Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition
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Developers: HandyGames, Slipgate Studios
Publisher: 3D Realms
Genres: Adventure, Platformer
Dusty is Rad's good-hearted but foul-mouthed, now-sentient game console. His clock speed isn't what it used to be, but what he lacks for in megahertz he makes up for with experience and attitude!
Rad & Dusty's adventure takes them through many dangerous stages of action-packed, humor-filled, hardcore platforming fun. This decaying jungle world has been infected by a fierce corruption, and it's up to the unlikely buddy-duo Rad and Dusty to save the jungle's inhabitants and restore the Elder Tree as guardian of the land.
Weapons: Dusty arms Rad with a variety of radical bad-ass weaponry. The Bolt Blaster has unlimited ammo, is easy to use, and more than enough firepower to get the job done. The Phoenix Cannon shoots out a fiery bird whose wingspan lights enemies ablaze as it flies by.
Sounds & Music: Composer Andrew Hulshult combined his years of musical experience (both performing and writing) with his passion for retro-style gaming to create an amazing and authentic soundtrack for the game complete with MIDI-inspired music... And synthesizers!
The Pixelverse: While Rad and Dusty are a great team, only Dusty can enter the electrified Pixelverse -- a dangerous spacetime-breaking region that exists behind the game world. Dusty enters the Pixelverse when necessary to repair glitches in the running game world, allowing both Rad & Dusty to continue their journey.
Classic Easter Eggs: The game features hard-to-find collectibles in sometimes even harder-to-find classic secret rooms. Use your precision platforming skills to collect 'em all.
The Radical Edition also includes these brand new additions!
- 2 Player Couch Co-op - Play together with a friend! Enemies can prepare themselves for tough battles!
- Battle Mode – Tired of team play? Fight against your friends and show them who’s boss!
- New Playable Characters
- New Abilities!
- New Minigames!
- New Overworld!
- New Levels!
- And tons of new secrets, collectibles and unlockables!
Rad Rodgers Radical Edition - Gameplay Trailer Nintendo Switch
Rad Rodgers - Radical Edition // Nintendo Switch / PS4 / Xbox One / PC
Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition has the basic building blocks to be a good throwback platform shooter, but it doesn't put it together very well. The shooting seems fine until you realize that most of the enemies are there only so you have something to shoot. The platforming is fine until Dusty gets temperamental in deciding whether to climb a platform. The Pixelverse sections are frustrating, the presentation feels badly done, and the extras don't add anything significant to the game. On a system with so many other better options in this genre, it's difficult to recommend this one.
If you want to play a retro style platformer with humorous quips on the move, Rad Rodgers Radical Edition is worth a look. It’s not going to set your world alight, but chances are it won’t leave you regretting your purchase, either. Especially not with its newly added features and content.