The Adventures of Rad Gravity

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The Adventures of Rad Gravity is an action-adventure platform game for the Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Interplay and published by Activision in 1990. Rad Gravity is the name of the game's hero.
The story is that in the far future, humans colonized many planets and established a form a biotechnology, which were sentient beings called Compuminds, which could communicate rapidly from world to world. The game's villain had shut down all the Compuminds and hid them. Eventually one of the Compuminds, named Kakos, was found. Together, Rad and Kakos must find the eight missing Compuminds, each on eight different unique planets, such as the cyberpunk world of Cyberia, the green jungle world of Sauria, and the caustic trash world of Effluvia.
The game was notable for the planet Turvia, where gravity works in reverse. In that level the protagonist was drawn upside down, as were the enemies and the entire screen. The main character has a comically large head and strongly resembles actor Bruce Campbell. His early game attack consists of a sort of a lightsaber. A possible inspiration for Rad Gravity is 1989's Strider arcade game, whose protagonist uses a plasma sword and in two levels walks on the ceiling upside-down when local gravity is reversed.

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Interplay Entertainment
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Activision Blizzard
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10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for NES

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I was Mike's neighbor and I beta tested Rad Grsvity before it was released. We also tested A Boy and His Blob that same day. Mike was a great friend and neighbor. I hope He and Susan are doing well.
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