Video Game / Will Rock

"Get Ready to Rock!"

Long ago, Zeus and the other Greek gods ruled over Greece from Mount Olympus. After the Roman invasion, the servants of Zeus were sealed away for good.

Present: Willbert Rockwell (Will Rock for short) is visiting Greece with his archeologist girlfriend Emma and her father when they got kidnapped by the ORA (Olympian Restoration Army), a fanatical movement whose members want to restore the old gods and force the two archeologists to break the seal to Zeus' prison. The god and his army of monsters are freed, and the ORA bring Will's fiancée to Zeus in order to offer her as a bride and kill her father.

With the help of Prometheus and with a lot of guns, Will must make his way through armies of monsters, weirdoes and beasts in order to stop Zeus before he conquers the world.

The game itself is not really well known, but has often been compared to the Serious Sam series.
This video game provides examples of:
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Cyclops and Hephaestus are really hard to bring down without the proper weapon.
  • Nuke 'em: The Atomic Gun literally melt enemies to ashes!
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: Fast-moving monsters armed with tridents.
    Will: "Sooo... which one of your parents was a horse?"
  • Our Gods Are Different: More in the physical sense of the word with Zeus, who's simply gargantuan.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Zeus.
  • Oxygen Meter: When you go underwater.
  • Panthera Awesome: Mocked by Will.
    Will: "Nine lives my ass!"
  • Papa Wolf: Will's girlfriend's father was a simple archeologist, but when the ORA took her away as sacrifice, he stood up and started gunning them down. Sadly, he got Killed Off for Real.
  • PowerUp: you can use the gold you find around to purchase the Powers of the Titans at a Titan Altar. You can get Immortality, Titan Motion and Titan Damage.
  • Ranged Emergency Weapon: The pistol has unlimited ammo and shoots as fast as you can click, which makes it quite practical against low-level enemies.
  • Rodents of Unusual Size: Of the Exploding type.
  • Rewarding Vandalism: Destroy some statues in order to gain gold.
  • Shock and Awe: Zeus, of course..
  • Shout-Out: many.
    Will (after killng a centaur):" Give my regards to Mister Ed!"
    • Besides, the Cyclops are based on the one that appears in Sindbad.
  • Short-Range Shotgun: Averted, the Shotgun actually has an exquisite range.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Played straight, it's one of the best weapons.
  • Spikes of Doom: Usually placed in pits.
  • Spirit Advisor: Prometheus, during the game.
  • Standard FPS Guns: In order:
    • Knife: The Shovel
    • Pistol: Your starting weapon, pretty weak but with bottomless ammo.
    • Shotgun: The Shotgun, of course.
    • Automatic Weapons: The Machine Gun (can shoot all the 1000 bullets in a row if needed, but not very strong) and the Minigun (needs to reload every 100 shots and is slow, but is deadly).
    • Grenades: The round type, found rather late in the game. They also seems to have elements of land mines in them.
    • Sniper Rifle: The Crossbow, which also has fiery bullets.
    • Rocket Launcher: The Fireball Launcher.
    • BFG: For both size and power, the Atomic Gun.
    • Gimmicky Weapon: The Acid Gun (makes enemy swallow up until they explode) and the Medusa Gun (releases a grey gas that slowly turns enemies into stones and shatters them).
  • Stationary Boss: Zeus will stand still at the top of his throne and summon red thunderbolts to strike you down.
    • you can obtain an easy victory by reaching the top and going right under his feet, where he can't reach you
  • Suspicious Video Game Generosity: Yes indeed! As soon as you see a wide-open space with lots of ammo, healthpacks and a new shiny weapon, prepare yourself!
  • Taken for Granite: The Medusa Gun. Oddly, it can one-shot Living Statues.....
  • Teleporting Keycard Squad: Enemies will often pop out of the ground when you pick an item.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: When you shoot Eroses, Harpies or Skeletons pack with the Fireball Thrower, the Minigun or the Atomic Gun may result in this.
  • Too Awesome to Use: The Atomic Gun, because it's hard to find ammo for it.
  • Winged Humanoid: the Ugly Cute Eros. They're also quite disturbing, since they literally cry like babies.
  • You Have Failed Me: an interesting variation: Prometheus says this if you get killed.