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Rex Rocket

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Tell me about Rex Rocket!Inspired by the glorious retro days of 8-bit gaming, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer that pays tribute to classic NES games like Mario, Mega Man, and Metroid. Old-school fans and platformer newcomers alike will find Rex Rocket an enjoyable and rewarding experience thanks to one-of-a-kind handmade pixel art that makes up over 100 handcrafted levels connected in an expansive starship-- each filled with a wide variety of puzzles, enemies, hazards and bosses. An original chiptunes soundtrack by Saskrotch, captivating setting filled with quirky characters, and ability to choose the gender of your hero is only a handful of the many awesome features in the game.

Set in Earth's distant future, Rex Rocket alludes to the classic conflict of Man vs. Machine. You play as either Captain Rexford or Rexanna, a former war hero who now transports scientists throughout the universe in the epic Star Ship-- S.S. Montana. The game begins on Earth as the crew prepares for another routine 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 the ship's crew are in cryo-sleep, all heck breaks loose when the dangerous specimens escape and cause the ship's main AI computer to go insane. It's up to Rex Rocket to stop the rogue AI, rescue the crew, and take back control of the ship!Features
  • Classic 2D platforming with shooting, wall-jumping, and more-- all combined with innovative gameplay twists like shooting your laser downward for a handy aerial boost with each jump!
  • Amazingly detailed pixel art and animations make up hundreds of unique characters as well as over 100 hand-crafted levels that all connect within the expansive starship!
  • Awesome retro sound effects coupled with an amazing chiptune soundtrack by Saskrotch!
  • Choose the gender of your hero/heroine as you step into the boots of either Rexford or Rexanna 'Rocket' Rexington on this epic space adventure!
  • Collect powerful weapons and useful upgrades by defeating bosses and solving clever platforming puzzles!
  • Learn more on the backstory and details of characters, weapons, enemies, and more by collecting Info Nodes throughout the ship!
  • Get lost in an expansive starship as you explore the various routes that may offer a better path to your destination, lead you to a treasure trove of collectibles, or take you on a deadlier course!
  • A captivating narrative with plenty of light-hearted humor and goofy characters to brighten your adventure!
  • Prepare for a tough yet rewarding space adventure where you'll face giant flame-throwing machines, swarms of Oozling-possessed crew members, and a berserk AI computer that never runs out of clever ways to try and kill you!
Grab the soundtrack!Chiptune artist Saskrotch delievers 37 tracks of pure retro goodness that'll take you on a nostalgic ride to the glorious days of 8-bit gaming.
http://saskrotch.bandcamp.com/album/rex-rocket-original-soundtrack
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Developer
Castle Pixel
Publisher
Castle Pixel
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.castlepixel.com/rexrocket

System requirements for Xbox One

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+, 2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: SDL_GameController devices fully supported

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+, 2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: SDL_GameController devices fully supported

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP (or later)
  • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Dual Core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB video card (XNA 4.0 compatible, Shader Model 2.0 or higher)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller supported
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Rex Rocket reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
I read it would be a hard difficult gameplay... but damn that´s really hard. I even love the old mega man games but it´s not possible to me to enjoy this beautiful game without difficult options.
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Microsoft from French
I play with keyboard and they bind 'space' for interacting and it cannot be changed. Moreover, the character is hard to control : the length of the jump is too imprecise and wall jump is always on the opposite direction.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
A mix between Super Metroid and Super Mario. It is not a rarity if you need around 100 Attempts at a Passage, but also there remains exciting and only a bit of Frustration makes itself felt. Also replayed is given. Price/Performance is top!
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Microsoft from French
Reluctant at first, I left tempted by the balance of-40%. I am absolutely not sorry at all. The visuals are really beautiful, reminiscent of NES, and music too. The game offers a real challenge, especially the bosses where to die 10 times before starting to understand their patterns is quite normal. Frankly, the game is a real surprise and we are surprised to continue playing even after swearing to throw the screen through the window to the next death.
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Microsoft from French
A very nervous platform shooter, Rex rocket pits a hero (or heroine!) of war against a crazy AI, which has allowed to release an army of blobs in the gigantic spaceship where you are. The game presents itself as a Metroidvania to the challenge extremely relieved and stuffed with charm. Many improvements are to be discovered and the secrets are numerous. Patience and cold blood will be needed to finish it... and even more to finish it at 100%! A real gem.
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Case of conscience for this game. I've been saying a lot of times: "leave your luck to the product, go on, do another session, if you find it will end up pleasing you." The problem is that doing another session is agreeing to plunge into this very awkward mix of die-and-retry platform and metroidvania, two genres that are not often synergistic. Here in two hours, I underwent an unpleasant exploration, painful roundtrips in very hostile environments (die-and-retry oblige) sprinked with all soft fights against the wicked alie... cute blobs of the game. The exploration becomes tiring from the first moments, the fights catch up nothing (on the contrary) and the level design is at best passable often very mediocre. Even being a fan of pixel art and platform, it didn't happen. The game is not fundamentally bad but I got bored during the majority of my only two hours of play. The bosses are very nice but that's not enough, it would have taken a more homogeneous set, more fun gameplay and a more interesting level design.
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