Mario, Metroid, Mega Man – three names that just roll off the tongue whenever anyone decides to take a look back at gaming classics. But there’s a new kid on the block and this one has been inspired by those names to release on Xbox One. Welcome Rex Rocket to the gaming scene.
Available to purchase and download right this very minute from the Xbox Store, Rex Rocket comes about from the team at Castle Pixel to deliver a retro gaming experience that plays on the 8-bit scene.
Running as a traditional 2D platformer, expect to see Rex beginning his adventures on Earth, as part of the crew of the SS Montana, en route to the other side of the galaxy in order to transplant some mutated Terra-Oozlings onto an uninhabited planet. As you may expect to hear, things don’t quite go to plan and when the ship’s AI goes insane, it is left to you and Rex to stop the rogue nature, rescue the ship’s crew and take back control.
A price of £8.39 is all that is required in order for you to get a download of Rex Rocket on Xbox One moving from the Xbox Store and whilst our upcoming full review will be able to deliver the finest of details, first impressions are that this is well worth taking in, if only because of the original chiptune soundtrack, the 100 handcrafted levels and the pixel art visuals.
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Inspired by the glorious retro days of 8-bit gaming, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer that pays tribute to classic NES games like Mario, Mega Man, and Metroid. Old-school fans and platformer newcomers alike will find Rex Rocket an enjoyable and rewarding experience thanks to one-of-a-kind handmade pixel art that makes up over 100 handcrafted levels connected in an expansive starship– each filled with a wide variety of puzzles, enemies, hazards and bosses. An original chiptunes soundtrack by Saskrotch, captivating setting filled with quirky characters, and ability to choose the gender of your hero is only a handful of the many awesome features in the game. Set in Earth’s distant future, Rex Rocket alludes to the classic conflict of Man vs. Machine. You play as either Captain Rexford or Rexanna, a former war hero who now transports scientists throughout the universe in the epic Star Ship– S.S. Montana. The game begins on Earth as the crew prepares for another routine mission for the Council of Science that involves transplanting bio-engineered Terra-Oozlings onto an uninhabited planet on the other side of the galaxy. While the ship’s crew are in cryo-sleep, all heck breaks loose when the dangerous specimens escape and cause the ship’s main AI computer to go insane. It’s up to Rex Rocket to stop the rogue AI, rescue the crew, and take back control of the ship!