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Now now, before you immediately say "Oh great, ANOTHER dual stick shooter on Xbox Live Arcade", hear me out. Rocket Riot puts robots, pirates, zombies and ninjas in the same game, lets them all fly around with jet packs, and gives them all rocket launchers to blow stuff up with. Review over. Still not convinced? Ok, let me explain a bit. The premise behind Rocket Riot is about as silly as its pseudo retro art style. A bad pirate named Blockbeard has escaped and stolen everyone's legs. Scientist...8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Going into Rocket Riot, I had no idea what to expect. I didn't pay attention to previews, or even reviews of the game, but a video showcasing the trippy, pixilated visuals was enough to catch my attention--that, and the fact that I crave dual-analog shooters. I loved Geometry Wars, but not to the point of obsession, so I was a bit worried that Rocket Riot would simply be a retread. Fortunately, that wasn't the case at all. Rocket Riot's use of dual analog sticks for bouts of intense shootin...0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
Grab your weapon and reload, there's no need to be polite. The entire premise is that the entire world has had their legs taken away by the pirate Blockbeard. Why? Because he has no legs of his own and has been captured by the rest of humanity. He of course escapes and the entire populace is baffled by the loss of their legs. It is your job with the help of a professor to take a rocket pack that screws onto your bottom. This game is not polite either in the way it allows you to control your ...0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Disclosure: PC download codes (Windows 10 and Steam) were provided by the publisher for this review]Rocket Riot is a joy. In a way, it feels like a game I could have been playing on my Amiga 500 in the early 90s -- the big interface coupled with the bright, blocky design reminds me of games like Worms and Lemmings -- yet feels fresh and enjoyable in 2016. The premise of the game is simple: it's a 2D shooter in a series of destructible worlds, where the aim is to destroy or kill everything. Wheth...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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