Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

antstream
Not an American user?

Description

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

Rod-land Atari ST First level
Rod-land Arcade Life lost
Rod-land ZX Spectrum Stage 1
Rod-land Game Boy First level

Promo Images

Rod-land Screenshot
Rod-land Other
Rod-land Screenshot
Rod-land Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "妖精物語 ロッド・ランド" -- Japanese spelling
  • "アーケードアーカイブス 妖精物語ロッド・ランド" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "Yōsei Monogatari Rod Land" -- Japanese title
  • "Arcade Archives: Rod Land" -- PS4 / Switch title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

In rod we trust Amiga Katakis | カタキス (42253)

Critic Reviews

The One for Amiga Games Amiga Sep, 1991 89 out of 100 89
MicroHobby ZX Spectrum Jan, 1992 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga Amiga Sep, 1991 87 out of 100 87
N-Force Game Boy Nov, 1992 84 out of 100 84
N-Force NES Nov, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Play Time Amiga Nov, 1991 82 out of 100 82
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Power Unlimited Game Boy Dec, 1993 6 out of 10 60
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jun, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


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

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by 666gonzo666 (65040), Rik Hideto (420886), firefang9212 (75093), Kabushi (257496), Martin Smith (76523), Amparo (289) and vedder (54999)
antstream