Rod-Land

A forgotten classic of the “kill everything on the screen” single-screen platform game subgenre, featuring two of the cutest fairies you ever did see. Had a quasi-sequel in the form of puzzle game Soldam.


Developer: Jaleco
Publisher: Jaleco, The Sales Curve, Eurocom
Available on: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga, Game Boy, NES


Articles about Rod-Land

Atari ST A to Z: Rod Land - Ah, Rod Land! I frigging love Rod Land, as I believe we’ve previously discussed elsewhere. Turns out the Atari ST version is a very, very good port indeed — and a game that I absolutely coveted back in the day. I never had my own copy though, so I had to satisfy myself with the short demo … Continue reading Atari ST A to Z: Rod Land
The MoeGamer Awards 2018: The Old Flame Award - The MoeGamer Awards are a series of “alternative” awards that I’ve devised in collaboration with the community as an excuse to celebrate the games, experiences and fanbases that have left a particular impression on me in 2018. Find out more here, but you’re out of time to leave suggestions, I’m afraid! — One’s first love is … Continue reading The MoeGamer Awards 2018: The Old Flame Award
Puzzler Essentials: Soldam - Want my money? Release a game in a niche genre like puzzler or shoot ’em up at retail rather than digital-only. Increase your chances further by making my first ever waifu one of its mascots. That was seriously all it took to get me interested in Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase, a puzzle game from City Connection and Dispatch … Continue reading Puzzler Essentials: Soldam
Rod-Land: “So Cute… It’ll Make You Puke!” - I have spent more time than is probably strictly necessary pondering who my first “video game waifu” was. My initial reaction was that it was Sophia Hapgood from Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, and to be fair that would be an eminently solid choice for a first digital love. But I had a feeling … Continue reading Rod-Land: “So Cute… It’ll Make You Puke!”

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