Rocket Knight Xbox 360


Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. The gameplay is challenging and enjoyable and I would spend 1200 MS points in a heartbeat for Rocket Knight.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Rocket Knight is a retro platformer with outstanding gameplay, even if it is overpriced and a little short.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. X-ONE Magazine UK
    The perfect example for developers looking to resurrect old series. [Issue#60, p.107]
  12. 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.
  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. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 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
    A fun game but a little pricey.