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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 Commodore 64 The first boss
Rodland Commodore 64 Loading screen
Rodland Commodore 64 Title screen
Rodland Commodore 64 Collect the E-X-T-R-A letters to get an extra life

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Commodore Force Aug, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Jul, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Commodore Format Oct, 1991 82 out of 100 82
64'er Dec, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Retrogaming History Jan 14, 2009 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1992 6 out of 12 50


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Martin Smith (66869) added Rodland (Commodore 64) on Feb 26, 2004
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