoot'em up plays, all in all, a nice variation and all of these sections are fun in their own way.

The music and sound effects are nothing to write home about but they do a good enough job with a few memorable themes here and there.

The graphics are the biggest change in this game as it is now 2.5D and it looks great, nice and cartoony and it keeps the feel of the originals whilst updating them and it looks lovely.

My personal opinion : If you're gonna go from a side scrolling 2D game, and try to give it a modern spin, keep it 2.5D, I think this is where the Sonic Series lost control and came off the rails a bit.
Posted: December 4, 2013
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