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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.

Screenshots

Rodland Atari ST First level
Rodland Atari ST Title screen
Rodland Commodore 64 Collect the E-X-T-R-A letters to get an extra life
Rodland Arcade Last crocodile

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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 | カタキス (39535)

Critic Reviews

Top Secret NES Mar, 1994 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Datormagazin Amiga Nov 07, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retrogaming History Commodore 64 Jan 14, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Play Time Game Boy Aug, 1993 58 out of 100 58
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jun, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Nov, 1992 6 out of 12 50

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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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