Those looking for classic, 90’s era PC platformers may not need to look any further than developer Slipgate Studios and Publisher THQ Nordic’s latest game, Rad Rodgers. Rad Rodgers is inspired by classics like Commander Keen, Conker, Ruff’n’Tumble, and Jazz Jackrabbit, and quite frankly, those games were really “rad.”
After falling asleep during a late-night gaming binge, Rad wakes up inside the world of his TV with Dusty (his console) now sentient and ready to help. Explore First World and save the decaying jungle infected by a fierce corruption spreading across 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. There are 5+ weapons in this first chapter, with more to come.
- Sounds & Music: Our 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.
Again, Rad Rodgers is out now on Ps4 for $19.99.