- Summary: Inspired by retro 8-bit gaming, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer that pays tribute to the classics. Old-school fans and platformer newcomers alike should find Rex Rocket an enjoyable and rewarding experience thanks to its pixel art that makes up over 100 handcrafted levels.
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Sep 29, 2019"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.… Expand
Sep 25, 2019Rex Rocket is a 2D 8bit Side-Scrolling Shooter paying homage to the Classics. Set in the Distant Future you play as either Captain Rexford orRex Rocket is a 2D 8bit Side-Scrolling Shooter paying homage to the Classics. Set in the Distant Future you play as either Captain Rexford or Rexanna (Chosen at the beginning of the game) protecting Scientists on the massive spaceship the S.S. Montana. A former War Hero, Rex now escorts the most brilliant minds in the galaxies. Your mission begins on Earth, as you meet the crew and prepare for Cryo-Sleep. A bio-engineered race of "oozlings" are to be transported to the other side of the galaxy, and somewhere mid trip, a specimen gets free, and begins to wreak havoc, causing the Ships AI to go insane. Platform and blast your way thru the 100+ areas of the huge ship while saving the crew and defeating the multiple sided threat to your mission. With an incredible feel Rex Rocket challenges you with puzzles, and countless enemies, as you navigate the ship. With a metroidvania style map that you can explore as you see fit (as long as you have the ability to get to other areas) you will find a wide variety of secret areas, and abilities to help you advance. The 8bit maps and characters were all pixel crafted by hand lending the game an incredibly retro look, and the original bitsound music adds the finishing touch. Fun, and challenging, Rex Rocket is a retro gamers dream, and perfect for newcomers to the genre as well.… Expand