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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.

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Rodland Arcade Cute bees
Rodland Game Boy Entering the third level
Rodland Arcade Cute sharks
Rodland Commodore 64 Loading screen

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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* (38218)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Retrogaming.it Amiga Mar 10, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jan, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 85 out of 100 85
N-Force NES Nov, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1991 76 out of 100 76
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Power Unlimited Game Boy Dec, 1993 6 out of 10 60

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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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