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Posted: 10 days ago, last updated 5 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Rock Boshers is a retro action adventure inspired by Spectrum and NES games, where you help young Queen Victoria fight her way to escape from Mars. You play by moving around the blocky Martian world, shooting enemies to clear a path for the Queen.

You battle your way through the landscape to get to the exit of each level by taking on soldiers, zombies, giant bugs and tanks. You need to avoid the cycling enemies, shoot through landscape to find secrets and sneak past guards. One stick controls the direction and the other controls the direction of shooting. As you progress you collect equipment and weapons (coal rockets and steam lasers for example.

Along with the main game are a collection of (even more) retro arcade games. You find these hidden in levels as snacks. There are also light puzzles to solve by collecting and using keys to open doors and circumvent enemy placements.

The result is a gleefully backwards and simplistic action adventure game. However, while the visuals are restrained and the music sticks to synth sounds of the 80's the gameplay offers more challenge and nuance than you would expect. It's a delight in all of its 15 colours (or a few more if you opt for the NES visuals).

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/12/2014, updated in 2018

Price: 70% off

Platforms: PC, PS Vita, PS4 and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle and Traversal

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: Tikipod Ltd (@TikipodLtd)




Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence.


Rock Boshers usually costs £4.49 to £6.49. 

Rock Boshers DX - Ultra Bundle

Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


Our Rock Boshers Accessibility Report documents 19 accessibility features:
The Switch version has a mini practice area you can access when viewing controls.

Pressing pause in game brings up a panel showing the game controls.

Each screen is a level, and you save progress by completing a screen.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We have documented the following aspects of the game in terms of inclusion and representation. Let us know if we missed something. You play as young queen Victoria, dressed as a gentleman so she can go adventuring on Mars.

Gender and Sexuality:

Gender Representation: The gender representation of the pre-defined characters you can play in the game.

  • Play as Stereotype-Free Woman: The game's protagonist is a woman who doesn't conform to common gender stereotypes. Leading the narrative and not conforming to common objectification.

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