Rodland

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ZX Spectrum
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2.1
Commodore 64
77
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Description

Taking a rather literal view of the term 'slap-stick humour', Rodland features two fairies called Tam and Rit, whose mission is to rescue their mum who's been captured and taken to a castle.

There are 40 screens to clear, all full of baddies, who are disposed of by grabbing them with a stick, and flipping them from side to side to inflict damage. The hits needn't all be inflicted at the same time, as it's possible to release them to move them out of the way.

When killed, each bad guy releases some kind of extra, ranging from points bonuses to various devices which can be used to kill other enemies.

Each level also contains a certain amount of fruit. If you can collect all of this (with some bad guys still alive - you move on immediately once they're gone) you enter a bonus game, in which each enemy's death results in one of the letters E,X,T,R and A being released - collect them all for an invaluable extra life.

In the Game Boy version the difficulty lies slightly lower because the player can use his wand even when climbing ladders.

Screenshots

Rodland Amstrad CPC Title screen
Rodland Game Boy Life lost
Rodland ZX Spectrum Unleashing a special weapon
Rodland Arcade Mommy needs to be rescued

Alternate Titles

  • "妖精物語 ロッド・ランド" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Yousei Monogatari Rod Land" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

In rod we trust Amiga *Katakis* (37895)

Critic Reviews

Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jan, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Datormagazin Amiga Nov 07, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Dec, 1991 10 out of 12 83
64'er Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Retrogaming History Commodore 64 Jan 14, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Game Boy Jun, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Power Unlimited Game Boy Dec, 1993 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Platformers (Check 'em out)
    • March 1994 (Issue 42) Heaven – The Path to Righteousness: 20 Essential Games
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #50 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games

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