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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).
Rock Boshers DX - Ultra Bundle
Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut
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 Inclusion
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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