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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] In this arcade shooter, players join the heroes of the Alliance of Free Planets in their white-knuckled, frenzied struggle to free the Solar System from the tyrannical grip of the Legion of Terra. Up to four players will be able to cooperatively shoot their way through multiple levels, powering up their weapons, picking up bonuses and laying waste to anything that moves. Online multiplayer gameplay through a variety of mini games that let players instantly jump into existing games. Design and build your own character for both single and multi-player games, each with their own. Three races - Human, Mercurian or Venusian; Three classes - Fighter, Engineer, Outcast. Further character customization options through new items and abilities earned by progressing through a variety of quests. Multiple hours of gameplay with plenty of levels, hordes of enemies, huge bosses and engaging story for maximum replay value. Beautiful cartoon-like art style brings life to the characters and environments. Competitive online ranking system. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Four-player online co-op also takes the sting out of the dumb A.I., and it showcases how this $10 game should be played. [Holiday 2007, p.70]
  2. While Rocketmen: Axis of Evil doesn’t give off the best first impression, those that take the plunge and buy the game will find a good game that worships the old-school shooters a bit too much at times.
  3. Not a bad game, but not enough to keep your attention. The long levels of wash-rinse-and-repeat action will please only the Achievement-loving space cadets.
  4. Rocktmen could be thrilling, especially considering the genre isn't exactly prolific, and the four player co-op mode is appealing, but there are many issues.
  5. Rocketmen: Axis of Evil offers up some interesting concepts, but the muddled execution bogs it down.
  6. I certainly like the depth and variety of the XBox Live Arcade offerings. There are truly some gems in there that are worth their cost in points. Sadly, Rocketman: Axis of Evil falls short of that mark.
  7. It's a crude and unappealing game, marred by at least three design decisions (the scrolling, the time-limited weapons, the long-winded upgrade system) that immediately make the gameplay a grind rather than a blast.

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