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DescriptionThis 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.
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- "Rockford" -- Spine/media/in-game title
Part of the Following Groups
|"Is there ANYTHING intelligent about this game?"||DOS||Nowhere Girl (7664)|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||May, 1988||8 out of 10||80|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Jul, 1988||76 out of 100||76|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||ZX Spectrum||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|
|ST Action||Atari ST||May, 1988||65 out of 100||65|
|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|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||May, 1988||31 out of 100||31|
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Development"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.
- October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)