History VideoGame / RocketKnightAdventures

16th May '18 9:56:48 PM BiggerBen
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* ButtMonkey: Captain Fleagle from the first game.

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* ButtMonkey: Captain Fleagle from the first game. Notably he gets progressively more beat-up looking as the stage goes on.



* GenderBlenderName: Generalissimo Lioness is a male lion.



* KilledOffForReal: The BigBad at the end of each game. In contrast, Axel Gear, who serves as TheDragon to them, always survives every battle he loses against Sparkster.

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* KilledOffForReal: The BigBad at the end of each game. In contrast, Axel Gear, who serves as TheDragon to them, always survives every battle he loses against Sparkster. Meanwhile, the status of each BigBad's other most notable minion (Fleagle, Paeli, and Wolfheim respectively) is sort of unclear.


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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Fleagle is fairly goofy and incompetent throughout most of Stage 4, but he does prove he can be fairly formidable when he takes control of the stage's boss, a giant robot in his likeness.


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* PigMan: The villains of the first game.
7th Feb '18 12:49:46 PM Discar
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* TheKingdom: Zebulos. Renamed to Zephyrus in ''Rocket Knight''.
29th Dec '17 1:15:59 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: Sparkster appeared as a cameo in several Konami games, such as ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'', ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', ''[[GanbareGoemon Ganbare Goemon 2]]'', and ''New International VideoGame/TrackAndField''. Most oddly of all, a human version of Sparkster appears in Konami's ''Jikkyou Powerful Pro Wrestling '96 : MAX VOLTAGE'', where he bears a passing resemblance to HulkHogan.

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* TheCameo: Sparkster appeared as a cameo in several Konami games, such as ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'', ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', ''[[GanbareGoemon ''[[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon Ganbare Goemon 2]]'', and ''New International VideoGame/TrackAndField''. Most oddly of all, a human version of Sparkster appears in Konami's ''Jikkyou Powerful Pro Wrestling '96 : MAX VOLTAGE'', where he bears a passing resemblance to HulkHogan.
3rd Jun '17 8:39:35 AM Gosicrystal
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* FlashOfPain.

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* FlashOfPain.%%* FlashOfPain



* FollowTheLeader: The series was obviously Konami's answer to the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series, complete with high speed action elements and a cute little MascotWithAttitude. The series setting and content is more than distinct enough to keep Sparkster from being a mere ripoff of Sonic, fortunately. Unfortunately, this was the series own undoing, as people often lumped it in with other dime a dozen Sonic ripoffs, which kept the series from becoming anything beyond a sleeper hit in sales.
* [[FollowTheMoney Follow The Gems]]

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* FollowTheLeader: The series was obviously Konami's answer to the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series, complete with high speed action elements and a cute little MascotWithAttitude. The series setting and content is more than distinct enough to keep Sparkster from being a mere ripoff of Sonic, fortunately. Unfortunately, this was the series own undoing, as people often lumped it in with other dime a dozen Sonic ripoffs, which kept the series from becoming anything beyond a sleeper hit in sales.
* [[FollowTheMoney Follow The Gems]]
%%* FollowTheMoney
10th Mar '17 8:58:58 AM AceOfScarabs
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* SwordBeam: In the original ''RKA'' Sparkster flings a spinning projectile of fire from his HotBlade when he strikes directly from a snap-draw. Some of the later games omit this projectile.
26th Feb '17 2:44:44 PM nombretomado
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''Rocket Knight Adventures'' is a side-scrolling action platform game series by {{Konami}} with diverse and distinctive gameplay mechanics such as short-range jetting in eight directions (including ricocheting off walls and around corners), charged attacks, swordplay, the occasional bit of [[ShootEmUp shmup-style]] sustained flight, and [[HumongousMecha much]] [[FightingGame much]] [[MinecartMadness more]]. The original game, on the [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Mega Drive/Genesis]], spawned two more games: ''Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2'', a sequel also on the Mega Drive, and ''Sparkster'', a game on the SNES which takes place in an alternate continuity. The series may owe its existence to the [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] series, which put FunnyAnimal mascots in vogue and likely influenced the series's art style.

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''Rocket Knight Adventures'' is a side-scrolling action platform game series by {{Konami}} {{Creator/Konami}} with diverse and distinctive gameplay mechanics such as short-range jetting in eight directions (including ricocheting off walls and around corners), charged attacks, swordplay, the occasional bit of [[ShootEmUp shmup-style]] sustained flight, and [[HumongousMecha much]] [[FightingGame much]] [[MinecartMadness more]]. The original game, on the [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Mega Drive/Genesis]], spawned two more games: ''Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2'', a sequel also on the Mega Drive, and ''Sparkster'', a game on the SNES which takes place in an alternate continuity. The series may owe its existence to the [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] series, which put FunnyAnimal mascots in vogue and likely influenced the series's art style.
18th Feb '17 11:56:54 PM AceOfScarabs
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* HotBlade: Heavily implied to be why Sparkster's sword is so effective as a weapon. Character design art shows he sheathes it ''in'' his jetpack, and several of his attack animations (like his dashing strikes and spin attacks) in the various games have the blade glowing with a blue, orange or red flare.
18th Feb '17 11:53:43 PM AceOfScarabs
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* FlamingSword: Sparkster can get one as a powerup in ''RKA 2''.
7th Feb '17 8:38:23 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* LiftOfDoom: The original game has this in the middle of the fifth level, with many situations requiring Sparkster to use his jet pack to escape getting crushed.
27th Sep '16 12:34:25 AM RAMChYLD
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* SceneryPorn: The graphics for RKA is ''gorgeous'' for it's time. That said, the game's graphics are often brought up as what a Genesis' graphics hardware is capable of despite being more limited than the [=SNES=] or [=TG16=]
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