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Rodland

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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 ZX Spectrum Highscore name entry
Rodland Arcade Snakes
Rodland Atari ST First level
Rodland ZX Spectrum Stage 1

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* (37493)

The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
The Rubber Beermat ZX Spectrum 2004 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Sep, 1991 86 out of 100 86
N-Force NES Nov, 1992 84 out of 100 84
N-Force Game Boy Nov, 1992 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Retrogaming History Commodore 64 Jan 14, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59

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