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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.


Rodland Game Boy Life lost
Rodland Commodore 64 The first boss
Rodland Arcade Last crocodile
Rodland Atari ST First level

Alternate Titles

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

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In rod we trust Amiga *Katakis* (37938)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Oct, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Play Time Amiga Nov, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1991 76 out of 100 76
64'er Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 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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