Rocket Knight Xbox 360

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 75
    If you've been waiting for the return of Rocket Knight I think you'll be pleased with this effort. It's got a vibrant, modern look but the gameplay is rooted in the 16-bit original.
  2. Rocket Knight is a retro platformer with outstanding gameplay, even if it is overpriced and a little short.
  3. Most of the platforming is top-shelf stuff, and the few issues with the controls notwithstanding, I had a great time with the game. Fifteen dollars is a bit high, though, for the amount of pleasure most folks will likely mine from the experience.
  4. I think that Rocket Knight is a great attempt at revitalizing the character, and while I know there are people put off by the new design and the use of "2.5D" instead of traditional pixel work, I think the game looks great in action.
  5. It is a loving re-creation of an experience from a bygone era, warts and all. Keep that in mind going in, and you won't be disappointed.
  6. A game like this is exactly what I wanted in the classic remake trend. Sure, it doesn't bring much that's new, but it does expand on all that makes this genre great and, even better, it brings back the memories of great games from years past.
  7. 75
    This is a straight up side-scroller from gaming's past, and it executes that extremely well. While the price tag may be a bit on the high side I still think it is worth checking out if you have fond memories of the original game, or are simply in need of a blast (processing) from the past.
  8. The gameplay is challenging and enjoyable and I would spend 1200 MS points in a heartbeat for Rocket Knight.
  9. 90
    ocket Knight is one of the best downloadable games available and Climax, and Konami deserve all the acclaim they are bound to get from it.
  10. X-ONE Magazine UK
    80
    The perfect example for developers looking to resurrect old series. [Issue#60, p.107]
  11. Rocket Knight will undoubtedly provide an entertaining experience with its welcoming visuals, detailed control and perfect pacing whether you played as Sparkster on the Genesis or not. The only solid flaw that this game has is its pricing.
  12. 85
    The big take away is that Rocket Knight is still a viable franchise in 2010 as it was in 1993 thanks to beautiful visuals, fun gameplay and a healthy dose of variety.
  13. What it lacks in longevity, it more than makes up for with smart level design, retrofitted gameplay and a presentation that’ll put a smile on your face, no matter what your age.
  14. This is a remarkable example of a series reboot, which remains faithful to the source material while making changes that increased its enjoyment tenfold. I recommend this game to anyone who has ever enjoyed a platformer in their life.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. d0x
    May 17, 2010
    8
    A fun game but a little pricey.