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This is a rocks'n'diamonds style game. Play in six different worlds (as a explorer, cook, doctor, etc.) of increasing difficulty, and grab the coins/apples/hearts while avoiding the boulders. And there are enemies to make your life (even more) difficult.


Rockford: The Arcade Game Commodore 64 Rockford the cowboy
Rockford: The Arcade Game Atari ST High score table
Rockford: The Arcade Game Commodore 64 Title screen
Rockford: The Arcade Game DOS As a cowboy (CGA)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rockford" -- Spine/media/in-game title

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User Reviews

"Is there ANYTHING intelligent about this game?" DOS Nowhere Girl (8221)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 May, 1988 720 out of 1000 72
The Games Machine (UK) DOS May, 1988 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Oct, 1988 674 out of 1000 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari 8-bit Apr, 1988 7.8 out of 12 65
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1988 6.5 out of 10 65
ST Action Atari ST May, 1988 65 out of 100 65
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1988 5.6 out of 12 47
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 3.8 out of 12 32
Power Play Amstrad CPC Dec, 1988 24 out of 100 24


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"Rockford" is a very rare example of the game that existed in the arcades as a conversion of home computer game. Usually it happened in the opposite direction - arcades were the source of conversion for home computers. Popularity of 8-bit "Boulder Dash" made a demand for it and "Rockford" debuted on Arcadia Systems. Sadly, the game was stripped of the original's simple and charming graphics and was less intuitive than the "Boulder Dash" games that inspired it. Mostly because you had to figure out what each element represented in each environment you were placed in (such as the Old West or outer space). The game also felt clunky compared with the streamlined and fluid original.

"Rockford" was later on converted to home systems such as Amiga and Atari ST, resulting in a conversion of an arcade game that itself was largely a conversion of a home computer game.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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