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  • Summary: Inspired by the glorious retro days of 8-bit gaming, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer that pays tribute to classic NES games like Mario, Mega Man, and Metroid. Old-school fans and platformer newcomers alike will find Rex Rocket an enjoyable and rewarding experience thanks toInspired by the glorious retro days of 8-bit gaming, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer that pays tribute to classic NES games like Mario, Mega Man, and Metroid. Old-school fans and platformer newcomers alike will find Rex Rocket an enjoyable and rewarding experience thanks to one-of-a-kind handmade pixel art that makes up over 100 handcrafted levels connected in an expansive starship -- each filled with a wide variety of puzzles, enemies, hazards and bosses. An original chiptunes soundtrack by Saskrotch, captivating setting filled with quirky characters, and ability to choose the gender of your hero is only a handful of the many awesome features in the game.

    Set in Earth's distant future, Rex Rocket alludes to the classic conflict of Man vs. Machine. You play as either Captain Rexford or Rexanna, a former war hero who now transports scientists throughout the universe in the epic Star Ship -- S.S. Montana. The game begins on Earth as the crew prepares for another routine mission for the Council of Science that involves transplanting bio-engineered Terra-Oozlings onto an uninhabited planet on the other side of the galaxy. While the ship's crew are in cryo-sleep, all heck breaks loose when the dangerous specimens escape and cause the ship's main AI computer to go insane. It's up to Rex Rocket to stop the rogue AI, rescue the crew, and take back control of the ship!
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  1. Sep 29, 2019
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    "Rex Rocket"
    Reviewed by: Carless Yen
    Platforms: Xbox and Steam Developer: Castle Pixel Publisher: Castle Pixel Rex Rocket is a Retro
    "Rex Rocket"
    Reviewed by: Carless Yen
    Platforms: Xbox and Steam
    Developer: Castle Pixel
    Publisher: Castle Pixel

    Rex Rocket is a Retro 2D scroller that was insoired by classic 8 bit games like Mega Man and Castlevania. You play as either Captain Rexford or Rexanna in your trusty ship the SS Montana on a mission for The Council of Science that involves transplanting bio-engineered Terra-Oozlings onto an uninhabited planet on the other side of the galaxy. While your crew is in Cryo-Sleep the Oozlings escape and take over your ships AI. You must make your way through over 100 hand crafted levels of the ship. Loaded with secrets, weapons, collectibles, and power ups. While rocking out to awesome original chiptunes soundtrack by Saskrotch. You can find items to increase your health bar, special weapons bar, and grenade bar. There are also tons of different weapons dropped by each enemy. Each one has a different special fire from rail gun, auto, tracking missiles, rockets, shotgun, etc. Like Mega Man each boss is weak to different ones.
    The bosses are really amazing to. Each one very unique and different then the others. You have to learn each of their attack patterns to be successful. You can't really run and gun on them. Maybe some early. There are also really difficult jumps through out the game you have to time just right so it's a good thing the controls are so spot on. It will really test your hand eye coordination. I can see this being another speed runners delight. I've played a few games of late like that. mainly because some the Achievements really have that in mind. Like there are some for beating it in a certain amount of time, and some for doing it without dying a certain amount of times. It really just begs to be speed ran, and I'd enjoy seeing it as well.
    So far this month we have really played some great retro inspired titles. I love that, because it's the time of the year when all the AAA titles are dropping, and these little Indie gems are still right there grabbing great scores. They are giving the old 8 bit and 16 bit fans a modern take on the games they loved, and doing so quite beautifully. Rex Rocket does the same. It looks and feels a lot like Mega man, but it delivers a lot of special things of it's own. If you loved Mega Man, or retro games in general grab "Rex Rocket" it's a lot of fun. it's also a real test at times.

    Pros: Fun Chiptunes
    100 levels all feel different, and challenging
    Cool Characters and NPCs
    Good story for a retro Indie title
    Lots of items to find
    Tons of replay especially Speed running

    Cons: Wish you went off ship some, change of scenery

    Overall: 8.8 Another great Retro inspired title that you shouldn't miss out on. You can tell it's inspired by Mega Man and that is a good thing, because it delivers the same kind of fun.
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