Review: Rad Rodgers Radical Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Rad is a rambunctious but spirited young boy who maybe plays too many video games. After dozing off at the tail end of a long night of gaming, Rad awakens to find his dusty old console has turned itself back on. Suddenly a vortex emerges and he’s sucked into his TV, where he finds himself the star in his very own video game adventure.

Pros:

  • Rad Rodgers Radical Edition has crisp modern pixel graphics.
  • 3.6GB Download size.
  • Mature language and Blood can be turned on/off.
  • Run and gun platformer gameplay.
  • Two players local co-op support.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • World map level select.
  • 2D levels with 3D backgrounds.
  • Rad Rodgers Radical Edition has a strong 90s atmosphere.
  • Many cameos of popular characters including Duke Nukem.
  • Checkpoints.
  • Many gun types.
  • Satisfying combat.
  • So many secrets to be found.
  • Completition percentage shown for each level.
  • Rad Rodgers Radical Edition is just a lot of fun to play.
  • Multiple routes in a level.
  • Has a mechanic where you go into an 8-bit world to find parts needed to progress in the main game.
  • Polished and fluid.
  • Characters have a grapple backpack to help with the rick solid platforming.
  • Unlock new characters by finding them.
  • Rad Rodgers Radical Edition has battle mode for local play.
  • Many NPC to interact with.

Cons:

  • Rad Rodgers Radical Edition has no touchscreen support.
  • Bad checkpointing.
  • Not the best signposting.
  • Rad Rodgers Radical Edition has constant difficulty spikes.

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessability - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
9/10

Summary

Rad Rodgers Radical Edition is a love letter to games of the 90s, it brings a solid arcade run and gun experience. Addi g in a load of cameos and having them keep their personalities helps keep the polish level up. I couldn’t believe how well this game played, yes I got frustrated with the constant difficulty spikes and shite checkpointing but to be honest you let it pass purely because the good times outweigh the bad. Rad Rodgers Radical Edition is just so much fun and Co-op adds another layer. Yes it is difficult and yes levels feel the same but man oh man it nails what it is going for.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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