Game Info:

Developed By: Radial Games
Published By: Radial Games
Released: November 15, 2018
Available On: Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Genre: Action game, sports, shooter
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone.
Number of Players: 1 to 4
Price: 4.99 to 9.99 for a Deluxe Edition which includes a soundtrack and exclusive bonuses

First of all, thanks to Radial Games for the code to review this fine game!

RocketsRocketsRockets is a basic 2-D shooter game developed by Radial Games. The object of the game is to fly rockets at other rockets and emerge as the winner. You can either play alone against the computer(the resident AI Stanley) or with up to 3 other players. You can choose from a variety of options of gameplay. Rockets is easy enough to figure out, but it is kind enough to include a tutorial on the start screen. Depending on which version you are playing, one button controls the missiles, one the mines, one for the shield and one for the bombs, and you use the control pad to fly the rocket.

When playing, you take the rocket against a team. You are allowed to choose which background you want to use. For beginners, you can use 'Close Quarters' which is described as 'just you and your skill.' Asteroid Field is a bit more difficult and has asteroids flying around which you must dodge. Tower is a mode in which you must beware of falling objects that would impede your progress. Battle field is, in my opinion, the hardest as you must constantly dodge objects and lasers being shot at you.


Strong Points: Colorful graphics, fun to play, great music
Weak Points: Not a lot of story-line and gets boring quickly
Moral Warnings: Cartoon violence (minimal)

There are 2 modes you can play in Rockets —the first is Zen, which is by yourself and is basically just a cut down version of the main mode. It gets old quickly. The Tournament version is more fun, especially with more than 2 players. As someone who didn't have anyone to play with, both modes got boring.

On a positive note, the soundtrack and sound effects are really awesome. I could easily see myself downloading the soundtrack to my phone for working out as it is very upbeat and continues to draw you in and adds to the charm. The sound effects are appropriate for a game set in space-- a lot of
alien- like sounds and sound effects and the appropriate sound when you are hit by another rocket, such as clunking, or lasers go off.

Score Breakdown:
Higher is better
(10/10 is perfect)

Game Score - 88%
Gameplay - 15/20
Graphics - 8/10
Sound - 10/10
Stability - 5/5
Controls - 4/5

Morality Score - 98%
Violence - 9/10
Language - 10/10
Sexual Content - 10/10
Occult/Supernatural - 10/10
Cultural/Moral/Ethical - 10/10

As for the morality score, there isn't really a lot to complain about here. If you are concerned about nudity, language, or occult/supernatural, there is none of it in this game. NONE. The only thing I guess that I could complain about is that there is cartoon violence, such as your rocket shaking when you get hit by another person, but even that is being too picky. Really, this game is totally harmless.

All in all, this is a good game and it's certainly worth shelling out 5 dollars for. If you really want the deluxe edition, 10 dollars isn't too much to sacrifice either. However, as someone who prefers more adventure and RPG games, this wasn't my cup of tea. But that's really just my opinion. If you are into shooters and like multi-players, this one's a winner! Bonus points for the awesome soundtrack!

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