North American Genesis box art Konami Director(s) Nobuya Nakazato Nobuya Nakazato Shiori Satoh Kenichiro Horio Koji Komata Kenji Miyaoka Yasushi Takano Masanori Oouchi Masanori Adachi Hiroshi Kobayashi Release •: August 6, 1993 •: September 3, 1993 •: 1993, Mode(s) Rocket Knight Adventures ( ロケットナイトアドベンチャーズ, Roketto Naito Adobenchāzu) is a 1993 developed and published by for the. The game was released in North America on August 5, 1993, in Japan on August 6, 1993, and in Europe in 1993. Rocket Knight Adventures was designed by Nobuya Nakazato, designer of several titles in the series such as, and. Its protagonist is Sparkster, an knight who fights an army of and, many of whom are piloting various. Sparkster is armed with a that can project energy over a short distance and a that allows him to fly. Rocket Knight Adventures Gameplay is often a side scrolling platform, with linear runs through levels, the player is able to jump, attack with Sparkster's sword, either directly or by 'shooting' energy forward when swung, or charge up their rocket pack and go flying in one of the 8 standard directions, depending of the direction the player presses (if no direction is pressed, Sparkster performs a stationary spinning attack).
Levels are occasionally switched up with alternate styles of gameplay, some levels are horizontal scrolling shooters (akin to, often with in-level references to that game), while one level has the player controlling a large machine to duel with Axel Gear. The difficulty levels in the game are differently presented in each regional version of the game. Both the Japanese and European versions have two difficulty levels accessible normally via the options menu, while in the American version four are enabled by default. Plot [ ] The 'past' explains about how the first King El Zebulos fought against some would-be invaders who sailed in a powerful ship called the Pig Star, and lead his clan against them with courage and conviction, after defeating the invaders, El Zebulos was made ruler of the land, and knowing the Pig Star has the power to destroy entire worlds, was placed under a magic seal so it wouldn't fall into enemy hands. The 'Key to the Seal' would be guarded and passed down by El Zebulos, and his Royal Family. Generations into the future, the kingdom has been subject to attack by neighboring countries which want control of The Pig Star. To protect the kingdom of Zebulos, an elite group of warriors known as the Rocket Knights had been formed, these Warriors wore armor with Rocket Packs, wielded mystical swords, and harnessed awesome combat skills. Del Amitri Twisted Raritan there.
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During this time, Sparkster had become a War Orphan and was taken in by Mifune Sanjulo; a friend of the King, and was at that point the leader of the Rocket Knights. Sparkster would later become a promising Rocket Knight at an early age. Later on, a corrupt Rocket Knight by the name of Axel Gear would try to steal an ancient book, which contained the secrets of the rocket knights, this book was kept by Mifune himself only to be caught.
Axel and Mifune fought, and Mifune was severely wounded, leaving him permanently disabled. Sparkster would become the new leader of the Rocket Knights, but he wants revenge for his adoptive father's suffering. For 10 years Sparkster would wander, posing as an outlaw as he searched for Axel Gear, only to return to Zebulos and hear rumors about Axel Gear's return. The 'present' describes what's going on in the game itself, the Kingdom is under attack by the Devotindos Empire led by Emperor Devligus Devotindos; who is said to have the power of hypnosis. Sparkster rushes to the castle, sensing Axel Gear's Presence. Sure enough, Axel Gear has kidnapped Princess Sherry in attempt to blackmail the king into surrendering The 'Key to the Seal', however it just so happens that the Princess is the only one who knows of its location.
Sparkster rushes through jungles, caves, and even into Devotindos territory to save the princess. Sparkster would finally confront Devilgus himself, who quickly flees after he has obtained the 'Key to the Seal' from the Princess and takes off into space to The Pig Star, the Princess cast a spell on Sparkster which would allow him to go after Devilgus and into The Pig Star. Sparkster fights the Emperor himself, only to discover he was a machine all along, after Devilgus' destruction, Sparkster runs into Axel Gear, who tries to jettison Sparkster into space, only to have himself sucked into space instead.
Sparkster then goes to destroy the Core of the Pig Star, to get rid of the threat once and for all. Upon reaching the core, Sparkster discovers that Devligus has uploaded his memory into the core, and attempts to destroy Sparkster, however Devilgus' efforts fail as The Pig Star explodes, and he makes a last-ditch effort to kill Sparkster while he's defenseless in an escape pod, eventually burning apart in Elhorn's atmosphere. Sparkster manages to escape in one piece and reaches the castle with Princess Sherry. Sparkster is pleased with the safety of the Princess and the Kingdom itself, but accepts no reward as he blasts off into the horizon, leaving the King, and Princess to simply wave goodbye instead.
Development [ ] Ports, sequels and spin-offs [ ] A version of Rocket Knight Adventures was planned, but was never released. Two follow-up titles on the Mega Drive, and a on the SNES were released. Despite both games were produced simultaneously and sharing the same name and box art, they were different games, sharing only their character design and music score, with the Mega Drive release acting as a direct sequel and the SNES game being a spin-off, the two titles are often confused for being the same game due to the 'Rocket Knight Adventures 2” subtitle only being employed in Japan. In October 2009, Konami announced they would release another sequel, titled (which is the sequel to the Sega Megadrive/Genesis game called, but not really a remake of the Sega Megadrive/Genesis game called Rocket Knight Adventures), made by the British developer,. The game was released on, and on May 12, 2010.
Nobuya Nakazato was not involved with this title in any way, though Nazakato was credited by the developers in the Special Thanks section of the game credits. Sparkster himself has appeared as a playable character in a few recent titles, such as for and Krazy Kart Racing for and. He also has recognisable cameos in for the SNES, for the, for the SNES, for the, They was disguised by Pastel in TwinBee PARADISE in Donburishima for PC, and a figure resembling him also appears in an alternate ending to for the. A Sparkster comic was written by in the -made, it was based on the Mega Drive/Genesis version of Sparkster.
In an interview, Kitching said that Sparkster was the easiest game to adapt into a story, due to being similar to the, he was working on a second Sparkster story, but the plan was dropped when were unable to obtain permission from Konami to use the character. Reception [ ] Reception Review scores Publication Score 88% 40/50 16. Remoteexec Rapidshare Free there. 5/20 92% HonestGamers 9/10 96% 91% 94% 92% 97% Sega-16 9/10 Sparkster stood out in the Animal mascot era, with gamers labeling him a second prodigy for Sega behind Sonic. Rocket Knight Adventures was well received by critics, who praised the music and graphics.
HonestGamers gave the game a 9/10. Sega-16 gave it the same mark, saying that 'it is not only one of the system’s best titles, it’s one of the greatest platformers ever made.' References [ ]. • ^,, archived from on 2012-08-03, retrieved 2014-06-11 • Ken Horowitz (April 27, 2010).. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
•, issue 142, pages 42-44 •, issue 52 (November 1993), page 48 • GamePro, issue 50 (September 1993), pages 28-29 • GamesMaster, issue 9, pages 60-61 • • Joypad, issue 23, pages 60-62 • • Mega Action, issue 4, pages 10-11 • MegaTech, issue 20, pages 44-47 • Player One, issue 34, pages 92-95 • ^ Ken Horowitz (June 24, 2004).. Retrieved June 13, 2014. External links [ ] •.