Rocket Riot HD is a retro style shooter released by Chillingo Ltd.
“Rocket Riot is an action-packed side-view shooter featuring a bazooka-wielding jetpack soldier. Players blast their way through the environment against computer-controlled enemies in an effort to defeat the nasty pirate Blockbeard.”
The game is basically retro style shooter. You fly around the level using your jet pack and shooting the enemies with your missiles. Almost everything in the game can be destoryed, so you can make your own paths through the stage, however, the scenery will repair itself over time, so those routes will close behind you.
The game offers 48 levels in the campaign and then six bonus levels. These will not take too long to complete, but there are a few levels you will want to replay again.
There are some boss battles and even sports games to break up the standard shooting action, these add interest and mix things up a little.
There are dozens of power ups to keep things interesting, but some of them are terrible, and if you trigger one by mistake it can game over from that try, whereas others, like the multi missiles or huge missiles can make the level too easy and simple to complete.
There is no multiplayer option in the game, but I would have liked to have seen on.
The graphics are very retro in style, but a well done, even showing a tape on the loading screen. The sound and music is good, with a strange little song that often plays in the background.
On the upside:
- An excellent fast paced shooter.
- Dozens of power ups.
- Lots of extras to unlock with over 100 characters.
On the downside:
- Some power ups are useless and can easily ruin your game by accident as it lands on you,
- You will get tired fingers from flick firing the missiles.
- You can sometimes get stuck on a small piece of scenery that was not destoryed by a missile.
- Gameplay is a little repetitive, but great in short doses.
Overall, this is a great little shooter, it is not going to set the world on fire, but will satisfy your fast action shooter fan. The strange firing and getting stuck in repairing background may put some people off, but there is lots of power up fun to be found here, especially at the current price.
Size: 19.6 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.69