Platforming enjoyable from 1990

Here’s a pleasant blast from the previous. The retro followers over at Hamster has chosen Jaleco’s sickening cute single-screen platformer Rod Land as this week’s Arcade Archives release.

Released in arcades in 1990, earlier than swiftly making the transition to all kinds of dwelling platforms, Rod Land is simple-but-fun platformer within the vein of titles equivalent to Bubble Bobble, Tumble Pop!, and Snow Bros. In Rod Land, one or two gamers management magical children Tam and Rit on a quest to rescue their mother (the compulsory enticing anime damsel) from the summit of a monster-filled tower.

Tam and Rit choose their means by way of every display, utilizing their magical wands to subdue and/or slam the roaming enemies whereas gathering sufficient flowers to finish the stage. Like many video games of this ilk, gathering varied hidden objects will enhance Tam and Rit’s expertise, whereas gathering the letters “EXTRA” will see the duo awarded an additional life from a fairy goddess. Today, Rod Land nonetheless holds up as a enjoyable, if simplistic arcade platformer, thanks largely to its enjoyable pixel artwork and charming sense of fashion.

Rod Land is obtainable to obtain now on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, priced at round $8. You can try the sport in motion under, courtesy of retro gaming YouTuber Janet.