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Description

SEGA stuck bits of soccer, racing, and rockets to create this game. Ride rockets and compete against other jockeys in this different events including Rocket Ball, Rocket War, and Rocket Race.

Screenshots

Rocket Jockey Windows The game can be played via keyboard, joystick or a mouse/keyboard combination<br><br>Demo version
Rocket Jockey Windows Rocket Ball: these grabbing things extend quite a long way<br><br>Demo version
Rocket Jockey Windows The start of the demo version of the game displays company logos and follows them up with this advertising screen
Rocket Jockey Windows Rocket Ball: I've snagged the ball!<br><br>Demo version

Promo Images

Rocket Jockey Magazine Advertisement pp. 12-13

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User Reviews

Cool concept turned into a pretty good game. Kalirion (667) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 79 out of 100 79
PC Action (Germany) Nov, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 27, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Nov 05, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Feb, 1997 64 out of 100 64
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Games Magazine 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

3D Blaster

Rocket Jockey had been rumored to support the original Creative Labs 3d Blaster, but this has not been confirmed and is highly unlikely, since the "original" 3D Blaster is a primitive VLB board that won't even meet the publisher's stated minimum requirement for Rocket Jockey of Direct3D compatibility.

Cancelled PlayStation version

A PlayStation version was planned but was never released.

Jockeys

There were eight jockeys to choose from and each had his or her own logo. They include-

Buster Buetox-Eightball
El Muerte-Skull
Ace Ban Dage-Ace of Spades
Mimi Enfuego-Matchsticks
Boomer Brachman-Missile
Demolition Donna Dombrowski-Heart
Arty "The TORCH" Jablonski-Rocket
Catherine "CRASH" Conroy-Dice

Soundtrack

Rocket Jockey's 20 track soundtrack was provided by the musician, Dick Dale, a pioneer of Surf Rock. Of his many works, one of his most famous is "Misirlou", the song that opens Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

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Ryan Prendiville (702) added Rocket Jockey (Windows) on Jun 30, 2000
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