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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Strap on your bazooka soldier, and get ready for the awesome action-packed side-view shooter Rocket Riot. In this highly stylized eight-bit era style game, blast your way through the environment against enemies or multiplayer foes online. Navigate through a completely destructible environment, uncover special power-ups, or even burrow into different areas of the map. The map regenerates, keeping the action fast-paced, but time doesn't heal all wounds. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. A really entertaining title, and even more entertaining and funny if you play it together with friends.
  2. 85
    With Rocket Riot, Codeglue has shown us a unique stile which combines the past with the present. Because the controls are so easy and the game is filled with action, everyone can enjoy this title for hours. Therefore Rocket Riot is one of the arcade games, that every Xbox user should have tried!
  3. 85
    Rocket Riot is simple arcade fun candy coated with brilliant pixel art.
  4. I was very surprised by how much fun I had with Rocket Riot. I generally don’t love two-stick shooters, but I was quickly won over by the art style, destructible environments, and humorous gameplay.
  5. Terrific character-unlock system. [Oct 2009, p.82]
  6. The 800 point, or $10, price tag is very much worth it for the beefy single-player modes and decent selection of multiplayer modes for when you want to shoot people that are right next to you or over the internet’s tubes.
  7. 70
    Brace yourself and buckle your seatbelts kids, it's going to be a bumpy -- and destructive -- ride through the sky.

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  1. Alphega
    Jun 20, 2009
    8
    + Fun to play. + Great looking game + Fun party game to play with a couple of friends behind one tv + fast action (+/- which can result in total chaos, especially with the power-ups) +/- Bosses can be quite hard to beat (but hey most are too easy these days so maybe I got spoiled ;) - I'm guessing it will loose its edge if you have played it for a couple of weeks. Expand