If the gameplay of Rocky's Boots feels a lot like the classic Atari 2600 game Adventure, it's no coincidence. Rocky's Boots was co-authored by Adventure programmer Warren Robinett.
Rocky's Boots won several awards, including Software of the Year awards from Learning magazine (1983), Parent’s Choice magazine (1983), and Infoworld magazine (1982, runner-up). It also received the Gold Award (for selling 100,000 copies) from the Software Publishers Association.
The engine of Rocky's Boots was used in several later games by The Learning Company, including Robot Odyssey and Gertrude's Secrets.