This week I’ve been lucky enough not only to review but to get my teeth into an intriguing game. This title brought back massive nostalgia in the fact that it reminds me of that real old school 1979 classic – Asteroids. It’s a brighter vibrant version of the classic but also including a beautiful reminder of a school time classic in line rider.
This game is available on Playstation, Switch and Steam. I was reviewing this game on my switch and how easy the multiplayer is with my partner, Vickie.
The quick sense of it is that it’s a fly by game of rockets, rocketing rockets at, you guessed it, other rockets. It’s like I said, an arena action-based game flying your way through space. There are a few game modes for you to rocket your way through, the first one I started with was a free roaming game mode, just to get to grips with your flight controls and how to get together with your fighter style.
One of my favour game modes they have in the game is a local multiplayer game called UnderDog Mode, it pretty much is what it says on the tin, a fleet of rockets all chasing that lonely little rebel who thinks he is able to take on the big boys and come out the other side the victor.
One strange game mode they have is called Stanley, he is a lonely little rocket who thinks he has free will, until he meets the rockets that are going to relentlessly rip him a new one and leave him for nothing more then space debris.
The game itself does have its own customisable settings, in that you can change the colour lining but the more glorious feature, somehow manage to alter gravity itself which I’m still trying to get my head round.
The only dig I have with this game is the controls, as they are not easy to get your head round. I was naïve enough to think that it would a simple R trigger and L trigger to shoot your enemies down, but my god was I wrong. Also, the fact you can sort of space drift your way around the map makes me feel like an astronaut Vin Diesel.
The multiplayer side of things was rather difficult to get your head round also as this game isn’t incredibly easy to pick up and play, I imagine it would be easier with the online multiplayer then opposed to a split screen multiplayer as not only gave you got the controls but limited screen space as well.
If you need your Asteroids nostalgia fix in a more modern gameplay then this is the game for you. For a small fee of £3.99 you can pick this up for those on the go switch moments, however if you want to play this on the PlayStation, it’s a cost of £6.19.
RocketsRocketsRockets is a nice, retro game with a tonne of modern upgrades, able to keep you entertained for hours.
- Bright vibrant game play
- Real nostalgia feel in the classic asteroid sense
- Engaging game modes
- Control itself is difficult to get use too
- Maps are a little bit too big so sometimes forget where you are
- Split screen multiplayer lacks in areas that the online gameplay wins in