History VideoGame / RocketKnightAdventures

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=]
27th Aug '16 1:08:03 AM Drakkith
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* AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=244ZH1DNHlI Just listen to it!]]
27th Aug '16 1:07:12 AM Drakkith
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* AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=244ZH1DNHlI Just listen to it!]]
9th May '16 10:33:23 PM erforce
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* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler:After you fight him normally and "kill" him, Emperor Devligus Devotindos in the first game is revealed to be not only a {{Terminator}}-like robot, but one of many such robots stocked aboard the Pig Star.]]

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* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler:After you fight him normally and "kill" him, Emperor Devligus Devotindos in the first game is revealed to be not only a {{Terminator}}-like Franchise/{{Terminator}}-like robot, but one of many such robots stocked aboard the Pig Star.]]
16th Apr '16 5:00:51 PM DrNoPuma
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* KingKoopaCopy:
** In the original game, Emperor Devligus Devotindos is the leader of the [[PigMan pig-like]] Devotindos Empire. He is a large pig who has sharp teeth and claws, and wears a black cape, pants, and spiked shoulder pads, while his minions usually have [[GreenAndMean green armor and vehicles]]. He has also hired Sparkster's arch-rival and EvilCounterpart, Axel Gear, to kidnap Princess Sherry and retrieve the key to the seal to unseal his ultimate weapon of destruction, the Pig Star. [[spoiler:In the battle against him, [[RoboticReveal he is revealed to be a Terminator-like robot]], and one of many such robots stocked aboard the Pig Star.]]
** In the sequel, ''Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2'', King Gedol is the leader of the lizard-like Gedol Empire. He is a large green lizard who has long horns, sharp teeth and claws, uses spells and summons during the battle against him, and his minions wear [[PurpleIsPowerful purple armor]], like Axel Gear. He has also hired Axel Gear to capture Princess Sherry's cousin, Princess Cherry, and seek out the seven [[BonusStageCollectibles Holy Swords]].
15th Apr '16 10:32:36 PM BobRiddle
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* JokerImmunity: Averted with the [[BigBad Big Bads]], but played straight with Axel Gear.
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