Episode 60 – Rodland

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4 thoughts on “Episode 60 – Rodland

  • September 18, 2016 at 1:08 pm
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    Believe it or not the Japanese coin-op included 'Rodland' in the title. It's known as 'Yousei Monogatari Rod-Land' so it wasn't down to a botched translation this time. You're armed with 'Rods of Sheesanomo' so it makes sense. Hardly catchy though is it?

    I love this game regardless – there's quite a bit more to it than first meets the eye in terms of strategy and puzzlification ™ as you discovered.

    The graphics are pixelated perfection, which always helps, and the music so memorable you'll be humming it in your sleep.

    … it's one of the few games I was really good at.

    Oh yeah, multi-format UK games mags? There was ACE (advanced computer entertainment), The One (in the early days before it went solo), C&VG, Edge, GamesMaster, and Zero. They're the biggies, though I'm sure there were a few others that no-one bought.

  • September 19, 2016 at 10:21 am
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    I've always loved Rod Land. It's one of my favourite Amiga arcade conversions, and we used to have a lot of two player games of it. I loved the graphics and music, and it just played so well.
    In fact it was my choice and was the first game we ever played in the Retro Gaming League 10 years ago.

  • October 11, 2016 at 10:37 am
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    Never played this or even heard of it, but I bet when it came up back in the day we probably did like you said. Took one look at the name of the game and went on to the next disk. I have to try this game out now!
    Glad you also mention the other systems when a game was ported around. I had (still have) a Sega Genesis alongside my Amiga back in the day so when the Amiga was tied up rendering in Imagine or Vista Pro, I could pick up a quick game. Chose that system since it was also 68000 based like my Amiga so I figured it was pretty comparable, though the graphics didn't measure up to the Amiga.

    Guru Anthony

  • October 11, 2016 at 10:37 am
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    Never played this or even heard of it, but I bet when it came up back in the day we probably did like you said. Took one look at the name of the game and went on to the next disk. I have to try this game out now!
    Glad you also mention the other systems when a game was ported around. I had (still have) a Sega Genesis alongside my Amiga back in the day so when the Amiga was tied up rendering in Imagine or Vista Pro, I could pick up a quick game. Chose that system since it was also 68000 based like my Amiga so I figured it was pretty comparable, though the graphics didn't measure up to the Amiga.

    Guru Anthony

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