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Rocket Knight Adventures
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Developer:
Sound driver: Konami/Hyperstone Heist
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥7,800 T-95063
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-95046
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[2] T-95046-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-95046-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 110,-[4] T-95046-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-95046-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MD95046
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? FROC06SMC
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? ?
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM93028JT




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Rocket Knight Adventures (ロケットナイト アドベンチャーズ) is a 1993 platform game developed and published by Konami for the Sega Mega Drive. It was the first in a line of successful games, continuing with Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2, a unrelated game Sparkster for the Super NES and more recently, Rocket Knight for the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and PC.

The game stars an opossum named Sparkster who carries a sword and jetpack in an attempt to rescue a princess from the evil Axel Gear.

Gameplay

Sparkster's primary weapon is his sword (A or C), which he can use to fire a short-range projectile. However, it will do greater damage to an enemy if it makes direct contact. The sword can also be used charge the jetpack by holding the button down. Charging the jetpack until the energy bar is full and releasing the button will make Sparkster spin on the spot, whirling his sword in all directions. This will do additional damage to nearby enemies and is useful when Sparkster is surrounded. Releasing the button while pushing a direction causes Sparkster to briefly fly in that direction with his sword in front of him, also doing damage to any enemy he collides with. B jumps.

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Apple - Restores one heart.
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Banana - Restores four hearts.
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Gemstone - 10 points.
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1UP - Extra life.
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Power Item - Lets Sparkster fly continuously for the rest of the sub-level; increases projectile range.

Levels

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Level 1 - Kingdom of Zebulos
The first stage begins with a walk through a burning village. Wide open spaces and high walls give the player a chance to practise their rocket pack skills. After defeating the first mini-boss, Sparkster takes flight using the Power Item. This part of the stage plays rather like a shoot-'em-up, with waves of small enemies followed by a dragon mini-boss. Once in the castle, the player is required to use walls to rebound with their rocket pack in order to ascend to the stage boss.
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Level 2 - Mountain Range
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Level 3 - Deep Underground
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Level 4 - Flying Battleship
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Level 5 - Kingdom of Devotindos
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Level 6 - Outer Space
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Level 7 - Pig Star

Production credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Rocket Knight Adventures/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Rocket Knight Adventures/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №1993-09, p38[5]
68 №1993-08, p19[6]
79 №, p83[7]
85 №23, p122-124[8]
88 №142, p42-44[2]
70 №1, p88[9]
80 №52, p48[10]
95
89
83 №50, p28/29[1]
92 №9, p60/61
60 №1993-09, p48
96 №23, p60-62[11]
86 №13, p20/21
81 №12, p34/35
94 №4, p10/11
97 №20, p88-90[12]
90 №2, p56-59
92 №20, p44-47
91 №11, p82-85[13]
97 №34, p92-95[14]
87
82 №46, p66/67[15]
89 №23, p50/51
79 №3, p44-46[16]
95
95
Sega Mega Drive
86
Based on
27 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, Asia

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Cart
Mega Drive, SE (rental)

References


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Rocket Knight Adventures games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Rocket Knight Adventures (1993) | Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2 (1994)